CIE Annual Conference 2016
CIE-SF 37th Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA. The CIE-SF Annual Conference is a major Chinese-American engineering community event in the Bay Area. It consists of technical seminar sessions in the afternoon and a banquet dinner with keynote speech in the evening. The seminars usually draw about 300 participants from all branches of engineering and the dinner about 400 attendees. The theme of the 37th Annual Conference is Innovation. Prof. Chenming Hu, recipient of 2016 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, will give a keynote speech in the dinner. The afternoon session is FREE but need registration for seats. The title of the afternoon session is 'We are Makers!'. We got 7 speakers and 5 of them have been a founder or co-founder of a company. Afternoon Speakers info click here.
CIE is the oldest and most prestigious Chinese-American engineers association in the U.S. It was founded in 1917 in New York by a group of Chinese engineers and engineering students then studying and training in the U.S. Among the elders of this organization was Yale-educated Zhan Tian-You, who led the design and building of Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railroad in 1905. This railroad was the first railroad in China that was completely built by a Chinese engineering team. The CIE/USA – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CIE/USA-SF) was established in 1979 and Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu served as the founding president. CIE/USA-SF is a non-profit and non-political organization serving engineers and students in San Francisco Bay Area enginnering community. The missions of CIE/USA-SF are to promote technological advancement, networking, and communicating among engineers and scientists, and to promote well-being of engineering community.