News 2017

10/22
The annual ASEI awards - 2017 National Convention

Chapter: Seattle ASEI

ASEI’s 32nd Annual Convention Focuses on Emerging Technologies & Entrepreneurship (ETE 2017)

Novi, Michigan – October 27, 2017 — Speakers from Detroit Metro area and around the country will highlight the latest industry research and ideas at the Emerging Technologies and Entrepreneurship (ETE 2017) convention on December 9th, 9 a.m., at the Novi Civic Center in Novi, Michigan. The 32nd Annual Convention is hosted by the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) - Michigan Chapter.

The objective ETE 2017 is to provide a forum to promote and share advancements related to emerging technologies and entrepreneurship. This convention is expected to be attended by scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders across USA. This convention will feature multiple interactive sessions with prominent business owners, technologists, media personalities, educators, policy makers, and investment bankers. There will be a Youth Technology Exhibition (YTE) for middle and high school students to demonstrate their work based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The one-day convention concludes with a Gala Dinner Celebration including Bollywood entertainment. The annual ASEI awards will be presented for following categories:
o ASEI Entrepreneur of the Year
o ASEI Engineer/Scientist of Year
o ASEI Service Excellence
o ASEI Lifetime Achievement
o ASEI Founder’s Award sponsored by ASEI Founder Hari Bindal
o ASEI Chairman’s Award Student Leadership

ASEI is seeking nominations in these award categories. For more info, please visit
www.aseiusa.org/nc .

About ASEI
The American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, mentoring and technology exchange for professionals, students and businesses in the United States and abroad. Members are guided by several objectives, including the creation of an open, inclusive, and transparent organization; providing positive role models, awarding scholarships, and remaining socially responsible. ASEI was founded in 1983 in Detroit, Michigan by a handful of visionaries. Today, the organization also has chapters in Michigan, Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit: https://aseiusa.org/

Media inquiries, contact: Bhushan Modi, bmodi5@gmail.com, 248-640-0465

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03/01
ASEI Seattle 2017 Board of Directors

Chapter: Seattle ASEI

ASEI Seattle has officially formed it inaugural Board of Directors. The 2017 ASEI Seattle Directors are listed below:

Ghumman, Aaron (President)
Harpal, Naimishkumar (VP)
Singh, Amanjot (Secretary)
Singh, Harvinder (Treasurer)
Addagatia, Upekesha
Patel, Payal R
Patil, Akshay
Shah, Neil N
Sharma, Arun

You can reach us at seattleasei@gmail.com - 425-236-7071

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03/01
Press Release - ASEI ORGNIZES SUCCESSFUL 31ST ANNUAL CONVENTION

Chapter: Seattle ASEI

American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) held its 31st Annual ASEI Convention focusing on the theme of Technology Driven Future. This convention was held on December 3rd at the California Polytechnic, Pomona, California.
 
The objective of this convention was to promote and share advancements related to new generation technologies in various engineering disciplines. In addition to ASEI members from various chapters, the convention was attended by over 400 professionals including scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders across USA. This convention featured multiple interactive sessions with prominent business owners, technologists, media personalities, educators, and policy makers. It was a unique opportunity to celebrate success from positive contribution of engineers of Indian origin residing in US. 
 
Hosted by ASEI’s Southern California chapter, this event brought together who’s who of technology and engineering world sharing latest innovations and popular topics in four tracks to tackle the theme of Technology Driven Future. While the morning keynote by ICANN Senior VP Ashwin Rangan stood out with thought provoking technologies, talks like Dr Ravi Tilak’s speech on Ancient Eastern Philosophy and Engineering provided insight with new information. The day long sessions kept the audience stimulated with the latest in learning along four tracks viz. Life Sciences and Health Technologies, Emergent Information Technologies, Smart Infrastructure and Utilities and Emerging trends in small Businesses.
 
ASEI presented Lifetime Achievement Award to the architect of India’s Telecom revolution – Sam Pitroda who supercharged the audience with his life story and journey. Holder of nearly 100 patents and 20 honorary PhDs, Mr Pitroda emphasized to focus on solving problems of the poor rather than rich people’s problems and to “dream big”.
 
ASEI Engineering Entrepreneurship award went to B.V Jagadeesh - an Engineer turned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and now an active venture capitalist and prolific mentor to start-ups for co-leading the “Billion Dollar Babies” initiative under the TiE umbrella.  There were several other awards including a special award for long time engineer turned entrepreneur and “Marble King” Manu Shah.
 
ASEI also recognized Shrikant Agarwal with AS#EI Service Excellence award for his service to the organization over the past 10 years while Jwalant Lakhia was given ASEI Founder’s award for the services rendered last year..
 
Corporate Engineering Recognition Programme (CERP) awards were given to engineers on behalf of sponsors Siemens (Hiren Dedhia), GSR Technologies (Vamsi Krishna), Southern California Gas company (Vijai Atavane) and Smart Utilities Systems (Harman Sandhu, Manoj Singh and Rajiv Gupta).
 
The highlight of the evening celebratory gala dinner was the ASEI award ceremony and keynotes book ended by engineer-turned comedian Dan Ninan’s emceeing and dance performances by Karmagraphy.
 
Earlier in the day, three students (Sandhya Selvaraj, Raja Kalavacherla & Srinivas Gavini)
were awarded for leadership and service to ASEI. Six engineering students (two undergraduates -Mohith Buxani & Shreya Malik and four graduates - Himani Agrawal, Rajthilak Ganesan, Sandeep Gade & Prakruthi Hareesh,) won ASEI Scholarship awards. Since inception, over the past 30 years, ASEI has given out $200,000 worth of merit based scholarships to deserving graduate and undergraduate engineering students. This demonstrates ASEI's long term commitment towards helping and supporting young engineering students.
 
American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) is an organization devoted to the cause of promoting knowledge exchange and sense of community amongst its members who are scientists, professionals, technicians, academics and students in any of the engineering disciplines. Started 33 years ago in 1983 in Michigan, this organization has come a long way by establishing 8 chapters across the nation. After launching the Silicon Valley chapter in 2015 under leadership of Piyush Malik with a focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) enrichment and preparing youth for the technology driven jobs of tomorrow, an announcement of Seattle chapter to be led by Aaron Ghumman was recently made as also the formation of a 501 c (3) Global ASEI Foundation under Chairmanship of Subba Gopavarapu to scale these programs. 
 
More details available at asei-usa.org
Further details, contact ASEI Award Committee Chairs and Board members:

Piyush Malik               piyushventures@gmail.com 5103049890
Dr Thomas Abraham  innoresearch@optonline.net 2033298010

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12/16
ASEI ORGNIZES SUCCESSFUL 32nd ANNUAL CONVENTION

Chapter: ASEI National

PRESS RELEASE

ASEI ORGNIZES SUCCESSFUL 32nd ANNUAL CONVENTION

American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) held its 32nd Annual Convention focusing on the theme of Emerging Technologies and Entrepreneurship (ETE 2017). This convention was held on December 9th at the Novi Civic Center in Novi, Michigan. The 32nd Annual Convention is hosted by the Michigan Chapter of ASEI. The objective ETE 2017 is to provide a forum to promote and share advancements related to emerging technologies and entrepreneurship. This convention was attended by scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders across USA. This convention will feature multiple interactive sessions with prominent business owners, technologists, media personalities, educators, policy makers, and investment bankers.
The convention had multiple interactive sessions led by various subject matter experts providing information and insight on many topics related to the convention theme. The attendees found these sessions very informative and comprehensive. The sessions were organized in two tracks with topics such as Autonomous Cars, Latest Trends in Automotive Transmissions Technology, Tax Considerations for Entrepreneurs, War on Cash, Cybersecurity and Healthcare, Innovations in Branding, and Intelligent Transport Systems. The speakers for these sessions were from Ford, GM, Harman, Prudential, SBD, Futurenet, Michigan Business Network, University of Michigan, TiE, and Jenesys Group. The attendees found these sessions very informative and helpful.
There were two keynote speakers at lunch time who provided motivational presentations about their professional achievements. Sanjay Dhal – CEO of Detroit Flying Cars talked about introducing new approaches, bridging diverse domains, small footprint thinking and seeking efficiencies while pursuing his lifelong passion for designing, building and flying models and full size aircraft. Mehul Desai – Founder and CEO of DeZai, LLC focused on has 25 years of experience in ICT and related applications worldwide, focusing on fostering innovation in the areas of Technology, New Media and Social Entrepreneurship and his pioneering work in the field of secure transactions for mobile phone users, evolving the Digital Wallet to Mobile Wallet to Lifestyle Container.
There was a Youth Technology Exhibition (YTE) for middle and high school students to demonstrate their work based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. There were over 35 students from 11 teams who participated in this exhibition. All participants received a plaque and gift card from ASEI.

The one-day convention concluded with a Gala Dinner Celebration including Bollywood entertainment. There were three evening keynote speakers – Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO – ZF TRW, Sam Mahalingam – CTO, Altair, and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence – US Congress. Mamatha Chamarthi talked about her life journey and factors attributed to her professional achievements. Sam Mahalingam provided insights into his successful career spanning multiple roles in increasing responsibilities. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence spoke about the importance of STEM and commended ASEI for taking an initiative in organizing STEM based activities. She also reflected on the positive impact from all mentors who helped her through school and college.
The annual ASEI awards were presented to several individuals for following categories:
- ASEI Technology Leadership Award – Mamatha Chamarthi, CIO - ZF TRW
- ASEI Engineer/Scientist of Year - Dr. Rahul Mittal, Global Technical Specialist - GM
- ASEI Entreprenur of Year – Bhushan Kulkarni, CEO - GDI Infotech / Infoready Corp.
- ASEI Founder’s Award – Aaron Ghumman, President – ASEI Seattle Chapter
Harinder Bir Singh, Anjali Tiwari, and Santosh Tiwari from ASEI Michigan Chapter were recognized with an award for their dedicated service and commitment to ASEI for many years.


About ASEI

The American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, mentoring and technology exchange for professionals, students and businesses in the United States and abroad. Members are guided by several objectives, including the creation of an open, inclusive, and transparent organization; providing positive role models, awarding scholarships, and remaining socially responsible. ASEI was founded in 1983 in Detroit, Michigan by a handful of visionaries. Today, the organization also has chapters in Michigan, Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit: https://aseiusa.org/

Media inquiries, contact: Dr Thomas Abraham innoresearch@optonline.net 2033298010

Jwalant Lakhia Rakesh Patel
Chairman – ETE 2017 Convention President – ASEI
734-837-2756 248-894-6553
info@aseiusa.org info@aseiusa.org

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10/22
The annual ASEI awards - 2017 National Convention

Chapter: ASEI National

ASEI’s 32nd Annual Convention Focuses on Emerging Technologies & Entrepreneurship (ETE 2017)

Novi, Michigan – October 27, 2017 — Speakers from Detroit Metro area and around the country will highlight the latest industry research and ideas at the Emerging Technologies and Entrepreneurship (ETE 2017) convention on December 9th, 9 a.m., at the Novi Civic Center in Novi, Michigan. The 32nd Annual Convention is hosted by the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) - Michigan Chapter.

The objective ETE 2017 is to provide a forum to promote and share advancements related to emerging technologies and entrepreneurship. This convention is expected to be attended by scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders across USA. This convention will feature multiple interactive sessions with prominent business owners, technologists, media personalities, educators, policy makers, and investment bankers. There will be a Youth Technology Exhibition (YTE) for middle and high school students to demonstrate their work based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The one-day convention concludes with a Gala Dinner Celebration including Bollywood entertainment. The annual ASEI awards will be presented for following categories:
o ASEI Entrepreneur of the Year
o ASEI Engineer/Scientist of Year
o ASEI Service Excellence
o ASEI Lifetime Achievement
o ASEI Founder’s Award sponsored by ASEI Founder Hari Bindal
o ASEI Chairman’s Award Student Leadership

ASEI is seeking nominations in these award categories. For more info, please visit
www.aseiusa.org/nc .

About ASEI
The American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, mentoring and technology exchange for professionals, students and businesses in the United States and abroad. Members are guided by several objectives, including the creation of an open, inclusive, and transparent organization; providing positive role models, awarding scholarships, and remaining socially responsible. ASEI was founded in 1983 in Detroit, Michigan by a handful of visionaries. Today, the organization also has chapters in Michigan, Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit: https://aseiusa.org/

Media inquiries, contact: Bhushan Modi, bmodi5@gmail.com, 248-640-0465

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10/16
32nd Annual Convention - December 9th at Novi MI

Chapter: ASEI National

ASEI - Michigan Chapter is hosting the 32nd Annual Convention focusing on Emerging Technologies and Entrepreneurship (ETE 2017).  This convention will be held on December 9th, 2017 at the Novi Civic Center, Novi , Michigan.

The objective of this convention is to provide a forum to promote and share advancements related to emerging technologies and entrepreneurship.  The convention is expected to be attended by over 400 professionals including scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders across USA. This convention will feature multiple interactive sessions with prominent business owners, technologists, media personalities, educators, policy makers, and investment bankers. 

We are going to have an exhibition for middle and high school students to demonstrate their work based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  This event will be covered by the local and national media including leading social media outlets.

Please click National Convention for more detail and Registration.

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06/04
Recognize Mr. Hari Bindal - Founder of ASEI- The PBS Award

Chapter: ASEI National