Below is a listing of resources to learn more about the contribution engineers of Asian-Pacific heritage have made to the profession as well as links to Asian-Pacific partner organizations.
Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers
32 Profiles of Inspiration and Achievement
Richard G. Weingardt, P.E.
2005 / 192 pp.
Foreword by Henry Petroski, Ph.D., P.E.
Behind every great American civil engineering accomplishment, there is a great American civil engineer. Throughout history civil engineers have made an enormous impact on the progress and development of this nation. While their engineering achievements are regularly recognized, the engineers themselves are rarely discussed.
Engineering Legends provides a unique view into the history and progress of 32 great American civil engineers, from the 1700s to the present. It explores the personal lives and professional accomplishments of these outstanding engineers, providing an in-depth look at the people behind these achievements. The book also illustrates the diversity surrounding these engineers, such as their differing backgrounds, their reasons for becoming engineers, obstacles they faced, and their work in different disciplines of civil engineering.
Practicing and aspiring civil engineers will be inspired to suceed by the stories of these American civil engineering legends.
The Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAAE)
The Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAAE) was founded in 1978 by San Francisco Bay Area design professionals with the goal of increasing contract opportunities for Asian Americans and small businesses in the design and engineering fields. AAAE's mission is "to advocate and practice equal opportunities, professional excellence, and social responsibility."
The Asian American Architects and Engineers Association (AAa/e)
The Asian American Architects and Engineers Association (AAa/e) is committed to providing a platform for empowering professionals working in the built environment in personal and professional growth, business development and networking, and leadership in our community.
Chinese Institute of Engineers – USA (CIE-USA)
Founded in 1917, Chinese Institute of Engineers – USA (CIE-USA) is a non-profit professional organization of Chinese-American engineers, scientists and other professionals. The objectives of CIE-USA are to promote Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) in all communities across United States and provide recognitions to the APA professionals at the national level.