CLEVELAND - During a ceremony held in Dallas on
March 2, Wayne Wong, an aerospace engineer at NASA's Glenn Research
Center in Cleveland, was recognized as the Asian American Engineer
of the Year.
Wong was among 19 Asian American engineers, scientists and
executives from industry, academia and government agencies who
received national honors as part of the 2013 National Engineers Week
Dr. Jih-Fen Lei, director of Research and Technology at
Glenn, introduced Wong during the black tie award ceremony for his
exceptional leadership and impact in the development of an advanced
Stirling convertor that dramatically improves the efficiency of
space radioisotope power systems and that will enable future NASA
Wong's contributions and impact within the Cleveland Asian
American community were highlighted. He has been a leader for events
such as the annual Cleveland Asian Festival, the Lunar New Year
celebration and "Faces of Chinatown" Cleveland history project.
"It is a tremendous honor for me to be included with those
recognized nationally among Asian American engineers and scientists.
These awards put a national spotlight on the impact and many
accomplishments of Asian Americans." said Wong.
Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, or
AAEOY, is a collaboration between the National Engineers Week
Foundation and the Chinese Institute of Engineers, USA. This year's
event marks the 12th consecutive year that this national recognition
has been held.