SASE Leadership Award Application Details


  • Individuals must be of Asian American heritage. (Except for SASE Advocate Award)
  • Individuals must be a U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Organizations must operate in the U.S.


For consideration all nominations and application materials must be submitted online. Nominations may be submitted by colleagues or peers. Self-nominations are also accepted.


Online Applications include:

  • Complete Application
  • Bio (500 words or less)
  • CV or Resume
  • Short essay addressing how nominees meet or exceed award criteria (700 words or less)
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum 2, maximum 3)
  • Other supplemental materials that demonstrate how nominees meet or exceed award criteria (optional).  Examples include:

○ Articles

○ Publications

○ Patents

○ Photos (photos depicting community service activities or similar)

* All documents must be uploaded in .pdf format.



April 1, 2016, 1:00 AM EDT Online Application Opens

Jun 7, 2016, 11:59 PM EDT Applications Close

June 2016 Applications Evaluated

By July 30, 2016 Winners Announced

October 14, 2016 SASE will honor this year’s recipients of Leadership Awards at the 2016 SASE National Conference and STEM Career Fair Gala Dinner, held the evening of October 14, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX. Award recipients’ presence is cordially requested.

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Chair: Jennifer MacNeil
Office Manager
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Nancy M. Diaz
Program Manager
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Doug Fung
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Meng-Ling Hsiao, Ph.D.
Executive Chief Engineer – Sciences & Technology
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Carolyn D. Jones
Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Global Business Development
The Raytheon Company

Chief Gerald Madduma
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Bruce Matzner
Managing Partner
Diversity and Recruitment Solutions

Abdul J. Sheikh
Commercial Excellence - Senior Sales Operations
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Khanh Vu
Executive Director
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers