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2021 Student Award

Dear Members and Friends from NM Asian Communities:

As you may be aware of that the Asian-American population is one of the fastest growing demographic in New Mexico, now accounting for around 5% of the population. The mission of the Chinese Institute of Engineer (CIE/USA) – New Mexico Chapter, also known as Association of Chinese American Engineers and Scientists of New Mexico (ACES-NM) Young Asian American Student Award Program is to recognize outstanding Asian American high school students living within our local chapter area. These individuals demonstrate excellent academic achievements, leadership in community service, global awareness and professional development. The program challenges and encourages the applicants to reach the highest standards of career development and lifetime achievement.

ACES-NM is now soliciting nominations for the annual Young Asian American Student Award. Up to five awardees will be selected, and each recipient will be recognized and presented a $250 award at the annual ACES-NME (CIE/USA-NM) Annual Meeting in December 2021.

Eligibility: The application is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with Asian heritage currently enrolled in 10th to 12th grade in the New Mexico high schools, excluding those who have received this award previously.

Evaluation: The evaluation committee consists of current ACES-NM Board members and local Asian-American community leaders, excluding those with children who are applicants.

Submission Guidelines: Online application is available from October 1st, 2021 until November 20, 2021. Please submit your application at CIE/USA-NM Website by clicking here (or www.cie-nm.org). The awardee will be notified by November 23, 2021.

Additionally, To complete the application, the following documents in a single PDF file must be uploaded through the application Website. Incomplete application will not be considered.

  1. Official high school transcript
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Resume
  4. A letter of support from either a teacher or a community leader familiar with the student’s achievements and activities

If you have any questions, please contact with the Evaluation Committee Chair, Dr. Huining Kang (kanghn@unm.edu)

Please help us circulate this call for application. The award will be “a feather in your hat” to the student.

Pengchu Zhang CIE/USA-NM President

Pendchu Zhang’s speech at the Assembly of Ending Asian Hate Assembly, Albuquerque, NM, March 28 2021

My name is Pengchu Zhang and the president of Association of America-Chinese Engineers and Scientists, New Mexico.

Firstly, I would like to thank all of you attending today’s event, here and online. Thanks to the Mayor, the city councilors and city officers to have this conference to raise the awareness of Asian Hate to our city citizens.

Most members in our organization have enjoyed the diverse culture of Albuquerque and New Mexico.

We are conducting research, education, production, medical services in every research facility, manufactures, universities and hospitals in the city. We appreciate the quality life the city provides and at the same time, we contribute to the city’s prosperous and growth. As the members of this community, we determine to do our best to make Albuquerque more diverse, open and more welcome to anyone who come here, working and raising family.

We wish Albuquerque is a race fear free community, but we need work more on this. Let me tell you my personal experience, I had a hire cut appointment just right after the Atlantic City mascara, my hairdresser came from the Korea many years ago. When I arrived at her barber shop, there was a sign said it is closed. I checked my calendar, the app was right but why it was
close. I stepped out my car and approached the barber shop. She came out behind the window carton and opened the door for me. She told me that she was afraid something may happen to her and her shop. The sign “walking in welcome’ has been removed.

Any citizen at Albuquerque should not have such a fear just because her/his race. We would call all people in the City to be aware of such things happen, happening close to us. Please join us to do everything possible to end the hate, discrimination and violence in our city.

Thanks.

Stop Asian Hate Assembly

City of Albuquerque held an Assembly in the theme of Ending Asian Hate, Discrimination and Violence in the Civic Plaza on 1:00, March 28, 2021. City Councilor Lan Sena, a Vietnamese descendant, organized this event. City Mayor, Attorney in General, APD, APS and a number of elected officers made speeches in condemning the violence and hate against Asian Americans. Leaders of local Asian organizations, including Pengchu Zhang, current president of ACES-NM, were invited to give speeches on the assembly. This event was online at real time and reported by major medias in the evening news.

We estimate that 25-30 of ACSE-NM members attended the assembly. ACES-NM T-shirts wearied by members made our organization much visible over the assembly. Again, our members, signs and speaker showed in the news report. A good turn-out considering the pandemic and current State regulations. Albuquerque Police Department approached to us, invited us to join its outreach program – the APD Ambassadors to help make Albuquerque safer to all people including Asian.

The board members had only two days to prepare for participating: printing T-shirts, making sign, contacting with city councilors and other Asian groups, distributing information… Many thanks to the board members and ACES volunteers, their efforts made our participation successful.

2021 Lantern Festival Gala 元宵节联欢晚会

诸位海外华人朋友好,

告别2020年实“鼠”不易,迎接2021年”牛“转乾坤!

传统新年到来之际,新墨西哥华裔工程师和科学家协会(ACES-NM https://www.cie-nm.org)计划筹备zoom在线形式的元宵节联欢晚会。时间定于2021年2月27日晚7点到8点30分。现面向本地各界人士征集节目(5-10分钟录像形式)。希望带给大家一个轻松欢乐的一个多小时,驱散2020年的阴霾,喜迎2021年!节目内容不限,但会有简单的审核过程。初定于2月6日确定节目清单,给报名者确切回复。希望大家踊跃报名,用你的才艺分享传播欢乐给大家。有意者点击下面的链接填写表格参与报名。视频分辨率720p及以上,可以google drive分享到aces.nm.cie@gmail.com 谢谢支持!

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