About us

Dear friends,

On behalf of the CIE-USA/Southern California Chapter (CIE-SOCAL), I would like to cordially welcome you as our newest member.  CIE-SOCAL is a non-profit professional organization for Chinese-Americans, as well as other Asian Americans, engineers and scientists or their supporters.  The main objectives of CIE-SOCAL is to promote communication among all engineers and scientists who are interested in the well being of the engineering community in Southern California region and to make contributions to their communities.  

In 2009, under the leadership of our former chapter President Dr. Tony Torng, CIE-SOCAL was formed to promote Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA (CIE-USA) mission (www.cie-usa.org ) within the southern California region.  Through application and approval process at the CIE-USA national council in February 2010, CIE-SOCAL was officially recognized and became the youngest chapter of CIE-USA’s seven local chapters. 

Services you can count on CIE-SOCAL to provide:

  • Expand your professional network via multiple venues such as newsletter, seminars, conferences, and social networking events.
  • Advance your career via professional development workshops in many areas such as leadership and communication.
  • Help your local community by participation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) events.
  • Make your voice heard by relentlessly advocating betterment of scientists and engineers to local, regional and national politicians.

In addition, I am pleased to announce that we have earned the privilege of co-hosting the 2015 Asian American Engineers of the Year Award (AAEOY) in Los Angeles, with CIE-OCEESA (Overseas Chinese Environmental Engineers and Scientists Association) chapter.  AAEOY Awards honored hundreds of Asian American Engineers and Scientists and it has been hailed as the ‘Oscars for Technology’ since its inception in 2002.  We are actively seeking corporate and business sponsors and volunteers to make the 2015 AAEOY in LA the best event ever!

You can find out further details about our organization and activities on this site.  In addition, follow us on Facebook @Chinese Institute of Engineers Southern California Chapter for the latest news and status.  We believe you will find this organization valuable and meaningful for you and your community.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

Welcome aboard and see you at our next event!

                                  Scarlett Kwong, CIE-SOCAL President

2014 Board Members
2014 Board Members