In every field of achievement, from science and technology to arts and athletics to business and politics, Asian Americans are to be found, loyal to this country, adding to its diversity, and contributing to its distinction. Like other Americans, they are proud of their ethnic heritage, guarantee America’s paramount position leading and innovating for the world.

AALA is a platform to honor and celebrate outstanding Asian American professionals and leaders with high achievements and contributions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) within Pacific Northwest. CIE/USA-SEA is very proud to provide such a platform to recognize their remarkable career achievements.

During the unprecedented pandemic year, we successfully concluded our 2020 AALA program with the selection of six outstanding recipients, followed by CIE AALA Seminar Series featuring these recipients. This year, we are committed to continue honoring and celebrating the success of outstanding Asian American professionals and leaders.


We welcome nominations for individuals showing leadership and achievement in one of the following awarded categories:

– Asian American Corporate Leadership Award

– Asian American Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

– Asian American Science and Engineering Innovation Award

– Asian American Services and Leadership Award

Nomination period: 05/1/2021 ~ 08/08/2021

Award announcement and ceremony: November, 2021 (tentative) at the CIE/USA-SEA Virtual Annual Convention

Eligibility for nomination and selection criteria can be found at here. Nominations can be submitted online at here.

Questions about this program and nomination process can be submitted to