The Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) was founded in 1917 by a group of Chinese engineers who had studied in the United States. Our mission is to promote the communication among Chinese engineers and the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Over the past century, CIE has held or co-sponsored many important events, such as the Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) Award, Modern Engineering and Technology Seminar (METS), and Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC). On October 14, 2017, we will celebrate our Centennial at the picturesque HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center in Rockland County, New York. If you would like to sponsor or participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event, please contact the CIE Centennial Planning Committee (

Schedule of Events

October 13 (Friday)09:00 - 16:00VIP Fall Foliage TourMohonk Mountain House (weather permitting)
October 13 (Friday)17:00 - 20:00VIP ReceptionCulinary Institute of America (subject to availability)
October 14 (Saturday)09:00 - 12:00Leisure ActivitiesPalisades Conference Center
October 14 (Saturday)12:00 - 13:00Centennial LuncheonPalisades Hearth
October 14 (Saturday)13:00 - 18:00Centennial SymposiumAmphitheater C350
October 14 (Saturday)18:00 - 22:00Centennial BanquetWatson Room
October 15 (Sunday)08:00 - 12:00National Council MeetingAmphitheater B350
October 15 (Sunday)12:00 - 13:00National Council LuncheonPalisades Hearth

Centennial Proceedings

Centennial Videos

CIE celebrated its 80th anniversary in New York in 1997.

After submitting his thesis " Secondary Stresses in Bridge Trusses" in 1919, Thomson Eason Mao (茅以昇) received the first Doctor of Engineering degree conferred by the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now known as Carnegie Mellon University.