Hope you are as excited about the new year as I am. ASEI turns 40 this year and that's a big deal!
As we say goodbye to the old and welcome the new, reflecting on the past, I'm filled with gratitude for all that we have achieved. Despite the challenges, we have also experienced many joys and moments of growth. While plenty of details have been shared via our monthly newsletters and mailings in the past 12 months, let me share a few highlights today.
2022 started with a bang for us with a well-attended and successful ASEI 34th National Convention with Aerospace Symposium, YTE, and CXO Summit and the National Awards event in Q1'22. In Q2'2022, in addition to high powered meeting with India's Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman, we hosted a Cybersecurity Summit with 20+ speakers that were covered widely by media outlets
We continued with our flagship MentorConnect program this year and paired up 25+ senior ASEI Life members who are engineering executives with early career engineers and aspiring engineering leaders. Here's a fireside chat from one of the MentorConnect events.
In the second half of this year, we started holding in-person events again including successful University career programs in Washington DC, Silicon Valley, and Dallas as well as the New Mobility Summit in Michigan. Of course, we continued to partner with other organizations such as TiE & PanIIT in Silicon Valley, Orange county food bank in SoCal, NCWIT, STEM startups like Igebra in India, FalconX accelerator & Moonpreneur in silicon valley for internships and Asian American groups like GOPIO, Indiaspora, ISSIP and NAAAP to further our mission through partnerships.
Our Indo-US collaboration objectives were met with several opportunities to interact and collaborate with Consul General Dr TV Nagendra Prasad, Consul General Amit Kumar and Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu as well as Indian Cabinet Minister Hon. Piyush Goyal
Our expansion this year led to the formation of the Dallas Chapter and several UniversityConnect Career events across chapters in addition to Engineering Tales, Webinars, Youth Technology Exposition events and Virtual YouthCorner showcasing promising Indo-American Youth Ambassadors.
Finally, our social media presence and growth with Youtube, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin expanded into Clubhouse social audio in addition to monthly newsletters with a reach of over 6,000. One of our posts even went viral with over 211,000 views!
As we enter this new year with the recent good news of formation of ASEI Foundation (a 501 c(3) non profit -which means your donations and contributions to ASEI are now deemed tax deductible) lets set intentions and goals that will bring us closer to our dreams and aspirations.
Let's focus on the positive and embrace all that the future holds. I look forward to your ideas and active engagement. We have a lot of exciting things to look forward to as we start celebrating our 40th year of ASEI's formation.