CHINESE ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
The Chinese Academy of Engineering
(CAE) was founded in 1994. Is a national and independent
organization composed of elected members with the highest honor in
the community of engineering and technological sciences of the
nation. Its missions are to initiate and conduct strategic studies,
provide consultancy services for decision-making of nationís key
issues in engineering and technological sciences and promote the
development of the undertaking of engineering and technological
sciences in China and devote itself to the benefit and welfare of
The visit to our
country of a Chinese delegation headed by the President, Prof. Dr.
Jian Song, was carried out between the 4-5 June 2001. Took place a
meeting of this delegation with the National Academy of
Engineering; in its course was signed an Agreement of Cooperation
among both institutions:
MEMORANDA OF AGREEMENT ON
COOPERATION IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES
between the National Academy of
Engineering, Argentina and the
Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Academy of Engineering of Argentina (ANI) and the Chinese Academy
of Engineering (CAE), in recognition of the importance of the
development taking place in the Asian and American regions to
global economic and social progress, agree to promote cooperation
in engineering and technological sciences (ETS) between the two
countries for mutual benefit.
mutual competencies, both sides will facilitate cooperation
between specialists in ETS disciplines. The forms of future
cooperation and contacts may include:
Both sides may
assist in promoting exchanges of scientists, engineers, and
technologists of at least postdoctoral or equivalent level,
subject to a balance of visitors being maintained on each side.
These visits shall be known as study visits.
Both sides may
assist in promoting exploratory missions of scientists,
engineers, and technologists.
Both sides may
facilitate the holding of seminars/workshops in areas where the
exchange of information promises to improve the level of
cooperation between scientists, engineers, and technologists of
Both sides may
cooperate in the exchange of information and publications for
Both sides may
conduct other activities in fields of mutual interest, either
bilaterally or in conjunction with sister academies of other
Both sides will,
within their resources, maintain friendly contacts and encourage
mutual cooperation between scientists, engineers, and
Both sides will
promote ETS cooperation in the Asian and American regions
especially amongst developing countries.
of mutually agreed activities that require travel to either
country will be agreed on a case by case basis.
drawn in four copies in English with equal authenticity, shall
remain in force for a period of three years from the date of
signing and after endorsement by the respective governing bodies
and can be extended for a period of three years by mutual
Arturo J. Bignoli, President
Jian Song, President
National Academy of Engineering
Chinese Academy of Engineering
The People's Republic of China
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 5,
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING - EE.UU
Academy of Engineering - USA has invited us to present candidates
to the five awards for engineering achievement and innovation -
the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ
Prize, the Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering
and Technology Education, the Founders Award, and the Arthur M.
Draper Prize : Recognized as one
of the world's preeminent awards for engineering achievement, the
Charles Stark Draper Prize honors an engineer whose accomplishment
has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of
life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or
permitting the access to information.
The Draper Prize
is awarded annually, the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award,
and the prize recognizes achievements in all engineering
disciplines. NAE members and non-members worldwide are eligible to
receive the Draper Prize.
Arthur M. Bueche
Award : Established in
1982, the Arthur M. Bueche (Bee' - kuh) Award honors an engineer
who has shown dedication in science and technology, as well as
active involvement in determining U.S. science and technology
policy, promoting technological development, and contributing to
the enhancement of the relationship between industries, government,
and universities. Awarded during
NAE's annual meeting in October, the recipient receives a $2,500
cash award. NAE members and non-members are eligible to receive
the Bueche Award.
Founders Award : The Founders
Award was established in 1965 by the Academy to honor an
outstanding NAE member or foreign associate who has upheld the
ideals and principles of the NAE through professional, educational,
and personal achievement and accomplishment.
NAE's annual meeting in October, the recipient receives a cash
award of $2,500.
Only NAE members
or foreign associates are eligible to receive the Founders Award,
founding members of the National Academy of Engineering are not
Fritz J. and
Dolores H. Russ Prize : The Fritz J. and
Dolores H. Russ Prize, established in October 1999, is named after
Fritz Russ, an esteemed engineer and founder of Systems Research
Laboratories, and his wife Dolores Russ, a long-time supporter and
benefactor of the engineering industry.
The Russ Prize
recognizes engineering achievement within an engineering
discipline that has significantly impacted society and has
contributed to the advancement of the human condition through
widespread use. Currently, the Russ Prize recognizes achievement
in bioengineering. Therefore, an auxiliary purpose of the Russ
Prize is to encourage the medical/biological disciplines/professions
to work closely together.
biennially (odd number years), the recipient receives a $500,000
cash award. NAE members and non-members worldwide are eligible to
receive the Russ Prize.
Bernard M. Gordon
Prize : Inaugurated in
2001 by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the intent of
the Gordon Prize is to recognize new modalities and experiments in
education that develop effective engineering leaders. The focus is
on innovations such as curricular design, teaching methods, and
technology-enabled learning that strengthen students' capabilities
and desire to grow into leadership roles.
The Gordon Prize is presented
annually, and the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award, half
granted to the recipient and the remainder granted to the
recipient's institution to support the continued development,
refinement, and dissemination of the recognized innovation. NAE
members and non-members who are U.S. citizens or permanent
residents of the U.S., and who currently are and have been
substantially engaged in their engineering and scholastic work in
institutions within the U.S. are eligible for the Gordon Prize.
COUNCIL OF ACADEMIES OF ENGINEERING AND TECHONOLOGICAL SCIENCES (CAETS)
El Council of
Academies of Enginnering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) is an
independent nonpolitical, non-governmental international
organization of engineering and technological sciences academies,
one member academy per country, with the following objectives:
advise governments and international organizations on technical
and policy issues related to its areas of expertise; Contribute to
the strengthening of engineering and technological activities to
promote sustainable economic growth and social welfare throughout
the world; Foster a balanced understanding of the applications of
engineering and technology by the public; Provide an international
forum for discussion and communication of engineering and
technological issues of common concern; Foster cooperative
international engineering and technological efforts through
meaningful contacts for development of programs of bilateral and
multilateral interest; Encourage improvement of engineering
education and practice internationally; and Foster establishment
of additional engineering academies in countries where none exist.
The National Academy of Engineering was incorporated to CAETS on
May 28 1999.