ASIE Celebrates 20th Anniversary Gala

ASIE President Sekhar Ambadapudi

ASIE President Sekhar Ambadapudi

By Dinesh Shah

HOUSTON: American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE) is a Houston, Texas based non-profit organization established in 1994 for all discipline engineers, architects, designers and technicians of Indian origin. After laying a solid foundation for the future, the senior professionals of ASIE decided to take the organization to the next level by focusing on Building the Future together with the younger generation. ASIE provides a forum to assist its members in career advancement by providing opportunities for networking through continuing educational seminars, workshops and field trips. Also supports engineering and science education in our communities by volunteering in Mathcounts competition sponsored by Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TBPE), volunteering as judges during Science & Engineering Fair of Houston and giving out Awards to students based on their projects. ASIE also awards scholarships every year to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering programs from public universities in the Greater Houston Area. Since 1999, ASIE began the Young Engineer/Architect of the Year Award and from 2011 ASIE Engineer/Architect of the Year Award for the members, who have excelled in the field of engineering. From this year during the Engineer’s Week another award has been added – “Indian Engineers Engineering the Future”.

This year ASIE is celebrating 20 years by organizing a special Gala event honoring the Outstanding Service to the Greater Houston Engineering and Architectural Community by all engineers and architects. This historical event will be held on September 24, at Hilton Houston Post Oak. Hon. Judge Ed Emmett of Harris County will be the Keynote Speaker, and Jimmie Schindewolf, a General Manager of North Harris County Regional Water Authority (NHCRWA) will be the Chief Guest. Under the leadership of Event Chair Showri Nandagiri and assistance from event committee members, this will be a first time ever happened a magnificent celebration for technical professionals. The entire event will be a further evidence of a successful growth of the ASIE and its vision to reach out more and more professionals who work and practice in the Greater Houston Area.

Hasmukh H. Doshi, PE, RPLS, one of the founders and a first President of ASIE in 1994 is very pleased to see ASIE is celebrating 20th anniversary. He said “Thanks to leaders and members who worked hard and brought ASIE at this level today. I would like to see this organization evolve to promote events across various engineering disciplines and architecture. I would like to see us as an organization that mentors the young generation who are the future for engineering and architecture profession.”

Today, after 20 years of ASIE, a young engineer and current ASIE President Sekhar Ambadapudi, PE is cordially inviting all Indian origin engineers, architects, designers and technicians to join the celebration. “We will share the 20 years of history of professional engineers and architects for their illustrious careers, accomplishments, ingenuity, entrepreneurship and contributions. All these professionals come from different walks of the engineering and architectural fields, however they share one thing in common and that is their dedication to their disciplines. This enthusiasm and commitment has resulted in decades of creativity and thousands of projects not only in Houston, but all over the country. We the young generation, look up to senior professionals as our role models and inspiration as we move forward in our professional careers” said Ambadapudi.

Join others for celebrating and thanking all professionals for their many years of service in Houston.

For further information about ASIE and Gala, visit or call 281-235-9202.