Recognizing Inspiring Engineers During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 31, 2024

Honoring the resilience, achievements, and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander engineers and STEM professionals.

May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we’d like to honor the phenomenal contributions of Asian American & Pacific Island professionals in the STEM community. Their stories affirm that progress and innovation are universal, transcending race and culture. No matter where we come from, we all play a part in driving advancements that shape our world.

Join us in celebrating STEM specialists of Asian and Pacific Island backgrounds including Fazlur Rahman Khan, Alfredo H-S Ang, Ajay Bhatt and Peter Tsai.

Fazlur Rahman Khan was a notable structural engineer and architect who proposed specific and rather significant structural systems used for building skyscrapers.

Alfredo H.-S. Ang, a distinguished structural engineer, offered pioneering contributions to probability-based safety analysis and design applied to a variety of problems in structural engineering.

Ajay Bhatt, well known for his technological creation of the USB, is a Computer Architect whose invention has been pivotal in shaping file sharing and computer programming.

Peter Tsai, Material Scientist and Inventor is responsible for the development of the filtration material used in N95 masks, which is critical for workers in the construction industry.

We are grateful for these and the many more Asian American & Pacific Island innovators. Their contributions are invaluable and instrumental to the work we do in the AEC and STEM communities.