AAASE New President Statement (2024)

X. Edward Guo

Dear Members and Supporters of the Asian American Academy of Science and Engineering (AAASE), 

As I assume the Presidency of AAASE, I am profoundly honored to build upon the strong foundation laid by our Founding President, Yiguang Ju, and the Board of Directors. Their vision has created a vibrant community of scientists and engineers that I am proud to lead into its next chapter. 

In an era where the Asian American community faces unique challenges, including the rise of anti-Asian hate and the limitations of the "bamboo ceiling" in leadership roles, the role of AAASE is more vital than ever. We stand as a united front to advocate for the rights, recognition, and advancement of Asian American scientists and engineers. 

Strategic Goals of My Presidency 

Together, we can overcome these challenges and lead AAASE toward a future where the contributions of Asian Americans in science and engineering are recognized and celebrated. I am excited about what we will achieve together and am committed to steering ASE toward a new era of excellence and global impact. 

We are looking forward to our shared journey. 


X. Edward Guo, Ph.D. 

President, Asian American Academy of Science and Engineering (AAASE) 


Stanley Dicker Professor of Biomedical Engineering 

Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine) 

Columbia University