DR. FLOSSIE WONG-
Dr. Flossie Wong-
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PROFESSOR VEERABHADRAN RAMANATHAN
UCSD Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan discovered thegreenhouse effect of halocarbons in 1975. Along with R. Madden, he predicted in 1980 that global warming would be detected by 2000 and in1985 led the first international NASA assessment on the climate effects of non-
California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins has served in theCalifornia State Assembly since 2010, and was elevated to the top leadership postin 2014, when her colleagues unanimously elected her 69th Speaker of the California Assembly. Assemblywoman Atkins is a coalition-
Tina Guo has developed an international multi-
DR. ALEX CHUANG
Alexander Chuang worked for twenty years in the aerospace and nuclear engineering industry before accepting his current post as the Executive Director for the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. As an engineer, he had actively participated in all aspects of the industry, including design and research, managing, proposal writing and lecturing. His firm belief in the preservation of San Diego Chinese History prompted him to take an early retirement in 1993 to and devote himself entirely to the museum.
DR. PALMER TAYLOR
Dr. Palmer Taylor is one of the founders of the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and internationally recognized for his research recognizing how the expression ofproteins govern neurotransmission of chemical messages between cells. Dr.Taylor uncovered much of what is known about the structure of neuroligin, a synaptic adhesion molecule homologous to AChE. His structural studies on neuroligin have uncovered alterations in processing and folding associated with mutations found in the autistic spectral disorders. Dean Taylor has an exceptional record of developing the school, reaching out to various parts in the world and is the recipient of the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.
County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Named Asian Heritage Awards Gala Chairman
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts will serve as the Gala Chairman of the 2014 Asian Heritage Awards to be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.
The awards, in their eleventh year, celebrate Asian achievement in categories ranging from business to public health while honoring the legacy of Asian Americans. Individuals and organizations who serve the Asian or Asian and Pacific Islander community here or abroad are also eligible
Supervisor Roberts represents District 3, which has one of the larger constituencies of Asian Americans, comprising 19 percent of the county’s population.
“’Visionary’ and ‘leadership’ are the two best words I have to describe Dave Roberts,” said Rosalyn Carmen, president of the Asian Heritage Society, which has produced the award-
DR. CHARLES NGUYEN
"We were rich enough to build a bunker under our house," recalls Dr. Charles Nguyen. "Typically, every morning we would come up and it would happen that the next house was gone because it was bombarded. Neighbors, gone. I still have nightmares about that." So reflects the dean of the Catholic University of America School of Engineering. Dr. Nguyen eventually made his way to Germany to study electrical engineering, obtained a research fellowship in 1984 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and later capitalized on the opportunity to become part of a collaborative research team that developed an independent robotic arm and hand system to handle the many exacting tasks of construction in space.
DR. ANAND SRIVASTAVA AND DEVEN PATEL
Dr. Anand Srivastava and Deven Patel are co-
DR. MARISSA PEI
With a doctorate in organizational psychology, Dr. Marissa Pei has been speaking to and coaching hundreds of organizations, including Fortune 100 companies like Johnson & Johnson, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Mattel, UPS, and Bank of America for the past 21 years.
As a recovering over-
On her radio show, she talks about hope and positive life-