NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 15, 2016 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employee David E. Lee, received an Asian-American Engineer of the Year of the Award at the 15th annual Asian-American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) award ceremony, held this weekend in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The AAEOY Awards recognize outstanding Asian-American professionals for their leadership, technical achievements and public service in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Since 2002, hundreds of Asian-American professionals from U.S. technology corporations, research institutions and the U.S. Armed Forces have been honored with AAEOY awards. The past awardees included Nobel Laureates, academicians, corporate executives and astronauts.

Lee is a program manager and space vehicle systems engineer at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Previously, as a project manufacturing engineer, he supervised production of spacecraft structural components and assembly of space structures. He has developed algorithms and software for real-time simulation of operational radar environments and for modular and virtual manufacturing process control.

Lee is the lead instructor for Spacecraft Systems Design and Analysis as well as the Space Mission Systems Engineering courses offered through UCLA's Extension Astronautical Engineering Certificate Program. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in manufacturing engineering and a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from UCLA.

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