The History of PASE: How it Started...

The idea of PASE started in early 1995 by a group of professional engineers who believed in having a network of Palestinian engineers united together under one organization that is non-profit and non-political. There are a significant number of Palestinian American engineers in the United States, but no single professional institution to represent them. For example, in the metropolitan of Chicago, there are at least one thousand Palestinian engineers. We felt like we needed an organization to bring us closer together to promote our network capabilities socially and professionally with other fellow engineers. Our aim is to secure a job for every Palestinian engineer in North America and assist engineering students from the homeland to pursue their higher education in the United States. The first chapter of PASE was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by 25 engineers. Afterwards, PASE chapters were established in Boston, Chicago, New York, and New Jersey. Without all of you, PASE would not exist. We would like to thank everyone who backed and supported PASE. It was a real team work. Special thanks to the Boston Chapter for spending a great amount of time and effort in creating and finalizing the PASE Bylaws. PASE is from you and for you. You can help this organization grow by joining us. Your participation is vital to our success. - O. Amous