Google CEO Eric Schmidt was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) earlier this month.
Vint Cerf, Google VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, congratulated Schmidt at the Offical Google Blog and let "Eric" know, “your Googlers are proud of you!”
What is the mission of the NAE?:
to promote the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession.
How does one become a member of the NAE?
Members are elected to NAE membership by their peers (current NAE members). Election to membership is one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. Members have distinguished themselves in business and academic management, in technical positions, as university faculty, and as leaders in government and private engineering organizations.
How has Schmidt distinguished himself, according to his “peers”?
The development of strategies for the world's most successful Internet search engine company.Cerf noted that in recognition of the honor:
Eric was warmly greeted and high-fived.