Now I had to look up what a NAE award is asÂ i’m from this side ofÂ the pond!
Its not the National Association of Evangelicals but United States National Academy of Engineering more from wiki here
Info about the awards: http://www.nae.edu/nae/awardscom.nsf?OpenDatabase
Eric Schmidt was formally inducted as a member of the National Academy of Engineering this past Sunday at the National Academies building in Washington, D.C. Upon receipt of this well-deserved honor, Eric was warmly greeted and high-fived. Congratulations, Eric — your Googlers are proud of you!Â
More from google blog: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/10/eric-and-nae.html