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  • 1. KSEA Today & Tomorrow Bringing Science, Technology, and Community Together! August 24, 2012 Jongwook Woo, Membership Director, 41st Admin Young Soo Park, Membership Director, 40th Admin Yooohwan Kim, Membership Director, 39h Admin Korean-American Scientists & Engineers AssociationJongwook Woo
  • 2. ContentsAbout KSEAKSEA MembersMembership BenefitsEventsHow to become a memberJongwook Woo
  • 3. KSEAKSEA was established in 1971 as a non-profit professional organization and has grown to over 3000 registered members with 67 local Chapters and 14 technical groups across the United States Jongwook Woo
  • 4. KSEA Vision Become a premier association with the following objectives: Promote the application of science and technology for the general welfare of society Foster international cooperation, especially between the U.S. and Korea Serve the majority of ethnic Korean scientists and engineers in the US to help them develop their full career potentialJongwook Woo
  • 5. KSEA HQ (Vienna, VA)Jongwook Woo
  • 6. Jongwook Woo
  • 7. OrganizationJongwook Woo
  • 8. Executive Committee (41st)Jongwook Woo
  • 9. Who are the KSEA members?Jongwook Woo
  • 10. Members by Degree &TypeJongwook Woo
  • 11. Members by SpecialtyJongwook Woo
  • 12. Local ChapterWhat is the minimum number of members to become a chapter? 30 peopleJongwook Woo
  • 13. Membership BenefitsJongwook Woo
  • 14. Membership Benefits 1 Networking Opportunities via –Local Chapter Activities –National Activities –Technical Groups Find –Collaboration opportunities –Career opportunitiesJongwook Woo
  • 15. Local Chapters  Enjoy social events  Share technical information  Sponsor conferences and forums  Support K-12 and university student activitiesJongwook Woo
  • 16. Membership Benefits 2 Technical Meetings Annual US-Korea Conferences (UKC) Regional Conferences Topical Symposiums Local Chapter MeetingsJongwook Woo
  • 17. Technical Groups Physics Chemistry Mathematics, Geology, Meteorology, Statistics Biomedical Eng, Genetic Eng, Biology, Botany, Zoology Agriculture, Ecology, Food, Nutrition Medical Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Veterinary Medicine, Physical Education Chemical Eng, Textile Eng, Nuclear Eng, Petroleum Eng, Applied Chemistry Mechanical Eng, Aerospace Eng, Naval Architecture Material Science, Metallurgy, Mining Eng Civil Eng, Architecture, Environmental Eng Electrical & Electronics Eng, Communication Eng Computer Science, Systems Eng Industrial Eng, Mgmt ScienceJongwook Woo
  • 18. Membership Benefits 3 KSEA Letters Member News Science and Technology News Scholarship & Education News Chapter, Committee and Society News Annual Conference and NMSC NewsJongwook Woo
  • 19. Membership Benefits 4 Scholarships For Undergraduate & Graduate Students in the U.S. More than 30 recipients in 2009Jongwook Woo
  • 20. Scholarships Examples KSEA Scholarship (multiple), $1,000 Inyong Ham Scholarship, $1,000 Hyundai Scholarship (2), $1,000 Chunghi Hong Park Scholarship (2), $1,000 Yohan and Rumie Cho Scholarship (1), $1,000 Shoon Kyung Kim Scholarship (1), $1,000 Nam Sook and Je Hyun Kim Scholarship (1), $1,000 Changkiu Riew and Hyunsoo Kim Scholarship (1), $1,000 KUSCO Grad Scholarship, multipleJongwook Woo
  • 21. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development through committee and conference organization 14 technical groups 10 standing committees UKC or regional/local conference organization Local chapter organizationContribute to the US, Korean Communities Jongwook Woo
  • 22. Membership benefits 5Most Important Contribute to the US, Korean CommunitiesWe are professionals Not a high school students – who only look for benefits It is time to contribute!!! – Serve for Korean communities as a real leader • Lead high school students to the right direction • Mentor college students and young professionals –If Korean community grows, so do you Jongwook Woo
  • 23. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  • 24. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  • 25. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  • 26. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  • 27. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  • 28. Membership benefits 5Korea amazingly developed and moved in lighting speed past 60 years she is the developed country – export in 2010 is 466 billion dollars ranked 7th in the world • only EU, USA, Japan, China, Germany, and France reside in front of Korea.Jongwook Woo
  • 29. 2012 London Olympic Medal RanksJongwook Woo
  • 30. Membership benefits 5 We have the great strength and advantage Can be a bridge between US and Korea Collaborate with Koreans using KSEAJongwook Woo
  • 31. Events - UKCJongwook Woo
  • 32. UKC US-Korea Conference (UKC) on science, technology, and entrepreneurship –To promote US-Korea cooperation in advancing science and technology as well as networking –Multiple symposiums, forums, workshops, and plenary sessions –More than 1,000 attendees and 500 technical presentations –Travel support !!!Jongwook Woo
  • 33. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)August 8 -11 2012, Hyatt Regency Orange County Woo
  • 34. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)Job Interviews, Scholarships etcJongwook Woo
  • 35. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)Meet professionals in US and Korea as the mentorsJongwook Woo
  • 36. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)Student volunteers to meet old and new friends. Besides …Jongwook Woo
  • 37. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)Learning how to organize events as a LeaderJongwook Woo
  • 38. UKC 2013Jongwook Woo
  • 39. Other EventsJongwook Woo
  • 40. YGTLC The Eighth Annual Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (  January 6-8, 2012, San Francisco, California  1.5 and 2nd generation Korean-American scientists and engineers.  Professionals, academics, and students (undergraduate junior/senior) in their 30s and 20s. Jongwook Woo
  • 41. April 21, 2012 ( Woo
  • 42. 4-11th grade studentsJongwook Woo
  • 43. Supervised by students and professionals of KSEAJongwook Woo
  • 44. Supervised by students and professionals of KSEAJongwook Woo
  • 45. Regional Conferences Southwestern regional conference (Feb. 13 2012), Norwalk, CA Midwest regional conference (Mar. 20-21, 2010), University of Iowa  Northeast Regional conference (May, 2010) Somerset, NJ  NRC, NWRC, SCARC, NERC, NCRS, TXRCYG, SDSPS, AL-Auto Jongwook Woo
  • 46. Regional Conferences Meet Professionals in the region Jongwook Woo
  • 47. Regional Conferences Meet Professionals in the region Jongwook Woo
  • 48. Regional Conferences Meet Professionals in the region Jongwook Woo
  • 49. APS – KOCSEAOne of KSEA APS (Affiliated Professional Societies) (KWISE, KASBP, KABMS, KOTAA, etc.)The Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America (KOCSEA), founded in 198311th Annual Symposium, Nov. 5-6, 2010, Vienna, VAJongwook Woo
  • 50. APS – KOCSEAJongwook Woo
  • 51. Becoming a Member of KSEAJongwook Woo
  • 52. Join KSEA Today!How do I join? Sign up the membership application ($35 regular, $15 graduate students, $0 undergraduate) Membership duration: July 1 ~ June 30Membership dues are less than 10% of KSEA’s budget Jongwook Woo
  • 53. Now what?Jongwook Woo
  • 54. Local chapter activity guideSeminar / SymposiumPicnic (Fall, Spring), Christmas Party Summer Camping Sports events (Golf, Bowling, etc.)Tour of industry and technical facilitiesMath/science competition Summer Space Journey Camp (Southern CA)Joint meeting with nearby branchFunding available from HeadquartersJongwook Woo
  • 55. Local chapter activity guide Contact the Membership Director, Jongwook Woo (, for the guidance  Or talk to young leaders in Southern CA chapter that has been a successful chapter with YB and OB – John H Lee, YG Director ( – Michelle Kim, UC Irvine ( – Jinhwa Chun, Harvey Mudd College ( – Tae Chung, USC (  Or Joy Jooyeon Lee ( at Univ of Michigan (mostly for Michigan Chapter) – PhD student at Pharmacy and Former UCLA KSEA president – She rocks!!!YB: Young Boy, OB: Old BoyJongwook Woo
  • 56. Questions?Jongwook Woo
  • 57. Thank you! Welcome to KSEA! Be a real leader!!!Jongwook Woo