International Migration and Network of
Korean-American Scientists and Engineers




          November 6, 2008
           ...
Outline
• Demographic Background in US &
  Brief History of Immigration
• Personal KSEA Experiences
• Reflection on KSEA A...
Demographic Background in US
Population Clock
U.S. 303,634,416
World 6,656,772,736
04:17 GMT (EST+5) Mar 15, 2008
US Total...
WWI



      WWII
Pearl Harbor Attack
      1941
      Executive Order 9066
      Roosevelt-Ford
      1942-------1976
WWI



       WWII
Early History of Asian Immigration
1600s: Chinese & Filipinos reach Mexico
1763: First Filipinos in America
1790: First As...
Evening Bulletin in Hawaii
Feb.26,1903
``They appear to be hard workers, yet they
  are paid the least. … would work ten
 ...
After WWII
1950-53: Korean War
1956: CA repeals its alien land law;
       Dalip Singh Saund elected to Congress from CA
1...
Personal Experiences in KSEA
2007-08: Vice President, Chair of
         National Contest Committee &
         Scholarship ...
Motivations & Difficulties
~1903: Earn money and live a better life.
~1980: Prospects of a higher standard of living;
    ...
Major Activities
 • US-Korea conference (UKC) on science,
   technology, and entrepreneurship
 • National math & science c...
Raleigh, North Carolina
July 16-19, 2009
Science Contest Snapshots



       Rocket Challenge




                          Egg Drop Contest



   Raft Rally
Members by Ages

             Age
        2%   14%
 18%                     Over 60
                         50-60
       ...
Visions for Greater KSEA
     (Korean-American Scientists & Engineers Association)

•   To become a premier association to...
Concluding Remarks
• First generation was the seed for the next
  generation.
• Being a role model has been very
  difficu...
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  1. 1. International Migration and Network of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers November 6, 2008 Chueng-Ryong Ji KSEA President-Elect
  2. 2. Outline • Demographic Background in US & Brief History of Immigration • Personal KSEA Experiences • Reflection on KSEA Activities • Concluding Remarks
  3. 3. Demographic Background in US Population Clock U.S. 303,634,416 World 6,656,772,736 04:17 GMT (EST+5) Mar 15, 2008 US Total Population = 281.4 M (April 1,’00) ~13% increase Asian Population = 11.9 M (~4.2%) ~72% increase = 2.7 M (Chinese) +2.3M (Philipino) +1.9M (Indian) Median Age +1.2M (Korean) •US total = 35.3 yrs. +1.2M (Vietnamese) •Asian only = 32.7 yrs. +1.1M (Japanese) •Asian combo = 31.1yrs. +…. In 1990, US Total Population = 248.7 M Asian Population = 6.9 M
  4. 4. WWI WWII
  5. 5. Pearl Harbor Attack 1941 Executive Order 9066 Roosevelt-Ford 1942-------1976 WWI WWII
  6. 6. Early History of Asian Immigration 1600s: Chinese & Filipinos reach Mexico 1763: First Filipinos in America 1790: First Asian Indians in US 1820: First Chinese in US 1848: Gold Rush in CA (Opium War 1842-1852) 1882: US-Korea First Treaty 1886: US approved Korean Immigration 1898: Philippine & Hawaii annexed to US 1902: King Kojong recognized approval of immigration 1903-05:6701man+677woman+465children to Hawaii 1905: Kongnip Hyop Hoe, Kongnip Shinpo 1906: San Francisco Earthquake 1907: Japan-US ``Gentlemen’s Agreement” 1914-18: WWI 1939-45: WWII (Nazism failed)
  7. 7. Evening Bulletin in Hawaii Feb.26,1903 ``They appear to be hard workers, yet they are paid the least. … would work ten hours from dawn to sunset for sixty-nine cents a day.” 1906~1924: Korean ``picture brides” ``Korean men insisted on marrying Korean women only.”
  8. 8. After WWII 1950-53: Korean War 1956: CA repeals its alien land law; Dalip Singh Saund elected to Congress from CA 1962: Daniel Inouye-US senator; Spark Matsunaga-US Congressman from Hawaii 1964: Patsy Takemoto Mink-first Asian American woman to serve in Congress 1965: Immigration Law abolishes ``national origins”; Asians become equal footing with others in US. 1974: March Fong Eu elected as CA’s secretary of state 1975: Vietnam War ends. 1979: Diplomatic relation with People’s Rep. of China 1982: Vincent Chin clubbed to death by two Euro-American men 1987: Korean immigration peaked 1990: Immigration Act of 1990; Korean immigrants ~18K/yr.
  9. 9. Personal Experiences in KSEA 2007-08: Vice President, Chair of National Contest Committee & Scholarship Committee 2006-07: Program Chair of US-Korea Conference (UKC2007) 2004-07: Elected Councilor of Group A 1998-01: Elected Councilor of Group A 1992-94: NC-Chapter President 1989-99: Organizer of NC-Chapter Workshops & Technical Symposiums
  10. 10. Motivations & Difficulties ~1903: Earn money and live a better life. ~1980: Prospects of a higher standard of living; Better opportunity for child education. • Language barrier (different from Indians & Philippines) • Cultural shock (unfamiliar with American customs) • Economic restriction & political inequality • Not a large enough group (different from Chinese & Japanese) • Exclusion from Chinese/Japanese-American organizations •Little choice but to join non-ethnic or multi-ethnic mainstream groups •Learning from other cultures and from their own 2nd generations •Understanding difficulties of others
  11. 11. Major Activities • US-Korea conference (UKC) on science, technology, and entrepreneurship • National math & science competition (NMSC) • Young generation technical & leadership conference (YGTLC) • Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students WA(1) WI NE(3) OR(1) IL(1) IN NJ(1) NW Region(1) MO CA(5) MD(1) SW Region(1) AL(1) NC(1) TX(2+1) MS(2) GA(1+1)
  12. 12. Raleigh, North Carolina July 16-19, 2009
  13. 13. Science Contest Snapshots Rocket Challenge Egg Drop Contest Raft Rally
  14. 14. Members by Ages Age 2% 14% 18% Over 60 50-60 11% 40-50 30-40 20-30 Below 20 32% 23%
  15. 15. Visions for Greater KSEA (Korean-American Scientists & Engineers Association) • To become a premier association to promote the application of science and technology for the general welfare of society • To foster the international cooperation especially between the US and Korea • To represent the majority of ethnic Korean scientists and engineers in the US
  16. 16. Concluding Remarks • First generation was the seed for the next generation. • Being a role model has been very difficult. • However, we stood up on our own cultural root and the heritage from our motherland.
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