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Introduction to KSEA

  1. 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. 2. ContentsAbout KSEAKSEA MembersMembership BenefitsEventsHow to become a memberJongwook Woo
  3. 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. 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. 5. KSEA HQ (Vienna, VA)Jongwook Woo
  6. 6. Jongwook Woo
  7. 7. OrganizationJongwook Woo
  8. 8. Executive Committee (41st)Jongwook Woo
  9. 9. Who are the KSEA members?Jongwook Woo
  10. 10. Members by Degree &TypeJongwook Woo
  11. 11. Members by SpecialtyJongwook Woo
  12. 12. Local ChapterWhat is the minimum number of members to become a chapter? 30 peopleJongwook Woo
  13. 13. Membership BenefitsJongwook Woo
  14. 14. Membership Benefits 1 Networking Opportunities via –Local Chapter Activities –National Activities –Technical Groups Find –Collaboration opportunities –Career opportunitiesJongwook Woo
  15. 15. Local Chapters  Enjoy social events  Share technical information  Sponsor conferences and forums  Support K-12 and university student activitiesJongwook Woo
  16. 16. Membership Benefits 2 Technical Meetings Annual US-Korea Conferences (UKC) Regional Conferences Topical Symposiums Local Chapter MeetingsJongwook Woo
  17. 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. 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. 19. Membership Benefits 4 Scholarships For Undergraduate & Graduate Students in the U.S. More than 30 recipients in 2009Jongwook Woo
  20. 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. 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. 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. 23. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  24. 24. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  25. 25. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  26. 26. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  27. 27. Membership benefits 5Leadership Development Jongwook Woo
  28. 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. 29. 2012 London Olympic Medal RanksJongwook Woo
  30. 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. 31. Events - UKCJongwook Woo
  32. 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. 33. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)August 8 -11 2012, Hyatt Regency Orange County Woo
  34. 34. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)Job Interviews, Scholarships etcJongwook Woo
  35. 35. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)Meet professionals in US and Korea as the mentorsJongwook Woo
  36. 36. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)Student volunteers to meet old and new friends. Besides …Jongwook Woo
  37. 37. UKC 2012 (Los Angeles, California)Learning how to organize events as a LeaderJongwook Woo
  38. 38. UKC 2013Jongwook Woo
  39. 39. Other EventsJongwook Woo
  40. 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. 41. April 21, 2012 ( Woo
  42. 42. 4-11th grade studentsJongwook Woo
  43. 43. Supervised by students and professionals of KSEAJongwook Woo
  44. 44. Supervised by students and professionals of KSEAJongwook Woo
  45. 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. 46. Regional Conferences Meet Professionals in the region Jongwook Woo
  47. 47. Regional Conferences Meet Professionals in the region Jongwook Woo
  48. 48. Regional Conferences Meet Professionals in the region Jongwook Woo
  49. 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. 50. APS – KOCSEAJongwook Woo
  51. 51. Becoming a Member of KSEAJongwook Woo
  52. 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. 53. Now what?Jongwook Woo
  54. 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. 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. 56. Questions?Jongwook Woo
  57. 57. Thank you! Welcome to KSEA! Be a real leader!!!Jongwook Woo