The Seattle-Washington Chapter started in 1975 as the 15th chapter of the non-profit Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), which was established in 1971.
The Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) is a non-profit professional organization established in 1971. It currently has 63 chapters nationwide with more than 10,000 scientists and engineers. Seattle-Washington Chapter started in 1975 as the 15th chapter. As of January 2014, the Seattle-Washington Chapter has over 100 scientist and engineer members from various fields such as: software engineering, mechanical engineering, civil/structural engineering, and bio-engineering.
Besides networking events with our local members, the Seattle-Washington chapter is also active with our local community. We are the flagship chapter running the annual KSEA National Math and Science Competition (NMSC) for students in 4th grade to 11th grade. The competition is offered in parallel in multiple locations across the USA, Canada, Austria, and Singapore, and provides prizes and scholarships to winners.
The Seattle-Washington chapter also participates in the annual Northwest Regional Conference (NWRC), which invites scientists and engineers from California, Oregon, and Washington to give academic presentations about current research.
Finally, an emphasis is placed on recruiting, training, and supporting new leaders in the fields if science and engineering. In particular, the Young Generation (YG) actively recruits new members and fosters the community, take leadership roles in running local events and national conferences, and provides refreshments to local university students during exam times.
Dr. Junho Cha is a Senior Signal Integrity Engineer at Intel.
Michael Lee is a PhD Candidate at the University of Washington's Information School.
Clara Park is a PharmD Student at the University of Washington.
This year's Northwest Regional Conference (NWRC) is being hosted by the Oregon Chapter. Please find more information on the official NWRC site by clicking on the link to the right.