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Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association

KSEA was established in 1971 as a non-profit professional organization and has grown to over 6,000 registered members with over 70 local chapters and 13 technical groups, and 27 affiliated Professional Societies (APS) covering all major branches of science and engineering. It is open for individuals residing in the U.S.A. who are engaged in science, engineering or a related ¬field. The Seattle-WA chapter started in 1975 as the 15th chapter. As of January 2016, the Seattle-WA chapter has over 100 members from various fields with diverse background.

KSEA is a professional organization promoting science, cooperation between the U.S. and Korea, and a career network for Korean-American scientists and engineers. Through KSEA, members can get excellent networking opportunities via local chapter activities and national events, such as social events, regional technical conferences, volunteer activities, and national conferences/forums. Every year, KSEA offers the KSEA National Math and Science Competition (NMSC) to challenge and inspire Korean-American students. The Seattle-WA chapter is very active in community services and hosts the KSEA National Math and Science Competition for 4th – 11th grade students from the state of Washington. The competition is offered in parallel in multiple locations across the U.S.A. and KSEA provides prizes and scholarships to winners.

The Seattle-WA chapter also participates in the annual Northwest Regional Conference (NWRC), which invites students and professionals from North California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington chapters. This event provides insight into current “state-of-the-art” technology and its future trend on the key technologies in various fields.

Finally, the KSEA Seattle-WA Young Generation (YG) chapter is part of a larger national KSEA organization. Together with the Seattle-WA local chapter, the YG chapter actively recruits new members and fosters the community. The YG chapter is a networking organization where young generation can meet, communicate, take leadership roles in running local events, and help each other.

People

2018-19

Chapter Board Members

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Woon Jong Yoon, PhD

President
Assistant Professor, University of Washington

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Baemin Chung, MBA, PMASE

VP of Industry Relations
Senior Systems Engineer, Boeing

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MeeAe Kristine Hong

VP of Academic Relations
Dental Student, University of Washington

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Sun Min Jung

President-elect
Strategy Business Development, Boeing

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Jin Y. Kim

Secretary
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

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Heonmin Lim

Senior Advisor
Senior Software Developer Team Lead, Windows OS Group, Microsoft

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Jae H. Kim, PhD

Senior Advisor
Executive/Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing

YG Group Board Members

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Seung-been Steven Lee

President
PhD Candidate, University of Washington

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Saehee Kwak

Vice President
Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Jun Yoon

Vice President
Software Engineer, Amazon

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Changho Chun

Vice President
PhD Student, University of Washington

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Catherine NaYoung Ryu

Senior Advisor
PharmD Student, University of Washington

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Chung Hoon Choi

Treasurer
Master Student, University of Washington

YG Group Officers

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Yegee Lee

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Hana Song

PharmD Student, University of Washington

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Yubin Kim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Brian Anthony Jhong

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Janis Shin

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Terry Kim

Analyst, Boeing

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Seunghan Steve Shin

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Paul Hyun-min Kim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Social Event Team Members

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Jiho Kim, MPH

Event Coordinator
PhD Student, University of Washington

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Chung Hoon Choi

Event Coordinator
MS Student, University of Washington

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Chapter Board Members

Photo of Woon Jong Yoon

Woon Jong Yoon, PhD

President
Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Photo of Woon Jong Yoon

Baemin Chung, MBA, PMASE

VP of Industry Relations
Senior Systems Engineer, Boeing

Photo of Woon Jong Yoon

Kyung Hyuk Kim, PhD

VP of Academic Relations
Data Scientist, Blueprint Consulting Services

Photo of Jae H. Kim

Jae H. Kim, PhD

Senior Advisor
Executive/Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing

YG Group Board Members

Photo of DongJu Hwang

Seung-been Steven Lee

President
PhD Candidate, University of Washington

Photo of NaYoung Ryu

Jisun Park, MS

Vice President
Registered Dietitian, Swedish Medical Center

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Hyeonmin Min Kim

Vice President
Undergraduate, University of Washington

Photo of SeungBeen Lee

Jun Yoon

Treasurer
Software Engineer, Amazon

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Catherine NaYoung Ryu

Senior Advisor
PharmD Student, University of Washington

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Yeonjoo Emma Yu

Senior Advisor
Undergraduate, University of Washington

YG Group Officers

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JungEun Lim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Hyunggu Jung, MS, MMath

PhD Candidate, University of Washington

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Saehee Kwak

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Sang Ouk Kim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Soyoung Joo

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Sun Jung Sunny Park

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Kiwon Jeong

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Ahseon Park, JD

Graduate Student, University of Washington

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Karen Han

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Social Event Team Members

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Jisoo Kim, MBA

Event Planning Manager
Industrial Engineer, Boeing

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Terry Kim

Event Facilitator
Master Schedule Analyst, Boeing

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Katherine Yun

Event Coordinator
Structural Analysis Engineer, Boeing

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Jiho Kim, MPH

Event Coordinator
PhD Student, University of Washington

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Chung Hoon Choi

Event Coordinator
MS Student, University of Washington

Chapter Board Members

Photo of Woon Jong Yoon

Woon Jong Yoon, PhD

President
Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Photo of Woon Jong Yoon

Baemin Chung, MBA, PMASE

VP of Industry Relations
Senior Systems Engineer, Boeing

Photo of Woon Jong Yoon

Kyung Hyuk Kim, PhD

VP of Academic Relations
Data Scientist, Blueprint Consulting Services

Photo of Jae H. Kim

Jae H. Kim, PhD

Senior Advisor
Executive/Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing

YG Group Board Members

Photo of DongJu Hwang

Seung-been Steven Lee

President
PhD Student, University of Washington

Photo of NaYoung Ryu

Jisun Park, MS

Vice President
Registered Dietitian, Swedish Medical Center

Photo of SeungBeen Lee

Yeonjoo Emma Yu

Vice President
Undergraduate, University of Washington

Photo of NaYoung Ryu

Catherine NaYoung Ryu

Senior Advisor
Research Assistant, University of Washington

YG Group Officers

Photo of SeungBeen Lee

JungEun Lim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Photo of SeungBeen Lee

Hyunggu Jung, MS, MMath

PhD Candidate, University of Washington

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Hyeonmin Min Kim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Sang Ouk Kim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Soyoung Joo

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Sun Jung Sunny Park

Undergraduate, University of Washington

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Kiwon Jeong

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Chapter Board Members

Photo of Woon Jong Yoon

Woon Jong Yoon, PhD

President
Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Photo of Woon Jong Yoon

Jae H. Kim, PhD

Senior Advisor
Executive/Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing

YG Group Board Members

Photo of DongJu Hwang

Danny DongJu Hwang

President
Undergraduate, University of Washington

Photo of NaYoung Ryu

Catherine NaYoung Ryu

Vice President
Undergraduate, University of Washington

Photo of SeungBeen Lee

Seung-been Steven Lee

Vice President
Research Scientist, University of Washington

YG Group Officers

Minsuk Kim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Angie Chaeyoung Lee

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Jooun Amber Shim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Jun Yoon

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Daehyun Kim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Jonghyun Park

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Bokwon Lee

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Inhye Lee

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Jungeun Lim

Undergraduate, University of Washington

David Minhyeok Yu

Undergraduate, University of Washington

Yeonjoo Yu

Undergraduate, University of Washington

News

2018-19

11 January 2019 (Fri) - 13 January 2019 (Sun) | NATIONAL EVENT | Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (a.k.a. Ygnite) 2019 @Washington, DC | Photos

8 December 2018 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle Christmas Party 2018 | Photos

20 November 2018 (Tue) | YG EVENT | Who Makes the Cut? 2018 | Photos

13 October 2018 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle YG General Meeting 2018 | Photos

18 August 2018 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle Summer Picnic 2018 | Photos

1 August 2018 (Wed) - 4 August 2018 (Sat) | NATIONAL EVENT | US-Korea Conference 2018 @Queens, NY | Photos

20 July 2018 (Fri) | LOCAL EVENT | July Social Event

15 June 2018 (Fri) | LOCAL EVENT | June Social Event

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18 May 2018 (Fri) - 19 May 2018 (Sat) | REGIONAL EVENT | North-West Regional Conference 2018 @Sacramento, CA

11 May 2018 (Fri) | LOCAL EVENT | May Social Event

7 May 2018 (Mon) | ANNOUNCEMENT | Yeonjoo Yu, Elizabeth Kwon, and Haena Kim have been awarded KSEA Undergraduate Scholarship and KSEA-KUSCO Graduate Scholarship

27 April 2018 (Fri) | ANNOUNCEMENT | KSEA Seattle was invited to a dinner by the Consul General of the Republic of Korea of Seattle | Photos

7 April 2018 (Sat) | NATIONAL EVENT | National Mathematics and Science Competition 2018 | Photos

31 March 2018 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | March Social Event

23 March 2018 (Fri) - 25 March 2018 (Sun) | YG EVENT | MT 2018 | Photos

3 March 2018 (Sat) | CHPATER EVENT | NMSC All Hands Meeting 2018 | Photos

24 February 2018 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle Seminar 2018: Artificial Intelligence Drives Industry 4.0 | Photos

17 February 2018 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | February Social Event

20 January 2018 (Sat) | ANNOUNCEMENT | KSEA Seattle YG presented at Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (a.k.a. Ygnite) 2018 | Poster | Authors: Sang Ouk Kim, Seung-been Steven Lee, Jisun Park, Hyunggu Jung, and Saehee Kwak

19 January 2018 (Fri) - 21 January 2018 (Sun) | NATIONAL EVENT | Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (a.k.a. Ygnite) 2018 @Washington, DC | Photos

16 December 2017 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle Christmas Party 2017 | Photos

18 November 2017 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle YG BioHealth Mentoring 2017 | Photos

18 November 2017 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | November Social Event

21 October 2017 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | October Social Event

14 October 2017 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle YG General Meeting 2017 | Photos

23 September 2017 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | September Social Event

17 September 2017 (Sun) | ANNOUNCEMENT | KSEA Seattle YG won the 3rd place for both Baddest Kalbi in the Northwest and People's Choice Kalbi at Annual Korean BBQ Cook-Off (Feat. KAC, KABA, and KAHPA)

17 September 2017 (Sun) | LOCAL EVENT | Annual Korean BBQ Cook-Off (Feat. KAC, KABA, and KAHPA) | Photos | News

19 August 2017 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | August Social Event

11 August 2017 (Fri) | ANNOUNCEMENT | Jisun Park has won the first place in the Career Speed Talk session hosted by Young Generation Professional Forum (YGPF) at US-Korea Conference 2017

11 August 2017 (Fri) | ANNOUNCEMENT | Seung-been Steven Lee has won the first place in the Bio, Medical and Pharmaceutical (BMP) poster session at US-Korea Conference 2017

9 August 2017 (Wed) - 12 August 2017 (Sat) | NATIONAL EVENT | US-Korea Conference 2017 @Washington, DC | Photos

29 July 2017 (Sat) | YG EVENT | Blueberry Picking 2017 | Photos

22 July 2017 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle Summer Picnic 2017 | Photos

27 June 2017 (Tue) | ANNOUNCEMENT | KSEA Seattle YG has been selected as one of the winners of End-of-the-Year Reward by KSEA YG National Board

24 June 2017 (Sat) | YG EVENT | Summer Potluck 2017 | Photos

20 May 2017 (Sat) | CHPATER EVENT | Spring BBQ 2017 | Photos

17 May 2017 (Wed) | ANNOUNCEMENT | Karen Han, Soyoung Joo, and Sunny Park have been awarded KSEA Undergraduate Scholarship

16 April 2017 (Sun) | ANNOUNCEMENT | KSEA Seattle has received the biggest chapter support for having the highest voting rate at the KSEA Election 2017 | News

8 April 2017 (Sat) | ANNOUNCEMENT | Seattle participants Hyunwoo Lee (8th, Odle Middle School) and Nicholas Sukjun Kim (10th, Thomas Jefferson High School) have received national-level awards at National Mathematics and Science Competition 2017

8 April 2017 (Sat) | NATIONAL EVENT | National Mathematics and Science Competition 2017 | Photos

24 March 2017 (Fri) - 26 March 2017 (Sun) | YG EVENT | MT 2017 (Feat. AKCSE Vancouver YGP) | Photos

4 March 2017 (Sat) | CHPATER EVENT | NMSC All Hands Meeting 2017 | Photos

1 March 2017 (Wed) | ANNOUNCEMENT | KSEA Seattle YG has been selected as the first winner of Monthly-Prize-Competition by KSEA YG National Board

11 February 2017 (Sat) | YG EVENT | Tteokguk Party 2017 | Photos

10 February 2017 (Fri) | LOCAL EVENT | VIP Boeing Tour 2017 | Photos

14 January 2017 (Sat) | ANNOUNCEMENT | KSEA Seattle YG has won Best YG Chapter Poster Award at Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (a.k.a. Ygnite) 2017 | Poster | Authors: Seung-been Steven Lee, Jisun Park, and Catherine Na Young Ryu

13 January 2017 (Fri) - 15 January 2017 (Sun) | NATIONAL EVENT | Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (a.k.a. Ygnite) 2017 @Philadelphia, PA | Photos

10 December 2016 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle Christmas Party 2016 | Photos

29 October 2016 (Sat) - 30 October 2016 (Sun) | REGIONAL EVENT | North-West Regional Conference 2016 @San Jose, CA

27 October 2016 (Thr) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle YG General Meeting 2016 | Photos

27 August 2016 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle Summer Picnic 2016 | Photos

10 August 2016 (Wed) - 13 August 2016 (Sat) | NATIONAL EVENT | US-Korea Conference 2016 @Dallas, TX

17 May 2016 (Tue) | ANNOUNCEMENT | Seung-been Steven Lee and Daehyun Kim have been awarded KSEA-KUSCO Graduate Scholarship and KSEA Undergraduate Scholarship, respectively

9 April 2016 (Sat) | ANNOUNCEMENT | Seattle participants Minseok Park (6th, Tyee Middle School), Hyunwoo Lee (7th, Odle Middle School), and Hyunjae Lee (10th, Interlake High School) have received national-level awards at National Mathematics and Science Competition 2016

9 April 2016 (Sat) | NATIONAL EVENT | National Mathematics and Science Competition 2016 | Photos

5 March 2016 (Sat) | CHPATER EVENT | NMSC All Hands Meeting 2016 | Photos

17 February 2016 (Wed) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA YG Seattle Symposium 2016 | Photos

19 December 2015 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle Christmas Party 2015 | Photos

12 November 2015 (Thr) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle YG Networking: Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute | Photos

9 October 2015 (Thr) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle YG General Meeting 2015 | Photos

18 April 2015 (Sat) | ANNOUNCEMENT | Seattle participants Heon Jwa (6th, Tyee Middle School) and Richard Chung (9th, Thomas Jefferson High School) have received national-level awards at National Mathematics and Science Competition 2015

18 April 2015 (Sat) | NATIONAL EVENT | National Mathematics and Science Competition 2015 | Photos

22 November 2014 (Sat) | LOCAL EVENT | KSEA Seattle Pre-Health Seminar 2014 | Photos

9 August 2014 (Sat) | ANNOUNCEMENT | KSEA Seattle YG has won Best YG Chapter Poster Award at US-Korea Conference 2014 | Poster | Authors: Hyunkyung Kathy Lee, Soo Eung Lee, Josh Kyu Don Min, Catherine Na Young Ryu, and HyeYoun Grace Yang

9 August 2014 (Sat) | ANNOUNCEMENT | Seung-been Steven Lee has won YGPF Best Technical Poster Award at US-Korea Conference 2014

6 August 2014 (Wed) - 9 August 2014 (Sat) | NATIONAL EVENT | US-Korea Conference 2014 @San Francisco, CA

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