Scientists and


Established in 1971

Non-profit professional organization and has grown to over 6,000 registered members with ~ 70 Local Chapters and Branches, ~30 Affiliated Professional Societies, and 13 Technical Groups across the United States. 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.


The KSEA Seattle Young Generation (YG) chapter, a part of a larger national KSEA organization, is a networking organization where young generation can meet, communicate, take leadership roles in running local events, and help each other.

What We Do

National Math and Science Competition

Annual competition for 4th – 11th grade students from the state of Washington. The KSEA provides prizes and scholarships to winners.

Northwest Regional Conference (NWRC)

Invites students and professionals from North California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington to share insight on “state-of-the-art” technology and its future trend.

Academic Seminars

Non-periodic events to facilitate a better understanding of the latest issues mostly in science and technology field.

Career Mentoring

Professional members helps student counterparts seek out professional opportunities and prepare the career path in advance.

Community Service

Contribute to the local society by hosting a wide range of academic/educational events and supporting events that promote the relationship between U.S. and Korea.


The KSEA Seattle - WA chapter hosts diverse socializing events to promote networking between chapter members.


Meet our leadership team members.

2023 - 2024

Chapter Board Members

John Lee

Unilab Hub Inc

Allon Kim

President - Elect
Walt Disney Company

Jason Choi

Vice President 1

Terry Kim

Vice President 2
Blue Origin

Chloe Lee

Academia Director
CityUniversity of Seattle

Byung Chul An

Membership Director
Volkswagen Automotive Cloud

Andy Kim

Publication Director
Bellevue Dermatology Clinic & UW Medicine

Sangsoon Woo

Finance Director

Inyoung Cheong

Legal Director
University of Washington

Taejin Kim

IT Director
City University of Seattle


Jae Hoon Kim

Executive / Senior Technical Fellow
Boeing Research & Technology

Sam Chung

Dean / Professor

City University of Seattle

Brian Maeng

Program Director/Associate Professor
City University of Seattle

Heonmin Lim

Senior Development Manager


Sun Min Jung
Woon Jong Yoon
Jae-Byung Jung
Daehyun Kim

Young Generation

Sukyong Yun

YG President
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Yeonhee Cho

YG President- Elect
University of Washington

Erina Seoyoung Kim

YG Event Director
University of Washington

Lucy Sebin Lee

YG Event Director
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Dahyeon Kang

YG Media Director
UW Medical Center

Nao Rho

YG Finance Director

Seyoung Nam

YG Advisor


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