I am honored to serve as the 46th President of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), and I am happy to report the enthusiastic start of the 46th administration. I would like to thank those who attended the Transition meeting, June 17-18, 2017, and those who have been working so hard to prepare for the US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2017). Special thanks to the 45th administration led by Prof. Yu for their tireless efforts and dedication to KSEA for the past year.
We are living in a rapidly changing world. Digital interconnectivity across virtual, physical, and biological borders and across various sectors of society is already challenging our conventional practices. A fusion of technologies is blurring traditional boundaries. Whether it should be called the 4th Industrial Revolution or not, it is a great opportunity for KSEA to play important roles as KSEA did for the Korean economic growth in early days to make a miracle on the Han river possible.
As the UKC 2017 theme “Engagement Opportunities for Global Challenges: Convergence and Innovation through Cooperation” indicated, we will continue to pursue an environment where convergence and innovation can be ignited and implemented through interdisciplinary integrations. We also offer opportunities for scientists and engineers to interact with policy makers, so that strategies and policies can be developed as technical issues and challenges are addressed. We need to reduce the technology gap with policy makers, and to build the framework to tackle global challenges.
Let me invite all of you to visit our web site https://ksea.org/ to renew your membership and join us. I expect Chapter Presidents to update their Chapter web pages soon so our presence and activities are clear to the rest of the world. We will make this great organization greater by empowering the Korean-American community, based on the foundation built by prior administrations, so many more members can benefit from KSEA. I would welcome opportunities and challenges to take the next quantum leap for KSEA to be a stronger organization. Let me thank each one of you for your continued dedication and hard work, and note that I look forward to working with you.
KSEA 46th President