The Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) is pleased to announce the results of its 2012 general election.

The ballot counting took place at KSEA HQ on April 23, 2012. All ballots have been accounted for according to the rules that were pre-established by the Election Committee and no serious election-related irregularity was observed.

  • Total Eligible Voters: 4,322
  • Total Ballots Received: 857 (19.83% of Eligible Voters)


The newly elected officers and councilors are:

  • President-Elect (42nd President):
    Myung Jong Lee, City University of New York
  • 41st Vice President 1:
    Byungkyu “Brian” Park, University of Virginia
  • 41st Vice President 2:
    Yong Taek Choi, Sud-Chemie, Inc.
  • Auditor:
    Kyung Dong Ryu, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
  • Councilor Group D (Biology, Botany, Zoology):
    Sang Hee Yoo, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Councilor Group I (Materials Science, Metallurgy, Mining Engineering):
    Min Jun Kim, Drexel University
  • Councilor Group J (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering):
    Alex Hak-Chul Shin, Louisiana State University
  • Councilor Group L (Computer Science, Systems Engineering):
    Jihie Kim, University of Southern California


– The newly elected officers will begin their term of office on July 1, 2012. The incoming President Hyung-Min Michael Chung will be succeeded next year (2013) by President-Elect Myung Jong Lee.

– The proposed amendment of the Bylaws failed to be ratified, since quorum was not reached. The required quorum for passing amendments to the Bylaws is 1/5 of all vote-eligible members.

To those whose candidacies were not successful this time, we value your willingness to serve for KSEA, and appreciate your continuing support for the KSEA mission.


KSEA Election Committee