2019 Scientists and Engineers Early Career Development (SEED) Workshop Announcement

KSEA is pleased to announce the 2019 Scientists and Engineers Early Career Development (SEED) workshop which will be held on December 7th (afternoon) – 8th (morning) in Washington, D.C.. Since 2013, the SEED workshop has been offered by the Korean-American Scientist and Engineers Association (KSEA) and the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) to provide mentorship to, and help develop the careers of, junior Korean-American scientists and engineers ranging from postdoctoral researchers to early career professionals

Date: December 7th (afternoon) – 8th (morning), 2019
Venue: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, Washington D.C.

We plan to accept approximately 60 participants (including graduating PhD students/postdocs, junior faculty, and early-career professionals in national labs & industry) who are particularly interested in the topic of “Advanced Materials for Environment, Energy and Life”. In addition, approximately 15 mid-career professionals and invited speakers will join the SEED to serve as mentors. The program will provide opportunities to discuss career development and emerging topics in the fields, and cultivate the development of mentoring relationships among participants.

Please find the attached SEED announcement flyer for our plenary and invited speakers who are the leaders in their fields with outstanding careers.

Support for attendees (Required current KSEA membership and entire two-day participation): KSEA will provide the following financial supports:

  • Airfare up to $200 or driving mileage ($0.50/mile) up to $200
  • Hotel accommodation: One night (Saturday, Dec 7th) with another attendee (shared room)
  • Meals: Lunch/dinner on Saturday, Dec 7th, and breakfast/lunch on Sunday, Dec. 8th

Application materials: Photo, CV and Registration fee ($50 for graduate students; $75 for postdocs; $100 for junior faculty, government employees, or early stage professionals)

All application materials should be submitted through the KSEA website (http://seed.ksea.org). Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as space may be limited.

Application Deadline: October 21st, 2019

Announcement of Successful Applicants: October 25th, 2019 (tentatively)

Selection criteria: Both merit and need-based (up to about 60 applicants)

Registration for the selected applicants: October 25th-November 11th, 2019
(Photo and registration fee are due at the time of online registration)

For more details about SEED 2019, please visit http://seed.ksea.org

For general inquiries, please contact any member(s) of the SEED organizing committee.

Thank you,

SEED Organizing Committee:

Jun-Seok Oh (General Chair), President of KSEA
Gyeong S. Hwang (SEED Director), University of Texas at Austin, gshwang@che.utexas.edu
SungWoo Nam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, swnam@illinois.edu
Hee Jeung Oh, University of California at Berkeley (Penn State University), hjoh@psu.edu
Soyoon Kum, University of California at Riverside, soyoonk@ucr.edu