Since 2013, the SEED (Scientists and Engineers Early Career Development) workshop has been offered by the Korean-American Scientists 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 doctoral candidate students to early career professionals.
For SEED 2020, due to the complications associated with COVID-19 pandemic, the entire content of the workshop was transformed to a virtual platform and executed accordingly.
Through an application process, we have selected approximately 70 participants (including doctoral candidate students, postdoctoral scholars, junior faculty members, and early-career professionals) who were particularly interested in pursuing academic career with research activities.
For SEED 2020, 12 senior and mid-career colleagues from all over the US contributed as invited speakers and panelists. The program provided opportunities to discuss academic career development strategies and cultivate professional relationships among participants.
We thank the support from KOFST and KSEA that enabled the successful execution of this “virtual” workshop, and appreciate the assistance and guidance from members of Executive Committee and staff members of KSEA.
SEED 2020 Organizing Committee