UKC 2020 Thank You Message from the KSEA President

 

Dear UKC 2020 Participants,

As the 49th President of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) and the Chair of the UKC 2020, I would like to express sincere appreciation to all those participated in the 33rd US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2020) during December 14th to 17th, 2020.

Please visit the UKC 2020 Virtual website here, https://ukc2020.vfairs.com/. You can still log in with your email address and watch the lectures by the internationally renowned plenary and keynote speakers, including the 2017 Nobel Laurate Prof. Barry Barish at Caltech. The website will be open until January 17, 2021.

Also, please participate in the UKC 2020 Virtual conference evaluation survey here at https://forms.gle/BiwJugbGe3gcyzNs9.

You can find the UKC 2020 program book and the proceedings below:

With the theme of “Applied Science and Engineering with Social and Cultural Disciplines for a Sustainable Future,” we have addressed the importance of ‘humanity’ in the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Social scientists were invited to discuss how to better apply technologies in the process of creating a sustainable future through collaboration with scientists and engineers. I believe that the UKC 2020 was a great venue for participants from the US and Korea to discuss many hot issues in these areas through various symposium sessions and forums.

The UKC 2020 program included plenary sessions, symposiums, forums, and workshops that cover broad areas of science and technology. We invited more young members by expanding the Young Generation and Professional Forum (YG/PF) program. We continued the University Leadership Forum to assist in the globalization of higher education and Science and Technology Diplomacy Forum as well.

We also provided a meeting space for young entrepreneurs to share their ideas and build international networks. Specifically, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium (IES) provided a cooperative environment for current and future aspiring entrepreneurs in the US and Korea to network with high-profile entrepreneurs and investors and explores growing cross-border business opportunities in the US and Korea.

I would like to give special thanks to the sponsors, committee members, and volunteers for making this conference possible. I hope that the UKC 2020 provided a productive and memorable experience to each of our participants and look forward to meeting you again at the UKC 2021 in Washington, DC.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Soolyeon Cho

Chair of UKC 2020 and KSEA 49th President