2021 Scientists and Engineers Early Career Development (SEED) Workshop Announcement

Dear KSEA members,

The KSEA is pleased to announce the 2021 Scientists and Engineers Early Career Development (SEED) workshop which will be held on December 14th (afternoon) – 15th (morning) in Garden Grove, CA. 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 Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers to early career professionals.
Date: December 14th (afternoon) – 15th (morning), 2021
Venue: Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, CA
We plan to accept 70-80 participants (including Ph.D. students, postdocs, junior faculty, and early-career professionals in national labs & industry) who are particularly interested in the topic of “Building a Sustainable and Successful Career and Life”, in addition to about 15 mid-career and senior professionals who will also 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 (Tuesday, Dec 14th) (one person per room)
● Meals: Lunch/dinner on Tuesday (Dec 14th) and breakfast/lunch on Wednesday (Dec 15th)
Application Materials: CV
All application materials should be submitted through the KSEA website (http://seed.ksea.org/2021). Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as space may be limited. In addition, since SEED and UKC will occur sequentially, please consider applying to both SEED and UKC.
Photo, short bio, and registration fee are required after your application is accepted ($50 for graduate students, $75 for postdocs, and $100 for junior faculty, government employees, or early-stage professionals)
Application Deadline: October 22nd, 2021
Announcement of Finalists: October 25th, 2021
Selection Criteria: Both merit and need-based (up to about 80 applicants)
Registration for the Selected Applicants: October 25th – November 11th, 2021
(Photo, short bio, and registration fee are due at the time of online registration)
For more details about SEED 2021, please visit http://seed.ksea.org/2021
For general inquiries, please contact any member(s) of the SEED organizing committee.
Thank you,
SEED Organizing Committee:
SungWoo Nam (SEED Director), University of California, Irvine
Sang-Eun “Sam” Song, University of Central Florida
Hanna Cho, The Ohio State University
Soyoon Kum, Angelo State University
Juyoung Leem, Stanford University
Jinho Park, University of Central Florida