KSEA-CHI Mentoring Program for High School Students Application

The application site opened on July 1. The online application form below contains links to the presentations, project descriptions, and videos of the June 30 session.

Application deadline:
  • July 8, 2018, 11:59pm Central Standard Time
  • Late applications will NOT be accepted. No exceptions.

Online application form:

  • CLOSED as of July 8, 2018 11:59pm
  • The 250-word statement and skills statement are crucial elements of the selection process. We ask you put serious thought and effort into these.
Selected mentees will be notified via e-mail by July 23, 2018.

Why did Heisenberg come to Copenhagen? Come and find out.

A mysterious visit by Werner Heisenberg to Niels Bohr’s home in Copenhagen in 1941 brings physicists Heisenberg and Bohr and dear friends together under trying circumstances and leads to an argument whose consequences may determine the fate of nations.

Experience the Tony Award-winning play (2000, Best Play) Copenhagen based on historical characters and events for FREE. Registration is highly recommended, as seats are limited. Now – April 29, 2018.



2018 KSEA National Math and Science Competition – April 7 (Sat)

National Mathematics & Science Competition 2018 Information

Date: April 07, 2018 (Saturday) nationwide

12:00 pm Check in and registration

12:30 pm Orientation

1:00 pm Competition starts

  • Seminar for parents “Educating the Whole Person”
  • Science demo for students “Robotics and Remote Systems – Past, Present, and Future”
Qualification: 4th – 11th grade students from the United States
Online Registration: 02/05/2018 ~ 04/03/2018 11:59 PM (ET), https://ksea.org/nmsc/registration.asp

Choose “Chicagoland” to register online.

KSEA-CHI Registration fee:

  • Math: $30 (online) $40 (on-site)
  • Physics: $10 (online or on-site)
  • KSEA members receive $5 discount on Math only, either online or on-site
Location: Northwestern University

Technological Institute LR3

2145 Sheridan Rd, Evanston IL 60202

Exam and Duration Math:
4-8 grades: 60 min with 30 questions
9-11 grades: 90 min with 30 questions
3-11 grades
8 mechanics and 4 electro-magnetism questions
9 – 12 grades: 75 min. with 12 questions
Mathematics Exam Format: 
The math competition is a written exam. The exam will start 2:00 PM Eastern Time (11:00 AM Pacific Time). Be sure to arrive at the event location 1-2 hours earlier as specified by your local chapter. No calculators or rulers are allowed. The number of multiple choice problems and free response problems are 20 and 10, respectively. The grading or points system will be posted here (or announced to participating chapters).
Topics Covered (subject to change):

  • 4th – 7th grades: standard and challenging grade level topics
  • 8th grade: up to Algebra 1
  • 9th grade: up to Geometry and some Algebra 2 (no logarithms)
  • 10th grade: up to Algebra 2 (some Trigonometry)
  • 11th grade: up to Precalculus (including Trigonometry and logarithms)

Sample math and physics problems are available here: https://ksea.org/nmsc/info.asp

2018 KSEA Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Dear KSEA members,

KSEA is pleased to announce the 2018 KSEA Undergraduate and KSEA-KUSCO Graduate Scholarships program.

Multiple scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in science, medicine, engineering, or related fields will be awarded in 2018.

The scholarships recognize outstanding students of Korean heritage who are excellent in academics as well as in service to the community, and have potential to become future leaders of society.

There are two scholarship categories this year;

  1. KSEA Scholarships for Undergraduate Students in the US. (20 awards, $1,000 per each)
  2. KSEA-KUSCO Scholarships for Graduate Students in the US. (20 awards, $1,500 per each)

The scholarship online application has opened on February 1, 2018.

All application materials for the 2018 Scholarship should be received by March 31, 2018, 5:00 PM (ET)

Please visit the KSEA Scholarship website at http://scholarship.ksea.org for more details of the 2018 Scholarships program including online application process.

Any questions not mentioned in the 2018 Scholarship website can be addressed to KSEA HQ at scholarship@ksea.org or the KSEA Scholarship Committee Chair, Dr. Sae Woong Park at Sap2015@med.cornell.edu.

KSEA-CHI 27th Open Seminar on October 6, 2017 (Fri)

열린 과학기술 세미나는 기초과학에서부터 첨단기술에 이르기까지 다양한 분야의 과학기술에 관한 이해와 관심을 높이고 그 중요성을 알리기 위한 교육적인 프로그램입니다. 이번 세미나에서는 bioinformatics의 응용과 앞으로의 전망에 대한 주제를 다루게 됩니다. 많은 참여를 바랍니다.


Title: Genomics for Translational Science

Speaker: Prof. Younghee Lee, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine


High throughput technologies successfully capture diverse genome-wide sequence information, quantitative gene expression, and regulatory information. The generation of huge volumes of data by these technologies, ‘omics’ have made remarkable contributions to building a comprehensive list of functional elements in the human genome. This lecture will demonstrate the state of the art on how to translate these data into biological and clinical knowledge. This presentation will give a summary of research that contributes to this endeavor by focusing on the study of characterizing the systems-level properties and genetic/molecular basis of human disease by integrating and interpreting heterogeneous multi-omics data including genome, transcriptome, and epigenome.


■ 일시:

2017년 10월 6일 (금) 오후 6시 30분

■ 장소:

Science and Engineering South Room 230

The University of Illinois at Chicago

845 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL

■ 주차:


가능한 Public Transportation이나 Carpool을 권장합니다.

Ride가 필요하신 분들은 아래의 연락처로 연락하시기 바랍니다.

■ 일정:

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM                 Registration & Reception

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM               Seminar

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM               Networking


준비위원장: 정승원 (AbbVie, nutria1007(at) hotmail.com)

지부장: 김정아 (Northwestern University, gloriakj (at) gmail.com)

2017 한-미시건 채용상담회 in Detroit

□ 행사명 : 2017 한-미시건 채용상담회

□ 일시 : 2017. 10. 16(월) 09:00~15:30

□ 장소 : The Westin Southfield Detroit(1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075)

□ 규모 : 국내기업 20개사 내외, 구직희망자* 100명 내외

□ 주최 : 시카고 총영사관 / KOTRA 디트로이트 무역관

2017_1016 채용상담회 in Detroit

Music Inspired by Korean Poetry: Sijo in the Settings of Classical, Jazz, to Hip-Hop

Sejong Cultural Society Event

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4pm

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL

Free admission

The sijo is a traditional Korean poetic form typically exploring cosmological, metaphysical, or pastoral themes. Though less familiar than its Japanese cousin, the haiku, Korean sijo has a similarly rich heritage. In ancient Korea, sijo were written to be not only read, but sung. Even after the tradition of singing sijo ended and it became a form of poetry, the sijo was the most popular form of lyric poetry in Korea for over 500 years and is now considered a classic example of traditional Korean fine arts. This performance explores music inspired by sijo through jazz piano, piano/violin and cello/flute duos, and a hip-hop performance by Elephant Rebellion.

Korean food and drinks will be served at a reception following the performance.


Featuring the music of:

Misook Kim (contemporary classical)
Teddy Niedermaier (contemporary classical)
TBA (jazz)
Elephant Rebellion (hip-hop)
Nan-pa Hong, Soo-hyun Gum, Soo-in Lee (classical Korean art songs)
performed by Ghibong Kim, baritone, and Sojung Lee, piano
Traditional sijo chang
performed by Wol-ha Kim