UKC 2019

Smart Science, Engineering and Health for Livable Communities
August 14-17, 2019, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont (suburb of Chicago), IL, USA

UKC 2019 is hosted by three prestigious organizations – the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (KOFST), and Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO).

The theme of UKC 2019 is “Smart Science, Engineering and Health for Livable Communities.” We would like to address technological challenges in the era of the 4th industrial evolution in building livable communities. Specifically, we will discuss these issues in three tracks: smart science, smart engineering and smart health. UKC 2019 provides valuable opportunities for cooperation between the United States and Korea. With a rich history of over thirty years, the UKC program includes plenary sessions, symposiums, forums and workshops that cover broad areas of science and technology.

UKC 2019 will provide opportunities for participants to discuss many hot issues through various symposium sessions and forums. We will invite more young members by expanding the Young Generation and Professional Forum (YG/PF) program and the Youth Science and Technology Leadership Camp (YSTLC). We plan to provide a meeting space for young entrepreneurs to share their ideas and build international networks. By expanding the Science Diplomacy Forum, UKC 2019 will provide a venue to discuss the role of science diplomacy and other related issues for enhancing cooperative activities and contributing to prosperity, such as Paektu mountain volcano, power shortage in North Korea and transportation network between North and South Koreas. We will also continue the University Leadership Forum to assist higher education’s globalization.


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Application – the 2nd KSEA Mentoring Program for High School Students, 2019-2020

We now accept applications for the 2nd KSEA Mentoring Program for High School Students, 2019-2020. Please refer to the materials presented at the orientation below to learn more about the program and mentors.


Overview of KSEA Mentoring Program: presentation


Mentors list

Michael Choi – Computer Science: presentation

Seungwon Chung – Chemistry: presentation

Dongwook Jang – Data Science: presentation

Jongryeol Jeong – Mechanical Engineering: presentation

Gloria Kim – Thought Leadership Through Writing: presentation

Kyung Kim – Chemical Engineering: presentation

Hoichang Lee – Reproductive Biology: presentation

Gwan Park – Mechanical Engineering (Industry): presentation

Youngsoo Park – Robotics: presentation

Zuhawn Sung – Physics/Material Science: presentation


How to apply:

Fill out the form below to apply for the program.

The application will be closed at 11:59pm, June 23, 2019 (CDT).

Click this form link or scan the QR code:

KSEA Chicagoland Mentoring Program for High School Students, 2019-2020

고등학생들이 학교 커리큘럼 과정 이외의 연구 프로젝트에 참여할 수 있는 기회는 상당히 제한되어 있습니다. 실제 전공분야에 대한 경험없이 대학 진학시 전공을 선택해야하는 모순적인 상황을 극복하는데 도움이 되고자 저희 재미과학기술자협회 시카고 지부에서 고등학생들을 위한 멘토 프로그램을 제공하고 있습니다. 저희 지부에서는 국립연구소 및 대학, 회사 등 다양한 분야에 있는 전문가들이 멘토로서 활동하고 계십니다. 제 2회 고등학생을 위한 멘토프로그램 오리엔테이션이 오는 6월 9일 일요일 열릴 예정입니다. 또한 지난 7월부터 시작되었던 제 1회 멘토 프로그램이 오는 6월에 마무리 되면서 오리엔테이션과 같은 날 프로그램에 참여했던 학생들의 결과가 포스터의 형태로 발표될 예정입니다. 많이 참여하셔서 프로그램에 참여했던 학생들의 결과 확인 및 프로그램의 진행 방식, 참여 멘토분들의 분야에 대해서 배울 수 있는 기회가 되기를 바랍니다. 참여를 원하시는 분들께서는 아래 RSVP 링크를 기입해주시기 바랍니다.

RSVP: Click Here or Scan QR code

National Math & Science Competition 2019

Mathematics and Science are very important in our rapidly changing technological and scientific age. Proficiency in math and science is the gateway to all kinds of careers. The Korean-American Scientists & Engineers Association (KSEA) offers the National Mathematics & Science Competition (NMSC) to challenge and inspire students. The KSEA NMSC is also dedicated to elevate mathematical abilities, talents, and scientific innovation of all students.

The KSEA NMSC is dedicated to the goal of fostering mathematical and scientific capabilities of all students.

  • Target:     4-11th Grade Students
  • When:      April 13, 2019 (Saturday) 1 PM CDT
  • Where:     Northwestern University Technological Institute, Room LR 3

2145 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208

  • Parking:   Free parking is available on campus

(closest lot is #132 on the map – )

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
Exam Format & Sample Problems

Seminars for parents will be held while students are taking the tests. Examples of seminar topics are university admission, careers in science and engineering, financial planning for college, introduction to KSEA, etc.




Online Registration 2/4/2019 ~ 4/7/2019 12:00 AM (EST)

On-Site Registration on 4/13/2019

Please note that you are entitled to request full NMSC registration fee refund until April 7, 2019.
No refund is given after April 7, 2019 and your registration fee will be considered as a donation to NMSC.

Sponsored by C2 Education, College Planning Corporation, and Epic Academics

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STEM Career Night at Northwestern University on Feb 17, 2019

KSEA-CHI & Korean Education Center Chicago

Proudly present:

STEM Career Night

 Majors in STEM are very diverse. What does the college curriculum for a major look like? What kind of career will a major lead to? Speakers from the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association Chicagoland Chapter (KSEA-CHI) will introduce their respective discipline, talk about their own career and what influenced their choice.

12 fields will be represented: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science, robotics, mechanical/electrical/chemical/biomedical engineering, material science, pharmacy.

Students and parents will have the opportunity to interact with the STEM professional representing the field they are interested in.


  • Target Audience:

8-12th Grade Students and their Parents

  • When:

February 17, 2019 (Sunday) 4:30 pm

  • Where:

Northwestern University Technological Institute, Room LR 3

2145 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208

  • Parking:

Free parking is available on campus

(closest lot is #132 on the map – )

  • Schedule:

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM              Registration (free, but space is limited)

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM              Light Dinner

5:30 PM – 6:50 PM              STEM Disciplines and Career Path Introduction

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM              Breakout and Q&A by Discipline


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.