Scientists and Engineers Early-Career Development Workshop

KSEA is pleased to announce the Scientists and Engineers Early-Career Development (SEED) Workshop, which has had great success since it started in 2013. The information of the event date, venue hotel and hosting KSEA local chapter is shown below.

Date: Saturday, April 30 ~ Sunday, May 1, 2016
Location: Residence Inn San Jose Airport, 10 Skyport Drive, San Jose, CA 95110 (Hotel website)
Hosting KSEA Local Chapter: Silicon Valley Chapter (Chapter president: Dr. Steve Sung Won Moon)

The goal of the SEED is to provide a professional career development service, which is consistent, systematic, and practically useful for junior Korean-American scientists and engineers ranging from postdoctoral researchers to early career professionals. For current graduate students, it is eligible only for those whose defense is scheduled before December 31, 2016.

The program will provide: (1) a workshop on grant proposal writing for postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty members, (2) information on funding opportunities within US, US-Korea collaboration, and other international opportunities, (3) a career workshop that focuses on the job application process, tenure, and promotion, (4) a workshop on being team member/leader in the modern work place, (5) the development of supporting and mentoring systems, and (6) the discussion on entrepreneurship and startup companies

Speakers will be outstanding and distinguished scholars and professionals with successful careers in the United States.

Attendees are required to have current KSEA membership and participate in the entire two-day workshop period. KSEA will provide the following financial supports to the attendees:

(1) Travel support: Airfare up to $220 or travel reimbursement up to $220 based on driving mileage ($0.50/mile)
(2) Hotel accommodation: One night (Saturday, April 30) at Residence Inn San Jose Airport shared by two participants
(3) Meals: Lunch and dinner on Saturday, April 30, and breakfast on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Application materials: Personal information, Personal statement (300 words limit), and CV or resume.

Application deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016 

Announcement of participants selection: Monday, April 4, 2016 

Selection criteria: Competitive merit based, up to 120 applicants. Priority will be given to applicants from West coast who could not attend SEED 2015 held in Washington, D.C.

Registration fee: $80 for graduate students; $120 for postdocs; $150 for junior faculty, government employees, or early stage professionals. Registration fee will be collected from only invited applicants.

Online application: All required application materials should be submitted through the KSEA website below: 

Testimonials from SEED-East 2015

"This SEED meeting is one of the most fruitful meetings I have ever been to so far. And I am so grateful and honored for this chance and the financial support I got. To anyone in the early stages of their career who are wondering about the future, this SEED workshop could offer great guidance."

"It made me remind my 'first heart' for research and think about the fundamental problem of the career. Practically, the symposium has provided numerous information for the early career and chance to make a network with other Korean-American scientists and engineers. I fully recommend to join this meeting for anybody who would pursuit their career in the US as a Korean- American."

"It was a really great experience. Each session was distinguished from others yet quite fun and insightful. I would love to attend one more time if I can."

"SEED 2015 was very professional and helpful. The amount and quality of information that I have learned will improve my presentation skills and motivate me. I really enjoyed discussion and interaction during workshop. I would highly recommend the SEED workshop."

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