KWiSE-KOFWST Forum

“Women’s Leadership in Changing World”

Korean-American Women in Science and Engineering (KWiSE) and Korean Federation of Women’s Science & Technology (KOFWST) invite you (regardless of gender) to the Women’s Forum entitled “Women’s Leadership in Changing World.”  It is organized with UKC2016’s theme of Enriching Lives through Science Technology and Entrepreneurship to promote a spirit of pursuing scientific excellence and its practical application to current issues of the world.  The goal is to harness the untapped leadership potential of female scientists and engineers to empower a future generation of women leaders in science and technology.  It will be an interactive and engaging event to further foster peer networking and mentoring among attendees.  KWiSE and KOFWST provide a platform for current and future leaders to meet in an environment where meaningful partnerships and friendships can be nurtured.  It should be a great opportunity to exchange ideas, learn and inspire, and promote better leadership for a changing world.

Chair Hee-Yong Kim
Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Signaling, NIAAA, NIH & KWiSE President

Co-Chair Se-Moon Park
President KOFWST & President WiN Global

Presentations (August 12, 1:15pm-2:45pm)

Outlook of KWiSE

Hee-Yong Kim
Laboratory Chief, NIH,USA KWiSE President

Role of the KOFWST

SeMoon Park
President, KOFWST Korea

Women’s engagement, changes and further leap in the fields of science, engineering and technology for better world: Korea’s policy and strategy

Mi Ock Mun
A member of National Assembly of Korea

Preparing for Future Opportunities

Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA
Richter Architects, CEO 2015 President, American Institute of Architects

Research and Teaching in US Academia: Rewards and Challenges from a Woman's Perspective

Jong-In Hahm
Associate Professor, Georgetown University, USA

Double Dare

Grace Hyun Kim
Associate Professor UCLA, USA

Discussion Panelists (2:45pm-3:15pm)

Suejung Huh
Founder &CEO, Ohhh! Inc. USA
Hei- Sook Lee
Principal Research Fellow, Center for Gendered Innovations in Science & Technology Researches, KOFWST, Professor Emeritus, Ewha Womans University
MiHye Kim
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Chungbuk National University
MinHee Ko
Research Scientist, Doheny Eye Institute and University of California, Los Angeles

Networking Dinner ( August 11, 6:30pm – 8:30pm)

Venue: 미정

Hee Young Paik
Director, Center for Gendered Innovations in Science & Technology Researches, KOFWST, Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University
EunSuk Seo
Professor, School of Engineering, University of Maryland, President-Elect, KSEA