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Dear KSEA Members, Colleagues, and Friends:

We are excited to announce the 2007 US-Korea Conference (UKC).  UKC 2007 will be held in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area (Hyatt Regency at Reston) on August 9-12, 2007. The Washington Metro and New England Chapters are committed to arranging a comprehensive and engaging conference for all participants.

The UKC2005 at the University of California, Irvine and UKC2006 in the greater New York/New Jersey area were great successes in terms of its record attendance, the spectrum and quality of technical programs, and the total number of papers presented. KSEA is dedicated to improve upon the success of past UKCs.
The following initiatives have been implemented in order to enhance the UKC programs and to encourage greater conference participation. UKC2007 initiatives include:

  • Transforming the UKC into an international conference by inviting more non ethnic Korean speakers and participants.  
  • A greater emphasis on the current status and future prospects of science and technology.
  • Selected prominent scholars from both Korea and the U.S. will make presentations at the plenary sessions.
  • Poster sessions will be utilized to increase participation by young scientists and engineers
  • KSEA will consider allocating a number of travel awards or honorarium to the KSEA affiliated organizations to invite more young scientists and also women scientists.
  • A new Innovative R & D Forum will be organized emphasizing the policy and education issues.  It will also encourage participation by small and medium industries in US and Korea.
  • Improving an online conference management system: conference registration and abstract and paper submissions will be handled by the conference website (www.ksea.org/ukc2007).
  • At least two international workshops will be held in conjunction with UKC2007, e.g., Nano-Metrology & Quality of Life organized by KRISS and NIST; and Biotechnology Workshop by the Society of Biomedical Research.
  • Each symposium will have a wrap-up session at the end of the symposium.

Generous sponsorship has already been committed to UKC2007 from many industrial companies and research organizations from US and Korea. The commitment from these organizations signifies the UKC as an important venue to discuss science & technology collaboration across the Pacific.
We invite you to participate in the UKC2007, to meet your colleagues and friends, and to visit the capital city of Washington, D.C.  We are confident that the conference will be a valuable professional and personal experience.

Best Regards,

Kang-Won Wayne Lee, Ph.D., P.E.
UKC 2007 Conference Co-Chair and the 36th KSEA President-Elect
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Young-Bog Chae, Ph.D.
UKC 2007 Conference Co-Chair
President of the Korean Federation of Sciences & Technology Societies (KOFST)