Date: Saturday, September 30, 11:00 am – 2:50 pm
Place: Korea Daily College Fair, Birmingham Community Charter High School

 

Invitation

Welcome to Major Fair 2017! Major Fair is an annual event organized by Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) to provide high school and college students opportunities to learn about various majors in STEM and their roles in society, network with mentors in the field, and interactively find potential career path. This year, marking its third year, Major Fair is collaborating with Korea Daily College Fair to provide more opportunities to wider range of participants, thanks to Korea Daily’s accommodation.

The program consists of three parts, each designed to expose different levels and perspectives of STEM majors: panel discussion sessions, lunch table discussion, and showcase booths. Furthermore, mentors from various backgrounds, such as healthcare (medical, dental, pharmacy), pure sciences (math, biology, chemistry, physics), engineering (civil, mechanical, chemical, biomedical, electrical) and computer sciences (computer science, data science, bioinformatics) will be present to ensure all grounds are covered.

Major Fair 2017 organizers collectively wish all of you to benefit the most out of the programs prepared. Whether this is your first time meeting current students in the major of interest and professionals in the fields of interest, or your hundredth time networking and interacting with them, we strongly believe that this event will provide an eye-opening moments for all of you. Please come prepared with your stories, questions, and most importantly, curiosity about various STEM majors!

Sincerely,

Major Fair 2017 team

 

Schedule

11:00AM – 11:50AM Healthcare Panel Discussion
(Room J106)
Computer Science Panel Discussion
(Room J108)
12:00PM – 12:50PM Lunch Table Discussion
(Small Gym)
01:00PM – 01:50PM Pure Science Panel Discussion
(Room J106)
Engineering Panel Discussion I
(Room J108)
Showcase Booths
(Small Gym)
02:00PM – 02:50PM Engineering Panel Discussion II
(Room J108)

Lunch Table Discussion

Lunch table discussion is designed to give further networking time with mentors in a casual setting over lunch. Although there will be a facilitator per each table to start off conversation, participants are strongly recommended to come equipped with questions. Due to limited number of speakers and tables, participants will be allowed to attend in a first-come-first-serve basis. Lunch is generously prepared by Korea Daily. Please see below for speakers in attendance.

Name Field Title/Position Affiliation
Healthcare
Hyeran Hwang Acupuncture Graduate Student Dongguk University of Los Angeles
Dr. Hyunsook Park Biology Director of Health Career Advisement Office CSULA
Dr. Elies Kim Dental Dentist California Wave Dental Center, Inc.
Paul Jay Kim Dental DDS Candidate UCLA
Minyoung Lee Dental DDS Candidate USC
Dr. Kevin Riutzel Medicine Resident Physician UCI
Dr. Eric Oak Pharmacy VP of Pharmacy and Disease Management High Desert Medical Group
Pure Sciences
Alice Lee Biology Graduate Student Columbia University / Cedars-Sinai Hospital
Dr. Minhee Ko Biology Research Associate USC Doheny Eye Institute
Dr. Haejung An Chemistry Analytical Chemist U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Leejoon Eileen Kim Chemistry Graduate Student UCLA
Dr. Grace Kim Math/Statistics Associate Professor UCLA
Dr. Daegene Koh Physics Postdoctoral Scholar Stanford University
Dr. Jay Hauser Physics Professor UCLA
Engineering
Brian Min Aerospace Engineering Design Engineer Scaled Composites LLC
Jaekyung Koh Bioengineering Graduate Student UCLA
Eugene Yoon Biomedical Engineering Ph.D Candidate USC
Jon Okada Chemical Engineering Project Manager Southern California Edison
Seungkyeum Kim Chemical Engineering Graduate student California Institute of Technology
Dr. Sunai Kim Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Jangwon Kim Electrical Engineering Vice President Research Canary Speech
Thomas Choi Electrical Engineering Ph.D Candidate USC
Dr. Ki Hwan Lee Mechanical Engineering Mechanical System Design & Analysis Engineer Major Satellite Manufacturer
Hunjoo Kim Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineer NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Computer Science
DongJu Danny Hwang Math/Statistics Graduate University of Washington
Jenny Lee Math/Statistics Undergraduate Student Harvey Mudd College
Harry Yang Bioinformatics Ph.D Candidate UCLA
Carey Nachenberg Computer Science Principal Engineer Google X
Dr. Brian Choi Computer Science Senior Software Engineer Google
Josh Schoolcraft Computer Science Flight Software Engineer NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Yong Bum Yoo Computer Science Undergraduate Student UCLA
Robert Davies Data Science Data Scientist KPMG

Panel Discussion

 

Showcase Booths