Lee to Chair 40th Anniversary Korean-American Association Meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

University of Iowa News Release

Hosin "David" Lee, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and transportation researcher in the UI Public Policy Center, will serve as chair of the 40th anniversary meeting of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) Aug. 10-14 in Park City, Utah.

The annual conference (ukc.ksea.org) will focus on successful U.S.-Korea cooperative research efforts in all areas of science and engineering and is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants. Among the speakers will be keynote speaker Dr. Mario Capecchi of the University of Utah, 2007 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, and invited plenary speaker Greg Carmichael, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the UI College of Engineering and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.

Dignitaries include: Ju-Ho Lee, Minister of Education, Science and Engineering of Korea; Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert; S. James Gates, Jr. of the University of Maryland, representing President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; and Executive Director Pedro Espina, National Science and Technology Council.

As KSEA president, Lee works with the presidents of Korea's National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) in order to develop cooperative research and professional activities with the National Science Foundation and various American science and engineering societies.