Each year since 2002, to share the Korean vision of science and technology, the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) and the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) have been hosting the Young Generation Forum (YGF) by bringing young Korean Heritage scientists and engineers from all over the world to Korea.
Each year the YGF will bring 80 young generation Korean-heritage students/professionals from all over the world including U.S., Canada, Germany, Japan, etc. as well as 40 young generation Koreans. All 1.5 and 2nd generations, who major in Science, Technology and Engineering, are encouraged to apply for this special event in Korea. This is a rare opportunity to meet young generation scientists and technology leaders from all over the world as well as sharing research ideas and experience Korean culture together. Additionally, the invited YG members will be fully reimbursed for their airfare, lodging, and meals while attending the forum.
The primary goals of the Young Generation Forum are to promote young Korean scientists and engineers:
- To contribute to the advancement of contemporary science and technology,
- To understand the current scientific and technological developments in Korea,
- To establish cooperative networking that will encourage future collaboration with foreign counterparts.
You can find more information at www.ygf.or.kr or email YGF Chair firstname.lastname@example.org. A testimony from a past participant:
“Now in its fifth year of inception, the Young Generation Forum continues to bring students and young professionals in science and engineering together from all over the world. Through networking with peers and older generations as role models, we learn how to maintain our Korean roots while succeeding as scientists and engineers in the foreign societies in which we live. The forum is an opportunity to experience not only the rich scientific opportunities in Korea, but also the cultural depth that benefits many of us as 1.5 and 2nd generations.