[NEWS] KSCEE – UKC 2018 Travel Grant Award

Dear KSCEE members –

We are very pleased to announce “UKC 2018 travel grant award” to eligible members. In addition to financial support from KSEA, KSCEE will provide $100 travel grant to students and post-docs who present his/her paper at UKC 2018 and participate in KSCEE Annual meeting to be held during UKC 2018.


Please feel free to forward this email to anyone might be interested in joining KSCEE and attending UKC 2018.

Richard Kim
KSCEE President

Brian Park
KSCEE General Secretary


Dear Prospective UKC 2018 Participants,

Due to many requests from colleagues, we have decided to extend the due date for early paper submission and lodging support applications to May 31, 2018. Do not miss this last opportunity. Please visit our official UKC 2018 website (ukc2018.org) and submit your academic or industry paper online from the link (ukc2018.org/about-call-for-papers/). Two types of symposium paper templates for academia and industry can be found here(ukc2018.org/templates/). Industry professionals and students interested in career and leadership sessions, apply to YG/PF at this link (ukc2018.org/yg-pf-application/). Should you have any questions, please send your inquiry at ukc2018@gmail.com

The 2018 US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2018) will be held:

  • August 1(Wednesday) – August 4 (Saturday), 2018
  • St. John’s University Conference Center in Queens, New York City

We look forward to your participation and attendance.


UKC2018 Conference Chair
Stephen Suh, Conference Chair / KSEA President-Elect
Myung-Ja Kim, Conference Co-Chair / KOFST President


Important Dates

  • April 30, 2018 (Mon)

o Early academic & industry paper submission due

o YG and professional forums early applications due

o Lodging support application due

  • May 31(Thu)

o Notification of early paper acceptance

o Notification of YG and professional forums early acceptance

o Notification of lodging support award

o Paper submission due

o YG and professional forums regular application due

o Online registration start

  • June 10(Sun)

o Notification of paper acceptance

o Notification of YG and professional forums regular acceptance

  • June 15, 2018(Fri)

o Final (revised) paper submission due

o Early discounted online registration due

  • June 30, 2018(Sat)

o Discounted online registration due


UKC 2018 Committee

[News] KSCEE Hosts a Midwest Conference on Careers for Frontier Science and the 4th Generation Industrial Revolution Technology

The Korean-American Society of Civil and Environment Engineers (KSCEE) together with KSEA Chicagoland Chapter, Michigan Chapter, and Iowa City Chapter hosted a Midwest Conference on Careers for the Frontier Science and the 4th Generation Industrial Revolution Technology. This conference was to connect established engineers/scientists/entrepreneurs with young generations and guide young generations (graduate students and early careers in their 20’s and 30’s) for helping their career development. The conference was held at Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Schaumburg (a suburb of Chicago) from 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm on November 18, 2017, with about thirty participants from six states of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Texas. It was also multi-disciplinary with participants from various fields of science and engineering of Physics, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physical Education, Mechanical Engineering and Construction Engineering. The conference was honored by a presence of the KSEA’s immediate past President Jaehoon Yu. 

Dr. Young-Kee Kim, Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Physics Department at University of Chicago gave a very thought-provoking keynote presentation on “visibility and invisibility in particle physics”. Participants had a great opportunity to hear about a leading edge research agenda in the frontier science. Three speakers then addressed the 4th generation industrial revolution technologies in their research fields. Dr. YeongAe Heo, Assistant Professor at Case Western University presented about “climate change effects on the aging petrochemical infrastructure risk and coastal community resilience,” Dr. Stephen Baek, Assistant Professor at University of Iowa, about “deep learning on non-Euclidean data”, and Dr. Jun-Seok Oh, Professor at Western Michigan University and Director of Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities about “applications of 4th generation technologies for livable communities”. These presentations led to discussions on how the 4th generation evolutionary technologies could be applied in various disciplines of science and engineering.

Five panel members were invited to share their career experiences to help young generations at their early career to learn from their success and failure stories. Three panel members were from industry and two were from academia as follows:

  • Benjamin Lee, 2nd Generation Korean-American Research Scientist, INVIA Medical Imaging Solutions
  • Ahreum Amy Han, Catastrophe Modeling Consultant, Allstate Corporation, Lecturer, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Jaeyoung Jung, Ford Motor Company
  • YeongAe Heo, US-Educated Young Professor, Case Western University
  • Stephen Baek, Korea-Educated Young Professor, University of Iowa

After the career panel discussion, Dr. Gloria Kim, President of Chicagoland Chapter and Associate Professor at Northwestern University, led a discussion on the planning of the upcoming Midwest Conference in February 2018. Last but not least, during the networking dinner time, Dr. Hosin “David” Lee, President of KSCEE and Professor at University of Iowa (former 40th KSEA President), gave a presentation on “how to improve transportation safety”.

A group photo with participants (late arriving participants are not included)

Dr. Young-Kee Kim, Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Physics Department at University of Chicago

[News] The 2017 International Conference Maintenance and Rehabilitation of constructed Infrastructure Facilities (www.maireinfra.org)

iSMARTi (President: Hosin “David” Lee www.ismarti.org) is organizing the 2017 International Conference Maintenance and Rehabilitation of constructed Infrastructure Facilities at Marriott Hotel in Seoul, Korea, July 19-21, 2017 ( www.maireinfra.org ).
KSCEE is one of many sponsoring organizations (ASCE, CSCE, FAA, KSCE, KSRE, KBA, etc.)  and it is a great opportunity for our members to visit our home country.  KSCEE will provide a financial support with a budget of about $10,000 for Korean students whose papers are accepted for presentation at 2017 MAIREINFRA (i.e., if 20 students are accepted for presentation, up to $500 will be provided toward the registration fee and if 40 it will be up to $250.etc…).
The deadline for abstract submission is October 31, 2016, and please submit your abstracts through the websitewww.maireinfra.org
During the 2017 MAIREINFRA, there will be a joint meeting of KSCEE/KOTAA/KACEPMA and hope to see you all in Seoul, next summer!

[News] Travel Grants Announcement

I am pleased to announce that KSCEE has selected three students as recipients of KSCEE travel grant.  KSCEE will offer $200 for each students.
– Seung Chae Ryu – Univ. of Idaho, Undergraduate student
–  Jungjin Kim – Univ. of Idaho, Ph.D. student
– Bonggil Jeon – Purdue University, Ph.D. student
Please comet to the KSCEE convention (CEA Dinner) scheduled on August 11, Thursday.
Jun-Seok Oh, Ph.D., PE, PTOE
General Secretary of KSCEE

[News] KSCEE Travel Grant Opportunity

Dear KSCEE members,


I am pleased to announce the KSCEE’s travel grant opportunity.  KSCEE will provide $250 to each recipient to encourage students’ participation in UKC 2016.  As announced, UKC 2016 abstract submission deadline has been extended to April 15, 2016.  Please encourage undergraduate and graduate students to submit their abstracts and apply the KSCEE’s travel grant applications. Details can be found from the attached application form.


Best regards,


Jun-Seok Oh, Ph.D., PE, PTOE

General Secretary of KSCEE

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering Call for Proposals – 2017 Special Issue

Dear KSCEE members,

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering Call for Proposals – 2017 Special Issue

The KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering invites proposals for a Special Issue on a theme related to the topics of our Journal: all areas of research in civil engineering. Special issues are designed to provide a platform and give the opportunity to summarize the state-of-the-art on a specific theme, share new perspectives, and initiate discussion on the latest theoretical research. The KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering publishes one special issue each year.

This open call invites researchers to submit a proposal for a special issue to be published in February, 2017.

Proposals begin as short written proposals (up to 3 pages) which are considered once a year by the Journal editors. Prospective Guest Editor(s) should submit a Proposal Form to our Journal’s Editor-in-Chief (EIC), outlining:
– Their Guest Editor team and their credentials;
– The topic for the Special Issue;
– The importance of the topic and reasons for having a Special Issue in our Journal;
– The aim and scope for the Special;
– Prospective Schedule;
– Guest Editor’s CVs.
– List of potential invited papers

The selection of the special issue proposal will be made by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) under the unanimous decision of a dedicated sub-committee composed by selected members of our Journal’s editorial board. The impetus for a Special Issue may come from our Journal’s editorial team or influential scholars. Each submitted proposal will be evaluated and rated based upon the following criteria:
– Completeness of proposal;
– Recognition of the prospective Guest Editor(s);
– Timeliness and coherence of topics;
– Respect of due dates set in the timeline.

The process by which Special Issue manuscripts are handled is identical to that of regular submissions to our Journal through standard rigorous peer review procedure.

Special issue proposals can be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Office atejournal@ksce.or.kr by December 18, 2015.

For detailed information please see the Regulation and Guideline of Special Issue at


※ The timeline may be subjected to change according to the decision of the Editorial Board.

Prof. Ho-Kyung Kim

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering