What is KSEA?


  • Job openings

  • Internships

  • Scholarships

  • Research opportunities

  • Conference invitations

KSEA stands for "Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association."

We are a community of students & professionals across the country with interest in STEM & Korean culture.



At the local scale:

We are the USC Young Generation (YG) group of KSEA. We serve the Trojan family through a variety of events and newsletters.


  • Career development

  • Mentorship

  • Networking

  • Volunteer activities

  • And more! 

At the national scale:

KSEA was established in 1971 as a non-profit professional organization and has grown to over 5000 registered members with 67 local chapters/branches, 30 affiliated professional societies, and 14 technical groups across the United States. KSEA’s vision is to become a premier professional organization which fosters international cooperation between the U.S. and Korea, cares for its members, and serves the community.


In addition to working professionals in KSEA, there are several student and young professional-led KSEA chapters across the country called Young Generation (YG) groups. YG groups work within their respective local chapters and/or universities to serve their communities, while working with the YG National Board and other YG groups to maintain active communication between students around the United States. As of 2021-2022, more than 20 YG groups are active, with 50+ groups documented during KSEA's history. Participating groups in the KSEA network are shown below and also listed in the main KSEA website.

USC KSEA was named the Most Active YG Group in the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

KSEA is also a Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) certified organization, which can recognize students, young adults, and professionals who dedicate time to KSEA-related activities for volunteerism.