Chinese Institute of Engineers, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CIE/USA-SF) is now accepting applications for the Scholarship Award. The scholarship award winners will be awarded US $200 dollars and a granted CIE scholarship certificate, presented at the CIE/USA-SF Annual Conference in Santa Clara Convention Center on 2/23, 2019.
Being the oldest Chinese engineering and science society in North America, and following a long-standing tradition of pursuing excellence, CIE/USA-SF has established this award program to recognize and encourage the outstanding high school students of its members. The selection criteria will be based on an overall accomplishment of applicants' academic performance, extracurricular activities achievement and the participation in community services. Each award winner will receive a Certificate of Merit and a check of two hundred dollars and shall need to attend the CIE/SF Annual Conference to receive it.
All applicants must meet the following qualifications:
- A CIE/USA-SF member's children
- Currently a Junior or Senior (11th or 12th grade) in high school
- Has never received the award from the CIE/SF Chapter before
- Must be able to attend the ceremony to receive this award
All applicants must submit the following documents in soft copies:
- A completed application form (download template).
- A passport type personal photo (to be published in the CIE/USA-SF 2019 annual conference proceedings)
- A high school Transcript
- A personal essay (no more than 250 words) which includes information such as: honors and awards received, offices of student organizations held, extracurricular activities, community service involved, volunteer work experiences, etc.
- An information page (use the template on next page)
- (For Non-CIE/SF members only) Join membership online from HERE.
The deadline for the application is January 10th, 2019.
For 12th grade student, please send in your application ASAP for possible early decision.
Contact Person: T.C. Yang
Would you like to improve your Negotiations Skill, know how to Reducing your Strees in the workplace? Please come to join our the first SoftSkill seminar of year 2019.
Date and Time
Wed, January 23, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST
ITRI International Inc.
2870 Zanker Road
# 140 San Jose, CA 95134
Topic I: "The Arts of Negotiation"
Speaker: Dr. Elaine Ping Wang, Vice President at CAISS and TDG Technology North America Inc
Elaine Wang, Ph.D. Prior to start-up of Allied Advanced Materials served as CEO, worked for Samsung, IBM, Hitachi, and Heraeus; now she is VP of TDG Technology North America Inc. and VP of CAISS a nonprofit organization. She has solid experience in R&D, project management, operation, global manufacturing, business development, marketing, and sales. Elaine is going to share some resources and tools they can put to use immediately to handle conflict and overcome disagreements with the title of “The art of negotiation”.
Topic II: Reducing Stress in the Workplace
Overwork and fatigue are the most common causes of stress in the workplace. Though there are many factors that contribute to stress, we can successfully learn to decrease its overall affects.
Managing workplace stress starts with identifying the sources of stress and finding strategies for managing them. The better we are at understanding our own stress, the less other people’s stress will negatively affect us and the more we can be a positive influence in the lives of others.
This session teaches how to:
- Use effective communication skills to ease stress
- Release tension and negativity
- Be aware of the energy of working relationships
- Shift perspectives and become more flexible
Reducing stress and tension is about learning how to recognize our thoughts, emotions, and the way we interact with others. By understanding the energy and patterns of stress, we can take healthy steps to reduce its negative effects and create a sense of balance, good health, and peace of mind in our lives.
Speaker: Mr. Michael Chojnacki, President of Aikiway Professional Development
As a professional speaker, workshop leader, and a Sensei in the art of Aikido. As a martial artist and business professional of thirty-three years, he teaches the principles of Aiki philosophy to create a greater understanding of human dynamics and life balance. Michael’s programs and application coaching are educational and inspirational where people discover how to communicate effectively, reduce workplace stress, and enjoy a balanced life.
Creating dynamic teams
Turning conflict into collaboration
Developing authentic communication
Being calm and positive in stressful situations
Mastering mindful leadership
Date: Jan 16, 2019 (Wednesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:30pm)
Talk Title: “2019 Technology Trends and Predictions” by Dr. William Kao
Talk Abstract: It is the beginning of another year, 2019!
What are the technology trends that will dominate, and what are some of the technology predictions for 2019?
In this two hour seminar talk, Dr. William Kao will report on what the tech industry is predicting for 2019. This seminar will cover what major institutions such as Gartner, Forbes, Forrester Research, International Data Group are saying about this year: trends and some predictions for the year.
Some of the topics to be discussed will include AI and Machine Learning, IoT, AR/VR, Augmented Data Analytics, Quantum Computing, Robotics, 5G, Blockchain, Digital Assistants, Self Driving Vehicles, Cyber Security, etc.
Speaker Bio: Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 years holding several senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, Cadence Design Systems.
Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers at IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight software and IC design patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided IC design.
Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension.
Dr. Kao current interests include the subjects of Energy, Environment and Education.
He teaches and is a frequent lecturer on various Emerging Technologies including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Business Sustainability, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, AI and 3D Printing.
This program provides Engineers an opportunity to practice public speaking and formal presentation.
(1) This program align with our soft skill training program.
(2) The applicant will make a 5 minutes presentation. We prefer it is a power point presentation or a computer operated presentation.
(3) It should include the greeting, the reason of the present and the main body of the present.
(4) Please select the contents which interest most of the engineers. It could be a skill, a tool, features of a tool, a website, etc.
(5) The present will be taken place at the beginning of some of our events.
(6) Applicant needs to apply for the program and CIE-SF will review the application.
(7) CIE-SF may provide coaching.
(8) CIE-SF will video record the present and put on youtube to let more engineers can be benefited from it.
(9) After you sing up the form, CIE-SF will contact you for next step.