Korean American Day 2017 - Recognizing Leaders in Science & Technology

Date & Time: 
Fri, 01/13/2017

Every year on January 13, the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) sponsors a luncheon in Washington, DC to mark Korean American Day and recognize the local and national Korean American community. This event has come to be recognized as one of the preeminent celebrations in Washington, DC for Korean Americans.

As part of the ceremony, KEI recognizes prominent Korean Americans that have made significant contributions in their field. Recently, KEI has honored Korean-Americans from athletics, government, business, academia, humanitarian work, business and entrepeneurship, arts and literature. The theme for 2017 is Recognizing Leaders in Science & Technology.

Please note that the Korean American Day luncheon is by invitation only. 

If you are a member of the media, please find more information about covering Korean American Day here: http://www.keia.org/page/media.


2017 Honorees

  • Dr. David Oh, NASA Project Systems Engineer and Systems Architect for Psyche; former Lead Flight Director for Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
  • Dr. Eun-Suk Seo, Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park; Principal Investigator for ISS-CREAM
  • Dr. Kook-Wha Koh, Founder of Chrysan Industries, Inc.
  • Discussion will be moderated by: Dr. Tim Persons, Chief Scientist at the Government Accountability Office (GAO)