CIE/USA-SF High School Student Scholarship Award 2020

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 5/2 afternoon, 2020.

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:

  1. A CIE/USA-SF member's children
  2. Currently a Junior or Senior (11th or 12th grade) in high school 
  3. Has never received the award from the CIE/SF Chapter before
  4. Must be able to attend the award ceremony to receive the award and certificate.

All applicants must submit the following documents in soft copies:

  1. A completed application form (download template).
  2. A passport type photo (> 300kb), to be published in the CIE/USA-SF 2020 annual conference proceedings 
  3. A high school Transcript
  4. 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.
  5. (For Non-CIE/SF parents only) Join membership online from HERE.     

The deadline for the application is February 1st, 2020. 

For 12th grade student, please send in your application ASAP for possible early decision. 

Contact Person: T.C. Yang

Application material please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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宗教與科技 - 離合及綜觀

Time: 01/18/2019 13:30pm-16:30pm (Sat.)
Venue: ITRI International Inc. - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140, San Jose, CA 95134
Registration: Sign up here

世界77億人87% 有宗教信仰,夏祖焯教授將介紹世界重要宗教的基本知識與可能的誤解,此次演講以美國主流的基督教為本。他將談論宗教的性質與科學、工程、文學、藝術、及現實政治、經濟、社會的關係;五大宗教之間的區別與消長;歷史上宗教與科技的離合、相依或對立;對科學的執著是否類似一種宗教信仰?中國是世界上唯一無「國教」的強國,這代表了什麼?為什麼不少人不信教,甚至反宗教?他們將如何面對生命及死亡?為什麼20世紀後基督教在歐洲式微卻是美國社會的支柱?今日台灣、日本及中國大陸的宗教狀況如何?演講後請各位當場發表意見,討論為何著名科學家,偉人信奉宗教,宗教與科學是否有衝突,邀請您的朋友來參加。敬請務必準時出席。

Speaker Bio:

夏祖焯教授 (Prof. Frederick Hsia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.):

夏祖焯(夏烈),密西根(州立)大學工程博士。曾任橋樑工程師,美國聯邦政府特殊重點計劃經理等職。近年任教成功大學、清華大學,教授近代歐美、日本文學及文化,現代中文小說及散文。並任美洲中國工程師學會理事。1994年獲『國家文藝獎』。2006年獲美洲中國工程師學會「科技與人文獎」。2015年獲成大「優良教師獎」。台北建中傑出校友。除工程論文外,夏祖焯教授文學及論述文著作共10本。

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2020 Technology Trends and Predictions

Time: 01/15/2019 18:30pm-21:00pm (Wed.)
Venue: ITRI International Inc. - 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140, San Jose, CA 95134
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It is the beginning of another year, 2020!

What are the technology trends that will dominate, and what are some of the technology predictions for 2020?

In this two hour seminar talk, Dr. William Kao will report on what the tech industry is predicting for 2020. 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, 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, Big Data, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, AI / Machine Learning, 5G and 3D Printing.

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