2016 Convention

CESASC 54th Convention

April 23, 2016

UCLA Carnesale Commons
251 Charles Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Co-hosted by UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge

南加州中华科工会(CESASC)54届年会将于2016年4月23日在加州大学洛杉矶分校(UCLA)隆重举行。朱棣文博士(诺贝尔物理学奖获得者,美国前能源部部长)将做精彩的晚会演讲。终身成就奖将颁发给朱棣文博士和杨祖佑博士(加州大学圣巴巴拉分校校长,国家工程院院士)。 入场卷优惠本月底结束,请购票从速。

Some of highlights of this year’s Convention are listed below:

  • Lunch Keynote speech – Dr. Alex Hall, the UCLA Professor, will deliver the lunchtime technical keynote on the subject of “What Climate Change Means for LA”
  • LEAP (Leadership, Excellence, Aspiration, and Platform) Career Development Forum with selected CESASC Distinguished Awardees of this year and other very successful professionals.
  • Technical Symposium - Afternoon, 2 topics, water and energy, led by top scientists in the fields
  • Social Networking Hours - 4 pm to 6 pm with our members, speakers and awardees.
  • Gala Dinner - Distinguished Achievement Award ceremony to recognize leaders in the Asian American community. – Dr. Steve Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics, US 12th Secretary of Energy, Dr. Henry Tzu-Yow Yang, Chancellor of UC Santa Barbara and Member of National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Yang Yang distinguished UCLA Professor, Dr. Bill Chiu of Southern California Edison, and Dr. C. Y. Chang of Raytheon.  
  • Welcome speech will be provided by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block

To reserve seats and purchase tickets, please go to 2sale.us. Early-bird discount ends April 10, 2016.


  • Daytime technical symposium including luncheon speaker, Dr. Alex Hall (UCLA) on climate change
  • STEM, LEAP, and business innovation programs for young professionals
  • Evening gala including scholarship and award presentations and keynote speech by Dr. Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics


  • 11:00am Check-in
  • 11:30-12:45pm Luncheon Speech
  • 1:00-4:00pm Technical Symposium 1st Panel: Water, 2nd Panel: Energy
  • 5:30pm Check-in
  • 6:30pm Evening Keynote Speech
  • 6:30-9:00pm Evening Gala and Award Presentations

Other Programs


Lifetime Achievement Awards

Dr. Steven Chu

Nobel Laureate in Physics
US 12th Secretary of Energy
Professor of Stanford University

His Evening Keynote Speak Topic:

“Climate Change, Clean Energy and a Low Cost Path Forward”   “气候变化,清洁能源和低成本未来途径

Steven Chu  


Dr. Henry Tzu-Yow Yang

Chancellor of UC Santa Barbara
Member of National Academy of Engineering 

Henry Tzu Yow


Achievement Award

Dr. Yang Yang

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA

Yan Yan


Mr. Bill Chiu

Director of Engineering, Southern California Edison - Transmission & Distribution

Bill Chiu


Dr. C. Y. Chang

Principal Engineering Fellow at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS)

C. Y. Chang

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Note: Parking is $12/day.  If you bring your parking ticket to us at the dinner table, we will compansate $10. Day-event only parking tickets are not compensated.

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