Dear COAA SCC members,
The new COAA SCC Executive Committee has officially taken office since September 1st, 2016. Below is a list of the new EC members:
President: Hui Su (JPL) – Overall Responsibility
Vice President: Gang Chen (UCLA) – Public Relations & Regional Director UCLA
Secretary: Qing Yue (JPL) – Internal Communications
Treasurer: Cenlin He (UCLA) – Membership and Registration
Webmaster/Newsletter Editor:  Yuan Wang (Caltech) – COAA-SCC publications 
Regional Directors <email>:
Gang Chen – UCLA <gchenpu@ucla.edu>
Baijun Tian – JPL <Baijun.Tian@jpl.nasa.gov>
Sijia Dong – USC <sijiadon@usc.edu>
Yuanlong Huang – Caltech <yhuang@caltech.edu>
Wenshan Wang – UCI <wenshanw@uci.edu>
Ru Chen – UCSD <srchen@ucsd.edu>
We thank Drs. Guang Zhang (UCSD), Yang Chen (UCI), Xuan Ji (UCLA), and Qiong Zhang (Caltech) for their dedicated and passionate service for the community in the past  years! We also thank all the COAA SCC members who have cast your vote and supported our COAA SCC.
The COAA SCC Executive Committee
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2016/10/27 at 4:15 am Leave a comment

Yuxiang Young Scholar Award Winners

The Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) and Beijing PIESAT Information Technology, Co., Ltd (Beijing Hongtu) launched the Yuxiang Young Scholar Award in February 2016 in order to recognize young scholars with outstanding achievement in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and related fields.

A total of twenty-four applications were received from qualified scientists in both China and the United States. A committee consisting of six experts in the relevant fields was formed to review the applications. After careful consideration and extensive discussions, I am pleased to announce that COAA has selected the following applicants to receive the 2016 Yuxiang Young Scholar Award:

Dr. Chunsong Lu (Professor, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology)
Dr. Kan Huang (Research Professor, Fudan University)
Dr. Bin Zhao (Postdoc, University of California, Los Angeles)
Dr. Xuan Zhang (Postdoc, Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry Center, Aerodyne Research Inc)

The awards will be presented at the COAA 7th International Conference on Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Change, in Beijing, China on July 27, 2016. Each awardee will receive a certificate and a check of $2500.

Please join us to congratulate all the winners and wish them continued success in their research endeavor.

Dr. Yu Gu, UCLA

2016 Yuxiang Young Scholar Award Committee Chair

2016/07/08 at 8:45 pm Leave a comment

Slides of 2015 Fall Workshop are available for downloading

Dear COAA-SCC Members and Friends,

Here are links to the talks presented in the COAA-SCC 2015 Fall Workshop. We would like to thank all the speakers for sharing.

Path to Professorship
Jin-Yi Yu (UCI)

Keys to Success in a Government Lab
Jonathan H. Jiang (JPL)

Challenges and Opportunities for Female Scientists
Hengchun Ye (CSLA)

Climb Corporate Ladder and Start-up My Own Company
Liping Yan (LADWP)

How to Prepare for Job Hunting (Data Scientist)
Mei Gao (UCLA)

Poem Reading: 采桑子 古柏颂 (赞祖国)
Yuk L. Yung (Caltech)

The COAA SCC Executive Committee

2015/10/26 at 10:34 pm Leave a comment

updated agenda and remote access option for COAA-SCC Fall Workshop

Dear COAA-SCC Members and Friends,

You are cordially invited to attend the annual COAA-SCC Fall Workshop on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, at Room 7124 in the Math Science Building at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The theme of this year’s workshop is Career Planning and Development. It features five invited talks covering careers in academia, government laboratory, civil service, private industry and entrepreneurship. A panel discussion on career development will be held afterwards. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear experiences and lessons from successful professionals in our own field, learn the secrets to job hunting and career growth, and obtain personal advice for your own career choices. Lunch and dinner will be provided. An updated agenda is attached.

The enrollment and renewal of your annual COAA membership will be conducted together with the workshop registration, starting at 10:30 am. The COAA membership fee is $5.00 for students and $10.00 for non-students. The workshop registration fee is

COAA members and family: $10.00 per person
Non members and family: $20.00 per person
Children under 12: free
Please RSVP by September 20, 2015 to COAA-SCC Regional Directors if you are coming to the workshop and how many in your party are with you for lunch and dinner.

Regional Directors:

UCLA: Xuan Ji, jixuan2010@gmail.com

USC: Sijia Dong, sijiadon@usc.edu

Caltech: Qiong Zhang, pku.zhangq@gmail.com

UCI: Yang Chen, ychen17@uci.edu

UCSD: Guang Zhang, gzhang@mail.ucsd.edu

JPL: Baijun Tian, Baijun.Tian@jpl.nasa.gov
All Others: Hui Su, Hui.Su@jpl.nasa.gov

If you cannot come in person, you may “attend” the workshop online by using “GoToMeeting.” Please see the attached file for log-in instructions. If you have any questions, please email Hui.Su@jpl.nasa.gov or use the “chat” function on the “GoToMeeting” dashboard.

Look forward to seeing you on September 26.

The COAA SCC Executive Committee

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COAA-SCC Fall Workshop

September 26, 2015, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Room 7124, Math Sciences Building

University of California, Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90095

Theme: Career Planning and Development

主题:职业规划和发展

10:30 – 11:00

Registration

11:00 – 12:30

Pizza Lunch

Self-Introduction

12:30 – 13:00

Opening Session

Chair: Hui Su (JPL)

12:30 – 12:35

Greetings from COAA-SCC President

Hui Su (JPL)

12:35 – 12:40

COAA Vision and Upcoming Events

Jin Huang (NOAA)

12:40 – 12:45

Remarks to Young Generations

Kuo-Nan Liou (UCLA)

12:45 – 12:50

Congratulating Recent Award Winners

Hui Su (JPL)

12:50 – 13:00

Acknowledging Outgoing EC Members

Jonathan H. Jiang (JPL)

13:00 – 15:30

Invited Speeches

Chair: Guang Zhang (UCSD)

13:00 – 13:30

Path to Professorship

Jin-Yi Yu (UCI)

13:30 – 14:00

Succeed in a Government Lab

Jonathan H. Jiang (JPL)

14:00 – 14:30

Challenges and Opportunities for a Female Scientist

Hengchun Ye (CSLA)

14:30 – 15:00

Climb Corporate Ladder and Start-up my Own Company

Liping Yan (LADWP)

15:00 – 15:30

How Did I Land a Job in Facebook?

Mei Gao (UCLA)

15:30 – 15:35

Special “Entertainment”

Poem Reading: Passion, Dream and Reality

Yuk L. Yung (Caltech)

15:35 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Qing Yue (JPL)

Panelists: Kuo-Nan Liou, Yuk L. Yung, Jin-Yi Yu, Jonathan H. Jiang, Hengchun Ye, Liping Yan, Mei Gao

17:00 – 17:10

Group Photo

17:10 – 18:30

Catered Dinner

Instructions_GoToMeeting

2015/09/21 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

Announcement on the 2015 COAA-SCC Fall Workshop

Dear COAA-SCC Members and Friends,

You are cordially invited to attend the annual COAA-SCC Fall Workshop on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, at Room 7124 in the Math Science Building at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The theme of this year’s workshop is Career Planning and Development. It features five invited talks covering careers in academia, government laboratory, civil service, private industry and entrepreneurship. A panel discussion will be held afterwards. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to hear experiences and lessons from successful professionals in our own field, learn the secrets to job hunting and career growth, and obtain personal advice for your own career choices. Lunch and dinner will be provided. A preliminary agenda is attached.

The enrollment and renewal of your annual COAA membership will be conducted together with the workshop registration, starting at 10:30 am. The COAA membership fee is $5.00 for students and $10.00 for non-students. The workshop registration fee is

  • COAA members and family: $10.00 per person
  • Non members and family: $20.00 per person
  • Children under 12: free

Please RSVP by September 20, 2015 to COAA-SCC Regional Directors if you are coming to the workshop and how many in your party are with you for lunch and dinner.

Regional Directors:

UCLA: Xuan Ji, jixuan2010@gmail.com

USC: Sijia Dong, sijiadon@usc.edu

Caltech: Qiong Zhang, pku.zhangq@gmail.com

UCI: Yang Chen, ychen17@uci.edu

UCSD: Guang Zhang, gzhang@mail.ucsd.edu

JPL: Baijun Tian, Baijun.Tian@jpl.nasa.gov

All Others: Hui Su, Hui.Su@jpl.nasa.gov

The COAA SCC Executive Committee

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COAA-SCC Fall Workshop Agenda

September 26, 2015, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Room 7124, Math Sciences Building

University of California, Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90095

Theme: Career Planning and Development

主题:职业规划和发展

10:30 – 11:00 Registration
11:00 – 12:30 Pizza Lunch Self-Introduction
12:30 – 13:00 Opening Session Chair: Hui Su (JPL)
12:30 – 12:35 Greetings from New EC President Hui Su (JPL)
12:35 – 12:40 Remarks to Young Generations Kuo-Nan Liou (UCLA)
12:40 – 12:45 Congratulations to Recent Award Winners
12:45 – 12:50 Reflection of Former President Jonathan H. Jiang (JPL)
12:50 – 13:00 Acknowledging Outgoing EC Members
13:00 – 15:30 Invited Speeches Chair: Guang Zhang (UCSD)
13:00 – 13:30 Path to Professorship Jin-Yi Yu (UCI)
13:30 – 14:00 Succeed in a Government Lab Jonathan H. Jiang (JPL)
14:00 – 14:30 Challenges and Opportunities for a Female Scientist Hengchun Ye (CSLA)
14:30 – 15:00 Climb Corporate Ladder and Start-up my Own Company Liping Yan   (LADWP)
15:00 – 15:30 How Did I Land a Job in Facebook? Mei Gao (UCLA)
15:30 – 15:35 Special “Entertainment” Poem Reading: Passion, Dream and Reality Yuk L. Yung   (Caltech)
15:35 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Panel Discussion Moderator: Qing Yue (JPL)
Panelists: Kuo-Nan Liou, Yuk L. Yung, Jin-Yi Yu, Jonathan H. Jiang, Hengchun Ye, Liping Yan, Mei Gao
17:00 – 17:10 Group Photo
17:10 – 18:30 Catered Dinner

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You may also view or print out the pdf version of the announcement and the agenda by clicking the following link:

FallWorkshop2015_announcement

2015/08/31 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

new COAA SCC Executive Committee

Dear COAA SCC members,

The new COAA SCC Executive Committee has officially taken office since August 1st, 2015. Below is a list of the new EC members:

President: Hui Su (JPL) – Overall Responsibility
Vice President: Guang Zhang (UCSD) – Public Relations & Regional Director UCSD
Secretary: Qing Yue (JPL) – Internal Communications
Treasurer: Cenlin He (UCLA) – Membership and Registration
Chief Editor: Xuan Ji (UCLA) – Newsletter and other COAA-SCC publications
Webmaster: Yang Chen (UCI) – COAA-SCC Website & Regional Director – UCI
Regional Directors <email>:
Baijun Tian – JPL <Baijun.Tian@jpl.nasa.gov>
Sijia Dong – USC <sijiadon@usc.edu>
Guang Zhang – UCSD <gzhang@mail.ucsd.edu>
Qiong Zhang – Caltech <pku.zhangq@gmail.com>
Xuan Ji – UCLA <jixuan2010@gmail.com>

We thank Drs. Jonathan Jiang, Yu Gu, Mei Gao, Shuhui Wang, and Xiao Liu for their dedicated and passionate service for the community in the past three years!

This year, our annual workshop will be held on September 26, Saturday at UCLA. Details will follow.

The COAA SCC Executive Committee

2015/08/28 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

COAA-SCC 2014 Annual Workshop Announcement

Dear COAA Members and Friends,

You are cordially invited to attend a workshop organized by the Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Southern California Chapter (COAA SCC) on Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 10am to 6pm, at Nierenberg Hall at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The theme of thisworkshop is: The Passion of Young Scientists. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

As the long-time goal of COAA SCC, this event will bring together the Chinese scholars and students in SCC to engage in discussions and to share our thoughts on life and work. In addition, this year’s summer workshop will feature graduate student and post-doctoral scholar presentations highlighting theirrecent research accomplishment and exchanging their research ideas with colleagues from various institutes of SCC. A preliminary agenda is attached, which will be updated later in August.

The oral sessions will be composed of five-minute short presentations including the research objective, method, and summary of current results or proposed research plans. Pizza will be served at Lunch Break. We also intend to have a picnicstyle dinner after the workshop near the beach and camp overnight. More information on the camping and dinner plan will be provided later. 

If you wish to make a presentation, please send your title, abstract, and short bio of the presenter to the regional directors of COAA SCC (see emails listed below). Please also notify your regional directors before May 26 about the following: (1) whether you would like to join the picnic dinner and what kind of favored food you could bring; and (2) whether you would like to join us for overnight camping. Some extra Chinesefood will also be ordered for the picnic.

Regional Directors:

                  Yingdi Liu                               – JPL (Yingdi.Liu@jpl.nasa.gov)

                  Xiao Liu                                   – USC and CalState (liuxiao37k@gmail.com)

                  Guang Zhang                         – UCSD (gzhang@ucsd.edu)

                  Qiong Zhang                          – Caltech (qzh@caltech.edu)

                  Mei Gao                                   – UCLA (gaomei@atmos.ucla.edu)

                  Jonathan Jiang           – all others (jonathan.h.jiang@jpl.nasa.gov)

The enrollment and renewal of your COAA annual membership fee will be collected at the reception, together with the registration fee of this workshop. The registration fee includes both lunch and dinner cost (details as shown below).

  • COAAmembers and family: $10.00 per person
  • Non members and family: $25.00 per person
  • Kids under 12: Free
  • Membership: $5.00 for student, $10.00 for non-student

The COAA SCC Executive Committee

2014/08/05 at 10:21 pm Leave a comment

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