About Katalyst

Designed for Korean-American undergraduate students in STEM, Katalyst: Korean-American Mentorship and Leadership Immersion for Young Scientists and Technologists is a conference that provides a platform for mentorship, leadership development, career planning, and networking. 

Katalyst nurtures future Korean-American leaders in STEM, preparing them for their next steps after undergraduate education, whether it be in academia or industry. Participants will not only benefit from the immersive experience but also will be joining a community of Katalyst cohorts where they can continue to learn from and network with each other.

Participants are selected based on their past achievements, leadership potential, and future aspirations. Approximately 50 undergraduate student leaders will attend.

In light of reducing financial burden to individuals wanting to attend this event, we provide lodging, travel, and meal support for the selected participants of the program.

Katalyst is hosted by the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA), a 501c(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1971 that serves Korean-American scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs across the United States.