Wednesday, February 23, 2011

President of AAAS Decries Disparity Facing AsAm Scientists

President of American Association for the Advancement of Science
(AAAS), which is the world's large science organization, Alice Huang,
decries disparity facing Asian American scientists. There were 1500
people in the audience during her Presidential Address. Many were
policy makers, media reporters and science leaders.

Alice Huang, also 80-20 Board member for many years, said
"A striking finding in recent data is that Asian Americans in
fields such as science "stand now as having the lowest chance
of success in rising to the management level, despite their
education and notable achievement." She urges science leaders
to study the reasons for this phenomenon and "do something
that narrows the disparity."

Alice is now the Chair of AAAS's Board.

Chenming Hu, another 80-20 Board Member, will also speak out on
that topic, when he'll receive the "Life Time Achievement" award at
the Asian American Engineer of the Year award event. Chenming is
the Distinguished Chair professor of electrical engineering at University of
California, Berkeley. He has received numerous internationally renowned
awards in electrical engineering.

Ted Lieu, another 80-20 EF Board Member, is now Senator Lieu of CA's
28th Senate District.
Instead of "50% + 1 vote," he got 57% of the vote.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Ted Lieu/ AsAm Students/ 80-20 News

1) Help Ted Lieu Gain 50.1% in CA's 28th Senate Race

When? Tomorrow, Feb. 15 (Tuesday)
Who can vote? Dems and GOPs living in Marina del 
Rey along
the coast through Torrance including a small sliver
of Long 
Why? Ted is a seasoned CA political leader and an 80-20 Life Member
Prediction: He'll win. But! Will he win by 50% plus 1 vote to avoid
a runoff. YOU can help. If not a voter, forward this email
to a friend who lives in that area. See "who can vote"

2) AsAm students! Dell Fellowship -- If you are good, you'll get it.

Who may apply? Any undergrad. & grad. student
How much? $5,000 per student per year
Aimed at? Students interested in high tech and policy
Deadline? Tomorrow, Feb. 15 (Tuesday)
How to apply? Go & follow instructions

3) Structural Improvement in 80-20

What? Two more vice presidents were added.
Why? To lesson the work load of 80-20's president in order to
attract really qualified future presidents.
Who? VP for Chapter Development, Yueh-ting Lee, and
VP for Communication Technology, Munsup Seoh

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Honoring Fred Korematsu; Ted Lieu's race in CA

White House Blog Honors Fred Korematsu

Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American, fought valiantly for his civil
rights during the internment of Japanese Ams in WWII. He is a role
model for all Asian Americans.

No wonder a recent White House blog used Korematsu to illustrate a
key paragraph in Pres. Obama's 2011 State of Union speech. The blog
begins with that key paragraph and then mentioned the honoring of
Korematsu to boost the President's point:

"We are part of the American family. We believe that in a country
where every race and faith and point of view can be found, we are
still bound together as one people; that we share common hopes and a
common creed…” -- 2011 State of Union Address

In 1998 when President Clinton awarded Fred Korematsu the Medal of
Freedom, the highest civilian honor, Clinton stated, "In the long history of
our country's constant search for justice, some names of ordinary citizens
stand for millions of souls. Plessy, Brown, Parks … to that distinguished list,
today we add the name of Fred Korematsu."

In 1983, when his convict was finally overturned, Korematsu said, "If
anyone should do any pardoning, I
should be the one pardoning the
government for what they did to the Japanese-American people."

Vote for Ted Lieu On Feb. 15 (Tue)
in CA's 28th Senate Race:

Ted Lieu, an 80-20 Life Members, is the leading candidate in the race,
according to almost all media reports.

However, will he get 50% plus 1 vote to avoid a runoff?

YOU can make the difference. If you live in the area from Marina del
Rey along the coast through Torrance that includes a small sliver of Long
Beach, you can vote for him, and give him 50% plus 1 vote.

Help Ted Lieu get that 50% plus 1 vote. CA has a new "one primary" rule.
You can go vote for Ted Lieu whether you are a Democrat or a Republican.

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