The Association of Korean Woman Scientists and Engineers (KWSE) was founded in 1993 as the first association of women scientists and engineers in Korea. KWSE aims to empower scientific capability, build exchange networks, and uplift the status of women in academia, research institutes, and industry.
Expansion of the social infrastructure for women scientists and engineers
Encouragement of R&D activities by facilitating information exchange
Enhancement of the social status and rights of women scientists and engineers
Strengthening of the relationship among women scientists and engineers
Established the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Regional Branch
Established the Busan-Gyeongnam Regional Branch
Established the Gwangju-Jeonnam Regional Branch
Joined the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES)* as an organizational member
Joined the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST)
Registered as a non-profit public organization at the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST)
Promotion meeting held for the establishment of the Association of Korean Woman Scientists and Engineers (KWSE)
* INWES is a global network of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), reaching over 60 countries worldwide. KWSE has been serving on the Board of Directors since 2005 and produced the third and fourth presidents of INWES.