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Board of Advisors

 

 
Jim Chang, Army Research Lab (Retired)

 

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Gan Wang, BAE Systems

 

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Young Bang, Booz Allen Hamiton

 

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Vish Varma, CACI

 

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Vineet Gupta, Deloitte

 

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Abraham Kim, Korean Economic Institute

 

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Jeff Divney, Lockheed Martin

 

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Mike Cardarelli, Raytheon

 

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Amy Hever, Smithsonian Institution

 

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Al Leung, Technomics

 

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ORGANIZATION 

 

The Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE) organization was founded in order to provide Asian professionals a unique dedicated platform to connect with other accomplished professionals  in the engineering and technology industry within the Wasthington DC Metro area. Our organization is centered on developing and advancing our members' professional success through community engagements, webinars, podcasts and a career center. Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE) continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.

 

We invite you to explore the values, principles and priorities that guide our initiatives and learn how together, WE can continue to make a lasting impact on the future.

 

 

OUR MISSION

  • To connect Asian American professionals in the Washington Metro Area.
  • Provide an opportunity for Asian American professionals to develop, refine and achieve their future potential as corporate and community leaders.
  • Provide philanthropic opportunities for members to make contribution to local communities.
  • To facilitate communication, interaction and the exchange of ideas among the Asian American professional members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achieve Your Full Potential with SASE WMA                

 Join a society of professional scientists and engineers in the Washington DC Metro area who will guide your professional journey, and celebrate your lifelong accomplishments. You gain a vast pool of great things to nurture your personal and career development. And, you impact the future of engineering and technology.

  

Community of Support

  • A strong network from academia, government and industry, corporate representatives, government officials, and other individuals supporting and advocating for the mission of SASE WMA.
  • Awards and recognition programs honoring outstanding accomplishments of asian engineers and scientists as well as those who have contributed significantly to the advancement of asians in science and technology professions.

 

Resources and Information

SASE WMA is a partner you can turn to for advanced, relevant information to aid in your professional development.

  • Webinars and podcasts.
  • Online career center where you can manage your resume and search hundreds of jobs posted monthly by SASE sponsors.

 

Leadership

Members are encouraged and supported in the development of skills necessary to be effective leaders in a global marketplace.

  • Develop leadership experience in a non-threatening environment through leadership roles at the sectional, regional, and national levels.
  • Present technical papers at national and regional conferences.
  • Lead seminars and workshops at national and regional conferences.

 

 

 

 

Community of Support

  • A strong network from academia, government and industry, corporate representatives, government officials, and other individuals supporting and advocating for the mission of SASE WMA.
  • Awards and recognition programs honoring outstanding accomplishments of asian engineers and scientists as well as those who have contributed significantly to the advancement of asians in science and technology professions.

Resources and Information

SASE WMA is a partner you can turn to for advanced, relevant information to aid in your professional development.

  • Webinars and podcasts.
  • Online career center where you can manage your resume and search hundreds of jobs posted monthly by SASE sponsors.

Leadership

Members are encouraged and supported in the development of skills necessary to be effective leaders in a global marketplace.

  • Develop leadership experience in a non-threatening environment through leadership roles at the sectional, regional, and national levels.
  • Present technical papers at national and regional conferences.
  • Lead seminars and workshops at national and regional conferences.

            

 

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Christopher Soong

President, SASE Washington DC Metro Chapter

 As a member of Booz Allen Hamilton's Core Services & Information Services Leadership Teams, Chris is responsible for the delivery solutions supporting the firms Enterprise IT infrastructure, Applications Development, and the firms Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence programs. His team provides the competitive business intelligence, reporting, operations and infrastructure necessary to successfully manage the fast growth and operations of a company with revenues of $6+Billion and 25K+ employees worldwide.

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Young Bang

Director, SASE National Board 

Young, a Principal with Booz | Allen | Hamilton, has 19 years of professional experience.He is a proven leader adept at all aspects of business from business development, capture, proposal, project oversight, engagement delivery, and operations.  His experience spans the commercial and federal sectors to include Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Military Health (MHS), and Department of the Army (DA).  His technical experience includes SDLC, Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Architecture (DoDAF, FEAF, TOGAF etc), business process modeling, logistics, manufacturing, telecommunications, and information technology. 

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Christopher Soong

Chris has held previous Executive level positions at Sprint Nextel where he was the Director of Enterprise Applications Development. While at Sprint, Chris was responsible for the IT delivery solutions supporting Sprint’s $8 Billion 4G WiMAX initiative. Additionally, Chris was responsible for defining and delivering Sprint’s strategy for Enterprise Applications including Enterprise Applications Integration and the Enterprise Data Warehouse / Business Intelligence. Prior to Sprint, Chris held various positions within IT organizations, including serving on the integration team responsible for merging Sprint and Nextel, two Fortune 200 companies. He has held previous management positions at NeuStar Inc, Step 9 Software Corporation, and American Management Systems (now CGI). Chris is a recipient of the 2011 CIO Magazine’s ‘Ones to Watch’ award and the 2007 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. In 2012, Chris received Computerworld magazine's Editor's Choice award for Best Business Intelligence project.

In his free time, Chris serves on the board of directors of his children’s swim team, volunteers with Lungevity, the National Capital Area chapter of the March of Dimes (where he sat on the revenue committee), and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN).

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Young Bang

During Young's professional career, he has managed every major aspect of a project management/software development life-cycle, including concept exploration, requirements elicitation, approach definition, architecture development, process design, system design, system development, test and evaluation, and system implementation. He is intimately familiar with JCIDs, DoD 5000 and the Acquisition process.