CAST-UT 2014 Annual Conference


Date & Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday, February 22th, 2014
 Univ. of Utah Guest House, 110 S Fort Douglas Blvd, SLC, UT



CAST-UT Missions


The Chinese Association for Science and Technology in Utah (CAST-UT) is a non-profit, non-political organization founded in 1996 in Salt Lake City. Its missions are:

·         Build relationships and exchange programs between China and United States in the areas of culture, science, technology, business, trade, education, and other areas.

·         Promote traditional Chinese culture and local Chinese community activities to the general public in the United States.

·         Provide networking and collaboration opportunities among Chinese scholars and professionals in the United States.



Organization Committee


·          Co-Chairs: Le Wan, Xiaoming Dong

·          Members: Weili Cheng, Chongwen Fan, Yuanzong Fu, Xiao He, Wenjing Huang, Weimin Jiang, Zhe Leng, Yuhang Liu, Bo Lu, Ying Ma, Gary Pan, Wei Peng, Siu-lin Santee, Xiaoming Sheng, Rujie Sun, Gangqiang Wang, Yuesong Wang, Ge Wu, Wayne Xia, Jaimee Yang, Feng Zhao, Qiuying Zhu

·          Advisors: Timothy B. Anderson, Densen Cao, Nam Chau, Lew Cramer, Woody Fang, Brett Heimburger, Taowen Le, Feng Liu, Paul Savage, Jin Wang, Hao Zhu


Conference Agenda

(Ford Douglas Ballroom, unless otherwise specified)


3:00pm-6:30pm Registration Open


3:30pm Parallel Sessions

Session One: Topics on Research and Education (Bonneville Room)

·        Chair: Ying Ma

·        Part I: Research Presentations

o   Hao Huang, Department of Geography, University of Utah

o   Pei-I Ku, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah

o   Weihua Liu, College of Politics and Administration, Wuhan University of Technology; Visiting Scholar

o   Weiping Liu, School of Metallurgical Science and Engineering, Central South University; Visiting Scholar

o   ChingShuen Wang, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah

o   Yinshen Wee, Department of Pathology, University of Utah

o   Zemin Zhou, Department of Pathology, University of Utah

Wayne Xia, Manager, Technical Services Division, US Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Interior: Affirmative Action and Its Impact on Asian Americans

Session Two:  Topics on Business and Startups (Alpine Room)


5:30pm Social Time


6:30pm Opening Remarks

Introducing VIP Guests

Xiaoming Dong, President, CAST-UT


6:35pm CAST-UT Annual Report

Le Wan, Past-President, CAST-UT

Conference Agenda


6:45pm Guest Remarks


7:00pm Dinner


7:30pm Keynote Speech

Speaker: Dr. Feng Liu, Professor and Chair,

Department of Materials Science and

Engineering, University of Utah

Title: A Professor’s Life in Search for New Materials

Introduction: Xiaoming Sheng, Associate Professor of Pediatrics,

University of Utah; Chair, Board of Directors, CAST-USA


8:00pm Presentation of Certificates


Presented by former CAST-UT President Bill Jiang


Presented by CAST-UT former President Jaimee Yang


Presented by CAST-UT BOD member Wayne Xia


8:30pm Closing Remarks

Xiaoming Dong, President, CAST-UT


8:35pm CAST-UT BOD Election Results

Victor Wang, VP of membership, CAST-UT


8:45pm CAST-UT Members Group Photo



Sponsors and Collaborators

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Jia Mei Wang, Branch Manager


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The University of Utah Confucius Institute  

    utah governor's office of economic development  Salt Lake County Mayor's Office of Diversity Affairs 

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