Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA)
Message from the COAA President
Happy Year of the Dog - 2018!
It is an honor and privilege for me to serve as President of the Chinese-American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) this year. COAA is a community that connects and supports our members ranging from young students to world-renowned leading scientists working in the core areas of earth science. It has been the long-standing goal of COAA to maintain a forum that will facilitate professional exchanges, promote excellence in earth science, and help career advancement for our members in the Chinese-American science community. Since its inception in 1993, the COAA family has grown from a small group of Chinese-American scientists residing in the greater Washington DC area to the current large community of more than 600 members located in different geographical regions.
As President, my commitment is to keep fulfilling the goal of COAA and fostering its growth. In 2018, we will arrange our annual technical seminar/workshop in spring to exchange our research results and ideas, we will sponsor a Ping Pang tournament in spring and a picnic in the fall to allow friends, families, and colleagues to socialize, and we will organize a reception banquet at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting at the year end to celebrate the achievements made by our members and commemorate progresses made in earth science by our society as a whole.
This year is particularly special as it marks the 25th anniversary of COAA. I would like to extend my thanks to our past presidents and board members whose leadership has made COAA a reputable organization, to our corporate and academic sponsors whose support has proven vital for enhancing functions and development of COAA, and, mostly, to our members in the past 25 years whose participation has made COAA a vibrant, fun, and rewarding scientific community. Let us keep working together to make COAA even better!
President of COAA (2018)
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