Our Story

The North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA), a non-profit and tax-deductible professional organization, was founded by a group of engineers and scientists on March 2, 1991 in Silicon Valley, California USA. Since then, NATEA has grown into thirteen (12) Regional Chapters and eight (8) Regional Liaisons throughout the U.S. and Canada with more than 3,500 members and 26 corporate sponsors. NATEA headquarters is located in Silicon Valley and its 13 regional chapters are in Silicon Valley, Southern California, Saint Louis, Greater New York City, Ottawa, Toronto, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Up New York and North Carolina. NATEA’s eight Regional Offices are located in Washington D. C., Phoenix, San Diego, Detroit, Columbus, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Taiwan to promote NATEA activities.

The NATEA’s major aim is to promote science and technology research, development and their applications, and to provide management and leadership training opportunities for overseas Taiwanese in U.S. and Canada, and their community at large.

The Association serves its members and their communities in different technical and social gatherings, and periodically holds a variety of annual technological conferences, workshops, seminars that are either independently managed by regional chapters or by collaborating with local mainstream professional organizations like IEEE.

For example, Silicon Valley chapter has organized two main annual events since 1998: U.S. Taiwan High-Tech Forum (UTHF) and New Frontiers in Computing (NFIC) with IEEE Computer Society.

To learn more, please visit www.uthf.org and nfic-2017.ieeesiliconvalley.org All the events are open to the general public. Noticeably, many members serve in leading-edge technical and managerial positions in various business sectors in North America and are founders of some of the most successful companies in the high-tech and its associated industries.

Our Missions

  • To facilitate technology development, entrepreneurship and job opportunities, and to provide management and leadership training opportunities for its members.
  • To serve as bridge between Taiwan’s job opening and US talents, and between Taiwan’s Venture Capitals and US entrepreneurs.
  • To support research and development in Taiwan and thereby enhance Taiwanese technological global positions.
  • To promote the practical applications of scientific and engineering know-how.
  • To establish relationships between NATEA and other main stream and Asian scientific or engineering organizations.
  • To further the fellowships among NATEA members.
  • To raise community awareness of the achievement of Taiwanese American engineers and scientists
  • To encourage and provide assistance to Taiwanese American youth to pursue scientific or engineering careers.

Our Honorary
Council Members

  • James Liao, Ph.D., (廖俊智, President of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Yuan-Tseh Lee, Ph.D., (李遠哲, Chemistry Nobel Laureate, Former President of Taiwan Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Peter (Chung-Yu) Wu, Ph.D., (吳重雨, Former President of NCTU, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
  • Hung-Duen Yang, Ph.D., (楊弘敦, Former President of NSYSU, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
  • Jyh-Sheng Ke, Ph.D., (柯志昇, Former President of III, Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Teresa H. Meng, Ph.D., (孟懷縈, Professor at Stanford University, Academician of Taiwan Academia Sinica, Stanford, California, USA)
  • Jei-Fu Shaw, Ph.D., (蕭介夫, Former President of NCHU, Taichung, Taiwan)
  • Johnsee Lee, Ph.D., (李鐘熙, Former President of ITRI, Hsinchu, Taiwan)