1. OCESTA (Overseas Chinese Earth Science and Technology Association) is a name for a non-political, non-profit organization, which combines two existing Associations; one is NACESA (North America Chinese Earth Scientists Association) and the other NACGA (North America Chinese Geologists Association).
2. The purposes, membership and organization of OCESTA are stated in its Constitution, which is temporarily adopted from that of NACESA, and its revisions will soon be made by a committee chaired by Dr. Chen-Lin Chou.
3. To join OCESTA, simply fill out and submit the online registration form. No membership fee is required at this time.
About NACESA (North America Chinese Earth Scientists Association)
(prepared by I-Ming Chou, President of NACESA; April 15, 1998)
NACESA is a non-political, non-profit organization, which was established in 1970. Its members were/are mainly from Taiwan, but with increasing numbers came from mainland China. The total number of current members is 177. The Constitution of NACESA is temporarily adopted as that of OCESTA. Also, the current officers of NACESA are temporarily serving as members of OCESTA council. A total of 23 issues of Newsletter has been published, and the 24th issue is in press.
The past presidents and executive secretaries are:
Term Year President Executive Secretar
1st 1970 Yuan-Hui Li Chin Chen 2nd 1971 Edward C.T. Chao Ta-Liang Teng 3rd 1972 I-Chi Hsu Louie J.G. Liou 4th 1973 P.J. Lee Mao-Yang Hsu 5th 1974 Luke L.Y.Chang 6th 1975 J.H.Fang I-Shung Wu 7th 1976 I-Chi Hsu 8th 1977-78 Tsung-Hung Peng 9th 1980-81 Her-Yue Wong Ta-Chang Shih, Pei-Hsin Chen, Ho-Shing Yu, and Dah-Cheng Wu 10th 1982-83 Joe (Chao) Ku George Ling Hu, James P. Tung, and Shiang-Ho Cheng 11th 1984-85 Wuu-Liang Huang Chiu Wen, and G.C. Pan 12th 1986-87 Chiu Wen 13th 1988-89 Dah-Cheng Wu David T.K. Kan, Hoom-Bin Lo, and Ting-Chang Huang 14th 1990-91 Tse-Chuang Hu Chih-Ping Lu, and George Ling Hu 15th 1992-93 Alfred L.C. Liaw T.K. Kan, Mark Chang, and Charlie Wu 16th 1994-95 Tina Tsui Chen-Lin Chou, and Charlie Wu 17th 1996-97 Chen-Lin Chou Lindgren Chyi 18th 1998-99 I-Ming Chou Zhenhao Duan (Vice President)
About NACGA (North America Chinese Geologists Association)
(prepared by Zhenhao Duan, president of NACGA; April 15, 1998)
North America Chinese geologists Association (NACGA) is a non-political, non-profit organization mainly consisting of earth scientists coming from mainland China but living in North America (some in Europe). It was founded in 1992 at Cincinnati. Li Wanbing, Duan Zhenhao, Tong Weixing, Lu Jun and Sha peng were among the first organizers. It consists of about 110 members. The following are the presidents of each term,
1992 Li Wanbing
1994 Tong Weixing
1996 Duan Zhenhao
The objectives of NACGA are to increase academic exchange, share information, and promote friendship among all Chinese earth scientists. After it was founded, nine issues of newsletter have been published. Some young graduates found jobs through the organization. New research results (including some from China) were promptly distributed among Chinese geo-scientists. Lots of useful information are shared between not only the members but also between China and other countries.
In the last 2 years, many young graduates transferred to their new job locations, and now is the time for re-structure so that we can improve our services for our members. Just at this time, the president of NACESA, Dr. Chou I-Ming, suggested to work together with NACGA. I think it is a great idea, because (1) we can have more information sources and a bigger organization, (2) NACESA has much longer history with more experiences, and (3) NACESA has many established scientists who can provide advice to the relatively younger members of NACGA. Meanwhile, I-Ming, I and Chen-Lin suggested to unite both NAGCA and NACESA and to form OCESTA. This idea is strongly supported by almost every member we asked (We'd like to know opinions from every member). Recently we accomplished two things together: (1) we have established a mailing list server: email@example.com., which will facilitate our communications, and (2) we have constructed a web site, geochina.org. We believe that these two communication tools will help our members as well as other earth scientists to move closer together and enjoy the fruits of full cooperation.