The 2nd Washington S&T Forum organized by KUSCO:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Friday, April 20, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
KUSCO Conference Room, 3rd Floor
1952 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Refreshment will be served.
What is leadership? Is leadership really a virtue worthy of our pursuit or is it merely a sophisticated way of manipulating people to do what you want them to do? Everybody wants to be called a good leader. It is even better if people call you a “visionary” leader. Is a leader born with that virtue or can a person grow into becoming a leader? How about leadership for Korean-Americans? Do we as Korean-Americans hold different values than our colleagues with different ethnic backgrounds do? If there are differences, do these differences present a better chance for us to be a good leader or more barriers to the road of leadership? Is there a thing called “genuine” leadership? If there is, what would be the essence of “genuine” leadership? Let’s explore, debate, and think together about “genuine” leadership.
Between May 2004 and January 2008, Shin served as deputy associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate where he was instrumental in restructuring NASA's aeronautics program to focus on fundamental research and better align with the nation's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
Prior to coming to work at NASA Headquarters, Shin served as director of the Aeronautics Projects Office at NASA's Glenn Research Center. In this position he had management responsibility for all of the center's aeronautics projects. Prior to this he was Glenn's deputy director of aeronautics, where he provided executive leadership for the planning and implementation of Glenn's aeronautics program, and interfaced with NASA Headquarters, other NASA centers, and external customers to explore and develop technologies in aeropropulsion, aviation safety and security, and airspace systems.
Between 1998 and 2002, Shin served as chief of the Aviation Safety Program Office, as well as the deputy program manager for NASA's Aviation Safety Program and Airspace Systems Program. He assisted both program directors in planning and research management.
His honors include the 2008 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Executive, NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal, NASA's Exceptional Service Medal, a NASA Group Achievement Award, Lewis Superior Accomplishment Award, three Lewis Group Achievement Awards, and an Air Force Team Award. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellowship Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has extensive experience in high speed research and icing, and has authored or co-authored more than 20 technical and journal papers.
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