Overview: Chinese Association for Science and Technology in Pennsylvania Inc. (CAST-PA) is a non-profit professional organization chartered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2020. All activities of CAST-PA shall abide by the laws and regulations set forth by Pennsylvania and the United States of America. As a regional chapter of CAST-USA, CAST-PA shall adhere to the Bylaws of CAST-USA while retaining its own independence.
Our mission is to establish a platform for its members to connect with one another and exchange knowledge and skills, to assist the members in career development and advancement in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States, and to promote the traditional Chinese culture and integrate the members into the local community.
Structure: The Leadership of CAST-PA consists of three committees.
1. Executive Board (EB, 执委会) is the executive leadership team of the association with responsibilities for the development and implementation of the strategic plan and daily activities of the association. The President is the head and the spokesperson of the firm. The Vice Presidents are nominated by the President and approved by BOD with responsibilities of each of the functional areas. The EB members have three-year term limit whereas the President of EB has two-year term limit of presidency.
2. Board of Directors (BOD, 理事会) is the leadership team with the highest authority of CAST-PA for legislation and supervision of the firm’s affairs, creation and amendment of the Bylaws, financial policy and audit, and organizational structuring. It consists of the current and the past Presidents of the EB and is responsible for the presidential election of CAST-PA EB and the presidential nomination of CAST-USA EB.
3. Advisory Board (AB, 顾问委员会) consists of the members nominated by the BOD to serve as advisors on the long-term development and strategic planning of the organization with five-year term limit.
Membership: A person who resides in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and agrees to adhere to the Bylaws of CAST-PA may apply for a membership. Upon completion of eligibility verification and payment confirmation, a membership card will be issued and distributed. Refer to Membership page for detail.