中国旅美科技协会犹他分会(简称犹他科协)于1996年在盐湖城成立,是在美国犹他州注册的非政治性、非赢利性的机构。犹他科协有注册会员约二百人,大多数会员是活跃于文化、经贸、科研等领域,任职于美国知名公司、地方企业、高等院校的中高层管理人员或科研工作者。犹他科协是犹他州最大、最活跃的华人社团之一。

犹他科协的三大宗旨:促进中美之间文化、科技、教育、经贸等领域的交流与合作;弘扬中国传统文化,促进中美两国人民的相互了解;促进旅美学人、华人专业人士之间的团结、交流与合作,更好地服务华人社区。

犹他科协最近几年与中国在生物制药、医疗卫生、信息技术、能源材料、环境保护等方面开展了有效的交流活动,组织会员参加了江苏、浙江、湖北、重庆等省市的招商引资和人才引进的活动,接待了中国国侨办、广州市政府、北京顺义区政府、深圳市投资推广署、中关村科技园区大兴生物药产业基地、重庆医科大学等政府与民间代表团。

犹他科协每年组织或参与组织的主要社区活动包括犹他科协年会、面向华人同胞的各项讲座、盐湖城中国文化节、犹他州华人社区春节联欢晚会、面向美国当地民众开放的庆祝春节活动,以及夏天的露营活动、会员活动等。此外,按照需要,犹他科协还参与组织许多其他的社区活动,如2008年的反藏独游行、欢庆2008北京奥运文艺演出、国庆六十周年犹他华人联欢晚会,为汶川“5.12”地震受难者募捐,为台湾“8.8”水灾捐款活动、为玉树地震募捐活动并亲自送善款到灾区等。

犹他科协自2004年设立教育基金连续8年支持辽宁省化石戈中学,每年颁发犹他州优秀高中生奖学金。

犹他科协历任会长:邹有所(1996-1997)、张平(1998)、彭堂生(1999-2000)、刘锋(2001)、乐桃文(2002)、董希泉(2002)、朱昊(2002-2004)、张哲(2005)、吕波(2006)、蒋为民(2007)、盛晓明(2008-2009) 、程晓红(2010)、彭伟(2011)。

二〇一一年执行理事:彭伟(会长)、程晓红(前任会长)、杨晓梅(候任会长)、董校铭(执行副会长)、夏卫东(行政副会长)、傅元宗(教育和公关副会长)、潘东(教育和公关副会长)、汪刚强(会员副会长)、冯莲(社区活动副会长)、吴戈(社区活动副会长)、程戈平(财务总监)、冷哲(秘书长)、范崇文(秘书)、徐院凌(秘书)。

二〇一一年顾问委员(按姓氏英文拼音顺序排列):卢克兰姆(犹他世贸中心主任、首席执行官)、方森茂(WTF基金会主席)、布兰特海因博格(犹他州州长经济发展办公室亚洲部主任)、乐桃文(辽宁省副厅长、驻美代表)、保罗萨韦基(犹他世贸协会会长)、提摩太安德森(律师)。

Chinese Association of Science and Technology in Utah (CAST-UT) was founded in Salt Lake City in 1996. Registered in Utah, it is a non-political and non-profit organization.

CAST-UT currently has about 200 members with most of them being active in the fields of culture, business & trade, and science & technology and employed as mid- to high-level management personnel or science and research professionals in known US companies, local businesses, or higher-ed organizations. CAST-UT is the largest and most active Chinese organization in Utah. Its three major missions include: promoting exchanges and cooperation between US and China in culture, science & technology, education, and business & trade; promoting traditional Chinese culture as well as mutual understanding between Chinese and American peoples; promoting unity, exchange, and cooperation among Chinese students and professionals in the US so as to better serve the Chinese community.

In recent years, CAST-UT actively participated in exchange activities with China in biomedicine, medical hygiene, information technology, energy material, and environmental protection. Members of CAST-UT participated in investment-attraction and personnel-recruitment activities organized by Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hubei Provinces and Chongqing City, respectively. CAST-UT hosted government or civil delegations from China’s National Oversea Chinese Affairs Office, Guangzhou City Government, Shunyi District of Beijing, Investment Marketing Department of Shenzhen City, Daxing Biomedical Production Base of Zhongguancun Science and Research Park, and Chongqing Medical University, respectively.

Major community events CAST-UT organizes or participates in organizing include the annual conference of CAST-UT, educational seminars for Chinese in Utah, Salt Lake City Chinese Culture Festival, Summer Camping, Utah Chinese New Year Celebration Party. In addition, CAST-UT also organize or participate in organizing many other community events when needed, such as the anti-separation-of-Tibet-from-China rally, Beijing Olympics celebration performances, and fund raiser for victims of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 and China’s 60th Birthday Celebration Performances and fund raiser for victims of Taiwan flood in 2009.

Presidents of CAST-UT: Yousuo Zou (1996-1997)、Ping Zhang (1998)、Tangsheng Peng (1999-2000)、Feng Liu (2001)、Taowen Le (2002)、Xiquan Dong (2002)、Hao Zhu (2002-2004)、Zhe Zhang (2005)、Bo Lu (2006)、Weimin Jiang (2007)、Xiaoming Sheng (2008-2009) 、Xiaohong Cheng (2010)、Wei Peng(2011) .

2011 Executive Directors :Wei Peng, Xiaohong Cheng, Jaimee Yang , Xiaoming Dong, Wayne Xia, Yuanzong Fu, Gary Pan, Victor Wang, Lian Feng, Ge Wu, Geping Cheng (chief financial officer), Zhe Leng, Chongwen Fan, Yuanling Xu.

2010 Board of Advisors (listed alphabetically by last names): Lew Cramer (CEO/President of World Trade Center-UT), Woody Fang (President of WTF foundation), Brett Heimburger (Director-Asia of Governor’s office of Economic Development), Taowen Le (Liaoning Province Departmental Deputy Director General & Liaoning Provincial Representative in the US), Paul Savage (President of Utah World Trade Association), Timothy B. Anderson (Jones Waldo Attorney).