project Tyra (Taiwanese Young Researcher Association)
Yen-Yung Chang1*, Feng-Hsun Chang2, Chien-Yuan Chang3, Yen-Ping Chang4, Chih-Chien Chou5, Jason Horng6, Yu-Chen Hsu7, Jhong-Ren Huang8, Po-Hsuan Lin9, Yi-Rung Lin10, Yu-Wei Lin11, Tse-Hsien Ou12, Chi-Ting Peng13, Chun-Shu Wei14, Chia-Ying Yang15
1Division of Physics, Mathematics, & Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, California, USA
2School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
3Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
4Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
5Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Taxes, USA
6Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
7Network Engineering and Platform Group, Zenlayer, California, USA
8Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University, Tohokudai, Japan
9Department of Economics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Taiwan
10Center for Condensed Matter Sciences (CCMS), National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Taiwan
11Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
12Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, California, USA
13Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, USA
14Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, California, USA
15Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
* Presenter:Yen-Yung Chang,
project Tyra (Taiwanese Young Researcher Association) is a web-based, nonprofit organization aiming to promote rapid, interdisciplinary, barrier-less academic communication among Taiwanese young researchers. We envision a self-managed platform for Taiwanese graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young faculties around the world to stay connected. We host weekly web seminars for members to exchange on their research progress, ideas, and academic information. Since funded in 2015 at Caltech, California, we have had 60+ talks, ranging from galaxy observation to Daighi (臺語) education researches. We have grown from an online discussion group into an international organization, with members in north America, east Asia, Europe, and have 2000+ public daily browses. In this talk, I will share our experience in founding project Tyra and future prospects.

Keywords: Taiwanese, web conference, nonprofit organization