Welcome to CAST TX


    The Texas Chapter of Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST-TX), founded in 1999 in Dallas, Texas, as a non-for-profit organization. CAST-TX is a local chapter of the CAST-USA which is founded in 1992 at New York. CAST-USA has 12 local chapters with over 8000 members. The mission of CAST-TX is to foster academic exchange and professional development; to support STEM education for young generations; and to romote outstanding traditions of the Chinese community.

    STEM Bridge

    CAST has officially launched the first summer research and education project for high school students. The project aims to help high school students to conduct research internships at university research laboratories in Dallas area to promote their interest in science and technology and to improve their scientific literacy and research capabilities.

  • Executive Team

    Angela Chen


    Angela Chen is the Director of Global Financing of Chalak Mitra Group of Companies. Chalak Mitral Group is the third largest Franchisee of KFC brand in the U.S. . She is also the Vice President of Golden Fields (US) Holdings Corp, a real estate investment firm. Since 2012, Ms.Chen has organized and co-hosted many U.S. – China Investment Summit, focusing on U.S.- China cross boarder investment and technology transfer, she has helped to provide platform and solutions to companies from China and United States.

    Dr. Kelvin Xu

    Chairman of Board

    Mr. Xu is a partner of LigthPath Services Corp, a startup of next generation of hi-tech. Mr . Xu graduated from McGill University and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He was a VP of Asia-Pacifc in AuBay Services Corp. to manage hi-tech projects and raise a PE funding for these projects. Before that, he was a principal software engineer in SkyFiber Corp. He has many years of professional experiences in S&P 500 companies (Bell Canada, Nortel, Alcatel, Fujitsu) as well as startups. His expertises includes: OS, Network protocols, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), wireless sensor, multi-media, tablet computer, DSP, SONET and DWDM. Mr. Xu holds multiple US patents in wireless, IoT, and optics communication.

    Dr. Xingyu Zhou

    Executive VP

    Dr. Xingyu Zou graduated from University of Science and Technology of China. He got his PhD. in Physics at University of Rochester after came to the United States. Before he moves to Dallas, he has been working on the field of fiber optical communication with 2 patents. He has been with CAST-TX for the past 6 years.

    Gary Zhang

    Accounting Officer

    Mr. Zhang is a certified public accountant in Texas. Mr. Zhang obtained his BS degree from Shanghai Maritime University and MS in Accounting and Information Management from UT Dallas. He has been working in accounting and taxation field for many years. Mr. Zhang is currently a partner with A. Morani CPA P.C.

    Cecilia Sun

    VP of Marketing and Sponsorship

    Ms. Sun is an analyst in the Global Wealth Management and Operational Technology team at Bank of America. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Rouen Business School in France and master’s degree in Finance and Information Science (Information Technology Management) from the University of Texas at Dallas. Ms. Sun interned at international companies, such as Haynes and Boone, LLP, HSBC, and Saint-Gobain group and speaks English, French, and Mandarin. As a volunteer and an organizer, Ms. Sun always commits herself to commonweal organizations, such as Another Beautiful World in China and Junior Achievement in the states which focus on improving education and development for young generation.

    Dr. Dong Qian

    VP of Education

    Dr. Dong Qian is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his B.S. degree in Bridge Engineering from Tongji University in China in 1994, his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri in 1998 and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2002. Shortly after his graduation, He was hired as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in the University of Cincinnati and promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in 2008. In the Fall of 2012, he joined the newly established Mechanical Engineering Department as a tenured associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and was promoted to Full Professor in 2015. Dr. Qian has conducted research in the general areas of computational mechanics of materials. His research has been funded by NSF, AFOSR, AFRL, State of Ohio and industries such as P&G and General Electric. He is currently the assistant editor for the Journal of Computational Mechanics and serves on editorial board for two other journals on computational mechanics. He is the past Chair of the Elasticity Committee under ASME Applied Mechanics Division and current serves as the vice-Chair for the Committee on Computing in Applied Mechanics (CONCAM) in the same division.

    Dr. Xinrong Yang

    VP of Operation

    Dr. Xinrong Yang - graduated from the Department of Radio Engineering of Southeast University. After coming to the United States, she obtained a master's degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. She has been engaged in chip design and development for many years, including wireless communication, mobile chip, biochemical sensing, power control and management. She is currently working for Texas Instruments. Career interests include cutting-edge technologies in the semiconductor industry, chip design and verification, system integration, modeling and simulation. In addition to the technical field, she is also actively involved in technology-related public welfare activities, aiming to enhance the local technology exchange and development and innovation atmosphere.

    Sam Cheng

    VP of Entrepreneur

    Founded several startup companies since 2013, including an IT security consulting firm: SDC International LLC, and an innovative technology company: Quanlanck Technology, INC. Also, Sam served in technology and telecom companies in Dallas area for more than 20 years. In previous positions, he served as Director of IT Services for T-Mobile, Director of back office products for Goodman Networks and MetroPCS, and Associate Director of billing operations for AT&T. He holds an MBA from Texas A&M International University and a Bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University.

    Dr. Yong Peng

    VP of Legal and IP

    Dr. Yong Peng is a patent specialist and student associate at Shore Chan DePumpo LLP. He has extensive experience in litigating and prosecuting patents that involve complex technology. Prior to joining Shore Chan DePumpo LLP, Dr. Peng was a technical specialist at Fish & Richardson P.C., where he practiced a variety of intellectual property matters for leading companies in the U.S. and China. Dr. Peng received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from SMU in 2010, during which he published several influential papers on IEEE journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Peng will receive his J.D. degree from SMU Law School in 2015.

    Jiaming Zhang

    VP of IT

    Serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Zcoder, a web development company based on Plano, TX. He has more than 10 years of working experience in Fortune 500 companies. He has managed more than 60 software projects as a technical project manager and has extensive experience in global team management. Currently he works as CTO in an industry leading e-commerce company. He has extensive practical experience in user experience, software and blockchain architecture, quantitative project management and risk control.
  • News

    Executive Committee Party

    July 18th CAST-TX Executive Committee party at Plano, TX.

    13th CIEP Conference

    May 17, 2015 - CAST-USA delegation of 17 people is led by Prof. Walter Hu (President of CAST-TX) and Dr. Chris Guo (President of CAST-NC) to attend 13th CIEP conference. The team has visited several tech parks in Shenzhen.

    R&D Institute (Shenzhen) of Tsinghua University

    May 19, 2015 - CAST-USA team has visited R&D Institute (Shenzhen) of Tsinghua University and presented projects to venture investors of Shenzhen and Silicon valley (USA).

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  • Membership Fee Payment

    $20 for full membership of CAST-TX. Payable with Paypal or credit cards.

    $20 membership fee.

    $499 STEM bridge summer camp.

    $other amount for donations.

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