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Mayor Concludes US Trip with Visit to Caltech, UCLA

On March 16, Mayor Ko Wen-je visited professor Tai Yu-chong, the first in the world to develop micromotors, at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). This is the last part of the mayor’s trip in the US.
Following a brief visit to Professor Tai’s office and research facility, the mayor joined professor Tai, Caltech principal Thomas Rosenbaum, and other Taiwanese researchers at the institute for lunch.
Afterwards, the mayor visited the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for World Health. Accompanied by Director Thomas Coates and faculty members Thomas Rosenthal, Greg Szekeres, and Michael Burke, the delegation toured facilities including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and facilities for severe illness and transplant.
At the CNSI Incubator at UCLA, the mayor also learned about the medical technologies developed by professors Tseng Hsian-rong and Liu Wen-tai.
Later, Ko attended a dinner event with UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and UCLA Foundation Chairman, as well as 150 Taiwanese professors, students, and young entrepreneurs. During his address, he expressed his gratitude to the Taiwanese community at UCLA, promising to promote interaction and link with Taiwanese abroad.