There aren’t that many chances in KAIST to watch live bands perform. Though more performances are being organized within the school than before, we’ve cooked up a list of places outside campus where you can get a better feel for the independent music scene. The following list are the standout (if not only) examples of performance venues in and around Northwest Daejeon.The Stray Cat (29
Normally, the hectic bustle and mayhem of on-campus festivals are associated with spring, when KAIST holds its annual Spring Festival. However, just as the weather is about to take a chilly turn this fall, an ambitious team that combines the forces of both the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Councils (with a little outside help), has organized the KAIST Art & Music Festival (KAMF).Establish
Despite a number of technical difficulties and poor turnout rates, the two best StarCraft 2 players in KAIST were decided in this year’s “e-Sports Wars” competition, held in Taewulgwan’s Mirae Hall on April 21. The champion, after the seventh and final set, was NEXSeron, a Zerg player who managed to use superior macro to defeat KaiStarMvP, his Protoss opponent.
April 11 marked the second biggest political event in Korea for the year 2012 - the legislative elections that decide which political party takes the National Assembly. The Undergraduate Student Council, during the buildup to the election, organized a promotional campaign encouraging students to vote. Four different projects were undertaken using a variety of media including posters, pamphlets and
Chok is a newly created club in KAIST with the objective of using videos uploaded on the Internet to help tutor students who are financially challenged and cannot afford private tuition. On April 18 and 19, Chok held its first explanatory session at the Undergraduate Library. Attended by around 20 to 30 students, the session was followed by an interview for prospective applicants.
A new miniature medical electric needle system for monitoring and retrieving medical data from patients was produced by Ph.D. candidate Kiseok Song, working under KAIST Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo. The system involves needles that are connected to a chip the size of a coin, which contains electronics that can monitor and detect changes in a patient’s body.
On March 12, a delegation from Germany’s RWTH University of Aachen arrived at KAIST to work out the final details of a student exchange and cooperation agreement between the two universities. A memorandum of understanding between the two institutions had already been signed, with only the final confirmation from both parties required to seal the deal.
KAIST has begun introducing a new method of education for freshman students this spring semester. The new system, named “Education 3.0,” aims to rework university learning into a student-centered and debate-focused process.Touted by President Suh since last April, Education 3.0 is a manifestation of the I4 plan.
On February 6, the Graduate School of Culture Technology (GSCT) opened a new interdisciplinary minor for undergraduate students interested in the merging of technology, humanities and the arts.The new program, officially named the Minor Program in Culture Technology (CTP), aims to educate students who will enter cultural fields such as the music and film industries.
On February 15, President Nam Pyo Suh approved the initial plans for the construction of a new student center. Plans estimate that construction will begin this September and end in the second half of 2013, before the beginning of the fall semester.
On November 23, KAIST students voted “All-in-One” (Dohan Kim, Seung-hwan Kim) as next year’s Student Council executives, who received 37.10% of all votes submitted. “Tomorrow” (Hyun Ho Heo, Minwook Kwak) came in a close second with 35.03% and “Dugeun2” (Su Geul Jin, Ji Ha Kim) took the remaining 24.45%.
Doctor Barry Marshall of the University of Western Australia, the 2005 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, gave an hour-long lecture at KAIST's KI Building on Wednesday, November 2. His talk was sponsored by the Australian Embassy in Seoul in commemoration of the 50th anniversary since South Korea and Australia first opened diplomatic relations. Dr. Marshall spoke about his path to discover
On September 29, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao presented KAIST Professor In Lee with the Friendship Award at an official ceremony in Beijing for his actions to help students from the earthquake stricken province of Sichuan and his continued efforts as the head of an East Asian student exchange program. After the 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan province, which measured at a magnitude of 8.0
Shouts of “that’s not it, that’s not it!” filled the Sports Complex and the northern football pitch two weeks ago, as KAIST students in blue dragon-printed shirts rallied behind their teams to try and defeat an all-too-familiar foe. Even when the POSTECH team made an unlikely comeback to all but confirm their fourth consecutive victory, the supporters waited until the final
Due to the steady increase in Internet users, especially those using smartphones and tablet PCs, KAIST’s network has been steadily becoming more and more unstable, especially in the dormitories. In order to increase bandwidth and allow more users to access Internet services, KAIST’s Information and Communications Team (ICT) undertook a major restructuring of the Internet system at KAIST.
The events of the spring semester of 2011, in which four students and one professor committed suicide, were determined to have been caused by the drastic reforms put in place by KAIST President Nam Pyo Suh’s administration. This set off a series of events that culminated with the formation of an Emergency Innovation Committee (EIC) meant to analyze any flaws or problems with the reforms that
Two Vice Presidents of KAIST submitted their resignations on the 15th and 18th of July. Byoung-Kyu Choi, Former Vice President of Operations, and Dongyol Yang, Former Vice President of Research, both served on the Emergency Innovation Committee (EIC) before deciding to end their terms prematurely.Former Vice President Choi cited that his decision was “a personal choice” and Former Vice
Dear readers,Speaking with President Suh during this issue’s feature interview, I was given the privileged opportunity to ask about the current state of the school, his policies and any insights he may have wished to share with the rest of the school. The responses I received are mostly compiled and well presented on page 12, but what I perceived about our president goes beyond the text of t