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
ParadigmFormed in the summer of 2011, this three member band from KAIST is truly noteworthy not only in their unique style of music, but also in their interesting combination of different cultural backgrounds. Joonhee Lee (junior, Department of Industrial Design) from Korea, Kaushik Sarma (junior, Department of Aerospace Engineering) from India, and Sungwon Choe (graduate student, Department of Co
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
On April 14, TEDxKAISTChange was held in the Applied Engineering Building’s Media Lecture Room with three invited speakers and fifty attendees. With three previous successful events on campus, TEDxKAISTChange was the fourth installment under the same theme as TEDxChange – a special project by TED and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – held on April 5 in Berlin.
Futsal is a rising sport among the KAIST community, becoming more popular by the day. After the construction of futsal fields last year, many students have taken the opportunity to play futsal with friends. Aquila, a futsal group on campus consisting of fifty passionate players, has organized an on-campus tournament this month for KAIST students only.
Since its founding last year, Son Su Rae has been active in organizing various activities around the KAIST campus to help make the university a “fun place to be.” This year, Son Su Rae is holding a joint club event, Club Son Su Rae, for KAIST students to enjoy the Son Su Rae club on the first day and the club Cocoon on the second day of the party.
Cultural activity courses for Leadership III are offered every semester to provide new students with opportunities to try something different from the subjects normally taught at KAIST. Senior students who have completed Leadership I and Leadership II courses and are interested in teaching a Leadership III course can apply to become teaching assistants and establish their own courses.
Every semester, the Leadership Center offers special lectures on everything from playing the saxophone to coaching and speech presentation skills. Lasting about ten weeks, these classes give the students a chance to learn something other than science and engineering-related topics during their leisure time.
You wake up from your sleep only to find that it is way past lunchtime and that the school cafeteria is already closed. You throw on whatever you can find and head out to the school store, returning to your room with stacks of microwavable curry and rice.
Spending a weekend at KAIST can be tortuous to some – the campus is silent, your roommate has gone up to Seoul and all you see outside your window is trees and kittens. For those new to KAIST or have never travelled farther than the boundaries of Eoeun-dong, escaping the main campus may even seem like a daunting task.
The KAIST Library recently added around 500 e-books that are accessible through a smartphone application provided by Korea’s largest bookseller, Kyobo. Available on both Apple’s App Store and the Android Market, the Kyobo eBook application gives its users access to a large selection of books that is just a touch away.
Woori Café in the Undergraduate LibraryFor most people, the Undergraduate Library is where you go to actually get some work done. For some (like me), we disguise ourselves as hardworking students and go while we secretly want to get distracted and fool around with friends for a while. But regardless of our intentions, the Library is a place where KAIST students study and cram before their e
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According to today's mass media, tech school equals nerd-land while engineering majors are four-eyed geeks. And, heck, most probably spend their weekends engaging in really unfunny science-related banter that others just can't appreciate. Though I do not doubt the fact that there exists some statistical basis behind this hackneyed impression of engineering students, we should not disrespect this
"Set my DVR to record The Big Bang Theory. The whole world is watching this thing and I need to know why." When a character from a TV show makes a reference to another TV show (and especially if that character is Scrubs' Dr. Cox), then you know you have to check it out for yourself. If you are an engineering student, you have probably watched or at least heard of the American TV show Th
Every semester, the Graduate School of Culture Technology (GSCT) organizes the KAIST Culture Festival for students, professors and faculty members. Throughout the four months, various genres of performances and events – from opera to musicals to indie band performances – take place in the KAIST Auditorium. Professor Boncheol Koo of GSCT is one of the organizers of the events.Can you br
Any form of theatrical art is often evaluated on three factors: the setting, the actors’ performances and, perhaps most importantly, how well it conveys its message to the audience.The 1996 Japanese play University of Laughs easily fulfills all three components in a fast-paced plot. Originally began in the late 1990s in Japan with the title Warai no Daigaku, Mitani Koki’s play has also
One great thing about labeling yourself as a tourist at a place you are familiar with is that you can take advantage of knowing the place. You are well aware of exactly when to avoid the overcrowded tourist attractions and where to find the best coffee. With much anticipation that had accumulated over the past two years, I arrived at San Francisco International Airport in mid-June last summer.Anot