Knowing that the self-created limits on our reporters’ knowledge of multiculturalism and current events on the global scale may be holding us down, this summer, four Herald reporters sought to become better journalists by visiting Hong Kong.
The research teams of Hyunjoo Lee and Nakwon Choi have collaborated to develop a multilayer microfabrication process called aluminum hard mask on silk fibroin (AMoS) that can micropattern wafers made of silk fibroins, metals, and dielectrics.
Professors Sukbok Chang and Yoonsu Park from the Department of Chemistry have successfully developed a unique catalyst that can synthesize γ-chiral lactams, an essential component of several pharmaceutical agents. While they achieved a similar feat in their report published in March 2018, they now present a more refined catalyst that synthesizes the compound with little formation of unnecessary byproducts.
A recent report written by Professor Sang Wan Lee from the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering highlights how discoveries in “human decision neuroscience can offer valuable insights into action control systems for robots”. Professor Lee worked in collaboration with researchers from the University of Cambridge, Japan’s National Institute for Information and Communications Tech
Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST Kenya) has recently announced that it will be admitting its first graduate students after the kick-off meeting held at Konza Technopolis City on February 12. During the meeting, approximately thirty educational officials from both South Korea and Kenya discussed necessary changes to administrational and architectural procedures for the KAIST-inspired institute.
On February 21, an article by Chosun Ilbo reported possible plans for a KAIST-centered merger of the four national research universities in Korea: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Gwangju Institute of Science of Technology (GIST), and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST).
The upcoming resignation of KAIST Overseas Networking Exchange (KAIST ONE) organizer Osama Karkout has led International Scholar and Student Services (ISSS) to restructure KAIST ONE and the KAIST International Students Association (KISA) by merging the two bodies together.
Sam Van Gele, an exchange student from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, has become the first Swiss KAIST student to present at Watering Ghost’s “Science on Tap” event. Van Gele presented on the topic of “Music and the Brain”, an area of research he was first exposed to at KAIST.
The payment per hour for student service scholarships in KAIST has been increased, following the recent minimum wage increase of roughly 10.9% from 7,530 KRW in 2018 to 8,350 KRW, which came into effect from January 1.
A research group led by Professor Byong-hun Jeon at Hanyang University has shown that anaerobic co-digestion of fat, oil, and grease (FOG) is an effective and economical technique, with better biomethanation yield in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), than anaerobic digestion.