Department of Mechanical Engineering Professor Sung Yong Kim has been chosen to be part of the task team on Boundary Currents and Sea Shelf Interactions. This team is a task force under the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), an initiative run by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.
In response to the historic fine dust levels in Korea during the early months of the year, the Student Affairs Team in the Office of Student Affairs and Policy has announced its short-term and long-term preventive plans to minimize the potential health effects of fine dust pollution to all students and faculty.
The KAIST Emergency Response Committee (ERC) has expressed its full support for the students at Seoul National University (SNU) in their battle against sexual assault, encouraging KAIST students to participate in the joint statement made by SNU students. The statement addresses the case of a professor’s sexual assault and repeated violations of research ethics, and it urges the university president and authorities to respond appropriately and take great responsibility for the problem.
The spokesperson of the governmental minor opposition Bareun Mirae Party has drafted a proposal encouraging an increase in the ratio of female professors among the four science and technology institutes in Korea, which includes KAIST, to more than 25%.
On March 25, The 9th KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury (KINC) Fusion Research Award was awarded to Professor Il-Doo Kim and Professor Seokwu Jeon from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Professor Myungeun Seo from the Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology.
On March 19, the 33rd KAIST USC Re-election Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the disqualification of the candidate party Saero from the 2019 Undergraduate Student Council (USC) Presidency Election campaign.
Starting this fall, KAIST will operate a new graduate school specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI). On April 1, KAIST held an information session detailing the background, target, and application process of the new school.
The research team headed by Professor YongKeun Park from the Department of Physics may have developed a new technique that could bring us a step closer towards achieving a fully interactive 3D experience with our bare eyes.