A collaborative research team led by Professor Hyun Gyu Park’s research team from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has developed a new technology for the sensitive determination of ribonuclease H (RNase H) activity.
November 20 saw the return of the KAIST Happy Campus Campaign program. Now in its sixth year, this week-long program aims to offer opportunities for students to gain a mental boost and to provide an outlet for their worries.
On November 8, the Department of Aerospace Engineering hosted a special lecture about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). This featured guest speakers from Northrop Grumman, the NASA-selected primary contractor for the development of the “premier new space observatory".
The Undergraduate Student Council (USC) has judged that menstruation, which exists as a separate issue from conventional medical problems, should be covered by school policies as well. The Menstrual Absence policy will therefore allow students to have menstrual absences officially excused without any attendance score penalties.
On November 20, as a speaker at the 2017 Fall Physics Colloquium, President Sung-Chul Shin gave a lecture titled “Preparing KAISTians for a Happy Future”. The talk, which was supposed to bring solace to students, caused widespread outrage on the internet forums of KaDaejeon and Bamboo Forest.
Through research conducted in collaboration with the Medical Bioconvergence Research Center (Biocon) and Seoul National University Professor Sung Hoon Kim, Professor Kim was able to develop a three-dimensional, laser-scanning biomicroscope. Using this new technology, Professor Kim has created a startup by the name of IVIM Technology, Inc.
In a world where new technologies are introduced on a daily basis, many have to spend a large portion of their time learning how to use new tools instead of focusing on what is important to them. On November 13, Chang-Hyeon Song, the founder of Naver Labs, visited KAIST to give a seminar titled “Ambient Intelligence R&D at Naver Labs” at the Information and Electronics Building (E3).
On November 25, the results for the 2018 KAIST Undergraduate Student Council General Election were revealed, announcing the new Undergraduate Student Council (USC) for 2018, BADCHIM. Having won with 1585 votes (78.58%), candidates Jaeseok Lee (Matriculating Class of 2015) and Jinung An (Matriculating Class of 2016) will be the USC President and Vice President, respectively, starting in March.
KAIST international community gathered in celebration of the year-end on December 5 at the KAIST Auditorium (E15). This year, the community made the year-end party very special, expressing their appreciation in a touching way at the event hosted by the International Scholar and Student Services (ISSS). Nearly 650 international faculty, students, and their family members joined the party.
In collaboration with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), KAIST hosted a two-week workshop for Dominican Republic officials from October 23 to November 3. 20 key personnel from the Dominican industrial and academic sectors, including the Assistant Minister of the Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT) and the deans of major engineering colleges, participated in lectures given by industry-academia cooperation experts and site visits to companies.
A collaborative research team led by Department of Physics Professor Kab- Jin Kim and Professor Kyung-Jin Lee of Korea University has developed a new technology that will significantly increase the capabilities of next-generation magnetic memory. The results of their research were published in the September 25 edition of Nature Materials, the world’s most cited scientific journal.
hangho Jo, a third-year undergraduate student, has undertaken the task of reinstating the short-lived https://sol.kaist.ac.kr/ website. The now nonfunctional service was established around 2010 with the intention of serving as a space in which students could anonymously share course-related documents, such as past exams, quizzes, and assignments.
The surge of interest in flexible and wearable electronics over the past few years has increased the amount of time and money dedicated to developing their components. Although flexible screens and transistors have seen significant development, flash memory has not been able to replicate this progress.
On October 16, the Undergraduate Student Council (USC) announced that the perpetrator of the “Cup Holder Note Incident” had been apprehended. Since early October, the USC received repeated reports of an unidentified man, presumed to be an outsider, handing out notes written on paper cup holders to female students around the school. The notes consisted of romantic phrases and song lyrics; they were either handed directly to the students on the streets, or left on pencil cases in the Undergraduate Branch Library (N10).
Amidst the confusion of several key imminent issues (see page 1 and 3 of this volume for more), President Shin announced the ongoing four-month work of the Vision 2031 Committee (VC) for the first time on November 9 at the Creative Learning Building (E11).
On October 20, KAIST President Sung-Chul Shin attended the annual Science, ICT, Broadcasting, and Communications Committee (SIBCC) Inspection of the Administration, or also known as the National Assembly audit.
Professor Hyunjoo Lee from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has found a way to reduce the amount of platinum used as catalysts in oxygen reduction reactions. Professor Lee conducted the research along with a team led by Professor Jungwoo Han from the University of Seoul.
On September 29, the Head of the Information and Communications Team (ICT) posted an announcement on the change in the KAIST Patch Management Service (PMS). However, after many students complained about the new PMS Agent, the KAIST Undergraduate Student Council, PUUM, contacted IT-related student organizations regarding the PMS, conducted a survey on PMS in order to fully understand the problems of student use, and held a meeting with ICT on October 17 to discuss the problems this new agent is causing for the students.