MSE Curriculum Information Session for Class of 2013 was successfully held on November 28 at the conference room in POSCO International Center with about 80 MSE faculty members and students. This session became a platform to introduce excellence of the department and for students to have a conversation with professors on their concerns. According to the scheduled program, the student representative (Doo-yeol Lee) presented students’ activities and what they have learned about the department, and Department Chair Professor Jong-Lam Lee gave a welcoming remark and instruction to the department. Having dinner at D’medley (on POSCO International Center 2nd fl.) later, students had time to consult professors in groups.
An award ceremony was held on December 10 at YeonJi Restaurant in Jigok Community Center for undergraduate students who were excellent in academic performance in the purpose of encouraging those students and provide a better academic environment for all students. A total of 37 students (for 2013-1st semester) and 33 students (for 2012-2nd semester) were awarded. The 70 selected students, including 14 freshmen, 16 sophomores, 20 juniors and 20 seniors, were celebrated by other students at the event.
As MSE annually presents research awards to graduate students, this year the award ceremony was held on December 26, 2013 with an audience of 150 MSE members including faculty members and graduate students to encourage graduate students to actively conduct research and publish papers. The Best New Doctoral Researcher Award was presented to Ji-san Lee, Best Paper Award to Seok-su Sohn and Sung-yong Min, Special Encouragement Award to Byeong-chan Suh, and Patent Award to Min-young Lee, Yang-hee Song, Hye-min Kim and Do-hee Keum. The celebration dinner was held in POSCO International Center.
MSE invited the class of 2014 and successfully held ‘Experience College Life’ that allows them to be acquainted with college life on January 17 – 18 (one night two days). This program for 38 new students including MSE students (22) and those with no major (16) is intended to give them pride as POSTECH MSE members, let them quench their curiosity on material sciences and engineering fields and guide them to select MSE majors. Through the introduction session, Q&A with faculty members, conversation with senior students, campus tour and welcoming dinner, new students had an opportunity to be informed on MSE department.
MSE Certificate of Graduation Award Ceremony was successfully held in POSTECH Gymnasium with the graduating students, families, faculty and present students. After the university-wide POSTECH Commencement Ceremony was held from 10 am for two and a half hour, this MSE department event was followed to award diplomas to 19 MS-PhD integrated course, 6 PhD course, 12 MS course and 31 undergraduate course graduates. Also at the event, a Gold Prize of Samsung Electronics Humantech Award was presented to Yang-hee Song (MS-PhD integrated course) and Korea Institute of Materials Science Award to Ji-san Lee (MS-PhD integrated course). All graduating students were celebrated by the audience for entering the society or heading for higher education.
MSE New Undergraduate Student Welcome Event was held on March 8 at Wolpo Beach. This new student welcoming event has been annually held by current students and MSE faculty members to help incoming students adapted to college life. This year, 70 present students and 7 faculty members attended the event and had a great time building close relationships through a variety of activities including a student cooking contest.
An information Session for Undergraduate Students was held on April 10 at the Multimedia Lecture Hall in Science Building Ⅰ. Department Chair Prof. Jong-Lam Lee gave an opening remark followed by an introduction of new faculty members, and Prof. Moon-Ho Jo presented a brief introduction of MSE. Subsequently students and faculty members freely exchanged questions and answers. This event allowed about 50 students to ease their concerns on future career and made a request for more similar programs where they can consult worries on overall college life from lectures to career.