An event was held to congratulate and encourage students who challenged themselves over the past six months for their dream of becoming ‘BTS in Science and Technology.’
An award ceremony was held to celebrate and recognize the individuals who recently participated in this year’s Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Project (UIRP) and the AI Challengers Program (AICP). The purpose of this event was to recognize 10 teams that received great peer reviews from their other teams that participated in the competition. The ceremony took place in the UNIST Faculty Lounge on December 23, 2021.
As for the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Project (UIRP), a research team led by Professor Wonyoung Choe (Department of Chemistry) won the grand prize. The Excellence Awards were given in two categories: short-term and long-term courses. For the long-term course, teams supervised by Professor BongSoo Kim (Department of Life Science) and Professor Robert J. Mitchell (Department of Chemistry) were each given the award. For the short-term course, teams led by Professor Kyoseung Sim (Department of Chemistry) and Professor Kyungho Lee (Department of Design) each won the awards. The Popularity Award went to a team, led by Professor Kyungho Lee (Department of Design).
For the AI Challengers Program (AICP), Team Tripbuilder (Advisor: Professor Gi-soo Kim) won the Best Award. The Excellence Awards were presented to two teams each in both categories. For the long-term course, Team Nalia (Advisor: Professor Chiehyeon Lim) and Team BTC team (Advisor: Professor Jungho Im) each won the awards. For the short-term course, Team Celestial World (Advisor: Professor Sunghoon Lim), and Team AIXP (Advisor: Professor Kyungho Lee) were given the award, respectively. The Popularity Award went to Team Nalia.
Meanwhile, the award ceremony has been attended by President Yong Hoon Lee and Dean Ji Hyun Kim (Academic Affairs). In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, one representative from each team attended the event.
UNIST has been organizing various programs to help students gain practical research experience and develop self-directed problem-solving skills. The UIRP is a program in which students from various majors carry out convergence research under the guidance of their advisors. The AICP is a program where students form a research club based on research topics in the field of AI and conduct autonomous research and receive support to participate in various challenges.
This year, a total of 45 groups and 193 students have participated in these events. The 2021 U-Challenge Festival, showcasing the research outcomes of students who have participated in those events also took place on December 3, 2021. The UNIST Innovative Education Center plans to recruit participants for the 2022 UIRP & AICP, starting February 2022.