Ji Hae Kim, a researcher from Professor Wonyoung Choe’s research group within the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST, has been honored with the Best Paper Award (Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity President Award) at the 2019 International Symposium of Science Museums.
At the symposium, held on Friday November 8, Ms. Kim gave a presentation on the development process of Polyview, an interdisciplinary exhibition content development project on the convergence of science, culture, and art related to polyhedra. Besides, during the presentation, she also highlighted the efforts and hard work of the researchers involved in this project.
At this exhibition, visitors would develop their convergent thinking on arts, culture, and science through understanding the value of polyhedra as a unique form language, which has evolved along with humanity, science, and civilization.
This project has been supported from the Ministry of Science and ICT of South Korea since 2017. The leader of this project is Professor Wonyoung Choe (Department of Chemistry, UNIST), together with Professor Hoi Ri Moon (Department of Chemistry, UNIST), Professor Jinsook Choi (Division of General Studies, UNIST), and Professor Hyun-Kyung Lee (Division of General Studies, UNIST). Other members include Ji Hea Kim (Exhibition Designer), Eunyoung Kang (Department of Chemistry, UNIST), Soochan Lee (Department of Chemistry, UNIST), Jiyeon Kim (Department of Chemistry, UNIST), Hyein Jeong (Department of Chemistry, UNIST), and Younggwon Oh (I.Design, UNIST).
“For its attempts to integrate arts, culture, and science related to polyhedra, this project has been highly praised by museum experts in the US and other countries throughout the world,” says Ms. Kim, who is in charge of the design of Polymer exhibition. “Through this exhibition, we plan on introducing the significance of the intersection of art, science and culture at UNIST and various exhibition halls in Korea.”
The Polyview team plans to hold an exhibition, entitled ‘Polyhedra Science Lab‘ in the lobby of Engineering Bldg. 110 at UNIST, at the end of December 2019. This will serve as an opportunity to showcase their achievements with UNIST members and the general public.
Following the end of year exhibition at UNIST, the team is planning another pop-up exhibition at Busan National Science Museum, early next year. This is expected to lead to the participation of local children and students, thus contributing greatly to the spreading of the culture of science and technology.