The second Ulsan Dream Camp, offered by UNIST finished successfully on January 21, 2017.
Beginning January 8 and running through to January 21, the 2017 Ulsan Dream Camp invites 105 second-year students from 37 middle schools in Ulsan, as well as 30 UNIST undergraduate students.
This fourteen-day science camp is an academic enrichment program that offers students a variety of science based and recreational activities. Through one-on-one mentoring program, students also received guidance from postsecondary science students, studying at UNIST. Each mentor has met with four to five mentees, providing practical advice, encouragement, and support based on their areas of studies.
“The academic mentorship program has helped me gain valuable insight into the next stage of my university career,” says Ja-kyung Lee, a second year middle school student from SangAn Middle School. “I will do my best to achieve the new goal of being admitted to UNIST.”
During the course of the event, students received full days of exploring science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on activities, labs, games and week-long projects. In addition to one-on-one mentoring, students also had opportunities to explore the university, meet researchers, and conduct experiments in real labs. Other activities include the Golden Bell Challenge, debating competitions, a game of yut, and sport activities.
“I must say being a mentor is a highly rewarding experience, as it gives you a sense of fulfilment in serving and helping others” says HoeRyoung Kwon, a third year student of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at UNIST. “By actively participating in mentoring, I would like to help prepare more local students for their future careers.”