On November 26, the Department of Mathematical Sciences at UNIST held an award ceremony to celebrate and recognize the individuals participated in the 2021 UNIST Freshmen Math Competition. Took place in the Math Lounge of Natural Science Building at UNIST, the ceremony recognized five outstanding students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at UNIST. On this day, scholarship award presentation ceremony also took place.
The purpose of this event was to announce the recipients of the development fund scholarships and the competition results. Marking the third anniversary of its creation in 2019, the competition has been promoted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences with the aim of fostering future generations of mathematical scientists.
The recipients of this year’s scholarships are Han Sung-jae, Kim Hyun-seo, and Lee Kang-joon. They have been given this honor for demonstrating academic excellence. Each has been given the scholarship of KRW 500,000. Other students, Kang Tae-woong and Choi Hee-jin have also been recognized for their research excellence, and each has been given a scholarship of KRW 250,000.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences established this scholarship program in 2017 to recognize, encourage, and assist currently enrolled students with a mathematical science major who have excellent scholastic records. After the scholarship delivery ceremony, awards were given to students who performed well at the 3rd UNIST Mathematics Competition.
This year’s math competition was held online and offline on November 12, 2021. It is a competition for students enrolled within the second semester and anyone interested in mathematics can participate.
The grand prize of this competition went to student Park Ji-hwan. Students Jang Hae-chan and Jeong Bo-young received the gold prize, while students Kang Sung-bin, Kim Da-eun, and Jung Hyun-sung were named silver prize winners. Students Ahn Min-jae and Choi Won-ik received a statue. Winners were awarded a total of 2 million won in prize money and awards.