UNIST will showcase the recent project achievements that have been carried out in an effort to foster innovation in science and engineering education in Korea. This is to present the research outcomes of students who have challenged themselves over the past six months for their dream of becoming ‘BTS in Science and Technology.’
The 2021 U-Challenge Festival, showcasing those research outcomes, is scheduled to be held on December 3, 2021. During the course of the event, 290 students and 60 teams from UNIST and the University of Ulsan who partook in the 2021 Field-linked Future-leading Human Resources Development Project will introduce their project findings. Winners will be also determined through live-streaming finalist competition.
These students have been working in a team of four or five to solve industrial problems in Ulsan. In particular, they focused on research using advanced science and technology, and for this purpose, professors and industry experts also helped them throughout the process.
Each team carried out projects focusing on the following fields of future mobility, eco-friendly energy, AI, and smart factory technologies. As a result, the development of AI that predict human errors to aid smart production and the implementation of surrounding environment recognition algorithm to achieve the safety of drones were achieved.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the maximum number of on-site visitors in one space is limited to 100. However, an exhibition booth, showcasing the research findings of each team, will be available for a visit both online and offline. The booth will be installed in the 4F Kyungdong Hall of the Main Administration Building at UNIST. Only the top 8 teams will advance to the finals round.
On this day, UNIST will also showcase some of student achievements from the AI Challengers Program (AICP) and the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Project (UIRP), which took place throughout the year 2021.These programs are designed to help students to freely choose their research topics and support their research activities.
Meanwhile, UNIST and University of Ulsan were selected for the 2021 Field-linked Future-leading Human Resources Development Project, which has been promoted by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) in April 2021. The two universities organized 60 teams with the aim of solving industrial problems in Ulsan and provided support for education and research, so that students can freely challenge themselves and solve problems on site.