UNIST students have been selected to participate in a five-day summer enrichment program at Korean Air Force Academy, which took place from July 18th to 22nd, 2016.
Since 2011, the Korean Air Force Academy has operated a summer camp program to help students establish positive and future-oriented views about the nation. This fun, yet demanding program provides students a solid understanding of the challenges and rewards of life as a cadet, as well as insights into what it means to serve as an officer in South Korea.
For this year’s summer camp program, a total of 58 undergraduate students from UNIST, POSTECH, Ewha Womans University, Seoul National University of Education, and Sejong University participated to experience a realistic slice of cadet life.
SeungHyeon Baeg (School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, UNIST) states, “We had such a meaningful time there, experiencing the fun of military cadet life.”
During the course of the event, students also had the opportunity to stay at cadet dormitories and participate in a variety of extracurricular physical activities, including obortron and paragliding to heighten students’ space perception ability, as well as flying skills.
Each student also participated in evacuation drills and training programs, such as marching and CBR (chemical, biological, and radiological) training to enhance their sense of cooperation and community spirit. They also had a chance to fly over Dokdo Island via air force transport plane.
President Mooyoung Jung of UNIST states, “We hope that this program could play a positive role in the hearts of students at UNIST, and contribute eventually to building correct values in their hearts.”