A group of students at UNIST won gold, silver, and bronze prizes in the annual Nobel Prize Exploration & Debate Contest, held in Gwacheon National Science Museum on September 23, 2017.
The team, consisting of Deok Young Lee, Jun Han Lee, and HyunJae Park in the School of Natural Science, took first place honors (Basic Science Research Award) for their presentation on “The study and application of highly-efficient room-temperature multiferroics”. The gold prize consists of $1000 plus a cirtificate of Institute of Basic Science Director Award.
Besides, a team of three undergraduate students, consisting of Chae Eun Lim in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, DaeHyeon Nam in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and SeungJin Lee in the School of Life Sciences was awarded silver for their presentation on “Cancer Metastasis Prevention, Using Biological Network“. JunYong Choi in the School Materials Science and Engineering was honored with silver for the presentation on “Studies of Multiferroic Materials for the Upcoming 4th Industrial Revolution”.
The Nobel Prize Exploration & Debate Contest is a presentation competition, hosted by Gwacheon National Science Museum since 2013. The competition aims to cover the basic science research topics that are currently-pursed or need to be pushed ahead. This year’s competition was held under the slogan ‘Imagination Determines the Future of Humanity’.
Each year, Gwacheon National Science Museum hosts a series of ‘Discussing Nobel Prize’ event to spread the true meaning of nobel prize and the basic science. This year marks the 4th Nobel Prize Exploration & Debate Contest and plans to host a lecture on ‘Nobel Prize Curiosity’ in November and a talk show on ‘Nobel Prize Ceremony’ in December.