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KAIST Midam Scholarship Fund Receives the "Proud Yuseong Award"
The Midam Scholarship Fund, one of KAIST's student clubs, received an award from the Yuseong District Office in Daejeon on July 8, 2014. Selected as the recipient of the second “Proud Yuseong Award,” members of the Midam Scholarship Fund have offered, with seven other Korean universities, their talents and knowledge to teach math and science to underprivileged young middle and high school students. Established since 2013, the "Proud Yuseong Award" is given to citizens or organizations that have made contributions to the development of the Yuseong community in the past year.
A student club for education donation at KAIST received an award from the City of Daejeon Education Superintendent
One of the student clubs at KAIST, the Midam Scholarship Fund, was awarded by the education superintendent of Daejeon City in recognition of its contributions to the education benefits of underprivileged students in the region.The Midam Scholarship Fund was established in 2009, and since then, it has helped many teenage students who are suffering financial hardships through knowledge donation. The Fund organized private classes and mentoring programs for the students as well as collaborating with other education donation clubs at seven different universities in Korea.The award ceremony was held on February 20th at the City Hall in Daejeon.
International Student Conference (ICISTS-KAIST) to be Held in August
- 300 participants including university students worldwide and renowned speakers expected to gather - Ideal coexistence of science & technology and society explored under the theme of “Perfect Alliance” Science & technology and society are at the core of 21st century’s development. ICISTS-KAIST 2013, international conference for university students, seeks ways for the two to coexist harmoniously and is to be held from August 5 to 9 on KAIST campus as well as at Daejeon Convention Center. ICISTS stands for International Conference for the Integration of Science, Technology and Society. ICISTS-KAIST is a non-profit organization run by KAIST students who are directly engaged in the coordination, planning, finance, public relations, and management of this academic event. The upcoming ninth annual event of ICISTS (www.icists.org) 2013 is centered around the theme, “Perfect Alliance: Coexistence for Human Society.” The conference will last for four nights and five days; scholars and students across various academic backgrounds gather to narrow the gap between fields of study and discuss possible solutions to the problems in today’s society. The annual conference, ICISTS-KAIST attracts hundreds of participants from all over the world to KAIST, Daejeon and its most recent event last year witnessed discussions among some 300 students from 22 countries hearing the lectures from 40 academics and scholars. This year’s event will welcome the 16-year old inventor, scientist, and cancer researcher Jack Thomas Andraka, the founder of the “One Laptop Per Child” project Walter Bender, Chemistry Nobel Prize laureate Harold Walter Kroto, and many more. The application period for ICISTS-KAIST 2013 runs from May 20 to July 12, and applications are received through the website at www.icists.org. ICISTS-KAIST 2013 Promgram Summary Event Title: International Conference for the Integration of Science, Technology and Society 2013 (ICISTS-KAIST 2013) Theme: Perfect Alliance: Coexistence for Human Society Date and Venue: 2013 Aug. 5 (Mon.) ~ Aug. 9 (Fri.), KAIST Campus and Daejeon Convention Center Host and Organizer: ICISTS KAIST Sponsor: Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Korea Tourism Organization, Korea Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, KOFST Session Description: Keynote Speech - Keynote address on fundamental approach to coexistence Parallel Session - Multiple simultaneous lecture of delegates’ choice Group Discussion - Small group discussions among delegates and speakers Panel Discussion - In-depth and thought-revealing discussion among speakers Experience Session - First-person experience on relevant technology Team Project & Poster Fair - Team mission, poster exhibition and evaluation Subtopics: - New Values from Coexistence of Science & Technology and Society - Synergetic Resolution via Coexistence of Science & Technology and Society - Essential Communication for Coexistence of Science & Technology and Society Notable Speakers: - Gretchen Kalonji: Assistant to Director-General at UNESCO - Sheila Jasanoff: Director of STS Program at Harvard Kennedy School - Walter Bender: Former Director of MIT Media Lab and One Laptop Per Child- Jack Andraka: 16-year old Cancer Resesarcher
Midam Scholarship Society Receives Minister of Education, Science, and Technology Prize for Education Donation
Midam Scholarship Society, consisting of KAIST students, has been awarded the First Korea Education Donation Grand Prize from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The Education Donation Prize has been created in order to encourage those university clubs that have been increasing awareness of education donation and at the same time donating educational services themselves. Midam Scholarship Society was established by KAIST students in 2009 to provide educational services to those students from low income families. Currently over 200 students from six different universities (KAIST, UNIST, Pusan University, Chonnam University, Kyungpook National University, Kumoh Engineering University) are involved in the Midam Scholarship Society. Approximately 70 students participate in the KAIST Midam Scholarship Society. The classes take place in the classrooms every week for three hours over a period of three months. The classes are offered to over 1,000 high school students in and near DaeJeon.
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