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2017-12 07

[Admission ]A 2018 Hanyang University Essay Entrance Exam Science & Engineering Departments

On December 2, a 2018 essay entrance exam on science & engineering department was conducted at Seoul campus of Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Hanyang conducted the 2018 susi essay test for two days from December 2. 34,710 students applied for the exam and the competition rate for the admission is 87.65: 1. ▲ Applicants are making the final review on 2018 essay entrance exam conducted at Seoul campus, Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul. ▲ The supervisor is confirming student's identity on the 2018 essay exam for science & engieering departments. ▲ Students who took the 2018 essay exam are passing through the campus in Seongdong-gu, Seoul ▲ Students who took the 2018 essay exam are passing through the campus in Seongdong-gu, Seou ▲ Students who took the 2018 essay exam are passing through the campus in Seongdong-gu, Seou

2017-12 07

[Event]A Creative Play 'Diamond Rain' by Department of Theater and Film Performed from the 14th

The creative play 'Diamond Rain', the regular workshop showcase of 2017 fall semester, by Hanyang University Department of Theater and Film will be played from December 14th (Thursday) to Saturday 16th (Saturday) at Seoul Campus Olympic Gymnasium Black Box Theater. 'Diamond Rain' is a story of prince from a happy palace feeling burdened and lonely due to the expectation of those who believe in a legend that "when the king rule the kingdom well, the diamond rain will fall in the kingdom". The story develops when this prince meets a cheerful girl and the prince of the dwarf star. This play was directed by Kim Sun-bin (Department of Theater and Film 16). Lee Hyo-joo (Department of Theater and Film 16) plays the prince, Choi Hwa-hyun (Department of Theater and Film 16) plays the boy, Kim Yu-ri (Department of Theater and Film 16) plays the girl and the teacher, Han Hyun-gu (Department of Theater and Film 16) plays the doctor and uncle, and Park Yu-bin (Department of Theater and Film 17) plays the babysitter. Advising professors are Kwon Yong, Jo Han-joon, and Ban Neung-ki from the Department of Theater and Film. All performances are free of charge. Weekday performances are at 7 pm, weekend performances are at 2 pm and 6 pm. For tickets and information call or text 010-2934-1070 ▲Poster of the creative play 'Diamond Rain' ▲Information of the creative play 'Diamond Rain'

2017-12 07

[Admission ]A 2018 Hanyang University Essay Entrance Exam Humanities & Business Departments

On the morning of December 2, an 2018 essay entrance exam on humanities ‧ business departments was conducted at Seoul campus of Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Hanyang conducted the 2018 early essay test for two days from December 2. 34,710 students applied for the test and the competition rate for the admission is 87.65: 1. ▲ In the morning of the 2nd, students are checking the test venue with the help of guides ▲ Students are confirming the test venue on the 2018 essay exam for humanities ‧ business departments. ▲ Students are making the final inspection ahead of the start of the exam on the 2018 essay eest on humanities ‧ business departments. ▲ Students are making the final inspection ahead of the start of the exam on the 2018 essay exam for humanities ‧ business departments. ▲ Students are making the final inspection ahead of the start of the exam on the 2018 essay test on humanities ‧ business department. ▲ The supervisor is confirming students’ identity on the 2018 essay exam for humanities ‧ business departments. ▲ Students who took the 2018 essay test on humanities ‧ business department are passing through the campus in Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

2017-12 07

[Event]HYU Engineering Women’s Night

In the 21st century, the world is swiftly changing with automation and data exchange through advanced technology, and we call this the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Despite the fast development of technology, South Korean society is still lacking social advancements and recognition for women. WE-HY (Women in Engineering at Hanyang Center) is a proud platform of Hanyang University to support women in the engineering field to sustainably reserve their rights at work without any disadvantages like career discontinuity. In order to let junior female engineering students of HYU communicate with leading female role models in the engineering field and to learn about becoming scientifically outstanding leaders, WE-HY hosted an annual event-- the 2017 Homecoming Day of Women in Engineering at Hanyang. WE-HY (Women in Engineering of Hanyang University) Center is annually hosting the homecoming day event in December. Words from past, words for future The homecoming day event began in 2016 as a part of HYU’s cultural and infrastructural development program and has celebrated its second year of hosting the event. “With the help of student supporters from the Division of Engineering and numbers of seniors from various fields, our event is expanding its influence, size, and value,” said Kim Sung-ha, a researcher of WE-HY. For the homecoming, juniors and seniors united and cooperated together to successfully organize the event. The curtain of the homecoming rose with the special performance from the student band from the departments of Information Systems, Electronic Engineering, and Computer Science. With kind greetings from Oh Hyeon-ok, the WE-HY representative, seniors of HYU gave words of supports to the juniors. “When I was studying at HYU, I was one of the very few female engineering students. I was always in the middle of the spotlight simply because I am a woman. But, I learned through my experience that female engineers have strength in delicacy and emotional intelligence which will lead all my juniors into a great path,” said Lee Jin-sung (Ceramic Engineering, '60). Senior engineer of HYU, Lee Jin-sung, was invited as a guest speaker to share her experience and knowledge to the junior students. Another graduate speaker was Kim Ji-yeon (Computer Science, '05) who is currently working at Samsung SDS. “One thing I realized from my juniors is that they fear to take a break in their college life worried if they will have to face fiercer competition later. But, I think they should relax in their race to find out who they are, and where their interest truly lies in,” emphasized Kim. Another guest speaker Kim Ji-yeon gave a speech on social barriers that female engineers may have to face and suggested ways to develop strengths within them. Generations embraced At the homecoming event, all generations of HYU's engineering departments gathered around to communicate and share their opinions and experiences. Female seniors currently working at the engineering field got the opportunity to learn how their juniors think and what kind of social pressure stresses them out. “I am glad to meet the youth and the future of our school through this homecoming event. I wanted to share my experience of working as a woman to my juniors that there are still numerous social barriers against us in Korea. However, we can still face them by strengthening our own advantages and making them our own characteristics,” explained Kim Se-hee (Industrial Engineering, '08). Junior women of HYU were also able to discuss with their seniors on the current social environment they belong to. By exchanging knowledge and experience throughout the broad generations, female students of the engineering division were able to grasp more empirical understanding of the environment they could face in the upcoming future. “I learned how my seniors developed their own advantages and strengths to become the best in their fields despite the disadvantages they faced. This homecoming event has provided me tremendous opportunities to learn more,” said Yang Chae-eun (Information System, 2nd year). Seniors and juniors of the Department of Information Systems have gathered around at one table to communicate with each other. The homecoming night supported female engineers of HYU to learn how to improve their strengths. For future generations to study and work in a better environment, WE-HY will keep expanding their frontier programs to sustainably help and support Hanyangian female engineers. Kim Ju-hyun Photos by Choi Jin-myung

2017-12 05

[Alumni]Convergence at its Finest

Convergence and interdisciplinary research is a hot issue in academics recently. If there was anyone who had predicted this trend ahead of time, it would be the co-representative of MediBloc, Lee Eun-sol (Medicine, '09). As a scholar in the field of medicine and computer programming, Lee’s plan to become an expert in both of these fields, and to ultimately converge them into creating a new field dates back to his high school graduation, nearly 15 years ago. With a high school friend, who himself is an expert in the field of computer programming and dental medicine, Lee’s plan is now in action, with the company MediBloc introduced to the world in August. Lee carried an air of passion and enthusiasm, which made it quite obvious how he had become an expert on two of the most challenging fields of study. The initiation of Lee’s life-long plan, MediBloc MediBloc is a start-up company that has created a program, in the form of an application, that aims to transfer the basis of medical information from hospitals to personal platforms. The status quo is that our medical records are scattered over the hospitals that we have visited throughout our lives. Our blood tests, x-ray visuals, CT scans, and such are kept in the database of the hospitals that provided these procedures. This infrastructure creates unnecessary costs for both the patients and hospitals. For instance, when a patient is skeptical with a diagnosis from a hospital and wants to refer to a different one to confirm it, he or she will have to go through, or more correctly pay for, the same procedures and exams. An existing method to avoid this unnecessary cost is to visit the former hospital in person and make a formal request of a particular record, with the signature of the hospital to confirm its authenticity. By providing the ownership of every record and document, MediBloc eliminates the need to do so. Furthermore, with a life-long record of medical history at hand, doctors can come up with a more accurate diagnosis and prescriptions. The idea of personalizing medical records has existed for quite a while. However, the biggest issue concerning the realization of this concept was trust. Individuals were not deemed reliable enough to be trusted with medical records. If people could find a way to modify or tinker with their records, it could be misused to demand large sums of money from hospitals and insurance companies. Until now, hospitals were the most reliable entity to be trusted with the safe maintenance of medical data. This obstacle has been removed with the introduction of the 'Block chain technology'. Block chain is essentially a system of a shared ledger, which makes it impossible for an individual to unilaterally modify a body of record. It has been the crucial technology behind the use of Bit Coins, a form of virtual currency and is used largely in the financial field for the security of financial ledgers. By introducing Block chain technology into medical records, Lee has sought a way to transfer storage and management of medical information to the individual, just as we can keep track and use of our bank accounts without having to consult the bank. MediBloc aims to bring the storage, access, and management of medical information to a personal platform, much like how we conduct and manage bank transactions through our smartphones. (Photo courtesy of MediBloc) What the future could look like The biggest expectation is the true realization of individually customized medical treatment. This concept has been continuously repeated and emphasized among many hospitals, but the reality is that this has been no means to realize this concept. Over the years, although most of our hospitals have changed much in the exterior, in terms of facilities, tools, and technology, the interior makeup and system are pretty much the same as in the 90s. Through MediBloc, Lee hopes to create what he calls a patient-as-a-platform system of treatment, with all information about the patient conveniently accessed and thus more thorough and “customized”. As with any form of great change, there are forces against MediBloc, mostly those in the medical sector. According to Lee, the role of the storage of medical records for some hospitals is seen as valuable assets. For one, it allows a hospital to “keep” patients, as the collection of medical data would make it the most informed, and, thus, the most trustworthy source of medical service. Second, the records could be used for further research conducted in individual hospitals. In addition, hospitals even now are reluctant about exporting their medical data, as it would be disclosing indicators of its competence as well as general practices. Lee argues that in truth, there are more benefits. When information is personalized, small hospitals can attain more patients since they would now have just as much information and, consequently, reliability as large, major hospitals. Meanwhile, large hospitals would still maintain the upper hand in terms of advanced facilities, services and so on. Steady, planned steps Lee had deep interests in the field of computer programming as a high school student, having competed in several competitions as well. However, he could not let down the expectations of his parents, who desired the path of medicine for Lee. It was then that he decided that it still wouldn’t be too late to pursue programming after receiving a doctorate in medicine. Furthermore, he believed that convergence would be something of a major trend in the future and expected that his choice to study both fields would eventually pay off. Lee emphasized this idea of looking into the future in all aspects of life. A business that thrives now may not necessary do so in the next five to ten years. It was this manner of thinking that led him to establish MediBloc; he believed that personalization of medical records was a dawning change, and that his company would play a major role in several years. Lee jokingly added that having talented workers was an immense asset as a start-up company, and that he welcomes anyone willing to contribute. The most significant advice that Lee leaves to students of Hanyang is something that he is living every day. For many young graduates seeking a “stable” job, he raises the question of the essential meaning of the word. “I believe that stability rises out of our capabilities. It doesn’t matter where we start, or how many times we have moved from jobs to jobs--If we can prove our worth, there will always be a demand for us.” For Lee, giving up a “stable” job as a doctor was never much of a struggle, as he knew that a profession as a doctor is not so stable anymore. They too, need to continue to improve practices, expand research, develop procedures, and so on to keep up with new demands. Rather than that, Lee simply decided to pursue his interests in the field of programming and business. As a last message, Lee expressed his hopes for bringing positive changes to the public, financial, and medical sectors through his project. Lee Chang-hyun Photos by Choi Min-ju

2017-12 04

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] Obesity, Everyone’s Enemy

Regardless of gender, age, and nationality, obesity is a health problem that is affecting an increasing number of people. While most people think obesity merely has to do with dietary habit, it shows close relations with metabolic diseases and cancer. In other words, obesity is not just caused by the consumption of large calories, but there are other possible factors to it. Kim Yong-hee (Department of Bio-Engineering), whose interest lies in obesity and the ways to prevent and cure it, discovered an innovative way to counteract obesity in his paper “Visceral adipose tissue macrophage-targeted TACE silencing to treat obesity-induced type 2 diabetes,” which was coauthored by two of the graduate school students of the department: Song Yoon-sung (2nd year) and Yong Seok-beom (3rd year). Kim explained that by targeting the inflammation caused by the excess fats, obesity can be treated. The existing method used to treat obesity was to suppress appetite by touching the nerve system, for it was mainly believed that the root cause of obesity was excessive-consumption. However, Kim discovered in his laboratory that obesity has to do with inflammation within fat-storing tissues, which are called adipose tissues. Inside a patient’s body, the excess fat that cannot be stored in the adipose tissue spreads to its surroundings, which then causes inflammation when in contact with other types of cells. A type of white blood cell that engulfs and digests foreign cellular debris called macrophage are largely responsible for obesity-induced adipose tissue inflammation. A breakthrough in Kim’s research is that obesity can be treated by preventing the accumulation of fat within the body, by controlling the inflammation through gene delivery, not by suppressing appetite. In such a scenario, the gene delivery system Kim and his students have invented in the laboratory refers to the targeted gene delivery system that is capable of selectively targeting the visceral (relating to the intestines) adipose tissue macrophages, which are the major cause of inflammation because they produce a type of protein called cytokine. The excess fats that cannot be stored in the adipose tissue spread to their surroundings, and when they come in contact with cytokines, that is when the inflammation springs. By targeting the inflammation, which is the root cause of obesity, the treatment for obesity is made possible. There have been several clinical studies that have highlighted the significance of inflammation regarding obesity, but few therapeutic approaches have been suggested. Through his research, Kim and his students have proposed a therapeutic strategy of targeted gene delivery that could safely treat the disease without any side effects. This strategy is also favorable in treating type 2 diabetes, which primarily occurs as a result of obesity. It is preventable by staying at a normal weight through regular exercise or dietary changes. This could also be the way to prevent obesity as well, which, in other words, means that the cause of the two diseases have the same outset, which is the inflammation within the tissues due to being overweight. Therefore, Kim’s proposal of therapeutic approach for obesity can also treat type 2 diabetes. Targeted gene delivery strategy could kill two birds with one stone. Building on his current studies, Kim’s future research aims to create more formulas for drugs that could treat obesity. “Liposuction is an extremely dangerous surgery because it sucks the good fats as well. Obesity is surely preventable or even cured for those who are not severely obese. However, those who are super-obese, their genes could transform into obese genes and this can affect their children. So, the targeted gene delivery approach can optimally be used in the future.” Kim specifically chose the topic of inflammation of obesity because he wanted to find a narrow gate and open it wide. Since not many solutions for obesity inflammation have been discovered, he wanted to delve into the studies of this topic and create a cure for the countless people waiting for treatment. Kim always aspires to study and research on topics that is subject to a breakthrough outcome. "I am interested in finding cures for diseases that do not have many treatments." Jeon Chae-yun Photos by Kabg Cho-hyun

2017-11 29

[Performance]Hanyang selected for excellence in ‘Youth Dream University Ranking’ for 3 consecutive times

Hanyang University received the highest evaluation in the ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ by Dong-A Daily, the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Korea Employment information Agency and the research firm Macromill Embrain. The Youth Dream University evaluation was held for four consecutive year since 2013. This evaluation was converted to a biennial evaluation after its 3rd assessment in 2015, and this year marked the 4th appraisal. Hanyang University was selected in the ‘Best’ category for three consecutive times following 2014 and 2015. The evaluation of universities focuses on how efficiently and actively the top-ranked universities with excellent educational conditions support students' employment and start-up foundation. This year, 45 universities, which had passed the first evaluation among 227 four-year universities in Korea, were evaluated in terms of the total of 30 indicators including infrastructure, curriculum, service, and network, and were divided into ‘Best’ ‘Good’ and ‘Fair’ category. 10 universities selected as the 'Best Youth Dream University' are Hanyang University, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Dongguk University, Sogang University, Sunmoon University, Sungkyunkwan University, Soonchunhyang University, Soongsil University, Chungang University and Korea Technology Education University. Among the evaluation index, Hanyang University received the highest score of 87.7 points among the top 10 universities in 'infrastructure' sector, which evaluates university’s career, employment, start-up support plans, personnel and organization, and bachelor's system. Also, according to the evaluation of curriculum for career, employment and entrepreneurship, Hanyang University received 82.1 points for 'education' sector, 80.6 points for 'network', and 74.5 points for 'service'. Dong-A Daily article on November 28 states that Hanyang University, which was selected as the best ‘Youth Dream University’ of this year, has developed more sophisticated programs to support student’s employment and start-ups than the evaluation in 2015 by introducing HY-CDP (Career Development Program).HY-CDP is an online platform which students can manage their career from entrance to graduation. It provides all the information necessary for employment including 100,000 companies’ DB, employment information and 18,000 smart learning from job eligibility test. Based on the information, a personalized capacity report is created by combining the figures based on the big data and the combined assessment of employment counseling. The advisor introduces the types of job or companies which suit students who are be able to prepare for graduation. A total of 15 universities were selected as ‘Good’ Category are: Gachon University, Konkuk University, Korea University, Kookmin University, Dankook University, Busan Catholic University, Sangmyung University, Sookmyung Women's University, Ajou University, Ewha Womans University, Incheon University, Inha University, Korea University of Technology, Hallym University and Hoseo University . 20 universities selected for the ‘Fair’ category are Kyungsang University, Kyunghee University, Keimyung University, Kwangwoon University, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu University, Dongduk University, Pusan National University, Seoul National University of Technology, University of Seoul, Sejong University, Yeungnam University, Woosong University, Ulsan University, Chonnam University, Jeju University, Changwon University, Chungbuk University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Hanbat University.

2017-11 28

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Inventing Eyes for Robots

Augmented Reality, self-driving cars, and facial recognition are no longer a technology of future. Such advanced technologies are deep in our daily lives. In order for machines to properly function as they are meant to, they need something called ‘machine vision’. Machine vision (MV) is the technology and method used to provide imaging-based automatic inspection and analysis for such applications as automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance, usually in industry. And the field that encompasses the subject is Computer Vision, which Lim majors. For December’s Researcher of the Month, News H interviewed Lim Jong-woo (Professor, Department of Computer Science) who recently won a major government project to acquire the source technology for such field. Lim is enthusiastically explaining how the technology can be applied in real lives. For example, with the structure modeling, calculating the altitude of a person's eye level (when wearing an AR/VR glasses) would be possble. The final goal of this four-year project is to develop a high-level video situation recognition technology based on structural modeling and geometrical analysis of images acquired in extremely congested situations such as the real environment. Structural modeling of a video means to draw lines and actually structure the surrounding environment within the video, either in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional form. Up to current technology, a system can process a single object in the video or occasionally multiple objects. However, it is not yet developed for computers to recognize and analyze a ‘congested’ video with dozens of moving objects, which is often the case in real life footage. “If developed further enough, a computer would be able to track irregular paths taken by a suspect from CCTV video and alert us,” mentioned Lim. (Left) Estimation of the structure of a space through existing technology (Right) Provisioned result of structure estimation (Photo courtesy of Lim) One of the ultimate goals of the project is to also integrate multi-object detection and tracking with the environment. “There are a lot of people trying to integrate detection and tracking technology,” said Lim. Because it is highly improbable for researchers to set a model human face for the computer to detect all human faces, integrating such technology with tracking a moving person is even more intricate and difficult. Nevertheless, if it does become reality, computers will be able to read the context of a specific video. For instance, because they can recognize each person, it would be able to write a storyline and understand relationships between characters in a show or a movie. As mentioned in the earlier part of the article, computer vision is a crucial part of augmented reality and autonomous cars. In the case of AR, the computer must be able to structure its environment to decide where to put the virtual object. Also, by such mapping, the machine can change its perspective in accordance with the user’s change of perspective. Furthermore, autonomous cars require even higher accuracy of computer vision in order to detect obstacles and prevent unwanted accidents. Unlike the facial detection of a camera app on our cellphone which is not really a matter of life and death, technology related to transportation has higher standards for that reason. "I aim to research for use, rather than a reasearch for research." Another surprising aspect of this research project plan is that the team will upload their findings on the web, free of charge as an open-source. When asked why not commercialize it, Lim answered “It is mutually beneficial for us to have the crowd test our algorithm and give feedback to us, as we cannot test it in every environment. Also, it is a trend to release algorithms open-source, because most of them fall short to be commercialized yet.” The research has begun this August and will be continued until the end of 2020. News H is looking forward to observing Lim’s progress and the social impact his team will bring. Kim So-yun Photos by Choi Min-ju

2017-11 27

[Notice]“HY GLOBAL MARKET” Flea Market Held on December 4th

HY GLOBAL MARKET, a flea market event to support immigrant women residing in Korea will be held in front of the Clock Tower Pavilion of Engineering Building Ⅰ, Seoul Campus on Monday, December 4th. This flea market is filled with items donated by Hanyang and WE-HY supporters and foreign students from College of Engineering will be participated as sellers. The proceeds will be donated to the Korean Migrant Women Human Rights Center under the name of all donors. Donations will be accepted until Tuesday, November 28 and donated to Main Hall 402 (Hanyang Women's Center for Human Resource Development) of Seoul Campus Industrial Center. For more information about events and donations, please contact the Administration Team of the College of Engineering (02-2220-0296) or the Center for the Advancement of Female Engineers (02-2220-1632 ~ 4). ▲‘HY GLOBAL MARKET’ poster

2017-11 27

[Student]Step by Step, Changing the World

‘Changing the world’ might seem as a rather abstract goal to achieve as a university student. On the third floor of the Business School, there are 25 student interns whom are here for a semester in the Hanyang Business Lab to actually achieve this dream. Lee You-jin (Business Administration, 3rd year) and Yun Jeong-ah (Chinese Language and Literature, 4th year) were in the midst of reaching their goals through two missions: ‘Artist Tak’ and ‘Mindful Laundry’. Supporting students with ambition Hanyang Business Lab is one of the characterized programs of the Business school for students to better prepare themselves for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to better experience the practical affairs of business. There are seven different labs in this program, starting from Artificial Intelligence to Quantitative Analytics. As the second semester’s members, Lee and Yun are working within the Social Innovation Lab with two other members led by professor Shin Hyun-sang. They work to make a platform that could positively influence the society and are therefore specifying their wishes through the two projects. From an individual artist to a platform Lee spends the whole day in the lab, creating better ideas for 'Artist Tak'. Lee is the manager of a facebook page ‘Artist Tak’, (Click HERE) which is a branded platform of Tak Yong-joon who became an artist after a general paralysis. “Tak suffered from a general paralysis after his honeymoon when he was 29. Most suffer depression after they are paralyzed. Unlike most people, he instead started drawing with the strength of his shoulder, which was the only part of his body he could freely move,” explained Lee. Although he drew over 1500 pieces of art, he couldn’t make a living due to the lack of promotion and acknowledgment. Therefore, Lee, along with her teammates, created a platform that could become a sustainable profit model. They started off from scratch to brand talented individuals, solely with the concept of 'everyone has a special talent'. “We first started through naming the brand along with designing the logo. Since the platform we were planning to design was an individual rather than an enterprise, we had difficulties in systemizing it,” reminisced Lee. After studying illustrations for this job, she herself made a logo that configurates a person drawing on a wheelchair and created a facebook page to better advertise this brand. They also sold his work at the 17 Hearts Festival held in HYU to better advertise it. The logo of 'Artist Tak' on the left, and a picture of the postcards they sold in the 17 Hearts Festival on the right. (Photo courtesy of Lee) In accordance with Tak’s request, they are donating a certain portion of their profits to NEXON Purme Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital to help those facing similar difficulties. Throughout the interview, Lee showed her desire for Tak to continue on with this platform for his living even after this project ends. “I wish we could make a system stable enough so that he could carry on this project easily by himself,” wished Lee. Her final goal is to make a social impact with less priority in making a profit. Lee commented, “My final goal is to become a CEO of a social enterprise. As for now, whatever I do after I graduate, I want to be in a position where I could give a positive influence on the society.” Washing off your depression "Someone who had the same experience can better understand them." “I myself suffered from depression in my early twenties,” Yun started off. “I visited various counselling centers and attended in school programs to overcome my insecurities but suffered from recurrences.” She had a thirst for helping the students in similar situations and therefore decided to take a scientific and systemized approach towards this matter. She applied ‘cognitive therapy’ into a platform to help those with depression to acknowledge their own status and recover the symptoms through their own cognitions. She created a facebook page named ‘Mindful Laundry’ (click HERE) and provided three steps in this model. First of all, she created videos for an entry, then introduced a mental inbody test so that the testers could be cognitive of their own state. As the last step, she intends to make gatherings between people with similar symptoms, to provide positive synergy. Yun’s idea is already being acknowledged in the society. She won a prize through this idea in the SBCA (Social Venture Competition Asia) held on the 10th. However, her duty isn’t as easy as it seems. “I take care of all of the activities required to maintain this platform. I create and visualize all the ideas needed and manage the facebook page by myself. The biggest difficulty definitely arises from the lack of manpower,” commented Yun. She added that she wanted to continue on this project even after this semester to achieve her goal. “A lot of people are suffering from depression in the current society even though you don’t reveal that fact in the first place,” commented Yun. She wishes to become a cozy nest for those in need of help. The four students of the Social Innovation Lab. They are still in the midst of achieving their dreams. Continuing different projects with the same goals, all members of the Social Innovation Lab are still working day and night to change the world in their own ways. A society where people can live with a hope, a society where people can easily reach for a hand is what they will be working on. We always have a better tomorrow ahead of us, thanks to these students with motivation. On Jung-yun Photos by Kang Cho-hyun