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2019-04 08

[Student]Pursuit of a Dream Beyond Borders

Hanyang University's basketball team is currently in ninth place in the 2019 KUFS University League, hosted by the Korean University Basketball Federation (KUBF). This is all thanks to the excellent players the team has, one of whom is Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 2nd year). He has performed sensationally in this year's university league, scoring an average of over 20 points in the first four games. Having entered Hanyang University in September of 2018, Boldsukh is a 189cm player who is currently having a great debut season, ranking third in the individual scoring chart with a total of 86 points. Khishgee Boldsukh (Department of Physical Education, 2nd year) has peformance exceptionally during the first three games of the 2019 KUFS University League. Pursuing his dream in Korea Born in Mongolia, Boldsukh came to Korea at the age of eleven, after his grandparents passed away. As Boldsukh’s mother was living in Korea at the time, he came to the country in the need of a guardian. As soon as he arrived in Korea, Boldsukh entered Sahwa Elementary School and joined the basketball team, which was the start of his career as a basketball player in Korea. Moving onto Palryong Middle School and Masan High School, Boldsukh pursued his career by joining both schools' basketball teams. Although Boldsukh was allowed to play on basketball teams, it was his nationality as a foreigner that prevented him from playing in regular leagues such as the National Sports Festival. Boldsukh’s nationality also presented additional hardships such as not being covered by national health insurance and many complications related to documentation paperwork. However, such difficulties did not prevent Boldsukh from pursuing his dream, and he was admitted to Hanyang University in 2018, based on his exceptional basketball skills. Boldsukh faced numerous hardships while pursuing his career as a foreign player in Korea. Becoming a key player Even after his admission to Hanyang University, Boldsukh was not allowed to play in last year’s University League due to the regulations on foreign players. It was only after Boldsukh received his Korean citizenship in October of 2018 that he was able to register as a player, finally making his debut in the 2019 KUSF University League. According to Boldsukh, last year was a difficult season for not only himself but also for the Hanyang University team itself, as he had to watch the team failing to make it to the playoffs from the bench. However, with Boldsukh joining the team, the outlook for the team seemed to be bright this season. “Our team members have formed a close relationship, which resulted in showing great teamwork. We also are specialized at swift attacks based on a strong defense,” answered Boldsukh, when asked about the strengths of Hanyang University team. As for his individual performance, Boldsukh gave the credit to his teammates, explaining how basketball is a team game, and that it was their great support that led to his outstanding performance. Boldsukh has an important role in helping the Hanyang University team make the playoffs this season. Boldsukh is playing a pivotal role on the team in that his outstanding performance is earning high scores and raising their rankings. As of April 8th, Boldsukh has scored a total of 81 points, 21 points on average per game, which makes him the highest scorer among Hanyang players, and third in the league's individual player scoring chart. Even his defensive contributions are high with Boldsukh managing to make a total of nine steals throughout the first four games, which places him sixth out of all the players. As for his goal at Hanyang University, Boldsukh has showed his hopes towards winning the University League. Going further, his dream is to join a professional team after graduation, eventually becoming a member of the Korean National Basketball Team. In the short run, however, Boldsukh’s main focus is to take the team to the playoffs this year and help his current teammates have a successful season. Meeting Kyunghee University on April 24th as their next opponent, Boldsukh's passion will once again be seen, doing his best to help the team achieve its next victory. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Guen-hyung

2019-04 08

[Student]Health Tourism Platform Corporation, KMK, Established by Kazakhstan International Students and a Korean Student

In a globalized world where active interaction among countries is taking place, the trend of participating in the exchange student program is also flourishing. Thanks to the program, students can now learn and directly experience various cultures while studying in different countries. Nonetheless, when it comes to getting a job, since not as many opportunities are open to foreign people as they are to local people, they struggle through hardships. Despite such harsh reality, Taldybayev Zhanadil (School of Business, Master’s Program), an international student from Kazakhstan, successfully launched a corporation called KMK, which provides a platform for medical tourism in South Korea. Talybayev Zhanadil (School of Business, Master’s Program)'s interest in South Korea eventually led him to start a business with a good prospect. Taldybayev first came to South Korea for a year as an exchange student when he was an undergraduate student. He was majoring in Oriental studies in his country and selected the South Korea track, allowing him to learn Korean history and culture. As his interest in Korea grew considerably throughout the journey of his undergraduate life, he decided to broaden his knowledge and perspective regarding Korea, thereby, enrolling in a graduate program at Hanyang University. Taldybayev wanted to start a business in Korea in relation to Kazakhstan with a friend named Kakim Danabayev (Media and Communication, Doctorate Program), because by the time he came to Korea a year and a half ago, South Korea and Kazakhstan had became strategic partners, and many Korean industries entered their partner country. Under such circumstances, he predicted a profitable vision if he started a business, and fortunately, Taldybayev came across a start-up assistance program at Hanyang University. When he was looking for an outstanding item for starting a business, his mother came to Korea to receive medical care, since Korea has one of the highest quality medical service industries in the world. After his mother received successful medical treatment, his friends’ parents also wanted to take advantage of such advanced treatment. “I realized that health tourism between Korea and Kazakhstan possess great potential as a business item. With this brilliant idea, I started preparing for the start-up in April of 2018 and submitted the business plan to the Hanyang Start-up Lounge,” said Taldybayev. As a result, his business passed the standard, and he was able to establish his own corporation, KMK, in October 2018. Taldybayev wants to broaden his business to all countries in former Soviet countries. What KMK does is promote Korean medical services and provide information to Kazakhstani customers. The service includes not only translation, escort to the hospitals, and consultations, but also offers Seoul or Incheon city tours if desired. There are three co-representatives of KMK: Taldybayev, Kakim, and Kim Seul-ah (School of Business, Healthcare Management Track, Doctorate Program). For Kakim, he specializes in marketing, as he is a renowned journalist and blogger in Kazakhstan. He wrote numerous articles regarding Korea before he even started this business. Talybayev said, “I first met him at a job fair at COEX. Because of Kakim’s popularity, I could recognize him at first glance. I approached Kakim and felt a sense of comradeship since we are from the same country.” Coincidently, Kakim also was a Hanyang University student and they became friendly in a short amount of time. Taldybayev suggested starting a business with Kakim, and he accepted the proposal. However, as both Kazakhstani students were foreigners, they thought they needed a Korean person to be part of their plan; thus, Taldybayev scouted his fellow lab friend Kim to participate, and she instantly agreed. The three co-representatives of KMK, from left, Kim Seul-ah, Taldybayev Zhanadil, and Kakim Danabayev, provide the medical tour platform for Kazakhstani people. (Photo courtesy of Talybayev) Kakim is in charge of the marketing department, and Kim takes care of administrative duties related to Korea. With the vast network Kakim has, they tried to cast celebrities through social media like his individual blog and Instagram accounts, the result of which was remarkable. A Kazakhstani member of the National Assembly and a top-ten successful businessman in Kazakhstan, Kairat Kudaibergen, who has over 1.2 million followers on Instagram, promoted both KMK and Korean medical services. Instead of paying him, KMK covered his fee by providing him with medical care for free. Taldybayev recalled, “I stayed in Korea for two days with Kairat. With the high-quality medical service and tour, he was extremely satisfied with the trip.” Such high satisfaction consecutively led to networking with other Kazakhstani celebrities, allowing the business to flourish. Taldybayev currently lives in the dorm provided by the Hanyang Start-up Lounge, which is difficult to get into, at no charge. With a requirement of a number of interviews and the submission of start-up reports, only thirty candidates are permitted. In addition, the residents should submit weekly reports that include the overall plans for business activity. Taldybayev insisted, “Although the procedure is quite tough, I received plenty of help from the people living there, as we shared ideas, gave feedback on each other’s business plans, and gave advice on how to overcome hardships.” The Hanyang Start-up Lounge offers concrete and detailed assistance to these residents to help them actualize their plans. KMK is planning to scout renouned Russian celebrities to further promote its corporation and the outstanding quality of Korean medical services. (Photo courtesy of Taldybayev) The current trend of Kazakhstani people visiting South Korea is increasing annually. 15,000 people come for medical purposes and 25,000 for tours. Over the past three years, the number of visitors has increased by about 90 percent, and it is expected to increase even further. With the growing number of visitors, Taldybayev hopes to draw more clients to help his business grow. Eventually, Taldybayev wants his business to expand not only throughout Kazakhstan, but also to all former Soviet countries. Kim Min-jae fhffl5781@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-03 25

[Student]The Youngest to Conquer the 4 Deserts Grand Slam 2018

An ordinary young man serving in the military was fascinated by a magazine that he read by chance, which covered the story of three first reserves (military reserve force) who completed a marathon in the Gobi Desert. “What brings these people to the desert? Why would they do such a thing?” Many questions emerged in the young man's head, which later led him to chasing some life-changing experiences. The young man in the military was Yoo Dong-hyeon (Department of Electrical Bio-Engineering, 1st year), who became the youngest male in the world to complete the Grand Slam, at the age of 22. Yoo Dong-hyeon (Department of Electrical Bio-Engineering, 1st year) shared his story of the four deserts that he conquered, on March 22, 2019. The rocky beginning Yoo was strongly drawn to the idea of participating in the race, but by the time he found out about the four deserts race series, he only had three months to prepare. He was still serving in the military, so he needed permission for overseas travel. Moreover, he had to receive donations to cover the races' costly entry fees. He mostly received sponsorships from companies, individual donations from seniors that he knew from high school, and from colleagues from the military. It was Yoo’s first time participating in a marathon, so he needed to exercise and enhance his stamina before the real events began. Many factors were in the way of his participation, but fortunately, with great luck, all was set and he was signed in. The courses of the desert race The Sahara Race was first in the 4 race series that began in late April until early May, and took place in the Namib Desert in Skeleton Coast National Park on the coast bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The Gobi March takes place in Central Mongolia during the hot summer months, and the course brings runners through vast green grasslands, stupas, and temples. His favorite race was the Atacama Crossing in Chile. The course consists of infamous salt flats, huge sand dunes, canyons, and glittering night skies. It was also the most memorable because his shoes got ripped and his feet bled due to the piercing salt from the region. However, the place had the most beautiful night skies with thousands of visible stars. The Last Desert in Antarctica had 10 courses including many tracks that visited islands and bays. During the Atacama Crossing, hardened salt pierced through shoes and left the participants in pain no choice but to speed through the desert. (Photo courtesy of Yoo) The magnificent night skies of (top) the Sahara and Atacama Deserts (Photo courtesy of Yoo) Yoo Dong-hyeon (center) happily crossing the finishing line of the Atacama Crossing alongside his friends. (Photo courtesy of Yoo) While running During the race across the desert, Yoo met many people of various backgrounds and nationalities. Among them, there was a visually impaired man and a person with one leg. While Yoo had been complaining all throughout his life about things small and big, his new friends were relaxed and seemed happy. “I learned to be thankful for what I had and to be more relaxed in my life.” Walking through Antarctica, the Last Desert (Photo courtesy of Yoo) Groups of penguins welcoming the marathoners to Antarctica (Photo courtesy of Yoo) The tent mates slept together in one tent after the race was over for the day. (Photo courtesy of Yoo) If the runners finished the race early, they would gather around near the campfire with their dinner in hand, and talk about the many ongoing global issues. (Photo courtesy of Yoo) After the marathon “What does a marathon mean to you?” After hearing this question, Yoo took his time to answer. “Marathon is now what I live with every day. I used to give up easily, but now I know that hard times pass, and regardless of the speed or the time it takes to get there, I can finish the race.” Yoo completing his marathon journey after the race of the Last Desert 2018 (Photo courtesy of Yoo) Yoo hugging fellow runners after the first Sahara race ended (Photo courtesy of Yoo) The 4 Deserts Grand Slam crew at their last destination (Photo courtesy of Yoo) Although he is very proud of his achievements, Yoo also felt hollow after the marathon. Looking for more challenges, he is planning on participating in a triathlon held in Korea, as well as going on a cross-country bike trip across America through a contest being held in July 2019. With his glowing eyes full of excitement, he advised, “Do not hesitate. It is easy to be frightened by the titles like the race of the polar regions, but human beings are stronger than you think. I hope you challenge yourselves to grow bigger.” Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-02 18

[Student]MOYE, a Brand Created by Students From the Department of Clothing and Textiles

MOYE is a fashion brand created by a group of students from the Department of Clothing and Textiles. Its name consists of two meanings: it is a shortened word that comes from the sentence 'moduga yesoolgada,' which means ‘everyone is an artist’ in Korean, originally quoted by the artist Joseph Beuys; it also has the meaning of putting together the elderly and children, according to the dictionary. In this sense, MOYE implies that every ordinary person is an artist. For their project this time, the artists involved were elderly women from the Sageun-dong Elderly Welfare Center. This week, the creators of the brand, MOYE shared their brand story. (From left) Head officer Song Ha-yoon (Department of Clothing and Textiles, 3rd year), financial officer and designer Kim Seung-hyun (Department of Clothing and Textiles, 2nd year) and marketing officer and designer Lee Eun-joo (Department of Clothing and Textiles, 4th year) of MOYE As its name implies, the designers for MOYE are ordinary people. For their new project, MOYE decided to make elderly women their artists. Their reason for doing so was because the date of their project launch was on February 12th, which was after the Lunar New Year’s Day when the concept of a generation gap was felt the most. There is a reason behind why MOYE chose to use communication as the core identity of the brand. “I had the experience of transferring to different schools many times. From that, I realized the importance of having someone to talk to. I value everyone's story, so I wanted to listen to and deliver them through the medium of clothes,” said Song, the head officer of MOYE. The artists of MOYE’s project, the elderly from Sageun-dong Elderly Welfare Center, are drawing the designs for clothing. (Photo courtesy of Song) While there are many paths available for those wishing to launch a brand, the creators of MOYE decided to raise a funding at Wadiz, which is a crowd funding platform. This was a decision resulting from lessons the founders had learned last summer when their project was promoted off line. They faced the limitations of initial capital, lack of item diversity caused by mass production, and difficulty delivering the story behind their designed products. MOYE’s clothing line was created through four steps. First, the designers listened to and sympathized with the elderly at Sageun-dong Elderly Welfare Center. During this process, the MOYE designers caught a story with an impactful impression and asked them to draw their story. Finally, the designers refined the drawings and the stories are now being delivered through the completed clothing. One of MOYE's clothing designs called ‘Portrait’, which is the most sought-after clothing piece that depicts the lifetime of an artist in one single line. The colorful colors describe the emotions that follow a life event. (Photo courtesy of Song) “I was surprised to hear that a 73 year old artist that I worked with had learned photoshopping skills when she was younger. It sounds like a new generation's skill that the generation gap started to seem obscure to me,” recalled Kim. Beginning next week, MOYE’s next project is going to have children as their target, from vulnerable social groups. MOYE follows by the ideology that while they have artists from vulnerable social classes, they do not sell through emotional appeal. Rather, they plan to prove the excellence of pure imagination of children through commercial values. “I hope our next project will implant courage to the children, despite the insufficient love they might have received in the past.” A picture of the designers from team MOYE and their model. All models and photographers are from the Department of Clothing and Textiles. (Photo courtesy of Song) Clothes are worn and consumed by people every day, and MOYE successfully fulfilled their objective to communicate and deliver one’s story through clothing. While their online funding ends on March 3rd, MOYE plans on donating 100 percent of the net gains to the Sageun-dong Elderly Welfare Center. They will continue their projects by creating an official club on campus, with the aim of breaking down the stereotypes for beginning start-ups and the notion that finding employment is impossibly tough. Click here to view MOYE's clothing lines Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2019-02 07

[Student]Hanyang Welcomes Kim Hyang-gi!

Gathering more than 20 million viewers with her recent movie series, ‘Alongside With the Gods' (2017, 2018), Kim Hyang-gi (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) received the title of a ‘ten-million actress,’ a term used to refer to actors and actresses who have gathered over ten million viewers in one movie. Her achievement has led to her becoming the youngest actress to receive the ‘Best Supporting Actress Award’ at the ‘2018 39th Blue Dragon Awards.’ Turning 20 years old in 2019, Kim has been admitted to Hanyang University's Department of Theater and Film, becoming a freshman for the upcoming semester beginning in March. Putting a period to her teenage life and embarking on her new chapter of life in her twenties, Kim shared her impressions as both a university student and as a soaring actress. Kim Hyang-gi (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) is known as a ‘ten-million actress’ who filmed numerous top-ranking movies. Becoming a student of Hanyang Q. What led you to apply for Hanyang University? Kim: During my high school years, I long desired to pursue my studies in the field of film and theater. After the deliberate process of asking for advice and comparing the available options, I was able to make the final decision of applying for the Department of Theater and Film in Hanyang University. Q. Do you have any fantasy of being a university student? Kim: From an academic perspective, I am really looking forward to taking the courses offered at school. It is those related to ‘playwright’ that I am excited about the most, as it has a distinct intellectual benefit for actors. As it is something that I have never encountered before, the curiosity and interest towards the field have naturally grew in me. As for the expectations related to my school life as a university student, I want to participate in extracurricular activities. However, it is not certain yet which type of activity I want to participate in, as every activity has a different vibe that I may not be familiar with. I do not think it would be too late to choose after adapting to the school atmosphere first. Additionally, although it may seem as a trivial thing, I really want to try eating at the school cafeteria. Q. Your teenage life is over and you are turning 20. When do you feel it the most? Kim: To be honest, I am not feeling anything yet. I think it will take about a year before I actually acknowledge that I have truly become an adult. As for now, I want to concentrate on adapting to my school life as a freshman. Kim is holding a Hylion in front of a cardboard. Q. Is there any remark that you would like to share with your fellow freshmen? Kim: To my fellow freshman, I believe we are all having the nervousness and excitement that every freshmen must go through. I hope that we all have a meaningful and healthy school life together, sharing enjoyment when we can and pursuing our studies when we must! Q. Kim also improvised an acrostic poem to the school philosophy ‘Love in Deed and Truth(사랑의 실천)' 사: 사자와 함께 (Alongside a lion) 랑: 낭낭한 마음으로 (With a pleasurable heart) 의: 의젓한 대학생으로서의 생활을 힘내봅시다 (We should keep the efforts of living as mature university students) 실: 실천의 중요성 모두 알고 계시죠? (You all know the importance of acting in deed, right?) 천: 천만배 더 멋진 사람이 되기 위해 노력하는 한양인이 됩시다 (Let us all become students of Hanyang that can shine ten-thousand times brighter) Kim's career as an actress Q. What is your most meaningful movie? Kim: Although every single movie throughout my career is important and meaningful to me, I believe that it is ‘Heart Is' (2006) that is the most meaningful, considering that it was the movie that allowed me to first set foot in my career as an actress. As I was only six years old at the time, I do not have very clear memories, yet a lasting one is that my mother read me the script as if it was a fairy tale because I was too young to read it myself and understand it. Q. Is there any specific role that you would like to play in the future? Kim: In the past, when I had that same question, my answer was that I wanted to perform a character with a multiple personality. However, having more thoughts now, I believe it is hard for me to name one specific role. It is because, rather than focusing on the role itself, it is more about how the character is shaped within the plot, with various emotions and situations guiding the formation. Kim is explaining her career as an actress. Q. Do you know your strength as an actress? Kim: As I like acting, I act every character with full sincerity, which I believe is my main strength. As for my specific philosophy of acting, I do not have one, yet I do like the saying, ‘in-hyang-man-li’ (인향만리, a four-character Chinese idiom that has the meaning of ‘a person's scent lasts over a long distance’). Even apart from the fact that the idiom is associable to my name (the word hyanggi means 'scent' in Korean), I also like the meaning itself in that I want to become an actress that always remains nearby. Q. How would you define the term 'acting'? Kim: I believe that acting is similar to creating a mind-map. While having a certain model as an actress that I desire at the center of my mind, I have to spread numerous branches from it to fit myself into that certain model. With no limitations in its growth, every experience and every lesson that I learn can be linked together within the mind-map, eventually all forming into the model actress that I desire to become. Q. Can you introduce your newly-released movie, ‘Innocent Witness' (2019)? Kim: ‘Innocent Witness’(2019) has the main story of Yang Soon-ho (played by Jung Woo-sung), a lawyer assigned to a murder case, meeting the only witness of the case, Lim Ji-woo (played by Kim Hyang-gi) who has an autistic disorder. Planned to be released on February 13th, 2019, it is a heartwarming movie that is getting the attention of many. After the interview, Kim is taking a photo in front of the Hanyang University Museum. Q. What are your future plans? Kim: Rather than looking far into the future, I want to concentrate on my near future, which is my life as a university student and a freshman of Hanyang University. As an actress, I would like to learn and improve step by step, while pursuing my acting career. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-01 07

[Student]The Next Step to Accomplishing His Dreams for the National Defense Development

In South Korea, mandatory military service takes around two years, which may differ depending on the type or army one is in. The current government had promised to shorten the length of service to solve some of the societal clashes that were aroused, but the obligation still puts a lot of pressure on many students, as age and timing is one of the most crucial factors that affect one’s career in Korea. Some students, however, have taken this opportunity and turned it into a career as a military officer. Luckily, Korea does have several programs that support this career path, and one of them is the “Professional Officers in S&T for the National Defense Program.” Despite its tough admissions process, Bae Jae-kyung (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year) was selected for the program for the first time in Hanyang's history. Bae Jae-kyung (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year) is thoroughly explaining the application process for the Professional Officers in S&T for the National Defense program. The Professional Officers in S&T for the National Defense program is executed by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Ministry of National Defense. It benchmarks Israel’s elite program called the Talpiot program, which trains recruits who have demonstrated an outstanding academic ability in the sciences as well as in their leadership potential with the goal of developing new technologies for the army. The Talpiot program was inaugurated in 1979 after Israel’s loss in the Yom Kippur War. A similar program was established in Korea with the goal of fostering young talent by turning them into a professional in their field and prevent a severely disadvantaged career due to mandatory military service. Bae’s interest and application for this program was not just out of a whim. His passion for military technology in defense and security stems from his childhood and his father’s teachings. Bae’s father was also an officer and had taught Bae all about patriotism, loyalty, and sacrifice. “My father always taught me that one’s leadership and ability alone can contribute to defending the country. This has always inspired me. After searching for ways to become an officer like my father, I came across this program and decided that it really befitted my interests and passion.” "I am honored to be the 5th batch of the program and the first from HYU to be selected. It's a tough and competitive process. I would like to emphasize my thanks to the dean, staff, and the professors who have helped me throughout this process." The selection process is divided into three rounds. The first round is the document evaluation, consisting of a GPA and personal statement screening. Candidates need at least a 4.0 GPA, as the most who pass have that equivalent score or higher. As for personal statements, it is better to base it on honesty and a field that truly interests you. The second round consists of interviews. After you pass the first round, you go on to a physical examination and personality test. Only after you pass these two can you then move on to the actual interview and the evaluation of duty execution. The interviews are based on the depth of your knowledge from your major and your personal statement. That is why everybody has different interview questions. 60 to 70 percent of the questions are based on the depth of your knowledge from your major, while the remaining 30 to 40 percent are based on your personal statement. There were five interviewers, and the interviews take place in three different locations of approximately 30 minutes. The duty execution evaluation also takes place in a different location and can take a short time, up to 40 minutes depending on the person. The third round is the final evaluation, and after you pass this round, you are admitted to the program. Once admitted to the program, trainees can then study and work at the Agency for Defense Development (ADD). Only sophomores can apply, as they are expected take courses at ADD every vacation until graduation. Then, they carry out joint research with the current researchers for three years upon graduation instead of going to the army for two years. During the three years, they are allowed to study for a master’s or doctor’s degree as well. The first batch was selected back in 2014, and 20 students from the science and tech-related institutions such as KAIST, POSTECH, UNIST, and GIST were selected. As time has passed, opportunity has spread, and now, 20 to 25 male and female students from all over the country from various fields such as electronics, machinery, aircraft technology, and computers are also selected after a tough selection process. Bae looks forward to accomplishing his dream of developing stealth technology at ADD. According to Bae, candidates with an electronics major were selected the most in previous batches. However, as things have been changing along with the program’s progress, about eight mechanics, four computer majors, and one to two from other fields were selected for this batch. “I am very interested in stealth technology. Korea is currently working with the U.S. on developing this technology, but it is still at an elementary level, so I want to join in this research and contribute. I wouldn’t have been accepted without the help of the HYU dean, the College of Engineering's Administration Office staff, and my major professors. It took me a long time to prepare for this program, but it’s all worth it. I hope I can one day help pave a path for our HYU hubaes who are interested.” Park Joo-hyun julia1114@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2019-01 07

[Student]The Barrier-Free Map version 2.0

The Barrier-Free Map, a map specially designed for the convenience of the disabled, has recently released its version 2.0. First planned by the Hanyang University Social Innovation Center and the students of the Hanyang University Disabled Student Association (HUDSA), the map has been upgraded from the first version by widening its range and including the districts outside of school. According to Lee Jeong-in (School of Business, 2nd year), the current vice-president of the HUDSA, the Barrier-Free Map Project was first started with the purpose of creating a map that provides valuable information to the disabled, especially within the campus of Hanyang University. The team consisted of mainly nine students, with eight being the members of the HUDSA and Kim Chan-joo (Department of Architectural Engineering, 1st year) who received recommendations from such members. Lee Jeong-in (School of Business, 2nd year) is explainig how the whole Barrier-Free Map project came to fruition. The nine students first focused upon the whereabouts within campus, checking the existence of features such as the doors, toilets, and parking spaces that are provided for the use of the disabled. Collaborating with the Seoul Map Company ‘Tagging,’ they succeeded in making the prototype of the Barrier-Free Map 1.0, which marks such valuable information additional to the current campus map of Hayang University. Version 2.0 takes off from this particular stage adding information that covers the districts of Wangsimni and several subway stations within Seoul. Receiving support from the SK Happiness Foundation, the second version of the map was completed this year, adding information of such features within the stores of the Wangsimni district. The team also investigated the subway stations of Sindorim, Seokgye, Oksu, and Yaksu, finding the most convenient transfer gates for the disabled users. All relevant information was gathered personally by the team members, visiting all the transfer gates and stores both on and off campus. (click to view the map of Hanyang University Campus and Wangsimni; click to view the Seoul Metro Map for the Disabled) Lee Tan (School of Business, 3rd year), the former president of the HUDSA, said that they had many difficulties when collecting the needed information, as the road pavement was not suitable for those who use a wheelchair. Having to make the map with a small number of team members within a limited time was also a difficulty that the team had to face during the production process. Lee also added that he was surprised at the fact that most places did not provide even the most basic features that are required for disabled users. Lee Tan (School of Business, 3rd year) and Lee Jeong-in demonstrate their hopes that the Barrier-Free Map can contribute to making a world that is 'Barrier-Free.' With the second version having recently been finished, both Lee Jeong-in and Lee Tan have stated that this is not the end of the Barrier-Free Map. They have demonstrated their hopes toward the map being improved and extended towards national districts, coming to the aid of a wider pool of users. When asked of future plans, Lee Jeong-in answered, “we hope that the map does not end in simply notifying the difficulties that many people have within their everyday lives but actually leads to an actual improvement within the facilities. The most ideal plan is to make a completely barrier-free world that does not require such specially designed maps.” Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@daum.net Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-12 17

[Student]When a Lion Goes to School

The student-made YouTube channel that represents Hanyang University, “When a Lion Goes to School," now has over 14,000 subscribers. Uploading video content related to school life in Hanyang University, Choi E-re (Department of Industrial Engineering, 2nd year), who often undertakes the role of an emcee in the video making process, spoke about the process of starting a Youtube channel that Hanyang University students can relate to, and the story of owning and growing a channel led by students themselves. The YouTube channel, "When a Lion Goes to School" currently has more than 14,000 subscribers and 29 videos. (Photo courtesy of "When a Lion Goes to School") Choi E-re (Department of Industrial Engineering, 2nd year) talked about the YouTube channel that he and his crew run, known as, “When a lion goes to school" on December 14th, 2018. The beginning It was this March that things first started with the “When a Lion Goes to School” channel on Youtube when three students from the Department of Industrial Engineering came up with the idea. Unquestionably, editing is a crucial part of making video production, so they even went on to contact the dean of the Department of Media Communication to gather editors for their crew. For the first video, which is titled, “We asked Hanyang University engineering students," was uploaded on April 20th. They introduced the stereotypes that people usually have of students from the Department of Engineering. When they were first starting out in YouTube, one of the major concerns was regarding whether to target Hanyang University students or college students in general. They ended up targeting Hanyang University because a channel dedicated to introducing academic information to the life styles of Hanyang University students did not exist. There are a total of eight members who work as a team for “When a Lion Goes to School.” Rather than assigning a specific role to each members, they strive to all work together. Working together through the whole process has both pros and cons, according to Choi. It can be hard to gather ideas effectively since there are so many people participating, but it does give them the feeling of accomplishment by working as a team and watching the channel grow together. Process of making a video Making and uploading a video takes two weeks. The members have to hold a meeting on Sundays to share their ideas on new content, and after that, they decide on a topic and begin writing a questionnaire for the interviewees. “When a Lion Goes to School” team recruits guests through social media, they first begin by uploading a form asking for volunteers that match with the theme of the video for that week. They then contact the guests, find the right schedule, and ready themselves to film by completing the questionnaire with 9 to 10 questions and finalize a written script that helps emcee the whole process. They edit the video using photoshop, captions, background music, and special effects. Then the video is uploaded that weekend. The filming of the video in a studio (Photo courtesy of "When a Lion Goes to School") As one of the more memorable times since starting this channel, in one of the early videos titled, “Hanyang University Culture Sock!,” the crew had to look for exchange students from foreign countries but did not know how. They started to look in Hanyang Plaza, a global lounge of Sarang-bang, the lobby of the International Building, the amphitheater, and so on. Exchange students who joined the interview later thanked the crew for making a memorable experience for them in Korea. For a future video, the crew hopes to interview graduate students who have successfully found their position in society. "We want to loosen up the seriousness that the topic of employment brings and make a helpful mentor video for undergraduates,” said Choi. Future goals “When a lion goes to school” team would first like to grow into a channel that all students in Hanyang University are aware of. They would then like to widen their target viewers and share the stories of college students in general. “One common wish that all crew members share is that we hope the channel will continue on even after the starters of this channel graduate and leave. That is our strongest wish.” Said Choi Ee-rae. Warm hearted comments that students from Hanyang University wrote on the initial videos are still remembered by the crew members. One comment said that these videos could be the competitive edge for our school. “Thank you for giving us great support. I don’t wish for much but I hope you keep watching our videos with open hearts.” The crew members of "When a Lion Goes to School" (Photo courtesy of Choi) Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-12 02

[Student]Seeing the Future Through the AR Lenses

Augmented Reality (AR) looks wondrous in movies (for instance, the screen on Iron Man’s helmet). However, the current technology is yet to catch up with the movies, and trying on the AR smart glasses in real life could be a heavy, uncomfortable, and dizzying experience. The attempts to make these experiences extra light, comfortable, and high-quality has finally bore fruit – the CEO of LetinAR, Kim Jae-hyuk (Department of Industrial Engineering, 4th year) is the hero. LetinAR, co-founded by Kim and his friend and the Chief Technology Officer Ha Jeong-hun in 2016, is a start-up company that invented and produced the AR lenses. The company has recently received investments worth 3.6 million USD from Kakao Ventures, DSC Investment, Korea Asset Investment Securities, Naver Corporation, and Platinum Tech Investment, all thanks to the self-developed 'Pin Mirror (also known as PinMRTM) lens' which has been acknowledged for its phenomenal breakthrough in the AR-lens techniques. The Pin Mirror lens. Kim Jae-hyeok (Department of Industrial Engineering, 4th year) clarified that a newer version will resemble ordinary glasses much more, compared to the old version in the picture. (Photo courtesy of LetinAR) Kim explained that the original wearable AR smart glasses had many problems. “The glasses were too big, screens were too small, or out of focus. On top of these, they were hard to manufacture.” So Kim came up with a different approach, using the pin-mirror-effect technique, in which the microdisplay light is projected directly to the eye lens via a mirror tinier than a pupil. Whereas the former lenses blurred the image when the object was too near (similar to how the human eyes blur out anything that gets too near to the pupils), the new method allows the lens to stay in focus regardless of closeness, as well as of individual eyesight. Along with the more comfortable vision, the lenses became smaller, closely resembling the ordinary glasses and had a much increased productivity. “During this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, many renowned scholars tested the lens, leaving truly impressed by its performance. They said billions of won along with the complex and latest technologies invested could not overcome the limitations of the AR lens. What we have done is provide a simple, yet powerful solution to it all,” recalled Kim. Demonstration of the LetinAR's technique in the Mobile World Congress 2018. (Photo courtesy of LetinAR) They expect to have a formal announcement of the completed technology for full-fledged commercialization next January. “AR is yet an unexplored field, but the future seems bright,” assured Kim. “Just like how we have moved from desktops to laptops, and from laptops to phones, we constantly seek portability. As with the phones, the AR glasses will lead the future trend, and they will be absorbed in our daily lives.” Thus, the goal of LetinAR is to initiate that trend, added Kim. Indeed, it is a matter of time until we will all be wearing the light and comfortable 100-inch-screen on our eyes with the help of LetinAR glasses. Kim's goal is to develop a more portable AR lens and raise LetinAR as the trend-setting company. Lim Ji-woo il04131@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-11 26

[Student]Designing the Future Through HY-WEP

Being a university student means being open to various opportunities. This may also include developing professionalism through internships. To grant its students of such chances, Hanyang University’s Center for Academic Placement Support offers internships from smaller firms such as startups to major conglomerates through the Hanyang Work Experience Program (HY-WEP). Choi Jae-ran (Department of Industrial Engineering, 4th year) is one of the numerous students who has seized the opportunity. Choi Jae-ran (Department of Industrial Engineering, 4th year) completed her HY-WEP experience with EPIKAR in both the United States and South Korea from March to August of 2017 and participated in the National Research Foundation of Korea Work Experience Contest in November, 2018. Choi’s internship experience is a special one as she was able to work in the United States with the company called EPIKAR, a startup company that develops innovative mobility technology to alleviate efficiency. After her invaluable experience from March to August of 2017, Choi received the first prize in November of 2018, representing Hanyang University at the National Research Foundation of Korea: Work Experience Contest with the presentation topic, “Find My Roadmap.” Choi talked about her experience of working with EPIKAR and what she gained from the overseas internship through HY-WEP. Choi was responsible for designing the website of EPIKAR, the company she worked with through HY-WEP. (Photo courtesy of Choi) During her internship period, Choi was responsible for planning out “infotainment” (a combination of the words: “information” and “entertainment”) projects on automobiles’ onboard diagnostics analysis dashboard and control panels. She was able to attend the Michigan Show Car Project and planned and designed the show car’s user interface dashboard. As a result, Choi learned about the current automobile industry and market in depth. Along with cooperating and working with designers, these experiences have helped her develop work professionalism. After the internship, Choi gained an avid interest in the field of UX (user experience design) and plans on improving the related skills. Choi learned about the field of UX (user experience design) during her HY-WEP experience and hopes to further develop related skills. (Photo courtesy of Choi) When asked what some of the benefits of HY-WEP are, Choi answered, “in the majority of cases, HY-WEP is related to startups, so the task and role you receive may be quite diverse. This enables interns to experience a broad range of work which will surely be helpful in the long run.” In addition, Choi advised those who are applying to emphasize the importance of setting the goal straight away as well as what can be achieved from the internship in the self-introductory paper. For the upcoming HY-WEP, the Center for Academic Placement Support is offering an eight-week internship opportunity for Hanyang University students who have completed more than four semesters. The first round of the application period is to end on November 30th, 2018, and the additional application period will take part in December. More information can be found on the HY-WEP website. Seok Ga-ram carpethediem@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Geun-hyung