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2020-10 12 Important News

[Special]Students Make Their Own Blackboard Attendance Checking Program

Nowadays, most routine activities are performed in the safety of each member’s house, and since Hanyang University has also been conducting most lectures online, the Blackboard system has never been more useful before. However, the students have been voicing inconvenience that rose from the inability to check the lecture-completion rate of different courses all at once. In order to check for attendance, students have to visit each web page for the courses separately. Recently, some students decided to take matters into their own hands, creating a comprehensive attendance-checking program for their fellow students. The initial creation of the program by Kim Hwan-hee Kim Hwan-hee (Department of Computer Science, 1st year) noticed the inconvenience the attendance system brought to students and was the first to come up with the idea of creating a Blackboard attendance-checking program. Kim said, “It is an automated program with which you can check your attendance for all courses at one go. First of its kind, it has an auto-login feature with a simple screen showing your progress with the names of the online lecture.” Kim Hwan-hee (Department of Computer Science, 1st year) created the first attendance checking program which he named KIMDE. (Photo courtesy of Kim) “It was my first time making a web program. The computer language was hard to understand, which called for a lot of researching through many documents.” Kim added that, “There was a reported issue where the program would shut down unexpectedly, and it was later found that it occurred when the user’s password had not been changed for more than six months. That was a wake-up call for me, as it reminded me that we need more awareness for online security.” After making the program, Kim shared the program through the student website. “I believe that when knowledge is shared, it can be improved. I am happy to see that many students are now able to check their attendance with ease," Kim said. “There was even an inquiry from one of the user's sibling who attends a different school but also uses the Blackboard system. They wanted to know whether the program was compatible for their university as well." Although unfortunately, the website’s structure was incompatible with Kim's program, Kim explained that he was glad to see that his program proved convenient. He added that he was also glad that his invention sparked up a number of following creations of better and refined programs by his seniors. Improvement in the user interface by Kim Hyeon-su One of them was made by Kim Hyeon-su (Department of Computer Science, 2nd year), who aimed to refine the previous attendance checking program. His version incorporated an intuitive user interface in which the unfinished lectures would be highlighted in yellow and the finished ones in green. Kim Hyeon-su (Department of Computer Science, 2nd year) made a refined version of the initial attendance checking program, using green to highlight the finished lectures and yellow to mark unfinished ones. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim employed Wireshark, a free and open-source network analyzer which enables a user to read a website’s communicative behavior. “In order to automate attendance verification, I had to analyze the source code of Blackboard and see which communications were being made within the server. I used Wireshark to collect the data and, through later programming, created a program that could imitate the communications made between a student’s web browser and the Blackboard servers.” Moreover, to deal with complicated tasks, such as logging in to the program with a Blackboard account, Kim used the Chrome Extension as a basis of the program, using its features to make it behave as an application rather than a distinct software. "There were some bugs in the program though," explained Kim. “Some finished assignments would be indicated as “graded” while other ones would not even show up. I would not have been able to find these bugs alone as my account had never shown such symptoms.” Luckily, users actively reported the problem, allowing Kim to complement the program. Another follow-up development by Ku Gun-mo Ku Gun-mo (Department of Computer Science, 1st year) was also one of the students who made a follow-up development of the attendance-checking program. “The initial program was made by a colleague of mine,” said Ku, referring to the initial creator, Kim Hwan-hee. "I thought his program reflected the needs of the students, but also saw some places where I could make an improvement.” Ku Gun-mo (Department of Computer Science, 1st year) has also created his own system for Blackboard attendance, using a Google Extension. (Photo courtesy of Gu) Ku pointed out that the installation process and the speed of the program were things he wanted to improve the most. “I thought about how I could make a quality change for the program and then I came up with the utilization of Chrome Extension.” However, Ku said he found out the identical method had been discovered by Kim Hyeon-su and had been uploaded for open distribution. “It was two days after the very first program had been uploaded that my program was completed. However, only a few hours prior to my upload, someone else had used the same method and posted the program.” said Ku. “I felt like I had lost the race by an inch.” Notwithstanding, Ku said that he was still happy to see many students utilizing his program. “The attendance-checking was a small inconvenience, but the students were feeling that small discomfort every day. It was a simple program that could fix it. I am very proud that my contribution has helped my fellow students of Hanyang." Lee Yoon-seo

2020-10 09

[Special]Hangul Day Special: Korean Proverbs and University Life

On October 9th, Korea celebrated Hangul Day, commemorating the proclamation of the unique Korean alphabet Hangul created by King Sejong (the third king of the Joseon Dynasty) in 1446. For 2020 Hangul Day, News H introduced a number of commonly used Korean proverbs (속담 sokdam in Korean) which can be used in daily situations in Hanyang University. 공든 탑이 무너지랴 [gongdeun tapi muneojirya] This proverb directly translates to: a tower would never collapse if it was built with effort. This means that the effort will not be in vain and will yield the deserved result. You could say this to a friend who has studied hard but still is apprehensive about the test result. An English saying, “A man’s labor will be crowned with success" gives a similar moral. 백지장도 맞들면 낫다 [baekjijangdo matdeulmyeon natda] The proverb's literal meaning is that even a piece of paper is easier to carry when lifted by many hands. It means that no matter how easy the task is, it will be much easier if the members worked together. When involved in group projects, sharing the work between members will always ease the workload, even when the assignment is easy. This is when you can use the proverb. An English saying that has a similar meaning is “Two heads are better than one.” 고생 끝에 낙이 온다 [gosaeng kkeute naki onda] This proverb means that good times come after hard times, such as when you spend an especially strenuous last two weeks of a semester studying for the exams, then welcome the start of a jolly holiday. A similar English saying would be, “Of sufferance, comes ease.” 서당개 삼년이면 풍월을 읊는다 [seodanggae samnyeonimyeon pungwoleul eulpneunda] 'Seodang' is an old term for school, and 'Pungwol' are old poems about the beauty of nature. This proverb says that a dog who has lived at school for three years will be able to read and write poems. That is, if one looks or hears about some skill for a long time, they will naturally gain knowledge and get to know how to do it themselves. Like this saying, although you do not know much about your major when you are a freshman, you eventually become the expert by accumulating knowledge over the years. A similar English saying is “The sparrow near a school sings the primer.” Hwang Hee-won

2020-09 28 Important News

[Special]Winners of 3D Creative Fashion Design International Competition

The 3D design technology is brewing change in the world of fashion. In the 3D Creative Design international competition held from May 18th to August 31th, 2020, the four winners from Hanyang University showed their leading adaptation to such change in the fashion design paradigm, realizing their designs using the latest 3D technology. For the two rounds of the 3D Creative Design competition, the contestants had to submit two designs: the first was designed to suit the age of coronavirus, and the second was designed to use sustainable materials and to prepare for the post-coronavirus era. The evaluation was divided into student and public categories, with a total of 10 awards given to the best designs. 455 contestants from 35 different countries joined the contest. Grand Prize: Kim Ma-ro Kim Ma-ro (Department of Clothing and Textiles, 4th year) won the Grand Prize in the student category of the competition. He says he first got to know about the competition in the class Virtual Fashion Content Development, finding interest in 3D designs. Given that their first assignment in the contest was to design suitable clothing for the era of coronavirus, Kim says he made his first piece after being inspired by the medic protestors demonstrating against the police. For the second assignment, Kim designed his piece with semi-transparent textile, implicating that people will be more cautious to protect themselves in the post-coronavirus era. When asked about how he thinks he won the grand prize, Kim says he focused a lot on “whether the design can be actualized” and “whether it follows the current trend.” Kim especially thanked the professor for introducing the workings of the CLO Virtual Fashion Program and the hosts of the contest for continuing with the competition despite the pandemic. Kim Ma-ro's (Department of Clothing and Textiles, 4th year) final design was made of semi-transparent material which symbolized people's heightened awareness for self-protection. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Design Award: Won Hyun-A Won Hyun-A (M.S in Department of Clothing and Textiles) said her interest in the contest also came from the same class as Kim. Having been interested in textiles during her undergraduate years, Won entered the contest with her first design which resembled the protective gears that medics wore. Her second design expressed her belief that during the post-corona era, awareness for protecting the environment would increase. Therefore, she used the clothing waste collection, such as leather made from pineapple instead of animal skin. Won said she also focused a lot on whether the design was achievable, and whether the clothes would sell in the real market. “I also would like to thank the program developers who allowed the 3D design to take a further step in the world of fashion," said Won. Won Hyun-A's (M.S in Department of Clothing and Textiles) final design contained her belief that people would be more aware of environmental problems in the post-coronavirus era, using pineapple leather instead of animal skin to make a leather jacket. (Photo courtesy of Won) KTTA President of Association Award: Han Min-jae Han Min-jae's (D.S in Department of Clothing and Textiles) first interest in fashion came from her father who introduced her to the field and the Department of Clothing & Textiles. Her final piece for the contest was inspired by her desire to popularize the hanbok, the traditional Korean dress. Han used traditional textile, patterns, and knitting designs, but she presented them in a contemporary way with modern alterations such as combining the outfit with a mask made from the hanbok material. The overall pattern for her design was inspired by Holly McQuillan’s zero waste fashion, and the removable patterns allowed different ways of styling as to be suitable for daily routines. "I thought my design was well suited with the final topic of the contest of building ‘sustainable material’ because I view traditions as being sustainable, having withstood centuries," explained Han. Han Min-jae (D.S in Department of Clothing and Textiles) desires to popularize the Korean traditional fashion. For her final design, she used the Korean traditional textile with modern alternations. (Photo courtesy of Han) Popularity Award: Chen Tian-yi Chen Tian-yi (M.S in Department of Clothing & Textiles, ’18), an exchange student from China, said he started to study fashion for the first time after he came to Hanyang University. His first design was also inspired from the protective gears that medics wore. Chen said he wanted to make the protective gears fashionable, so that even ordinary citizens could wear it every day. The second design was inspired by the textiles he found in clothing donation boxes, using a denim and check-patterned design to connote that clothing can be recycled and be fashionable at the same time. Receiving the Popularity Award, for which only two entries of the entire contest were selected, Chen thanked everyone who had voted for his design and congratulated his colleagues on winning the honorable awards. Chen Tian-yi (M.S in Department of Clothing & Textiles, ’18) designed his final piece which was inspired by the clothes he saw in donation boxes. (Photo courtesy of Chen) Lee Yoon-seo

2020-09 28 Important News

[Special]The Online OOTD Contest (Feat. College of Engineering Students)

The student union of the College of Engineering recently held an online OOTD (outfit of the day) contest. The contest was open to all students of the College of Engineering until September 13, with the theme, 'What would you wear on the first day of school?'. 48 Hanyangians uploaded photos of their look on Instagram which they would have worn for the offline class. Chang Han-kyu (Department of Bio Engineering, 2nd year), a member of the student union, said the union tried to come up with an activity through which the students can reflect their feelings about the start of the semester, as well as keep students connected. "Because the council members are not experts of fashion, we gave high scores on not only the unique style, but also the witty description of the students attached to the photo," said Chang. The 15 winners received small gifts as rewards, including free coffee and chicken, portable charger, and mood lamp. Three winners introduced their award-winning styles to News H. Gold prize: Beige in Fall (subtitle: A bag unusable for engineering students) Jeon Yea-rin (Department of Electrical Engineering, 3rd year): I enjoy uploading photos of myself on Instagram and often take pictures of my outfit, so I decided to participate in the contest. I'm very happy that I received a prize through my hobby. In choosing the look, I love beige color and I think it is the color for autumn, so I chose the style with beige color shade. I think I won thanks to how I titled the photo. As a former member of the student union, I would like to cheer the current members for their hard work to entertain students during the pandemic situation. Jeon Yea-rin (Department of Electrical Engineering, 3rd year) received gold prize with 'Beige in Fall (A bag unusable for engineering students)'. Any engineering student would know that fashionable mini bag is a 'no-no' for heavy engineering textbooks. (Photo courtesy of Jeon) Silver prize: OOTD? Wasn't everyone wearing this? An Jae-hun (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year): I am very interested in and often participate to the events of the College of Engineering. For this event, though, I hesitated to apply because I cannot say that I am a good dresser. Then I thought 'how about uploading a photo related to the current situation?' So I took a photo of myself lying on the bed with my pajama. My only intention was to make people laugh, but I am excited that I got a prize for it. I would like to thank the student union, and I hope they hold many events like this in the future. An Jae-hun (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year) received silver prize with 'OOTD? Wasn't everyone wearing this?', a picture of himself wearing pajama, like how everyone is these days. (Photo courtesy of An) Silver prize: 20 credits with six-days part-time job is possible only because of coronavirus Hwang Su-mi (Division of Materials Science & Engineering, 3rd year): This semester, I could keep my six-days a week part time job even after the start of the class. I work at a convenience store, and since the first day of the semester, the work uniform has been my OOTD for lectures. Although I got to study and do part-time at the same time, I still wish I spent my time at school not at a convenient store. I participated to the competition with a photo which shows such hope of mine. The student council of College of Engineering is a great team creating new solutions in unexpected situations. Thank you for your hard work on our behalf. Hwang Su-mi (Division of Materials Science & Engineering, 3rd year) received silver prize with '20 credits with six-days part-time job is possible only because of coronavirus', wearing her work uniform and posing behind the counter. (Photo courtesy of Hwang) Chang appreciated the participation of the students and the enthusiastic help of the student union members. “We know that the current situation must be extremely dissatisfying for the students of our school. The student council will come back with more online events and plans to ease their stress as best as we can,” said Chang. Hwang Hee-won

2020-09 21 Important News

[Special]New QR-PASS System Installed in Hanyang

As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, the QR-PASS system has been installed in most buildings of the Seoul and ERICA Campuses of Hanyang University. Before entering any building, members of Hanyang and visitors are requried to certify their identity with a QR code through the Hanyang University application (for students) or the phone camera and other general QR applications (for visitors). If correctly certified, the date, count of today's entry, and the name of the building will be displayed on the screen. If correctly certified, the date, count of today's entry, and the name of the building will be displayed on the screen. Why does Hanyang Unviersity use its own QR-PASS? The QR code-based electronic entry/exit register system distributed by the government, such as Naver QR check-in and KI-Pass, effectively records the movement scope of the patient and the people who may have been in contact with the patient. However, they are mostly suitable for small businesses with single entrance and not as efficient in universities that have many buildings and entrances. For this reason, Hanyang University developed a suitable QR-PASS system to reduce the user’s inconvenience and swiftly reflect the various infection control measures to the system, as well as minimize staff standing at the entrances. Self-medical review in the QR-PASS is linked to the existing self medical questionnaire of Hanyang portal, so students only need to fill out one out of the two for each day. The record of the questionnaire is monitored by the infection monitoring staff of each college’s administrative team as a guide to verify the facts and instruct the members with symptoms. What is different from the traditional sticker distribution method? Until last semester, visitors entering buildings were given a sticker after measuring their temperature. The measure had a limit that the place and time of every visit could not be recorded. On the other hand, QR-PASS system allows the staff to check the real-time entry records, as well as the self medical review. Hence, it is possible to keep a watch on the access of those who are under medical suspension from the school. It also minimizes the contact between visitors and staff who check the temperature, thereby reducing the risk of infection for both. [Students] How do I use QR-PASS? Step 1. Log in to the Hanyang University’s mobile application and click the QR-PASS icon (bottom right). Step 2. Scan the QR-code prepared in front of each entrance. Step 3. Fill in the self-medical questionaire. How does the procedure differ for the visitors? Access of the general public is restricted, with the exception of the people who have consulted with the college and replied to the self medical questionnaire. Visitors who cannot use Hanyang University's mobile application will be required to download a general QR-code application to scan the code or use the phone camera instead. Scanning the code with camera will automatically show a link, which if clicked, will lead to the entrance prerequisite form. [Visitors] How do I use the QR-PASS? Step 1. Scan the QR-code with the camera. A link connecting to Hanyang's website will appear on the screen. Step 2. Fill in the name and phone number. Step 3. Fill out the self-medical questionaire. Hwang Hee-won

2020-09 21 Important News

[Special]Student Value Development Team Solves School's Problems with Big Data

The Student Value Development Team at Hanyang University was established on January 1, 2020 to utilize big data analysis in effectively organizing the school's data. With plans to develop special service systems, such as the Hanyang chat-bot for students, team manager Jung June-koo explains in detail what the team aims to accomplish. The Student Value Development Team was first formed based on the idea that some of the complaints of students and staff could be effectively resolved by big-data analysis. For years, there have been repeated complaints by office staff that too many identical inquries are made by different students to the college office. Students, on the othe hand, expressed the need for a system that systematically assembles all the information provided by different departments. Furthermore, the school has also been feeling the need to collect and analyze inquiries and complants over time to reflect them on the new school policies. Jung June-koo, the team manager of the Student Value Development Team, is presenting the procedures for developing the team. To deal with these issues, the team currently set four achievement goals. First, they aim to prepare the school system for data analysis and lay the foundation for the systematic big data analysis around school. "By collecting and combining the school data, we will be able to, for instance, predict the potential drop-out students and new students," said Jung. Jung says the second goal is to invent a chat-bot system which will share various information with the students. Currently, the team is working on building a solid infrastructure. In the future, the chat-bot is expected to be able to provide the results of the school’s big data analysis in response to the user's question. The team is also attempting to relieve one of the major student complaints. "The school introduces extra-curricular activities to students through e-mails and messages, and these notices tend to overlap. We are aware of the fact that students feel the inconvenience from repetitive notices," said Jung. He explained that the team is working on inventing a management system which precisely organizes the information regarding school activities and notify the students accordingly. Lastly, they aim to improve the existing office work process into a more student-centered process through analyzing the data obtained from the students' point of view. By reflecting more on students’ needs on educational policy, "The end-result will be the invention of a student-oriented culture." This, in turn, will lead to creating a new brand value for the school. "Our team will put every effort in filling the school system with students’ opinions," said Jung. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-09 15 Important News

[Special]The Corona Blue Among Us

The second semester of 2020 has started but it is still not certain when the students would be allowed to return to school. Due to the ever-continuing spread of coronavirus, many students of Hanyang are getting exhausted from the condition known as the ‘Corona Blue’. This newly coined term comes from "coronavirus" and "blue", depicting the depression and lassitude caused by the huge restriction on daily lives. Kim Won-jun, a 3rd year student of the Department of Education, is one of the students who were affected by the Corona Blue. After his return from the military service at the start of the year, Kim has been most anticipating to start his social life again. "Last semester, I was really let down to realize that I wouldn't be able to see any of my friends even after coming back from the army, and it seems like it will continue this semester as well" said Kim. Kim says, during the first semester, both his body and mind were quite exhausted from doing a large amount of assignments at home, while not being able to do what he usually does to relieve stress, such as going to PC bang or karaoke. "I'm worried that the same thing would happen until the end of the second semester, too. It is very hard to control the stress level.” Regarding the Corona Blue, Professor Park Yong-chon (Department of Neuropsychiatry) explains that severe symptoms of Corona Blue may develop into an actual depression or anxiety disorder. Continued anxiety about one’s unreleased desires may lead to accumulation of anger, which, if left untreated, may result in directing the blame to oneself and develop suicidal thoughts. To deal with the Corona Blue, Park says it is important to follow the ’10 directions for keeping the mind healthy’, proposed by the Korean NeuroPsychiatric Association. - 10 directions for keeping the mind healthy - 1. Accept anxiety. Anxiety is a perfectly normal reaction during a pandemic. Anxiety itself is helpful to some extent, since it is what helps people stay alert and hygienic. It is important to accept that one is anxious, instead of trying everything to get rid of the feeling. 2. Only accept accurate and necessary information. Though a moderate amount of anxiety is acceptable, feeling the constant anxiety to search for new or updated information only increases stress and disorients people from making rational decisions. Students should set time for SNS and news, instead of revisiting them without restriction. 3. Hatred does not help. Hatred toward the infectees does not help in garnering the statistics. Also, pointing fingers at the infectees could also result in secondhand damage such as psychological trauma for the patients. 4. Realize your emotional and physical symptoms. If one feels too much stress or anxiety, it is important to see psychiatric specialist without avoiding the idea. 5. Naturalize the idea of uncertainty. Because of the desire for the situation to be over, people tend to overlook how uncertain the pandemics could be. Instead of trying to fight against the idea of change, it is important to control the mind and adapt to the paradigm. 6. Continue your connection with family and friend. It is crucial that people stay 'connected’. Having someone one can rely on completely changes the course of one’s psychological state. 7. Do valuable and positive activities. Strengthening the immune system is strongly related to keeping one’s psychological state positive and bright. Examples of the activities could include writing letters, diaries and leaving records of the day without letting them pass by meaninglessly. 8. Maintain the physical rhythm. Due to the limitations, it is easy to lose biological rhythm. Keep the regular sleeping routine. 9. Pay attention to the sick around us. It is important to be altruistic to the patients and the quarantined. Note that secondhand damage is being done even to the cured. The act of helping others ultimately sends positive psychological impact to the helper as well. 10. Cheer for one another. There are many volunteers risking their lives trying to help others during the pandemic. Try also to build a social group where “everyone protect everyone”. Professor Park Yong-chun (Department of Neuropsychiatry) shared the ’10 directions for keeping the mind healthy’. (Photo courtesy of the Medical Observer) Park ensured everyone in Hanyang University that they are not in this alone. "I know how difficult it is to put this into action," said Park, "But accepting the negative emotions and viewing them from a third person’s perspective is the key to beating the Corona Blue." Lee Yoon-seo

2020-09 15 Important News

[Special]Team Hanyang Wins Third in the 2020 SK SOVAC Challenge

Innovative ideas that change a society can come from anyone, and a team of Hanyang University students has proven this once again in the 2020 SK SOVAC Challenge. The team has tackled the issue of the poor walking environment in the Sung-soo area by proposing three unique ideas that would solve the problem. The 2020 SK SOVAC Challenge invites university students to find a societal issue surrounding them and devise a creative way that they would take to solve it. Along with Hanyang University, teams from Seoul National University, Sookmyung Women’s university, Korea University, Yonsei University, Ewha Woman’s University and more gathered to compete on September 4, 2020. Hanyang University’s team leader Moon Woo-ri (Department of Tourism, 4th year) says she came to know the SK SOVAC challenge during the class ‘sustainable cities and the social living lab’ that she took for her Bachelor of Arts in Social Innovation. During the living labs class, she held a project which involved societal issues and a field survey. "My topic was solving the slum issue in the Sung-soo area, which gave inspiration for the current project topic," said Moon. "My team wanted to elaborate on the historical aspects of the Sung-soo area and how important it is to enlarge the space for sidewalks in the slums for the 2020 SK SOVAC Challenge." Having been a semi-industrial area for a long time, Sung-soo is not built to be inhabited by a lot of people. The sidewalks, in particular, are in poor condition, as the walking space is crammed in between the remnants of old factories. Moon explained that “having lived in Sung-soo myself, I had first-hand experience in the realization of just how important it is to enlarge the space for sidewalks.” Change was needed for “both safety and aesthetic reasons.” In order to realize such a grand architectural solution, Moon and her team came up with three potential solutions. The first proposition involved painting the walls with the tradition of Sung-soo, directing the eyes away from the crammed roads. Then, using floor pop-art, the team suggested utilizing optical illusion speed bumps in order to have cars drive more safely on the roads that lie next to particularly dangerous sidewalks. Lastly, they suggested building ‘eye-tracking rods’ on the side of the roads to widen the view and attract the eyes of pedestrians to lead them to walk on the sides. The Hanyang University team won third place in the 2020 SK SOVAC Challenge with their idea on improving the sidewalks in Sung-soo. (Photo courtesy of Moon) The Hanyang University team presented their idea on the last day of the contest. The unique and feasible solutions earned positive reaction, and the team placed 3rd in the contest. Regarding the result, Moon said she was glad to have a meaningful experience in the last year of her university life. “I was touched to find that there are so many people who are trying to realize a small but powerful societal revolution,” said Moon. The team says that they “hope others also give attention to their surroundings and think of creative ideas every day.” Lee Yoon-seo

2020-09 14 Important News

[Faculty]Purifying the Underground Particulate Matter

The danger of particulate matter, which are the extremely small hazardous particles suspended in air, has been brought to public attention lately, but the high level of particle pollution inside the subway tunnels are often disregarded. High-speed trains, rail structures, crossties, and roadbeds in airless tunnels produce a large amount of heavy metal particles that cause health problems in the human respiratory and brain nervous systems. To solve this, Professor Jo Byung-wan (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering) obtained a patent on the efficient purification of underground particulate matter. The existing dust collector, which uses a huge motor, had problems with the high energy cost and loud noise, and, thus, are usually not activated. Instead, Jo sought for an economic and scientific method to purify the underground air. As a result, his research was conducted for a period of two years. Jo’s method was based on the Bernoulli principle, which states that the sum of potential energy and kinetic energy of fluid is always constant. The tube designed by Jo gathers the particulate matter by natural ventilation derived from the Bernoulli principle. After the particulate matter gathers up, a charge method of plasma and water particles removes the charge of matter, enabling efficient air cleaning. Professor Jo Byung-wan (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering) obtained a patent on the efficient purification of underground particulate matter. "What's left is the cooperative research with the metropolitan metro for an actual implementation." Jo expects this new invention to lead to a healthier change in the international subway construction. “I am also planning to suggest a customized particulate matter gauge for each underground tunnel by analyzing the characteristics of dynamic fluid in train running," said Jo. Hwang Hee-won

2020-09 07

[Special]Youth Change Makers Teach SDGs to Teenagers

Youth Change Makers is an educational program that teaches the middle and high school students about the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and change makership (spirit of actively discussing the solutions to daily problems). The mentors consist of Hanyang University students, and their aim is to interact with the student mentees to help them study what SDGs are, talk about social problems they want to solve, and come up with solutions together. This semester, 6th Youth Change Makers was carried out online from July 28 to August 25. About Youth Change Makers In 2017, Park Chan-young (School of Nursing, 3rd year) encountered the concept of SDGs and change makership through the Center for Social Innovation. Thinking the younger students could also benefit from the lessons, Park established Youth Change Makers with his colleagues. There are 12 to 14 mentors participating each year. The team's goal is to run at least one program per semester, and for each one, they send notifications to all applicable schools to recruit mentees. Normally, the mentees are recruited from the schools in the metropolitan area, but the 6th program recruited nationwide because it was conducted online. Over the past six years, a total of 170 mentees joined the program. The 6th Youth Change Makers was carried out online from July 28 to August 25. (Photo courtesy of Park) Online workshop held this semester Over the four-week course, the mentees are grouped into teams of three to five students. For the first week, students chose a problem of their interest, defined the causes of the problem and came up with a hypothesis for the solution. They were mainly local regional problems that students could easily find around them. On the second week, mentors gave feedback on the ideas that students designed. Throughout the next week, they conducted prototype tests, improving the solution until it satisfied all requirements of the users. The last week consisted of the final presentation, which was held on August 25. The members of Youth Change Makers. (Photo courtesy of Park) Park Seo-hee (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) said the biggest difficulty in changing the workshop to online was that communicating freely was not easy. Two people could not speak at the same time, causing the lack of active discussion. The team tried hard to improve the quality of the online workshop through test runs. On the other hand, it was the most meaningful that the students from all over the country could participate to the workshop thanks to proceeding it online. Since the mentors were from different regions, they received an opportunity to broaden their perspectives by sharing issues of other regions. The team appreciated the participation of the students in spite of the exam and vacation. “The program was successfully completed thanks to the students who participated passionately, and we hope this activity will make the students closer to the changemaker,” said Lee Won-hee (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year). "Through the 6th workshop, we gained confidence that it is possible to convey enough information about change makership and SDGs even through online. We are planning to prepare for the future programs as well." The Youth Change Makers is recruiting new members for the 7th programs and are working hard to plan a follow-up program that encourages students to implement the solutions found in the 6th program. Hwang Hee-won

2020-08 31 Important News

[Special]2020 Japanese Summer School Held Online

The 2020 Hanyang University Japanese Summer School Program was successfully held online from July 20 to September 11. This Korean short-term study training for Japanese university students provides the opportunity to experience Korean culture for one month. Korean volunteers are matched with Japanese students as ‘buddies.’ Although the activities were limited compared to previous years due to the coronavirus, the programs lasting impact served as a valuable memory to all participants. In previous years, the program was conducted offline, offering the Japanese students to stay at the Hanyang University dormitories during the summer vacation. The students took classes from the International Building, and afterwards, participated in various activities such as visiting SM Town or wearing a Hanbok (Korean traditional clothing). Baek Ju-min (Department of Sports Industry, 1st year) and her 'buddy' held zoom sessions to discuss the assignment. (Photo courtesy of Baek) For this summer, the online version of the program was prepared instead. The overall program was organized by two teams, the education research team in charge of tutoring, and the video advertising team in charge of the Youtube channel. Baek Ju-min (Department of Sports Industry, 1st year), a member of the educational research team, explained that the online tutoring session was held one-to-one, twice a week. During the tutoring, Korean students talked with their Japanese buddies about Korean culture, such as K-pop, Korean alcohol culture, and even traditional stories, while teaching conversational Korean. Baek also helped with the Japanese students’ daily homework, and talked about what they had learned today and what they had gotten wrong on their assignment. She said the tutoring sessions were “very entertaining,” and said she ended up talking to them for 3 to 4 hours at times. "Even after the tutoring sessions were over, we continued talking about Korean idols." The education research team held meetings in order to discuss the tutoring content. (Photo courtesy of Woo) The video advertising team organized a Youtube channel Hanyang Summer School for Japan, where the Korean students uploaded self-devised videos introducing more about Korea. Song Jeong-yoon (Department of Japanese Studies, 2nd year), who was a part of the team, said he had fun uploading contents to the channel, holding meetings with other members in search for new items, and editing the videos. "There were restrictions on filming outside, but we were able to introduce some locations like creative cafes in Hong-dae." After the program was over, Song said he felt his “Japanese skills had improved,” and that this would be a great part of his memories at Hanyang University. Song Jeong-yoon (Department of Japanese Studies, 2nd year) and his video advertising team uploaded videos on the Youtube channel Hanyang Summer School for Japan. (Photo courtesy of Song) The 2020 Japanese Summer School was the first program held by the Office of International Affairs since the outbreak of coronavirus. Wrapping up the summer school, Woo Seung-yeon, the manager of the program, said she would like to thank all participants for their passionate participation, and added that due to its success, Hanyang University is ready to conduct other programs to enrich students’ lives. Lee Yoon-seo

2020-08 31 Important News

[Student]From Miss Grand Korea to Pianist, Actor, and Robot Inventor

Lee Hyun-young (Department of Theater and Film, 3rd year) is called by many titles: a concours-winning pianist, a first-prize inventor at a robot competition, a video director, and an actor. Recently, she won the 'Queen' at Miss Grand Korea, adding this new title to her career. As a young pianist "I loved music and the arts since childhood," said Lee. When she was 8 years old, Lee won the grand prize at the JoongAng music concours as a young pianist. Since then, she has participated in concours each year until middle school. "The experience allowed me to build confidence in expressing myself to the audience and enjoy the tension on stage from a young age.” Her love towards the arts gave Lee the motivation to try and experience all fields of comprehensive art and study deep into this field. This was also the motivation behind Lee entering Hanyang's Department of Theater and Film. Lessons from the filming site During her school years, Lee appeared in a number of movies and dramas as a supporting actor. Lee shared one of her episodes, saying, "I once filmed a scene with Yeo Jin-goo (a famous actor), and in the middle of the scene we both burst into laughter. It was captured in the bloopers video which I sometimes watch again to remember those days." While experiencing the filming site in person and meeting with the directors and broadcasting producers, Lee said she learned to look at the media from different angles and to understand the intention of production. Lee Hyun-young (Department of Theater and Film, 3rd year) is active in various fields, achieving great results in music, acting, and inventing. (Photo courytesy of Lee) Expanding into the field of science Lee's interest streched beyond the boundary of arts. Lee participated in diverse science and engineering contests since middle school. She was also interested in technology entrepeneurship. "At the time, I even interviewed the CEO of Korea Venture Business Association for information." Based on what she learned, Lee spent three years watching the lectures on knowledge convergence, future humanities, and CEO to create her own business model, and analyzed the real case strategies of business companies. As the result, Lee established a business item named 'Capture Talk' and won the grand prize in the contest held by KAIST IP-CEO in three categories, robot, business plan, and business modelling. More recently, Lee became interested in live film performance genres which incorporate IT technologies like holograms and motion interactions into stage performances. "After such diverse experiences, I realized that all fields are intimately connected to one another," said Lee. A new challenge, Miss Grand Korea Miss Grand Korea is a contest to select the Korean representative for Miss Grand International, the world's leading beauty contest. "I participated in the contest because I wanted a new challenge in life to motivate my dream as an actor," said Lee. She explained the various stage experiences helped her enjoy the stage and gain the best honor of being selected as 'Queen.' Lee won the 'Queen' at Miss Grand Korea. (Photo courtesy of Lee) For now, Lee plans to work hard to prepare for Miss Grand International as the representative of Korea. "After the contest, I want to fulfill my dream as the 'all-around entertainer' and try out in the field of broadcasting," said Lee. "I am also interested in working as a newscaster and model, and I wish to try my best to achieve results in various fields." Hwang Hee-won