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Jung Hoon Cho 조정훈
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, KAIST, 2017

Junghoon’s interest is about the relationship between science and society, especially in terms of the interest and attention on science from public. And on that issue, he is also interested in people’s – including both scientists and non-scientists – better understanding of science and technology. In his undergraduate years in KAIST, he tried to figure out the better way of education on science inside and outside of educational system. In graduate school of STP in KAIST, his goal is to find out his own way of contributing to the healthy relationship of science, society, and people.

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Minsoo Chung정민수
  • B.S., Mathematical Sciences, KAIST, 2015

In his Bachelor’s program, Minsoo had been interested in political issues and the problem of inequality in Korea. He first joined the School of Electrical Engineering in KAIST for his Master’s program, hoping that, by combining what he had learned in the Department of Mathematical Sciences with Machine Learning (ML), he would contribute to a more just society. Feeling that it would be hopeless merely to study engineering without consideration of the relationship between technology and society, he decided to transfer to the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy. From the question, “Who would benefit more, and who would become more excluded from technologies?”, he tries to find ways to benefit less privileged people by technology.

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Hyewon Choi최혜원
  • B.S., Chemistry, Chungnam National University, 2016

Hyewon studied Chemistry and Education during undergraduate school. While studying Science Education, she questioned herself why science is always viewed as far away from the common person, even though society as a whole cannot be discussed without science and technology. Based on this question, she became interested in how the government can promote science culture to the public. At STP’s graduate school, she hopes to study this topic more deeply and contribute to breaking the old stereotype that science and technology is the domain of experts that the public cannot take part in.

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Dongjin Kim김동진
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 2018

Dongjin’s major interest is historical factors that affect the life and death of Korean science kid. During the course of study as a science kid, he realized that his enthusiasm on science and technology is also shaped by several factors including policy, institution, and culture. He believes that this experience is the clue to investigate the identity of himself, and the history of contemporary science and technology in Korea.

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Miryang강미량
  • B.S., Chemistry, POSTECH, 2018

Miryang is mainly interested in two related topics, (1) minorities in science and (2) how gender (politics) and science & technology are intertwined. She did undergraduate studies in chemistry at POSTECH but chose to change her major to STP through taking classes related to STS and sociology. She also has engaged in activism by suggesting a hashtag movement revealing sexual harassment and forming Femicircuit, Korean feminist union at university of science and technology. In STP, she wants to investigate how to integrate what she studies into activism and how to bring questions from her activism, while developing her research topic.

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Donghun Kang강동훈
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, 2018
  • B.S., Technology Management, KAIST, 2018

Donghun majored mechanical engineering and technology management in undergraduate school. He had worked in Green in KAIST (green campus committee in KAIST) and EWB KAIST (Engineers without borders). He had also covered the case of wind power generation in Chongsong, Gyeongbuk province. He is curious about the relationship among environment, region, technology and policy.

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Jeongwoo Jang장정우
  • B.S., Philosophy, Comparative Culture, Sungkyunkwan, 2018

Jeong Woo is interested in platforms as computational infrastructures and wants to study in detail the ecology of practices that produce, modify, and maintain these platforms. He currently is looking into game engines and how they serve as a platform for game development. Once a philosophy student, Jeong Woo wants to work across disciplinary borders. Not only is he fascinated by 'infrastructure studies' done in diverse fields such as STS, Geography, Media Studies, and Anthropology but he is interested in the conceptual infrastructure of these respective fields.

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Jihwan Lim임지환
  • B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Yonsei University, 2016

Jihwan is interested in the impact of science and technology on the authoritative allocation of social values. During his undergraduate years as a Political Science student, he learned that designing policy is the starting point of this process. Consequently, his main interests are strategic policy planning and R&D design/evaluation of science and technology. In particular, he wishes to pursue a career as a nuclear policy specialist.

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SeulGi Lee이슬기
  • B.S., Biotechnology, Kyungpook National University, 2018
  • B.A., Journalism & Mass Communication, Kyungpook National University, 2018

SeulGi Lee has a interest in the relationship between humans and technology. She developed her academic interests while studying Journalism and Mass Communication at undergraduate level. Her particular interests include transhumanism and posthumanism born of an undergraduate focus on human beings and media. She wants to further her knowledge of human-technology relations and research the implications of policy. Additional interests include PUS(Public Understanding of Science), PES(Public Engagement with Science) and Science journalism.

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Hyun Ah Keum금현아
  • B.S., Chemistry, KAIST, 2019
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2019

Any kind of environmental problems in a broad sense have been drawing Hyunah’s attention for long time. At the same time, she realized her growing interests toward the relation between science and society. In STP, she hopes to observe and research how science and technology exists and links to the society, rather than to research science and technology itself. Her long-term goal is to solve ‘energy trilemma’, which refers to economic, engineering, environmental constraints in energy sector, by contributing to environmental diplomacy.

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Soyeon Jung정소연
  • B.S, Industrial design, KAIST, 2019

Soyeon's interests lie in new emerging technologies. Especially scientific terminologies in legal aspects. She wants to understand how new technologies impact our society. She wants to make better life for human with technologies. Through her internship at Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS), she realized that Science Technology Policy is connected to what she wants to study. Finally, she has been wondering how private sectors in South Korea can approach to Science Technology Policy.

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Jiwon Park박지원
  • B.A., English Language Education, Korea University, 2019
  • B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Korea University, 2019

The question of "how the government can balance societal goals with individual freedom" has been at the center of Jiwon's intellectual curiosity. While working as a research intern at the Hudson Institute, a think tank based in Washington D.C., she learned that science and technology has always been part of this question, not only as a means to resolve this balance but also by reshaping the behavior of the individual and the state. Through this experience, she has developed an interest in establishing a well-functioning and pluralistic information ecosystem, domestically as well as internationally.

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Chaekyung Lim임채경
  • B.S., Chemistry, KAIST, 2019
  • Minor in Science and Technology Policy, KAIST, 2019

Chaekyung’s belief that science always acts for the betterment of the world led her to major in Chemistry at KAIST. But her experiences in different fields during undergraduate year changed her way of thinking. Realizing the inequalities sparked by the development of science, she started to learn the importance and necessity of understanding the perspective of society as much as learning science. This made her to further pursue studies in STP, where science and technology can be viewed at a societal view. Currently, she hopes to study on the lives of the technology neglected class.