이선민 (2021). 전 편집장과의 대화 (A Conversation with the Former Editor-in-Chief). 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.10.
After pursuing her career as a web service developer, Sunmin developed an interest in the platform economy. Her focus of study is on labor conditions and experiences, and how software components of a platform govern bodies of workers. Through understanding this new emerging social contract, Sunmin hopes to understand the dominant mode of biopolitics and resistance in the face of the 4th industrial revolution and the Anthropocene.
I am interested in the mechanism of science and technology communicating within social systems. During my Bachelor's, collectively learning Chemistry and STP minor program, I was convinced that it is worth stressing more on the interrelations between science and society. As a graduate student in STP, my goal is to have a better understanding and explanation of her own of the following questions. How different the scientific terminologies and their social interpretations; In which way science reward/should reward back to society; What is/should be the mechanism of funding system in the science field, etc. Through my Master’s, as a way to find parts of the big answer, I chose CRISPR technology as my research subject and am trying to explore how given technology is interplaying with the social system.
Dayeh is concerned with the disconnection between human and non-human nature and consequent problems caused by capitalism and industrialization. In particular, she is interested in animal rights issues in factory farming systems and neglect of vulnerable social group in Anthropocene. In STP, she hopes to design educational and cultural programs to reconnect human with nature . Also, she wishes to study related laws and policies to protect vulnerable groups including animals, minorities, and the disabled.
Pirnavskaia, K. (2021). CTBTO Youth Group to Secure Nuclear-Test-Free World for the Next Gen. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.11.
Pirnavskaia, K. & Kalenzi, C. (2021). 3 vital steps for uprooting racism on university campuses. WEF Agenda.
Ksenia is a graduate of the international exchange program FLEX 2014-2015 due to which she lived for a year in the WA, US. Currently an active member of the CTBTO Youth group. Her major scientific interests are nonproliferation, disarmament, peacebuilding, and how the concepts of science and technology policy and science diplomacy might assist in solving nuclear-related issues. Given that she founded international Science Diplomacy School to unite scientists and policy-makers to discuss key nuclear issues. She hopes that STP will bring more dimensional understanding of how to involve scientists in the nuclear agenda on the decision-making level in order to improve the situation. She speaks Russian, English, French. She volunteered with AIESEC as an English teacher in Morocco.
Khor, E. C. (2021). Good People, Good Books, and Zoom. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.10.
Ern Chern studied computer science and business management in undergraduate school. Using her knowledge in both disciplines, she was active in researches and programs in areas including disaster management, tech startup ecosystem, and online platforms. She became a representative of KAIST to countries like China and Indonesia to learn about their technology development from different perspectives. During those international projects, she had opportunities to directly experience the social, economic, and environmental impacts of information technology nowadays, both positive and negative ones. As she believes that policy studies is crucial to guide the technology development for a better society, she hopes to further study on social issues and policymaking in emerging technologies during graduate school.
Sim, J.-S. (2022). Prospect of Post-COVID Education: From a South Korean Case. Asia Pacific Perspectives 2022(1). Taipei: CTPECC. pp. 7-11.
심지수 (2021). 감히 문과생이 과학 한다는 것 (Daring to do science as a liberal arts student). 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.11.
Ji-Soo marches for the world where every child and youth has an equal opportunity of education. During his undergraduate studies on international relations, Ji-Soo completed several internships at the organizations related to international development and cooperation, including United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Integrating his studies and various experiences, Ji-Soo became giving attention to reducing educational gap and the effective implementation of related governance on a global level. At STP, he is concentrating on the field of ICT4D and seeking an intersecting point of technology and policy for a better education.
이슬기 (2022). 서평: 미쳐있고 괴상하며 오만하고 똑똑한 여자들의 겸손한 목격에서 배우기 (Book Review: Learning from Humbly Witnessing Crazy, Odd, Arrogant, and Smart Women). 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.12.
Seulgi contemplates about situated cognition and based on this self-awareness, she wants to add more power to institutionalizing the perspective of justice. Seulgi studied chemistry in her undergraduate so is accustomed to the cognitive framework in which each element is combined to create a new substance. Seulgi wants each of the agent in the world to have their own share and harmonize. Seulgi is interested in the process of expanding what is perceived as others, such as women, cyborgs, and nature, and working with them to expand the horizon of cognition. She is interested in keywords such as feminism STS, Anthropocene and locality. Her goal is to weave an alternative story of how to live together in a precarious world.
Jerry's primary interest is the aspects of social and environmental change driven by human activity. Recently, she has been concerned with the under-represented minorities in society, including women, sexual minorities, animals and neurodiversity. She is particularly preoccupied with workers who are not adequately protected from the drastic changes in the working conditions caused by technological advancement. Perceiving that we have entered a new epoch, Anthropocene, she takes the environmental crisis seriously. Thus, in STP, her goal is to advance the discussion of a viable future for all.
Didziulyte, M. (2022). Digital Clothes: consumer society in the age of metaverse. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.12.
I hope to acquire a higher level of comprehension of issues falling under the umbrella of philosophy of science and technology policy. More specifically, I hope to focus and eventually produce a thesis on topics lying at the intersection of philosophy of medicine and bioethics, particularly reproductive ethics. My motivation to study this topic stems from a personal and sincere concern over the quality of women's health services and research, compatible with principles of fair, just, and safe treatment of an individual and human body. In terms of research motivation, too, I find that topics concerning women's health and reproduction remain among the most controversial and complex, whereas reproductive technologies are challenging and thus crucial to tackle in valuative terms.
Herold, I. (2022). An Anthropocene Exploration: recollections and results from a new master student's first research project on urban agriculture activism and education in South Korea. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.12.
Yang, Y-Y., Goldsmith, A., Herold, I., Lecha, S. & Toor, G. (2020). Assessing Soil Organic Carbon in Soils to Enhance and Track Future Carbon Sequestration. Agronomy, 10(8), 1139.
In pursuing her Master’s at KAIST, Ilana hopes to gain a deeper understanding of how culture and society influence the ways in which people think about and perform environmental sustainability. She is mainly interested in the intersection between environmental science and urbanization, including the nature-culture relationships found in cities. Some key areas of interest include urban agriculture, local food movements, and conservation policies.
Shimono, R. & Kim, M. S. (2021). Baraneun Bada, Nozomi no Umi: on the way to mitigate marine plastic pollution in Korea and Japan. 과학뒤켠 (Behind Sciences) Vol.12.
Minseong studied chemistry as an undergraduate and was in charge of PET film development at the SKC R&D Center. He is interested in climate crisis issues and trying to deeply consider the political and economic changes that will be accompanied by response to climate crisis . He believes that it is important to form a discourse in academia regarding policies that can be implemented by governments around the world and the private sector in an integrated manner. He aims to find methodological tools that enable alternative exploration of current capitalism and democracy based on fossil fuels. Research keywords are Anthropocene, carbon neutrality, and international politics, which are provisional and will be expanded according to future works.
Moonyul is interested in the applicability and feasibility of new technologies such as unmanned robots and virtual reality on the future battlefield environment. Changes outside of the military have caused military reformation and new technologies seem to be the primary solution. But when we apply emerging technologies to the battlefield, it can cause unexpected fatal side effects. Moonyul tries to minimize these problems by researching past cases, contemporary policy limitations and problems on site. His ultimate goal is setting conditions for the soft landing of new technologies on the ROK army.
Jieun is currently working for a quasi-government organization as a research associate, specializing in maritime safety policy and environment. Since working in the maritime public sector for more than six years, she keeps questioning about a sustainable approach to enrich people’s lives and society through overcoming regulatory and technical hurdles in matters concerning maritime safety and prevention of marine pollution. After much contemplation based on her experiences in this field, Jieun reached to the conclusion that public policy is the basic but principal factor for the realization of all-above. In STP, her goal is to navigate the possible public policies for the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from coastal ships in Korea’s context. Furthermore, she is also interested in strengthening international cooperation ties between the countries.
Taylor is interested in the intersection of technology and social inequality as well as the ways in which emerging technologies are deployed and governed. Leading a social impact software development team at Zillow in Seattle, WA, Taylor worked on projects related to web accessibility, homelessness and welfare programs. Through these experiences, she gained interest in how technology impacts marginalized communities and the relationship between private, government, and nonprofit actors. While at STP, she hopes to deepen her understanding of how culture, policy, and society guide technology development and accessibility.