Kicker: SM NEWS Training Professionals in SW with Sangmyung University and Elastic By Eugene Ha, Editor email@example.com Do you know Sangmyung University SW-centered University Business Group? It was selected as the SW-centered university project promoted by the Institute for Information & Communication Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) of the Ministry of Science and ICT in September 2019 and aims to foster talent to lead the new world that AI will bring. They are opening several programs so that all students can utilize SW and AI capabilities to demonstrate these capabilities in their major fields. Earlier this year, 'Elastic Engineer Training' was also established in the university's education program. Let's find out how to train SW professionals with Elastic, and what SW-related programs have been launched this year in the university. Sangmyung University SW-centered University Business Group Sangmyung University's SW-centered university project group was selected as the SW-centered university project by the Ministry of Science and ICT's Information and Communication Planning Evaluation (IITP) in September 2019 and is conducting SW-based, core, and convergence education with the goal of fostering talent to lead the new world. Before being selected for the project, Sangmyung University decided to establish a "SW Convergence Department" in February 2019 to foster new SW talent that will lead the future of convergence of SW, humanities and arts. The SW Convergence Department included the Department of Computer Science, Human Intelligence Information Engineering, and Game, and established an animation department to achieve game and synergy. Since it was selected as a SW-centered university with the aim of fostering AI talent in September 2019, it will be able to provide more advanced AI education and AI convergence education to students of the SW Convergence Department. Business Group Training Program According to the educational structure, the SW Convergence Department has been launched to operate an efficient curriculum. It has launched an AI-majoring track and is conducting artificial intelligence education together. The hands-on environment presents educational and hands-on spaces. It has been built so that students can use the equipment freely. Not only majors but also non-majors are allowed to attend the curriculum, and education is being conducted in a different way. In addition, there are programs to support start-ups, SW camps, special lectures, and seminar competitions. Training SW professionals with Elastic Sangmyung University signed an agreement with Elastic's Korean branch in October last year. Elastic is a global leader in open-source-based real-time search and analysis, and it provides a variety of big data contents based on its excellent technology, high performance, and convenience of development. It is known that Elastic is currently using solutions from startups such as △ Microsoft△ Uber△NETFLIX△POSCO to the 2,000 largest global companies. Through this agreement, the agency decided to establish a cooperative system and cooperate on △ human resources exchange △ human resources exchange △ academic, technical, information exchange and sharing △ joint projects and programs △ research △ education and mentoring. Based on this cooperation, the two organizations are making efforts to train SW experts, and I will introduce one of the programs, "Elastic Engineer Training." The program, which started in February and ended in August, was scheduled to select and educate about 30 people at the time of the plan, but more than 100 people gathered. Recently, many SW talents are needed enough to be called the "developer boom," and many people have jumped into SW education through this program. Elastic Stack basic training and Elastic Machine Learning were conducted online and offline. The training was completed by 59 out of 91 participants, and 21 out of 59 graduates were selected to conduct a team project in which Elastic officials participated as team mentors. Students who participated in the project selected various topics related to social tasks, such as integrated information on parks and sports equipment in the Seoul metropolitan area, and analyzed consumption patterns by time, age, and region using ELK Stack to provide marketing strategies. In addition, the "Mentoring Day" of Elastic engineer training was held to provide consultations and advice on what students would notice and prepare to become future engineers with Elastic's strategic partners. While software is becoming important, it is actually difficult for non-professionals to use it. We will now be able to use this easily because the school has a system for non-professional students to receive education. I hope that students will have a chance to develop convergence capabilities and think more about their careers.
Kicker: SM NEWS Sangmyung Museum’s Ontact Exhibition What is Ontact? Yeong-Jin Choi, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Do you know what “Ontact” is? Ontact is a newly coined* word since the post* Corona era, which is a combination of “untact” (non-face-to-face contact) and “on”, which means connection with the world online. Easily speaking, ontact is a newly made concept that people can participate in events online. Do you know the fact that Sangmyung Museum has been holding an ontact exhibition since July 12? Since COVID-19 is becoming an even more severe problem in Korea, it is hard for people to go outside and join the exhibition directly. Sangmyung Museum, therefore, provides a solution by mixing VR and an online exhibition, enabling participants to “see, understand, and make” the Korean traditional hat, “gat” and the Korean traditional box of wedding gifts, “ham”. *Coin: To invent a new word or expression, or to use one in a particular way for the first time. *Post: After or later than. LG Signature Art Gallery One good example of an ontact exhibition is the “LG Signature Art Gallery”, which is designed for all kinds of people to join art freely 24/7. This exhibition was designed by designer Eu Hyeun-Jun with the purpose of establishing a place for new inspiration for the artists, and to create a location to lead the consumers’ normal life to the world of art. This new art platform fluently combines artists, art, and visitors into one without actually going to the gallery by themselves. Everyone agrees that it is hard to spend time for cultural life like going to the museum or going to the theater and watch movies since the corona era, when the government is strongly recommending people to stay indoors as much as possible to prevent contagion* to spread. The LG Signature Art Gallery focuses on the “location”, which is considered as the most important essence* of architecture. The gallery invites online visitors to the ultimate* combination between people, place, nature, and home appliances* by using VR*. LG Signature Art Gallery *Contagion: The situation in which a disease is spread by touching someone or something. *Essence: The basic or most important idea or quality of something. *Ultimate: Most extreme or important because either the original or final, or the best or worst. *Appliance: A device, machine, or piece of equipment, especially an electrical one that is used in the house, such as a cooker or washing machine. *VR: An abbreviation for virtual reality. A set of images and sounds, produced by a computer, that seem to represent a place or a situation that a person can take part in. To See, To Understand, To Make I have already mentioned above that the main purpose of Sangmyung Museum’s Ontact Exhibition is to “see, understand, and make” gat* and ham*. It is hard for people to get the chance to touch and observe gat or ham precisely in their daily life. The Sangmyung Museum, therefore, offers a good chance for the participants of the exhibition to make a close observation of both Korean traditional goods while combining the exhibition with VR technology. An Image of Gat Not only gat and ham are available at the theme “To see”, but also china*, and woodcrafts* too. The theme “To understand” is a semi-documentary media program associating with local society, which shows a master craftsman of gat, Jung Chun-Mo’s process of making gat, and Kim Chang-Sik, also a master craftsman of china, to fluently understand easily how they are made. The last theme, “To make” was designed for the participants to directly understand, inherit and improve our traditional culture at the same time by associating a semi-documentary media program with a VR exhibition. We can either choose a course of making gat or ham or request for a DIY* kit*from the museum to make it on our own. The ontact exhibition program is available by QR code, the Sangmyung Museum website, and YouTube channel. If you are interested in participating in the program, please click the link below which redirects to Sangmyung Museum website directly or call the museum for further information. https://www.smu.ac.kr/museum/index.do *Gat: Korean traditional hat made of bamboo and horsehair. *Ham: Korean traditional box of wedding gifts sent by a bridegroom to his bride before wedding. *China: Clay of high quality that is shaped and then heated to make it permanently hard, or objects made from this, such as cups and plates. *Woodcraft: Skill and practice in anything relating to the woods and especially in maintaining oneself and making one’s way in the woods. *DIY: An abbreviation for Do-It-Yourself. The activity of decorating or repairing your home, or making things for your home yourself, rather than paying someone else to do it for you. *Kit: A set of things, such as tools or clothes, used for a particular purpose or activity. I do understand that most of you are feeling thirst to live a cultural life again but are banned because of the pandemic. Let me ask, what comes to your mind when you hear the word “gat” and “ham”? Well, many of you might know what they are, but basically are not so interested in how to make one, or even try it. Learning the way of making gat and ham is a special event that you might experience only once in your lifetime. How about visiting the Sangmyung Museum’s website and experience such a good opportunity rather than just sighing with grief over the current situation of living a dull and culturally restricted life? It would be very meaningful if Sangmyung students pay lots of attention and to take part in this program, and I do hope for the best that Corona ends as soon as possible, which will lead us back again to live a culturally fulfilling life. Source(s): https://url.kr/69jsv1 https://www.smu.ac.kr/museum/index.do
Kicker: SM NEWS Prof. Chulan KwakDesigned Changdeokgung for the State Guest Protocol By Sol-Hyang Park, Reporter email@example.com ‘Changdeokgung Palace’ is the only one UNESCO World Heritage site among the five royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty, the most ‘Korean’ palace representing Joseon. From the small food bowl to the back of the chairs, the large and small visual elements of this place are the manifestation of national branding and cultural pride. Also, the original shape of Changdeokgung is the best preserved among the five royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty. Background of the project In September 2018, the welcoming ceremony for Indonesian foreign leaders was held at Changdeokgung Palace. It was the first time that we chose Changdeokgung as a welcoming place for state guests - we used to welcome them at the Blue House’s Grand Garden. It was a social event that the Indonesian president and his wife visited, and they had private talks with private sobans(Korean smallportablediningtable) over cushions at ChangdeokgungYeonghwadang. However, some of the foreign VIPs who were familiar with stand-up life had difficulty sitting down - so there has been the necessity of stand-up chairs. Changdeokgung Palace Management Center suggested a project to Professor Kwak Chulan of the Department of Arts at Sangmyung University – the project of new furniture for state guests such as foreign leaders. They suggested a furniture project that is suitable for stand-up life with our own traditional culture, and Professor Kwakparticipated as a senior researcher for the project. What the Management Center emphasized was ; the design of Changdeokgung Palace, a shape that can embrace various body types, and supplementing the irregular smoothness of old wooden floors. For this project, he visited ChangdeokgungYeonghwadang, the venue for state protocol, to understand the site and conduct actual inspections. He reviewed related data and examined the design of the dragon statues in the palace hall. He established the design guide by putting the demands of the Changdeokgung Palace Management Center and the field trips together. State Guest Protocol Project for Stand-up Life Yeonghwadang was where Gwageo(the highest-level state examination to recruit ranking officials)was held, and where kings and servants held banquets and shot bows in the Joseon Dynasty. From Yeonghwadang, you can see a pond called Buyongji. Buyongji is a pond built based on the idea of the “Cheonwon jibang” which means the ancient oriental space view that "The sky is round and the ground is square." Reflecting this idea, ancestors built a round island in a square pond and planted large pine trees in it. It implies that if the pond is land, the island is the sky. To reflect this characteristic, the Professor set the Cheonwon jibang idea as the basic concept of design. They placed four chairs to face the center, private tea tables on the right side of them, and a round table in the center. Therefore, it allows four people to sit around, so that no one would be excluded from the conversation during the state protocol. The round table in the center was made of a disk with 12-legged plate legs and finished with Juchil(a traditional painting method that produces red color using a type of paint called “Ju”) and heukchil(a traditional painting method that produces black color putting iron oxide in the lacquer). They designed it in the form of “Duriban (a Korean traditional round dining table)”, reinterpreting the Korean Empire royal disk in a modern concise form. Along with this, they let the flower decorations not to block the view. In the case of chairs, they applied a wide triangular board considering the various state guests' body types, and designed with three legs due to the irregular smoothness of the wooden floor. According to the Professor, with only four legs, there was a floating leg and the chair shook. However, with three legs, all the legs reached the ground. The backrest is fixed to increase the comfort of seating, and he said it is a good chair to maintain a proper upright posture rather than leaning very loosely. In addition, they chose a relatively low 350mm board for chairs not to block the view ofBuyongji. Thus, even if VIPs from foreign countries do not experience a sedentary culture, they would feel the sentiment of our ancestors leaning on the railing and enjoying the scenery. In the case of the private tea table, it reflects the traditional soban (Korean smallportablediningtable) form and it was also designed with three legs to implement the smoothness of the floor. Moreover, to design each tea table for each of the guests implies the Korean culture of separate tables. Designers, including the Professor, finally designed stand-up chairs(main, additional, for interpreter),personal tea tables and round tables for the project. The overall height of the furniture was set low not to undermine the traditional landscape appreciation culture. Above all, designers intended furniture that reflects traditional Korean culture and has a royal class, at the same time, not to directly reveal the royal family of Joseon. The artists who participated in the design, production, and lacquer process of all furniture were mostly young artists who spent more time reinterpreting tradition in a modern way than working on tradition itself. The Professor said that the project was possible thanks to these artists’ perfection and expertise in traditional technology with a modern touch. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, the furniture has never actually been used in state events. About this, the Professor said that although the project started with consideration for foreign guests who are not familiar with sedentary culture, it would be used for various events in Changdeokgung Palace besides state protocol. He also said that they newly designed additional chairs considering people gathering up to eight. The project was introduced to Naver Design Press. Those who watched the project gave lots of favorable reviews like, "I've never seen a chair with three legs, the design that improved the shortcomings of sitting and captured our culture was impressive, I can feel the atmosphere of Changdeokgung by noble colors and sculptures," etc. Like Professor Kwak who successfully led the project, I hope that more Sangmyung people will show off their talents in a variety of ways so that we can see many of them in the media. Source: https://blog.naver.com/designpress2016/222434981257
Kicker: SM-News Variety of Programs Held at SMU to Encourage Student Employment Three employment-related programs are currently in progress Do-Hyuk Kim, Cub Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org I am pretty certain of the fact that most of our students are not familiar with name ‘SMU Recruitment Centre,’ and very few students acknowledge about what events are being held at this centre. Let me introduce to all of you readers about events ongoing in ‘SMU recruitment Centre’ during springtime. There are three of them currently underway, which are ‘2021 SM Special Forces’, ‘2021 SM Re-Spec-TFT’, ‘Biology‧Pharmaceutical Market Job Training.’ All of these programs are tailored specifically for our school students to help their successful employment, so let’s dive in deeper to find out its details. If You Want Working at Public Enterprise, ‘2021 SM Special Forces’ Has Your Back First program to introduce is ‘2021 SM Special Forces.’ Starting from April 6th, this program is targeted to students who thinks public enterprise as their future career. The program includes one-on-one consultation about specific field or company each student is interested in, and an evaluation whether student can actually be employed at public enterprise. Unlike other employment-related programs which end up with just basic education, 2021 SM Special Forces focuses on actual success in employment. All of students have a chance of completing three application form while maintaining quality. An impressive seventeen out of twenty-one students passed their career paper examination last year, and seven of them succeeded getting a job at public enterprise. ‘2021 SM Special Forces’ is running until June 2nd. Employment Support Program Tailored for the One and Only You Second program from our school’s SMU Recruitment Centre is ‘SM Re-Spec-TFT.’ This is a program which experienced professionals who worked at actual business give advice to selected graduates and 4th-grade undergraduate. Based on data accumulated within several years, students can get job-specific consultation followed by their choice of desired job. They can also learn about analysing corporations and what license is required to earn a specific job. A student who attended last year’s SM Re-Spec-TFT said “while preparing employment alone was difficult to decide directions, attending this program helped me greatly carefully consider the course that was best suited for me.” Interested in Biology or Pharmaceuticals? This is Your Program < Specific details about Biology‧Pharmaceutical Market Job Training > Last program running in SMU Recruitment Centre is ‘Biology‧Pharmaceutical Market Job Training’, which is held from April 16th to June 11th. This program is held in association with Ewha Women’s University and Sookmyung Women’s University. Trainees can learn about marketing strategy in pharmaceutical / medical treatment / medicine industry, and also get a chance of education that teaches about actual communication with medical professionals. Biology‧Pharmaceutical Market Job Training is a total eight-week program, while trainees have to enroll every Friday from 1 PM to 6 PM. As you have just read, our school and school-assigned employment encouragement team ‘SMU Recruitment Centre’ are trying their very best to help students to successfully get their job on time. These programs are ready for all of students in SMU and not yet promoted greatly.By reading this article, I hope the number of students who have knowledge about and take advantage of this program climb higher.
Kicker: SM News Sangmyung University Museum – Displays the History of Sangmyung and Korean Historical Items By Seo-Won Hong, Cub-Reporter email@example.com May 17, 2021 was the 84th anniversary of Sangmyung Academy and the 56th anniversary of the founding Sangmyung University. To celebrate this anniversary, I visited the Sangmyung University Museum to learn about the history of Sangmyung. The museum is located at Pyeongchang-dong in the Jongno District. I will introduce exhibitions related to the history of Sangmyung University and other current exhibitions. <Sangmyung University History Gallery> The Sangmyung university history gallery which is on the first floor displays about Sangmyung such as the history of Sangmyung, education purpose, goals and symbol. <Students Studied in Sangmyung Women’s College of Education> On December 2nd 1937, Dr. Bae Sang-myung established the Sangmyung High School of Performance Arts based on the philosophy of national education. The school was founded with the goal of raising ethnic woman leaders in the Japanese colonial period. Sangmyung school was established in 1945 and later the school became a college. Sangmyung Women’s College of Education was established in 1965 and construction of the new school building in Hongji-dong began on May 17th. The day was designated as the anniversary of the founding Sangmyung University. The school was an education institution only for women. Back then, the society was male-centric and women didn’t have a chance to access education. Dr. Bae Sang-myung wanted that not only men but also women could gain access to education, so she founded the school for women. <Students of the Department of Home Economics> There were three departments, Home Economic’s Education, Art Education, and Physical Education. There is a meaningful reason why these three departments existed. The Departments of Home Economic’s Education originated from the Sangmyung High School of Performance Arts. Creativity is important in art and art education enhances an individual’s creativity. Furthermore, the Department of Physical Education existed because a healthy body is one of the most important things. <The view of the Cheonan campus in 1983 and in the present> The school was elevated to Sangmyung Women’s University in 1983 and the Cheonan campus was opened in 1985. Later in 1996, the school became Sangmyung University for both men and women. <Displayed history of Sangmyung’s symbol> In the museum, we can see the history of the symbol, student clubs, and student council. The museum displays materials donated by seniors so we can see school life in the past. The Sangmyung University Museum displays a wood artworks exhibition in the special exhibition gallery as well as European ceramics in the permanent exhibition gallery. The museum displays historical and cultural items from prehistory to the Joseon Dynasty in the donations gallery. The wood artworks exhibition is held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Sangmyung University celebrated its 84th anniversary on May 14, 2021 with a minimum number of people because of the pandemic situation. Visiting Sangmyung University Museum will be a good experience to students who wants to celebrate our school anniversary. Furthermore, the museum displays different types of exhibitions, so I recommend to visit the museum.
Kicker: SM NEWS Ceremony Appointing Sangmyung University Seoul Campus Honorary Ambassadors in 2021 by Su-Yeon Park, Cub reporter firstname.lastname@example.org The 18th Seoul Campus Student Ambassadors, who play a key role in promoting Sangmyung University, received a certificate of appointment and began their one-year activities. Would you introduce ambassadors for students who don't know about you? We are the honorary ambassador for the 18th Seoul campus of Sangmyung University. We are composed of 20 people from different majors. If it has been recognized as a protocol for university official events and university promotional model activities, we have been focusing more on 'content production activities for university promotion' since last year. Since last year, face-to-face activities have become difficult due to the influence of Covid-19. Instead ofbeing able to do face-to-face activities, we produce various contents that promote the university through the university's official SNS. What are the characteristics of Sangmyung University's honorary ambassadors? Our promotional activities focus not only on people outside the university but also on members of the university. Some contents focus on what is shown to the outside world, such as "Introduction to Departments" and "Sangmyung People," but there are more familiar contents to students, such as "Annual Campaign: Reading," "Sangmyung on the Block" and "Sangmyung Story." We think that "promotion" can make outsiders remember Sangmyung's name and shed light on the identity and competitiveness of the university by illuminating the university as it is. What are the new activities in 2021? We have started a new content called "Sangmyung on the Block" by extending the original "Sangmyung People" to a wider range. While "Sangmyung People" interviewed someone with a certain story, "Sangmyung on the Block" is about interviewing ordinary people. The interviewees could be our students, cafe owners, security guards, and local residents who come to Sangmyung University to study. What activities are you planning for each Department? A. Campus Tour & Protocol Team Currently, it is difficult to go on a campus tour offline because Covid-19 is not stable. Therefore, we are preparing to film an online campus tour so that many students can tour the school without visiting the school in person. In addition, we are planning a real-time campus tour by using Zoom or live streaming through our official YouTube channel, and we would appreciate it if many students would participate. B. Video team In addition to introducing the Departments, we will make information videos about the school needed for those who take the entrance exam, and information for students (how to register for classes, how to participate in extracurricular programs and its benefits and advantages) to help many students. C. Reporter Team We are preparing content that introduces various programs in school to students while conducting the “Sangmyung People” and reading campaigns. We would like to interview students who use the system such as double major and minor and share their experiences to help other students use the program well in school. D. SNS Team We are planning "Sangmyung on the Block". This content tells the story of precious members of Sangmyung University who work hard nearby like Moon Hyun-ho, the head of the University Job Center. We are preparing a "Sangmyung Story" that conveys small issues that occur inside and outside the school, and a "Sangmyung's View" that explores social issues in conjunction with the Departments of Sangmyung University. Lastly, we are also producing an Instagram story filter that can capture the emotions of Sangmyung University's deer, the school's mascot. What are the plans or goals of the honorary ambassador team? Our goal is to make sure that members of Sangmyung University keep the name of Sangmyung in their hearts, and those who are not yet members can remember it in their heads. We will provide various and informative content to build your school spirit and improve the university's awareness. Could you tell our readers anything you want Sangmyung University students to know? We think there are still many students who don't know that Sangmyung University has an official SNS account. The ambassadors are conducting online activities by posting various content on official Instagram, blog, and YouTube in four teams. We may not be good enough because it hasn't been long since we started promoting online, but our ambassadors are all doing their best, so please pay attention and look forward to our next moves. Students can quickly access all of these contents through the official SNS account of Sangmyung University's Seoul campus. Ambassadors are also making efforts to promote our university online as a way of producing content. The active participation of students will help a lot to come up with more informative programs.
Kicker: SM NEWS New Semester, Modified Academic Plan by Nam-HoYun, Reporter email@example.com No one knew 2020 would start with a global pandemic. Still, we cannot go back to the normal days: going out without a mask, going to concerts, meeting new people, and many more. Even though the current situation might look bad, Sangmyung University is trying its best to support students with their needs, and a modified academic plan is one of them. According to the Department of Academic Management, this semester will be basically based on the level 2 of social distancing. On & Offline Classes Based on Face-to-face lectures Although this semester is based on having face-to-face lectures, students will be able to participate in the way they want to between attending classes on campus or on e-campus. The classroom can take students up to 30% of its maximum capacity, with two meter distancing and constant ventilation. Live lecture via Zoom or Webex, or recorded one will be provided for the students who attend lectures on e-campus. If you go to the Sam-mul portal and send an absent form stating the fear of infection, you can attend lectures online without any trouble or penalty. On & Offline Exams Just like the last semester, midterm and final exams will be either online or offline exams based on each student and professor’s preference. It will vary from class to class, so make sure to check it out on the first lecture of each class. No one can force students to have an exam on campus, or on e-campus. Grade Based on a Curve Professors will determine students’ grade on a curve. However, this semester will start off with type Ⅱ relative evaluation, which students have a higher chance of getting better grades than type Ⅰ. In type Ⅱ, up to 40% students in a class can get a grade of A+ to A, compared to 30% on type Ⅰ. Students who try their best will be more likely get a higher grade this semester. Rapid Change Based on Social Distancing Level The notice also states that the academic plan can be changed based on the government’s level of social distancing. Details regarding this change were not introduced, but it will not drastically change the way this semester is planned. Wearing a mask, temperature checks, and registering QR code before entering a campus building will still be required. With the start of vaccination, the future will be brighter. Until the last day of the global pandemic, Sangmyung University will keep fighting against the virus and providing a good quality of education for all. Source: https://www.smu.ac.kr/lounge/notice/notice.domode=view&articleNo=715124&article.offset=0&articleLimit=10&srSearchVal=%ED%95%99%EC%82%AC%EC%9A%B4%EC%98%81+%EB%B0%A9%EC%95%88
Kicker: SM NEWS The Fourth Industrial Revolution of Sangmyung University and Development of AI Modules By Eun-Jae Choi, Reporter Weloveeun123@naver.com Sangmyung University is taking the lead as a SW-oriented college by establishing new future advanced majors from this year. Sangmyung University founded the Department of Human Intelligence and Information Engineering related to Korea's first artificial intelligence in 2017. In 2021, six new high-tech departments are being promoted to lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution. However, not only the university but also students are showing many capabilities. So the students are working hard to develop according to the ideal that the school wants. The university held many competitive exhibitions in order that students show their capability and achievement. Students from various departments, including the creativity design competition, received awards. We need to see carefully about results related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution among the awards. Representatively, many things can be learned through the department of 'identifying learner status among non- face-to-face lecture (AI) module systems' by the department of Human Intelligence Information Engineering. On January 21st, 2021, ‘untacticon team’ consisting of Lim jae-young, Ahm yun-ho, Koo dae-hong and Choi-fa-kyung developed an AI module and the team won the grand prize in the AI development category. While continuing to social distance due to Covid-19, many changes are coming and the development of AI modules tailored* to that is of significant value as the way universities operate has also been affected. This system shows the learner state and reaction as an icon of simple facial expression by perceiving face and gesture during non-face-to-face lectures. The intention is that instant interaction is impossible when using non-face-to-face lectures and that learners feel burdened to disclose private spaces like their own rooms. That is why they created the AI program. Through this, many students sympathized with the fact that they made up for the shortcomings of the non-face-to-face lecture and they could see that it was a brilliant idea. <The photo that student who developed the module is running the program and Photographs of students who have developed> Tailored: Made to fit well There are six major new departments, including four on the Seoul campus and two on the Cheonan campus. ‘FinTech major’ is an innovative department that was opened in anticipation of changes in financial services and industries through the convergence* of finance and IT. "Big Data Convergence Major" is a major department that can lay the heart and foundation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution through ICT convergence that can gain insights from data using big data analysis technology. "Smart Production Major" will go through a curriculum in the manufacturing and service based on ICT by creating talented people who will lead innovation in manufacturing and service sectors. "Intelligent IOT Convergence Major" is a key based discipline* in the field of intelligent information engineering today, which can encompass* hardware and software, and teaches deep learning, drones, and AR-related knowledge. "AR.VR Media Design Major" plans to develop various content production and planning skills by describing expressions on ultra-realistic future strategies. Lastly, “Green Smart City Department” will train convergent experts in urban regeneration. Convergence: It can be said to mean integration, convergence, and complexity. It is often used as a term for digital convergence in IT field. Discipline: an example of the rules of conduct set for maintaining order or institution Encompass: include many things As new departments are emerging, and these new departments deal with the deepening part of the IT field, it can be seen that preparation of the basic part of the IT field has become more important than in the past. Even if it is not a related department, it can be seen that the atmosphere of the era of the fourth industry and the future are important in the curriculum, where computing subjects are essential as cultural subjects. Even before the new departments, students won the Defense Minister's Award at the Korea SW Convergence Hackathon Competition last year, and three teams won the best prize at the Industrial Security Creative Design Competition hosted by the Korea Institute of Industrial Security Research. In addition to developing AI modules, Sangmyung University promotes many things to nurture talented people who can lead the future industry, and the students can also feel great passion for their dreams. Therefore, the ability of new department students to be further subdivided and innovatively opened at Sangmyung University is expected to continue to be positive for the development of our school and students. <Winners of the SW Convergence Hackathon Competition and the Industrial Security Creative Design Competition> Many talents following the Fourth Industrial Revolution are emerging through school competitions. The aforementioned 'identifying listener status among non-face-to-face structure (AI) module systems' can complement the deficiencies and inconveniences that humans feel in the digital age with cutting-edge technology and show that it is that important. It is expected that students who are recognized for their value in line with the changed educational system due to Corona and can implement the development of the fourth Industrial Revolution due to the change will continue to be seen in the future. Sources: http://news.unn.net/news/articleView.html?idxno=502244 http://www.dtnews24.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=595158 https://news.joins.com/article/23875418 https://www.smu.ac.kr/webzine/sm-people.do?mode=view&articleNo=714722
Kicker: SM NEWS (PSSAP) What is PSSAP? Yeong-Jin Choi, Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Do you know what PSSAP is? PSSAP is an online global program which was test operatedduring summer vacation and held officially during winter vacation for Sangmyung students. It is very hard for the students to study abroad because of the worldwide Coronavirus these days. Therefore, Sangmyung University offers students a good chance to be educated internationally even located in our own house. Still, lots of students do not know what the program is. Consequently, I would like to ask for more students to give more attention to PSSAP. A picture of Studying English What is the merit when we participate in the program? Students who join the program are given the chance to be firstly chosen at the seasonal language and culture education program, SSAP, that will be held atthe Seoul campus later on. Plus, if the students who qualify the certain level of scholarship attend the program more than 15 hours total, they can get the SSAP scholarship as well. The qualifications to attend the program are not as hard as we think. If students currently attend less than 7 semesters, achievea GPA over 2.0, and take more than 12 credit of the semester right before attending the program, they are ready to register for it. The PSSAP program is very convenient as it can be either registered or attended online. SMU Global Industries Study Tour in 2019 It is very unfortunate that students who wants to participate in the global program held abroad are prohibited because of the Coronavirus. Before the virus happened, Sangmyung has offered a fair chance for the students to both study at the university abroad and experience foreign business by visiting their enterprises. Moreover, Sangmyung is very highly spoken for its global communication programs, which is a concept that includes exchange programs, multiple degree programs, and a language study abroad for a short period of time. Sangmyung not only offers Western universities for the students’ education. Aside from the Western countries, like the United States of America, the Czech Republic, Germany,and France, Asian universities located in China, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, and Kazakhstan are the major universities where Sangmyung has partnership. Though Sangmyung university has offered such a good chance like PSSAP for students who wanted to be educated internationally at their own home, it is a misfortune that many of the students still do not know that this program exists. Therefore, I highly recommend that it would be amazing if students pay more attention to PSSAP for their future. Sources: https://c11.kr/mldy
Kicker: SM NEWS Sangmyung University’s Creative - Convergence Performance Contest Sharing Achievements with Others By Sol-Hyang Park, Reporter email@example.com What did you experience and learn for the last semester? What kind of creative solutions did you come up with? Overall, what did you accomplish? Not only making great accomplishments but also sharing them is also meaningful. Let’s find out what accomplishments that Sangmyung University’s students made for the last semester! Creative-Convergence Performance Contest Held Last Semester <Sangmyung University creative-convergence performance contest held on December 1st, 2020> The creative-convergence performance contest of Sangmyung University is a competition held every semester with the aim of sharing the performance of “Sangmyung Oreum education” linking major, liberal arts, and comparative curriculums to foster students' self-directed learning capability, creative convergence problem solving skills, and cooperative learning skills. It had been held offline on campus since 2015. However, in the second semester last year, due to Covid-19, it was held as an one-and-off-line convergence based on the O2O(online-to-online) service . There were presentations of students through Webex(Real-time online video conferencing program) on the achievements of creative convergence education programs such as the Capstone Design Contest, Oreum-Start program, SM-URP, presentation contest, Study-Mutual-Plus, etc. In the second part of the event that followed, a K-MOOC special lecture "Human Intelligence, Agent Intelligence" was broadcast live. Various Achievements of Students What contests did Sangmyung University students participate in? What did they do in the contest? Let me introduce a few. Firstly, Capstone Design Contest. It is a program sharing major-linked results made through major-deepening education courses. For example, “umm team” from the Living Arts major designed a new type of wall-hanging folding chair, breaking the uniformity of the same folding chair. They said that they asked for a lot of advice on Euljiro Street for the frame-type design. <Umm team from the Living Arts major> You can participate in a team consisting of three to ten students who take the Capstone Design course. It is divided into major tracks & industry-academic-linked tracks, and accordingly, you can apply for the support fund. For more information, check out a notice from the last semester : (https://www.smu.ac.kr/lounge/notice/notice.do?mode=view&articleNo=711349&article.offset=0&articleLimit=10&srSearchVal=%EC%BA%A1%EC%8A%A4%ED%86%A4) Second, Oreum-Start program. It is a program for the freshmen that set activity goals for one semester, choosing team project assignments that professors set in the class or topics which students are interested in. For example, team “Sangmyung games” from Game major, developed a puzzle game based on the JAVA programming that they learned during the semester. They said that in the process of developing the game they learned a lot by undergoing trial and error - therefore, they became skillful in Java language and gained experience in programing and game development. <Team “Sangmyung games” from the Game major> A team consisting of three to seven students can participate, and each team will get a 300,000 won scholarship.For more information, check out a notice from the last semester : (https://www.smu.ac.kr/lounge/notice/notice.do?mode=view&articleNo=711500&article.offset=0&articleLimit=10&srSearchVal=%EC%98%A4%EB%A6%84%EC%8A%A4%ED%83%80%ED%8A%B8) Third, SM-URP program. It is a program that conducts academic research activities with the aim of presenting academic conferences under the guidance of professors. For example, team “SM-UP” from the Global Management major, wrote an academic paper titled “Suggestion of the Growth Direction of Domestic Pharmaceutical Industry Through the Analysis of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies in Korea.” It aimed at suggesting a direction to latecomers by analyzing Celltrion, a global life company. Two to five students except the freshmen can participate, and each team can get a 600,000 won scholarship after submitting the result. For more information, check out a notice from the last semester : (https://www.smu.ac.kr/lounge/notice/notice.do?mode=view&articleNo=711498&article.offset=0&articleLimit=10&srSearchVal=sm-urp) Fourth, Sangmyung Presentation contest. Unlike the contests mentioned above, individuals or pairs of students can participate. It is a contest making a presentation on a given topic, and the topic of the last semester was “Non-contact era, what about us?” For example, a student, Choi Sung-ji, from the Korean Language Education major, made a presentation about the suffering of the disabled she felt in the non-contact era through external activities. She said through her presentation, there will be a growing social awareness of the disabled who will feel “non-contact” as an eternal pain. Moreover, as we share the various presentations, students will naturally be able to improve their communication skills. <Choi Sung-ji from Korean Language Education major> The contest has preliminary rounds, and it awards the Grand prize / the Most Excellent prize / the Excellent prize. For more information, check out a notice from the last semester : (https://www.smu.ac.kr/lounge/notice/notice.do?mode=view&articleNo=712938&article.offset=0&articleLimit=10&srSearchVal=%ED%94%84%EB%A0%88%EC%A0%A0%ED%85%8C%EC%9D%B4%EC%85%98) Additionally, there are so many other programs or contests for students to strengthen their abilities. If you want to see what kind of contests there were last semester, click the links : (https://www.smu.ac.kr/flexer/index.jsp?ftype=pdf&attachNo=489441) (http://peerorum.smu.ac.kr/ko/program) Sharing achievements with others motivates students to learn and experience a lot. Whether you win the awards or not, watching the achievements of others will have a great impact on your future development. You can also aim at awards or scholarships. Furthermore, it would be better if these kinds of opportunities for performance sharing are also arranged to each major like a recent assignment contest of the Animation major or a class teaching contest of Education majors. The more performance-sharing opportunities open, the more development both our university and students will make! 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