Cheong Eung Ahn

Highschool Student, Gyeonggi Science Highschool
Incheon, South Korea

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Currently a student at Gyeongi Science Highschool for the Gifted. A first-grade student taking all necessary classes for first-grade, except English language for which I take advanced courses. Have graduated early and earned a scholarship for the first grade as a prize for research I conducted during the second grade of secondary school. Researching how heat transfer is affected by the particular assortment of cell walls and cytoplasm, resembling generated foam structures, affects heat transfer and influences the heat protection of Lactuca Sativa(lettuce), with two classmates and teacher as part of our R&E. Although I am an chemistry major I also hold strong grounds and interest in mathematics and informatics. Studying informatics at koistudy.net (gs13057), codeforces (gs13057), Project Euler (daveahn3). Past attendee for Winter Training Program for the Mathematics Olympiad, Summer Training Program for the Informatics Olympiad. Highly interested in the idea of education, both in context of public education and gifted education.

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English, Korean

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English Language(Amateur), Informatics(Amateur), Mathematics(Amateur), Physical Chemistry(Amateur)

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Cheong Eung Ahn
Posted almost 2 years ago
Stewart Brand + Mark Z. Jacobson: Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy?
I am also a pro-nuclear person. By all theory, Thorium and new nuclear facilities will a low a "perfectly safe" result to all of our generation of energy. But I think an important point that Milo Vannucci, and many who are against nuclear have pointed out is that plans don't lead to results. The ideas and realities are different because of two main reasons. First, the plans don't take in to account unforseeable consequences(hence the word). Second, they don't personally check on the plans. There is always room for mistakes or small changes from idealistic form. Although irrelevant to this debate I want to speak against what you said. You consider a persons thinking life to begin at 20. This is simply not a fact. I have seen an innumerable amount of people around my age(14) who are capable of thinking both critically and objectively, with some cases better that most adults. This is highly offensive for me. This may be because I believe in empowerment and the brilliance of youth. But just know that I highly disagree.
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Cheong Eung Ahn
Posted about 2 years ago
Dennis Hong: Making a car for blind drivers
I think you address a very good point. Driving itself is of high risk but is almost impossible to avoid in our modern world. This project could bring a safer traffic for all kinds of transportation. And I just got another idea. If we eventually make a system that would enable the sensors to be as safe as actually seeing or better, we could implement this in a lot of areas. If those systems and sensors could communicate from car to car we could also detect accidents and system failures and use the other sensors on nearby vehicles or modes of transportation to insure the safety of the failing vehicle. That way we could make driving a whole lot safer and a lot more communicative. Our current driving methods involove only one way or two way conversations. Between the driver and the traffic signals or the driver with the drivers in close vacinity. But if we put systems and sensors on all vehicles we would have a near infinite communication. We could have more reliable ways of telling traffic situations by measuring objects in close vacinity and by the particular speed in which the vehicle is being drived. we could make a altogether better driving system, not vehicle but an entire mechanism of safer traffic with a wide implementation of technolegy.
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Cheong Eung Ahn
Posted about 2 years ago
Roughly 52% of the world's population is under 30. What is best way to harness the energy and ideas of youth?
All your conversation has something in common. Your all saying that you want preparation for the person at a young age to a a specific age(such as 30 or 21) into which they will fully interact with society with all the suffrage, difficulty, and responsibility it will provide. However, the point at which a can become "a useful person" is not a fixed number. There are "children" with amazing compatible and responsibility taking ability, who would be wasted unless society used them. On the other hand there are "adults" without the ability to take responsibility for themselves and would only be a hinder for society. We should base our opinions upon level of maturity and applicability for social development.
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Cheong Eung Ahn
Posted about 2 years ago
Roughly 52% of the world's population is under 30. What is best way to harness the energy and ideas of youth?
I believe that your idea of training people to be "useful human beings" is important, but also addresses two main problems. First, our system already provides necessity upon becoming effective and understanding life. Of course it is not the central concern of the government or of the general society, but it is importantly addressed in groups such as family or friends to some degree. How would you specifically increase effort into how a person should contemplate life, what in means to be useful, and how to do so. Second, we should be trained from birth but until when? The forming of a person happens from when that person is born all the way to life. So until when would you train people to be useful? To 20, to 30, for all life?
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Cheong Eung Ahn
Posted about 2 years ago
Roughly 52% of the world's population is under 30. What is best way to harness the energy and ideas of youth?
Your idea is good but not very viable. This is because there is no real way to get these leaders, and also this sort of mentoring creates a format into which "looseness" decreases over time as can be seen in many examples. So rather that having a fixed mentor it would be better to have a plethora of mentors helping in more specific areas and wielding less power while also being part of this society. Thus instead of dividing the general society into three proponent societies; Under 30 society, Mentor society, and Others(not mentors of the 48%), it would be better to have a integrated society in which people of the under 30 group would interact with the group of mentors but also within itself.