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Theme: Science and Human

This event occurred on
May 7, 2011
1:00pm - 6:00pm KST
(UTC +9hrs)
daejeon, 30
South Korea

TEDxDaedeokValley will be held to spread the worth of Daedeok leading to the heart of Korean Science Technology and R&D.

The theme of 1st TEDxDaedeokValley is 'Science and Human' and 7 speakers share their achievements and story of DaedeokValley. The event especially pursues the mutual exchange of opinion among participants.

Participants of TEDxDaedeokValley will be received on a first come first serve basis.

UST Auditorium
176 Gajeong-dong, Yuseong-gu
daejeon, 30
South Korea
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Jin-kyu Hong

Hong Jin-kyu has an atmospheric science degree and he also studied photosynthesis and ecology. He is an unusual atmospheric scientist. While at university, he was impressed by the famous physicist Heisenberg's 'Der Teil und das Ganze (Part and the whole)’ and he was fascinated with books about history and psychology. He also decided to study Maxwell's equations, which explains electromagnetic waves. When travelling in Tibet, China, Japan, Thailand, Europe and America, he explored different ways to figure out the correlations between the ecosystem, weather and climate change for his doctorate degree. He likes novels from Umberto Eco and Bernard Werber and agrees with the guitarist Kim, Tae-won who says “Sharing music is like sharing race.” Today, he is addicted to mathematics, physics and climate change science.

Dae-im Kang

Kang Dae-im has studied measurement standards at the Korean Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) since 1982. He was awarded ‘the science technician of the month’ for developing assessment technology on strength standards in 2002. He has been the president of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), a world leader in international measurement standards, since 2009. When asked why he is researching new technology in health, he always answers, "The purpose of this study is to value creation and to improve the quality of life." He is currently interested in using his research on the interface of human and machines to train people to help others with disabilities. In the future he would like to informs the public of the benefits of modern technology and also help to spark interest in the field not only in researchers and public officials but also in general members of the public.

Sun-hee Lee

Lee Sun-hee has always dreamed of being a elementary teacher since she was young. She read the Double Helix written by James D. Watson and became interested in the Life Science. She was eventually admitted to the UST, majoring in Life Science. After getting into university, she met a thesis about micro RNA written by Kim Bitnaeri and had a big dream of becoming a researcher. After graduating, however, she entered the bank because her parents wished her to get a stable job. However, she finally left the company and decided to enter the graduate school because of her strong desire of researching on biology. She is studying a master's degree in Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology at UST. "I always bear in mind to contemplate the fields of biology in having a consistent tenacity and passion will be a great female scientists likes of Jane Goodall and Rosalind Franklin,” she said.

Gwang-haw Jeong

Jeong Gwang-haw graduated from Seoul University and had a doctorate in Physics from the University of Pittsburg in America. She was one of the first woman scientists and joined the Principal Researcher, Korea Reserach Institute of Standards and Science, in 1978. She has consecutively filled mass standard research principal, vacuum standard research principal, physical standard research principal. She contributed to establish a vacuum standard as a president at Korean Vacuum Society. At 2005, She became a master at KRISS and also was a first female master of federal laboratory research in South Korea. Since March 2009, she tries to train technicians at Chungnam University as the master. She was in her outside activities of 3rd, 4th President of The Association of Korean Woman Scientist and Engineers. She endeavored to make law "laws on Educate and Use Female Science Technology employees" and to demand female scientists rights. Also She participated in policy of national science and technology as a consultant of Presidential Advisory Council on Education, Science & Technology.

Ki-jung Jeong

Jeong, Ki-jung National Fusion Research Institue. The leader of ITER project in Korea Dr. Jeong has various experiences. He took a engineering degree in France national institue of Technology and entered Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute in 1986. During his research on disposal of nuclear waste, the accident in Anmyon-do broke out. He's tried to secure disposal plant for nuclear waste and he was detached to France OECD/NEA in 1993. After coming back, he's worked on dissolution of nuclear plant and managing of spent fuel and been in charge of planning department of KAERI and took part in management of the Institue. It isn't usual for researchers. In February 2006, he moved to NFRI and now is the leader of ITER project in Korea which is the largest international collaboration of scientist. He thinks working as a researcher of federal laboratory is his calling in his life and it is his goal to repay nation as much as he favored with the country.

Jong-Yeol Kim

Kim Jong-yeol is a South Korea herbalist (herb doctor) from one of the elite engineering. He used to research geotechnology until the age of 26 but then he was attracted by Sasang typology of personalized medicine, so he enrolled at the oriental medical school and began to study again at 30 years old. He expressed a willingness to participate in oriental medicine even though everyone told him that studying oriental medicine was a waste of time. Through eight years of clinical experience, he set the goals for research specifically for oriential medicine and he joined the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine. He also organized a project called "Lee, Je-ma" which is the Sasang typology converted to scientific typology. He is still working to modernize traditional medicine by collecting more than 10 specialists from fields such as engineering, biology, statistics, etc. Recently, he has attracted the attention of the media for the Sasang Constitution Classification (QSCC). He said,"The level of knowledge of health care before a disease, is not appreciated even in well developed modern civilizations. I'm so happy to keep accomplishing my goal which i have worked hard to achieve."

Sam-Ok Ku

Ku, Sam-Ok is an airplane enthusiast. He was curious about flying things when he was young and he even thought that he might have been an animal with wings in a past life because his passion for flying was so strong. He had to abandon his dream of being a professional pilot because of his poor eyesight, so instead, he became an aeronautical engineer who could design aircraft. Since 1999, he has been engaged in the research of UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and he also dreams of developing an aircraft which can apply one of the techniques of UAV, so that in the future, everyone can use these aircraft to fly. He gained a private pilot license because as a child he had been interested flying and it was an idea that he had nurtured from his childhood hobby of controlling model aircraft. His next goal was to cruise through the skies, over rivers and mountains, by directly manipulating the UAV that he would desig

Organizing team

Mi Ae

Daejeon, South Korea