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Seoul Tech Leaders Visit Campus to Get Inside Look at U.S. Higher Education
June 7, 2011
A delegation of leaders from South Korea's elite Seoul National
University of Science and Technology (Seoul Tech) recently visited
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to get insight on the latest
developments in hands-on education, teaching innovation in the
classroom and assessing student performance.
|Showcasing Laboratories: Physics and Optical Engineering
Professor Sergio Granieri explains aspects of Rose-Hulman Institute
of Technology's optics laboratories to Seoul National University of
Science and Technology President Jun-Hyeong Roh (left) and other
South Korean education officials.
The group also visited Rose-Hulman's state-of-the-art
laboratories and continued a dialogue with officials about future
collaborations between the two colleges.
"It is obvious from our discussions that Rose-Hulman centers on
the educational experience for its students. We're very
interested in those aspects and how we might be able to adapt them
into our college," stated Seoul Tech President Jun-Hyeong Roh,
former Minister of Information & Communication for the South
Korean government. "We have long admired Rose-Hulman and hope
to build on our relationship in the future."
For the second straight summer, Rose-Hulman will host Seoul Tech
students later this summer for a four-week educational program in
microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Also, two Rose-Hulman
students are currently studying at Seoul Tech in an international
education exchange program between the two colleges.
The Seoul Tech group also featured Wonjong Joo, director of the
university's innovation center; the director of information
technology; and the manager of computer operations.
Campus visit: Charles Joenathan, head of Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology's Department of Physics and Optical
Engineering, leads a recent campus tour for officials from Seoul
National University of Science and Technology.
Rose-Hulman officials participating in the visit were Bill
Kline, interim vice president for academic affairs; Dan Moore,
associate dean of faculty and professor of electrical and computer
engineering; Louis Turcotte, vice president of instructional,
administrative and information technology; Don Richards, director
of the Center for Teaching Excellence; Luanne Tilstra, director of
the Center for Diversity; and Craig Downing, chair of the
Department of Engineering Management.
The Korean contingent also spent time with Paul Mitchell,
president and CEO of Indiana's Energy Systems Network; Bill
Fenoglio, chair of Rose-Hulman's Board of Trustees; and Dr. Sang
Huh, physician at Union Hospital's Hux Cancer Center.
The Rose-Hulman part of the group's trip was organized by
Michael McInerney, professor of physics and optical engineering,
and Charles Joenathan, head of the Department of Physics and
Providing tours were physics and optical engineering professors
Azad Siahmakoun, Sergio Granieri and Elaine
Seoul Tech is one of Korea's national universities with a
student enrollment of 14,000 at four colleges, 32 departments and
six graduate schools.