President Yoon Attends Opening Ceremony of the 1st World Congress of Korean American Scientists and Engineers
On Wednesday, July 5, President Yoon attended the "1st World Congress of Korean American Scientists and Engineers" at the Science and Technology Hall, where he praised the contributions and hard work of Korean American scientists and engineers abroad and expressed the need for global cooperation in science and technology and his full support for young scientific and technological talents to create world-class research results. Yoon said “Korea's rise as a high-tech and digital powerhouse is due to the challenging spirit, innovative capabilities, and outstanding skills of our scientists and engineers. We are especially grateful to Korean scientists and engineers abroad for their contributions to spreading advanced science and technology and fostering excellent human resources. Science and technology can be further developed through global collaboration, and active sharing and cooperation with the international community on research processes and results will contribute to the advancement of science and technology in Korea and the expansion of freedom for all people. It is our responsibility as a nation to fully support the development of technologies that will create the best in the world and to actively support global collaboration on research that will change our lives. During my visit to the United States in April, the two countries agreed on personnel exchanges and joint research cooperation between the Korea Aerospace Exploration Agency and NASA, but it is unfortunate that the bill to establish the agency, which will lead the effort, has not been discussed since it was submitted to the National Assembly in April due to the opposition's non-cooperation. I hope that the bill will be passed as soon as possible and the agency will be established by the end of the year so that our young people can pursue their dreams with a world-class research organization. We will do our best to support the World Korean Scientists and Engineers Competition, which is taking its first step today, to become the hub of a global collaborative network that supports the dreams and challenges of science and technology talent."
President Yoon visits Suwon Elementary School and Game Meister High School and listens to voices from the education field
On the afternoon of Monday, July 3, President Yoon visited Suwon Elementary School in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, to observe and encourage parents, teachers, and others in the school's program, which has been piloted since this year as a national task. He participated in a tee-ball program with former professional baseball players coaching elementary school students, and observed digital coding ("digital sprouts"), broadcast dance, violin, and a K1 Eduke after-school program. He observed Korean classes of students from various migrant backgrounds, including Vietnam, Mongolia, Afghanistan, and China, and encouraged them to grow into future global leaders. He listened to the opinions of teachers and parents in the field who are devoting their lives to the happy growth of children, and discussed ways to strengthen state responsibility and build a system that provides world-class education and care so that parents can raise their children without worry. Participants agreed that the government should work together to spread nursery schools across the country by 2025 and to gradually integrate the child care system centered on the Ministry of Education from reservation integration to nursery schools, so as to overcome the declining birthrate and create a better country for raising children. He also visited the Gyeonggi Game Meister in Anyang City. He visited the game analysis room, where students experienced various games and analyzed the game's features, composition, etc. from the perspective of a consumer. He received an explanation of the "digital-based learning and employment support system" developed by the school. He attended a third-year capstone project class and listened to teams present their work on the game they were developing. He listened to the students' enthusiastic presentations and the advice of adjunct faculty from industry and academia. He then congratulated the students and teachers for their hard work in developing the new game.
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