Developed countries are expending a lot of their national energy on the education of science technology in order for the next generation to maintain their present economic prosperity and global leadership position, and developing countries are also trying to do the same in order to enjoy the economic prosperity that has so far eluded them. Even though developed countries have played a leading role in creating knowledge related to science and technology and have acquired much experience in scientific technology education for the next generation, they are still innovating their scientific technology education by presenting new concepts or principles of education such as STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics). The new forms of innovation in scientific technology education are focusing on helping people to understand and realize the basic principles of science for themselves and develop the creative ability to be able to make new things on the basis of their knowledge, rather than forcing them to memorize the basic principles of science.
NHRI’s 'SCIENCE ARTISAN' program reflects well these new ideals and principles of scientific technology education and features various elements ranging from inducing students to study basic concepts to having students voluntarily studying by themselves in-depth knowledge through careful analysis of textbooks. This program has mobilized 3D and VR & AR technology to explain difficult concepts and help students understand them more easily and enter more intensive courses, and included questions suitable to enhance their creativity.
I expect that the 'SCIENCE ARTISAN' program will encourage the younger generation in Korea to think that science and technology are not difficult but interesting and useful subjects. Furthermore, I believe that this innovative program will help us change the image that Koreans are excellent at imitating other countries’ scientific technology into one where we think of ourselves as a people who have plenty of creativity and who are constantly producing technologies and products widely welcomed in the global environment, and that we can play a key role in producing global leaders in the world’s scientific technology fields. For this reason, I strongly recommend that you use this program.

September 8, 2016
Professor Jeon Deok-Yeong
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering