2019 UNIST-Harvard SEAS Summer Program


2019 UNIST-Harvard SEAS Summer Program

* Program Overview

2019 UNIST-Havard SEAS Summer Program aims to provide students both from UNIST and Harvard SEAS with opportunities

(a) to learn and better understand complex scientific principles by conducting and designing experiments,
(b) to exchange culture experience by visiting the partner country and institution for 2 to 4 weeks during summer break.

This summer program consists of three engineering fields – “Energy”, “Bio”, and “Water”.

* Objectives

1. Energy program is designed for student to study of solar energy, including a hands on component in which student teams will design, fabricate, and test photovoltaic cells at Harvard.
It also examines crystalline silicon(c-Si) solar cells modularization process and conducts charging/discharging test using secondary battery-solar module hybrid devices at UNIST.

2. Bio program is designed to student to SEAS Bio-engineering education.
It provides them with a valuable opportunity to learn basic scientific principles and engineering techniques used by bio-engineering in research and pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

3. Water program is designed to introduce students to global water challenges and advanced water filtration processes.
In doing so, it provides an excellent opportunity to
(a) analyze and better understand the root causes of an open-ended messy problem, and (b) use design thinking to propose and test solutions.

* Outcome

1. Energy program: students are expected to be able
(a) to understand of overall semi-conductor physics and solar cell module system,
(b) to demonstrate secondary battery-photovoltaics hybrid system,
(c) to lead discussions actively.

2. Bio program: students are expected to graduate with a clearer and deeper understanding of:
(a) Bioengineering in the 21st century,
(b) essential bioengineering, visualization and tissue culture lab techniques,
(c) conducting research and working in teams toward solving real-world bio-related complex challenges.

3. Water program: students are expected to graduate with a clearer and deeper understanding of:
(a) the global impact of water pollution and plastic in ocean,
(b) essential techniques and process for water purification and decontamination,
(c) assessment of current consumer-based products.

* Topic

1. Energy
– Discussion of basic semiconductor physics and crystalline silicon solar cells
– Experimental activity designs:
– Light absorption of silicon: design of anti-reflection system on Si
– Separation of electron-hole pair: design and characterization of p-n junction
– Effective carrier collection: design of front metal electrode
– Fabrication and analysis of c-Si solar modules using c-Si solar cells fabricated at Harvard University
– Connecting the solar module with a secondary battery for photo charging/discharging test
– Fabrication of interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells
– Fabrication of seamless IBC solar module
– IBC solar module – secondary battery monolithic system & photo charging/discharging test
– Final presentation & discussion

2. Bio
– Aseptic techniques and methods of preventing culture contamination
– Understanding significance of culture media for cell growth
– Examination of cell populations (organoids and biofilms)
– Culturing of mammalian and bacterial cell lines: practices and plating techniques
– Cell counting techniques – Cell fixing and staining techniques
– Cell visualization: Light, Fluorescence and Scanning Electron Microscopes
– Cell disruption and extraction of DNA and proteins
– Electrophoresis techniques for protein and DNA separations

3. Water
– The process of design thinking
– Useful design tools: basic prototyping vs. advanced rapid prototyping techniques
– Introduction to global challenges: Water Pollution and clean water shortage
– Plastic in ocean: World-wide crisis
– What makes water “Drinkable”?
– Introduction to advanced water analysis & testing techniques
– Gray water treatment facilitates
– Desalination principles
– Introduction to user-friendly water purification tools and devices
– End-of-the-program water engineering design challenge (Team-based)

* Participant
– Have highly interested in each science field despite not majoring in energy, bio, or water engineering
– Have English language skill enough to communicate and share ideas with all students joining this program and understand scientific terminology without any difficulties
– Energy program recruits 5 students, Bio, 2, and Water, 3.

* Schedule
– Energy: June 19th ~ July 2nd at Harvard, July 8th ~ July 19th at UNIST
– Bio: July 8th ~ July 19th at Harvard
– Water: July 8th ~ July 19th at Harvard

* Inquiry
– Park, Soon Won at the Center of International Affairs (minpark@unist.ac.kr)