Overcoming communication challenges celebrated on Korea’s Civil Engineers Day

Three young civil engineers from Korean universities won the competition to deliver the best Master's thesis written in English.

From left to right: Dr In-Keun Lee CEng FICE (South Korea ICE Representative), Young Suk Park (KSCE President), three winners, Ian Cowan CEng MICE (Review Committee Chairman).
From left to right: Dr In-Keun Lee CEng FICE (South Korea ICE Representative), Young Suk Park (KSCE President), three winners, Ian Cowan CEng MICE (Review Committee Chairman).

In collaboration with the Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE), the winners – Taeyong Kim from Seoul National University, Hyun Do Park of Yonsei University and Youngmin Song representing Kyung Hee University – were awarded the title at the award ceremony on 30 March 2017, which was also Civil Engineers' Day in Korea.

Korea's ICE Representative, Dr In-Keun Lee CEng FICE said, "It is great to see that the standard of entries has greatly improved over the past four years and this has made the reviewers' task of selecting the winners even more difficult."

This annual competition, which started four years ago, aims to encourage Korean civil engineers to develop their English language skills, which enhances their career opportunities. It also helps to strengthen ICE's relationship with KSCE, a local partner in Korea.

The winners will be presenting their thesis in English to attendees of the KSCE's Annual Convention in October 2017.

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