What I learned about Korea: Cash prizes are much more common than in the United States. In addition to winning awards for the poster presentation competition, cash prizes of up to $500 were given to the top winners. Once again, for simple trivia questions in between speakers at the ceremonial dinner there was cash given out to people who shouted out correct answers.
Pictures of the week:
All of the media above is from the conference that we participated in at the East Sea.
- Finish Leg Assembly in Wiki: 75% complete. Date of Completion 3/1
- CAD New Hubo Arm Design: Date of Completion 3/2
- Arm Assembly in Wiki: Date of Completion 3/7
- Review and Polish Wiki 3/9 (which can also be done on the plane and in the US.
What I learned about myself: In Korea I’ve become much more independent and outgoing. I believe this side of me has always existed, but has never had the chance to take shape. What I have learned though, is that my independence and ability to feel comfortable as an outsider stems completely from the support I have from my family, friends, and mentors. The connections I have made have push me to where I am now and rather than patting myself on the back I really owe it everyone else im my life.
New Koreans I Met: With this being one of my last few weeks, I have been concentrating on spending my time with the good friends that I already have. I met a few new Korean’s through introduction and perhaps dinner; however, none that I really got to know or plan to meet again in my short time here.