to the Mechanical Engineering Concentration
at GIST College.
With overwhelming support from students and parents, the Mechanical Engineering Concentration of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology has finally started. I am honored to take on the great responsibility of the director of the program. It was in human nature to create tools to enhance our lives even from the prehistoric periods. We, as mankind, managed in a hazardous work environment and surpassed our physical capabilities through the machines, the creation of our imagination. Mechanical engineering has been always devoted to ensuring the safety of the people, driven by the people's challenges, and been for the enhancement of people's lives through the tool creation since ancient and medieval times.
It is the essence and the core value of mechanical engineering to design & create important tools that are needed in our lives. Therefore, it is my foremost mission to establish an innovative educational environment for the new mechanical engineering program. Also, it is my tremendous privilege to foster the students in becoming outstanding individuals who can perform the serious task of advancing the human life.
Accordingly, proper guidance for students so that they can display the full potential of their capabilities along with their creativity in designing & creating machines is demanded. Students should be encouraged to expand the spectrum of understanding of machines through frequent exposure to mechanical experiments and computer simulations. It will enable students to accelerate interpreting convoluted theories, and will let them create interesting and helpful machines that can be used in our daily lives.
As much as I must express my deep regrets for students who were unable to take mechanical engineering courses due to the absence of the program so far, Professors will deliver courses to meet expectations from the students. I also cannot be more grateful for the professors who will put forth tremendous efforts for the new program, and ask for your continuous support and cooperation.
Director of Mechanical Engineering Concentration Jongho Lee, Ph.D.