Sea Jin Kim named awardee of Green Talents Award by Germany’s federal ministry of education and research
Award recognizes achievements by young scientists around the world
▲ Sea Jin Kim, Integrated Master’s and Doctoral Program, Department of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology
Sea Jin Kim, a student of the Integrated Master’s and Doctoral Program in the Department of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering at Korea University, was named an awardee of the Green Talents Award, which recognizes young scientists around the world for their contributions to environmental research.
Kim, who is the co-founder and president of Green Environment Youth Korea (GEYK), used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in her research on climate change and disaster risks. The award was given in recognition of her efforts in promoting sustainability, both as a young scientist and an activist.
The Green Talents Award, under the patronage of Minister Johanna Wanka, provides a platform for young scientists and researchers to share and exchange green ideas in order to make the world a better place to live in. Out of 602 applicants from 95 countries, 25 Green Talents were chosen this year, making up the ninth batch of awardees.
The awardees will be given the opportunity to attend the International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development, organized by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research, on October 27.
Under the 2017 theme of “Sustainable Production and Consumption,” the awardees will participate in a two-week tour that enhances their understanding of the research environment in Germany. They will meet leading German experts and visit famous institutes such as the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the Karlsluhe Institute for Technology (KIT), the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and the outdoor brand Vaude. The tour allows awardees to strengthen ties with the scientific community and lay the foundation for future collaboration. In 2018, they will be invited by a German institute of their choice for a fully-funded research stay.
The prize-giving ceremony for the Green Talents Award will be held in Berlin, Germany on October 27.