Mason Korea Co-Hosts Inaugural IGC Project Symposium

Mason Korea Co-Hosts Inaugural IGC Project Symposium

Mason Korea co-hosted the inaugural IGC Project Symposium in partnership with the Incheon Global Campus (IGC) and IGC universities at the IGC Multicomplex Building in May.

Five individual and team presenters from Mason Korea presented their undergraduate research and creative projects to expert judges, fellow students, faculty, staff, and guests. Students from the University of Utah Asia Campus, State University of New York Korea, and Ghent University Global Campus also presented their work.

"I am pleased that we were able to launch the IGC Project Symposium," said Dr. Shannon Davis, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Director of IUCF at Mason Korea. "This inaugural symposium reflects the amazing work that students can produce as a result of their education at our universities. For example, George Mason University is an award winning university for undergraduate research and student creative projects, and that can be seen in the work our students produced. We are excited to share this kind of faculty mentored work with the local community," she added. 

Team BORP 2

After a rigorous evaluation process, Mason Korea's Team BORP (Bridge of Recovery and Peace) won the IGC Chairman Award for their project "Examining Various Aspects of Female Victims in Terms of War Experiences and Sex Violence." Team BORP consists of four Global Affairs and Conflict Analysis and Resolution majors: Jihye Hwang (junior), Daeun Yeom (junior), Soram Hong (sophomore), and Minji Kim (sophomore).

"It's an honor to receive the IGC Chairman Award," said Daeun Yeom (Global Affairs, ’24). "Through this research project, we found a pattern of wartime sexual violence against women repeating itself since the 1930s as seen in the present Ukrainian war. In-depth research is needed to prevent and resolve these issues," she added. 

Team BORP later decided to donate the prize money to Amnesty International.

Dr. Shannon Davis

"As you can see from the symposium, Mason Korea has a close partnership with other universities at IGC," said Mason Korea Campus Dean Robert Matz, adding, "By working together, we make the IGC campus a vibrant place to teach and learn by drawing on the combined strengths of multiple universities in one place.”

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