The Korean Earth Science Society held the 2022 Annual Spring Conference
The 2022 Annual Spring Conference, co-hosted by Ewha Womans University and the Korean Earth Science Society, and co-sponsored by the Hazard Literacy Converge Education Research Institute affiliated with Ewha College of Education, K-Water, and the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST), etc., was held at Ewha Education Building, on April 22 (Fri) and 23 (Sat). At the conference held with the theme of “The role of Earth Science in Responding to Various Natural Disasters in the Earth System,” more than a hundred academic members gave their presentations, 70% of which participated face-to-face and 30% online.
The conference began with a congratulatory speech by Jung-Sun Kim, the Executive Vice President of Ewha Womans University, and Dong-Hee Shin, the Professor of the Department of Science Education at Ewha College of Education, followed by a lecture on earthquakes in the Korean Peninsula by Professor Tae-Kyung Hong of Yeonsei University and a lecture on climate change by Professor Joon-Lee Lee of Pusan National University, including the recent research results on a recent surge in natural disasters. In addition, a special session on natural disasters and the elementary and middle school earth science curricula which are recently being developed were held, and various research results were presented in fields such as geology, atmospheric science, and astronomy. In particular, Professor Dong-Hee Shin, Deok-Geun Ahn, and Jung-Hoon Lee of the Department of Science Education, including the researchers and graduate students of the faculty, also actively shared their research results by presenting a total of nine research results. On the second day of the conference, workshops on the Earth Science Olympiad were held successfully for middle and high school earth science teachers.
The Korea Earth Science Association, founded in 1965, plays a pivotal role for 1,500 geoscience researchers and teachers nationwide, and is renowned to be a representative academic society related to geology, astronomy, atmospheric science, oceanography, and earth science education. Professor Dong-Hee Shin, who was elected as the first female president of the Korean Earth Science Association last year, began her term this year.