Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASES

Dr. Seung-yun Kim and ECE Students Attend CATA 2018 Conference by TCNJ News 4/10/2018
his past summer, electrical engineering student, Phil Franco, and computer engineering student, Pat Hansen, participated in the MUSE program at the college under the advisement of Dr. Seung-yun Kim, Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department. With their research on Petri net modeling from MUSE, Phil and Pat submitted a paper to the 33rd International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA), sponsered by the International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA).

Dr. Seung-yun Kim Invited to Speak at Science Career Symposium by TCNJ News 2/23/2018
Dr. Seung-yun Kim, Assistant Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department and First-Year Coordinator of the School of Engineering, was recently invited to be one of six speakers … We were glad to have Dr. Kim representing TCNJ’s School of Engineering at this event encouraging more students to get involved in STEM careers!

THE WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE LEAGUE HOSTED ITS ANNUAL SCIENCE CAREERS SYMPOSIUM by Washington Township High School 12/15/2017
The Washington Township High School Science League hosted its annual Science Careers Symposium on Friday December 15, 2017, in the school’s 11/12 auditorium. Six professionals with ties to the South Jersey or Washington Township community shared their educational and work experiences with students…

BAXTER THE ROBOT PLAYS AT CONNECT 4 AT THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY by Fox 29—11/9/2017
Are robots taking over. We’ve already seen them replacing humans in some jobs.As technology advances when will it end? Our Hank Flynn stepped up to the plate to battle the robots once and for all…

NAO Robots Bring Exciting New Opportunities to TCNJ Robotics by TCNJ News — 5/3/2016
The NAO robots are an impressive new addition to The College of New Jersey’s School of Engineering. The robots, which were purchased in the fall of 2014, are presenting students with new research opportunities as well as insight into the future of robotics.

TCNJ at CATA 2016 in Las Vegas by TCNJ News — 4/20/2016
On April 4-6, Dr. Kim and two students attended the CATA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada to present their paper. The students in attendance were Yilin Yang, a Computer Engineering major who presented the paper at the conference, and Daniel Ponsini, an Electrical Engineering major. Yang was the only undergraduate to present a paper at the conference.

TCNJ Takes on ShepRobo by TCNJ News — 4/20/2016
ShepRobo Fest 2016 was held at Shepherd University, WV. Members fromTCNJ’s Robotics club participated in the competitions against a team from Harvard University and 7 teams from Penn State University. This was TCNJ’s first time in the competition, and it was a wonderful learning experience for the club.

STEM FACILITY BRIDGES GAP FROM STUDENT TO SCIENTIST by Laboratory Equipment — 8/12/2015
Nestled in the suburban area of Ewing, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is home to more than 6,500 undergraduate students, hundreds of faculty and soon—thanks heavily to funding secured through the state’s Building Our Future Bond—an 89,000 square foot science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Building…
For the groundbreaking ceremony of the new STEM Building, humanoid robots wielded shovels and entertained spectators. Seung-yun Kim, Director of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRoIS) Lab, was one of the minds behind these NAO robots. The college procured about 15 NAO robots and students in both traditional classes and in the Robotics Club program them to perform specific tasks. Students said it took about a day to write the program used by the robots at groundbreaking and some additional time for debugging and troubleshooting.

WE’RE BUILDING ON SUCCESS HERE’: TCNJ BREAKS GROUND ON $75M STEM BUILDING by NJ.com — 7/7/2015
TCNJ_STEM Ground BreakingWith the help of some miniature robots, officials at The College of New Jersey broke ground Tuesday on a new 89,000-square-foot STEM building that will give its engineering and science programs 60 percent more classroom and laboratory space.
The building, which will house the biomedical engineering, computer science and mechanical engineering departments, will be the anchor of a larger STEM Complex that already includes the Biology Building, Science Complex and Armstrong Hall.

FRESHMEN DISPLAY FIRST YEAR ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECTS by TCNJ News
TCNJ School of EngineeringDuring the first year at TCNJ, all engineering students take ENG 142 – Fundamentals of Engineering Design. Fundamentals of Engineering Design provides an introduction to the study of engineering design and the fundamental skill-sets used in the design process.
Topics, practiced through team-based projects and interactive activities, include team dynamics, effective oral and written communication, spatial visualization, and problem solving/engineering design process.

ENGINEERING STUDENTS ATTEND CATA CONFERENCE IN HAWAII by TCNJ News
Phil Baldoni and Yilin Yang presented their research in the 30th International CATA, Computers and Their Applications, Conference on March 9 to 11 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Baldoni, a junior computer engineering major, researched a more efficient means of evaluating fuzzy Petri nets under the supervision of Dr. Seung-yun Kim, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The two algorithms he proposed will be used in Baldoni’s future research, where he will apply these evaluation methods to developing a self-driving vehicle.

FIRE ENJOYS FUN FINISH TO FLL SEASON by The Journal — 5/14/2013
Fun Innovative Robotics Engineers [FIRE], a FIRST LEGO League team of homeschoolers based in Martinsburg, enjoyed a fun finish to the 2012-2013 season, earning first-place in the robot game at the unofficial FLL contest at Shepherd University’s ShepRobo Fest on March 30. Dr. Seung-yun Kim, assistant professor of Computer and Information Sciences and one of the event’s organizers, presented the award.

STUDENTS TEST THEIR ROBOTS’ METTLE AT SHEPROBO FEST by Herald-Mail — 3/31/2013
When the robot R2-D2 showed up in the Star Wars movies, a lot of people probably thought it would be well in the future before something like that became reality. Well, that day is here.

SHEPHERD HOSTS SHEPROBO FEST ROBOTICS COMPETITION by The Journal — 3/31/2013
Amid the small cityscape, two arachnid-like robots play a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Skittering along the walled-off arena floor like crabs on a sandy beach, they cautiously navigate around miniature skyscrapers before finally meeting eye-to-eye and unleashing a volley of small BB projectiles in rapid succession.

ROBOTS IN ACTION AT SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY FOR THIRD ANNUAL ROBOFEST by Herald-Mail — 3/28/2013
In an empty downtown city street, an invader peers around an office tower. The giant four-legged robot towers above a nearby car and semi, abandoned in what has become a war zone hostile to humans. The robot steps around the corner and see its enemy, another giant robot down the street. The two fire projectiles at each other in fierce combat.

ROBOTICS CLUB THIRD IN COMPETITION by The Journal — 4/18/2012
Shepherd teams take several places in international tournament.

SHEPHERD ROBOTICS CLUB TAKES THIRD PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION by Shepherd News — 4/12/2012
Members of Shepherd University’s Robotics Club won third place at the 2012 Trinity College International Fire Fighting Competition in Hartford, Connecticut, on March 31. Shepherd teams also took fourth place, ninth place, and 11th place. “I’m very pleased with our students’ performance,” said Dr. Seung-yun Kim. “They have worked really hard and are very dedicated.”

USEFUL MACHINES by The Journal — 03/05/2012
As a small crowd of wide-eyed children and eager adults watched the white-painted maze on the Butcher Center gym’s hardwood floor, 20-year-old Shepherd University sophomore Courtney Crites carefully placed a homemade miniature robot into the proverbial squared circle. Looking on with a mixture of baited breath and nerve-wracking anxiety, the computer engineering major observed the small, plastic automaton as it slowly but successfully navigated the maze, deftly snuffing out a lit candle at the end with one fell swoop of a makeshift appendage.

SOME ROBOTS NOT JUST SCIENCE FICTION by Shepherdstown Chronicle — 02/24/2012
Shepherd University’s CME department has set up an annual Robotics competition that is held in March. This year, on March 3 and 4, the second annual ShepRoboFest will take place at the Butcher Center. Dr. Seung-yun Kim heads up the RoboFest competition. The RoboFest has three categories for students of different ages to participate.

SHEPHERD TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL ROBOTICS FESTIVAL by Shepherd News — 01/24/2012
The second annual ShepRobo Fest will be held at the Butcher Center on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, hosted by the Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering. Dr. Seung-yun Kim said he has traveled to middle schools and high schools in Maryland and West Virginia to show students the robots and to talk about the competition. Kim said he expects more competitors and spectators this year.

SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AIDS TWO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS by Herald-Mail — 08/26/2011
Seung-yun Kim worked with two local high school teachers who were awarded a $36,000 grant through the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence program.

LOCAL TEACHERS AWARDED GRANT by The Journal — 08/18/2011
Dr. Seung-yun Kim worked with two local high school teachers who were awarded a $36,000 grant through the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence [WV-INBRE] program.

SHEPHERD EARNS GRANT OF NEARLY $29,000 by The Journal — 06/08/2011
Seung-yun Kim has received a $28,800, one-year grant award from the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence program.

SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY SPACE GRANT RECIPIENTS PRESENT FINDINGS by The Journal — 06/04/2011
Seven Shepherd University students who were recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2011 NASA Day. Students who received scholarships from the program were also recognized.

STUDENTS TAKE PART IN ROBOTICS COMPETITION by The Journal — 05/17/2011
The PyroBots, First Lego League robotics team No. 2512 from Shenandoah Junction competed in the 2011 ShepRobo Fest robotics competition on March 26 and 27 at the Butcher Center at Shepherd University.

SHEPHERD PROFESSOR GETS $28,800 GRANT by Herald-Mail — 05/16/2011
Seung-yun Kim recently received a $28,800 grant award from the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence [WV-INBRE] program.

HOME-SCHOOLERS PARTICIPATE IN SHEPROBO FEST by The Journal — 05/12/2011
In 1989 accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded the organization FIRST-For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – with programs designed for young people.

SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY’S NASA DAY RECOGNIZES STUDENTS by Spirit of Jefferson — 05/04/2011
Seven Shepherd University students who were recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2011 NASA Day. Students who received scholarships from the program were also recognized.

ROBOTICS TEAM TAKES THIRD PLACE by Spirit of Jefferson —04/27/2011
Shepherd University students took third place in the Trinity College International Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest and Robo Waiter Competition in Hartford, Connecticut, on April 9 and 10.

SHEPHERD FACULTY RECEIVES $28,800 GRANT FROM WV-INBRE by Shepherd News — 04/27/2011
Dr. Seung-yun Kim has received a $28,800, one-year grant award from the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence [WV-INBRE] program.

SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY’S NASA DAY RECOGNIZES STUDENTS by Shepherd News — 04/25/2011
Seven Shepherd University students who were recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2011 NASA Day. Students who received scholarships from the program were also recognized.

SHEPHERD TAKE THIRD PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION by Shepherd News — 04/20/2011
Shepherd University students took third place in the Trinity College International Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest and RoboWaiter Competition in Hartford, Connecticut, on April 9 and 10 and were the only U.S. team to place in the senior division of the fire fighting category.

SHEPHERD HOLDS FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION by Spirit of Jefferson — 04/02/2011
Shepherd University’s Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering held its first SehpRobo Competition over the weekend.

SHEPROBO FEST: STUDENT ROBOTS DO BATTLE by The Journal — 03/28/2011
In an arena that looked the set of a 1950s Godzilla film, miniature, spider-like robots built by some of the area’s brightest young minds battled for the No. 1 spot this weekend as just one part of Shepherd University’s 2011 ShepRobo Fest.

SHEPROBO FEST: ORGANIZERS HOPE ROBO FEST DRAWS STUDENTS TO MATH AND SCIENCE by WHAG News — 03/27/2011
A robotics competition at Shepherd University this weekend mixed mathematics and science with video game controllers. Organizers of the first annual Shep Robo Fest say this competition develops American students’ interest in subjects like math and science, fields they usually fall behind in on the international stage.

SHEPROBO FEST ROBOTICS COMPETITION TRICKS STUDENTS INTO LEARNING by Herald-Mail — 03/26/2011
A fire burned in the back room. Onlookers held their breath. Precious seconds were ticking by, and the lone firefighter on the scene was repeatedly running headfirst into a wall.

STUDENTS TAKE TOUR OF SHEPHERD CAMPUS by The Journal — 03/25/2011
Seventh-grade students at Wildwood Middle School who demonstrated academic and citizenship achievements during the second marking period visited Shepherd University on March 4. Continue Reading …

SHEPROBO FEST TO BE HELD MARCH 26 AND 27 by Shepherd News — 03/08/2011
The Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at Shepherd University will host the 2011 ShepRobo Fest robotics competition on March 26 and 27 at the Butcher Center.

SHEPHERD TO HOST FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION by Shepherd News — 01/13/2011
The Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering at Shepherd University will host the 2011 ShepRobo Fest robotics competition on March 26 and 27 at the Butcher Center.

SHEPHERD’S DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES, MATHEMATICS, AND ENGINEERING RECEIVES GRANT
by Shepherd News — 10/04/2010
Shepherd University’s Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering recently received a $98,000 West Virginia EPSCOR Research Trust Fund grant, which was matched by the Shepherd University Foundation.

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY EFFORTS CONTINUE TO MOVE STATE FORWARD by huntingtonnews.net — 09/26/2010
Shepherd University received just under $100,000 to develop an “Undergraduate Research and Experiments in Robotics-Based Accomplishments for STEM Students” project.

SPACE GRANT RECIPIENTS PRESENT RESEARCH by The Journal — 05/12/2010
On April 21, 13 recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2010 NASA Day.

SHEPHERD PROFESSOR RECEIVES FACULTY RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AWARD by InthePanhandle.com — 05/05/2010
Dr. Seung-yun Kim has received a $24,695 West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence [WV-INBRE] Faculty Research Development Award for the funding of his proposal “Modeling, Verification and Simulation of Molecular Biology System Processes Using Petri nets.”

SHEPHERD PROFESSOR RECEIVES FACULTY RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AWARD by Shepherd News — 05/04/2010
Dr. Seung-yun Kim has received a $24,695 West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence [WV-INBRE] Faculty Research Development Award for the funding of his proposal “Modeling, Verification and Simulation of Molecular Biology System Processes Using Petri nets.”

SHEPHERD STUDENTS COMPETE IN ROBOTICS COMPETITION by InthePanhandle.com — 05/04/2010
Dr. Seung-yun Kim, assistant professor of computer and information sciences and faculty advisor for the Robotics Club, said that the club and competition provides good experiences for students. Watch it on Youtube

SHEPHERD STUDENTS COMPETE IN ROBOTICS COMPETITION by Shepherd News — 05/03/2010
Members of the Shepherd University Robotics Club took second place at the recent Abington Regional Firefighting Robot Contest at Penn State Abington in Pennsylvania. The object of the exercise was to create a robot that could find the fire in the maze and extinguish it.

SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY FOCUS ON STUDENT LEARNING SERIES by SU Teaching and Learning — Spring Wrap-Up 2010
Dr. Seung-yun Kim, with the CIS department, organized a guest lecture with San Diego State University professor, Dr. Gordon Lee. Lee’s lecture focused on innovations in the field of robotics and was attended by 60+ Shepherd University students and faculty, as well as members of the greater local community. Along with the funding from CTL, Kim received a matching grant from the NASA WV EPSCoR association to assist with travel costs associated with bringing Dr. Lee to Shepherd.

SHEPHERD NASA FELLOWS PRESENT RESEARCH by InthePanhandle.com — 04/29/2010
On Wednesday, April 21, 13 recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2010 NASA Day.

SHEPHERD NASA FELLOWS PRESENT RESEARCH by Shepherd News — 04/27/2010
On Wednesday, April 21, 13 recipients of the West Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowship Program presented their research as part of the 2010 NASA Day.

SHEPHERD HOSTS SEMINAR ON ROBOTICS RESEARCH ON MARCH 31 by Shepherd News — 02/22/2010
Shepherd University will host “What’s New in Robotics Research? From Manipulator Arms to Intelligent Robot Colonies,” a seminar presented by Dr. Gordon K. Lee, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University. The seminar will be Wednesday, March 31 at 9 a.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, room 108. This seminar is supported by Shepherd’s Center for Teaching and Learning and the NASA WV EPSCoR.

SHEPHERD HOSTS SEMINAR ON ROBOTICS RESEARCH ON MARCH 31 by InthePanhandle.com — 02/22/2010
Shepherd University will host “What’s New in Robotics Research? From Manipulator Arms to Intelligent Robot Colonies,” a seminar presented by Dr. Gordon K. Lee, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University. The seminar will be Wednesday, March 31 at 9 a.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, room 108. This seminar is supported by Shepherd’s Center for Teaching and Learning and the NASA WV EPSCoR.

COMPUTER DEGREE ADDED: SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY AIMS FOR MARKETABLE GRADS by The Journal — 03/26/2008
Faculty members at Shepherd help each other develop labs for students, and new classes to offer, said Seung-yun Kim, who recently came to the university and is an assistant professor of computer information and science.

SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY ADDS NEW PROGRAM: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR SEUNG-YUN KIM SAYS COMPUTER ENGINEERING IS HOT by The Herald-Mail — 02/03/2008
Seung-yun Kim, an assistant professor involved in the new four-year degree program, said he recently did an Internet search and discovered there were 200 computer engineering jobs available within a 60-mile radius of Shepherdstown.