I am so thrilled and excited to accept the graduate student achievement scholarship this time from Honor Society. I grew up in Korea and came to the States for studying purposes last year, 2018. With the educational background both in social welfare and education, I developed further interests in micro-perspective of inner dynamics and developmental trajectories that lead human beings’ purpose, well-being, and citizenship.
Now, I am studying educational psychology at the Ohio State University and currently, involved in several research projects: (a) developing a coding scheme of social knowledge, (b) analyzing the positive effects of dialogic inquiry-based instruction, (c) exploring the social-emotional well being of gifted students. I love working with the CSR (Collaborative Social Reasoning) team that I am a member of at OSU under Dr. Lin’s guidance.
I enjoy cooperating with different emerging and skilled scholars/researchers regardless of countries and hence, I still collaborate with my excellent colleagues back in Korea on (d) adolescents’ pro-sociality, (e) students’ aesthetic sensitivity, as well as (f) college students’ volunteering work and social support.
This tremendous opportunity to have a scholarship from Honor Society will enrich my experience in this academic journey, exploring and developing my research interests more broadly and deeply. Specifically, I am thinking about buying some books on social/moral development to study more in-depth and also submitting several manuscripts to journals some of which require submission and publication fees. Lastly, I would love to spend some of it on taking a really good rest during this summer before starting another fall semester!