Asia-Pacific Summer School on
Smart Structures Technology


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2014 Taiwan
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2013 South Korea
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2012 India
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2011 China
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2010 Japan
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2009 US
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2008 South Korea
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Overall Impression
     "The program successfully addressed the many areas of smart structure technology through lectures, laboratories, and site visits. Through the program students were exposed to a variety of topics ranging from basic data acquisition to the active control of structures. It was also beneficial to have the information presented in lecture, practiced in the lab, and then seen first hand on the technical trips."

International Setting
     "As an engineer, I believe that it is crucial for us to be comfortable with and knowledgeable about other cultures, since we play a fundamental role in human beingís life. Thus, participating in APSS was a great way for me to learn about not only Korean culture, but also other participantsí cultures. The program was a great mixture of cultural/sightseeing trips that exposed us to a totally new and different environment and research in our field with both international and domestic graduate students. What I liked the most about APSS was the opportunity to meet and interact with other graduate students from all over the world and learn their culture."

Lectures
     "Multi-disciplinary aspects of the topic have been pretty well addressed in the program by inviting researchers from various departments as lecturers. The main areas introduced, in my opinion, were structural control and damage detection using different sensors. But it was also a great opportunity to learn how the other areas such as biology and robotics can play an important role in smart structures technology."

Labs
     "Laboratories provided the possibility to apply the acquired knowledge to real applications, which not only consolidated the concepts taught in class but also helped in building cooperation between people through teamwork."

Student Competition
     "Of the many technical components of the program, the one that I found most rewarding and informative was the student competition. The competition required all students to collaborate with their international colleagues while applying the concepts that were taught throughout the program."

Non-Technical Aspects
     "While there were many non-technical activities during our stay in Korea, the visit to the royal temple in Gyungju was my favorite. It was a beautiful temple and our tour guide was very informative. Another non-technical aspect that was great was the food. The organizers did a great job arranging meals wherever we happened to be."

The above feedback was selected from the exit surveys of US participants.