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Materials Graduate Student Receives Three Prestigious Scholarships

August 9, 2007

University of Texas at Arlington Materials Science & Engineering graduate student BoHoon Kim was recently notified that he is the recipient of another scholarship – the third that he has received this year. The scholarships are in recognition of his outstanding scholastic and research achievements.

Mr. Kim is pursuing his Ph.D. in Tribology – the science of the mechanisms of friction, lubrication and wear of interacting surfaces. The scholarships were presented by the government of the Republic of Korea, the Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center – Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KUSCO-KSEA) and the Houston Chapter of the American Society for Materials International (ASM).

The Korean Honor Scholarship is awarded to encourage outstanding Korean students to achieve their highest academic performance and develop leadership qualities for their future in the United States and Canada. This year, 110 students in the U.S. and Canada who had an overall grade average of 3.5 or higher were selected as recipients; Mr. Kim is one of only 23 graduate students receiving the award.

The KUSCO-KSEA Scholarship recognizes outstanding graduate students who have excelled in science and engineering as well as in community services, and who have demonstrated a potential for becoming leaders in the scientific community for closer cooperation between the U.S. and Korea. The scholarship will be presented to Mr. Kim at the US-Korea Conference 2007 to be held in Washington, D.C. later this month. Mr. Kim will also present two papers at the conference describing his research.

The ASM-Houston Chapter Scholarship is awarded to student members in Texas who exhibit outstanding abilities in Materials Science and Engineering as well as contributing to the Materials Science and Engineering community through participation in ASM activities. In addition to his scholastic endeavors, Mr. Kim is past-president of the Korean Student Association at UT Arlington.