Ryan Kim '23 Wins Samsung HumanTech Competition Award


On February 9, 2021, Ryan Kim '23 was awarded a Samsung HumanTech Competition prize. Ryan's paper titled, "Development of autonomous driving robot capable of scanning body temperature for COVID-19" won a Silver Prize in the competition. His work included research, design, and construction of a contactless robot that takes a human temperature reading to assist with virus screening.

After seeing many distressing videos of the pandemic's effects on our world, Ryan was inspired to take action. "I wanted to help and do something that could alleviate some of the stress and pain", he shares. The year-long project commanded significant effort and determination. Ryan notes, "throughout development, I often encountered challenges but each time, through perseverance and a bit of luck, I was able to overcome them."

"I want to thank my dean, Dr. Jewett, and my adviser, Mr. Di Tieri, for all the help they provided me throughout the process and my parents for believing in me and always being so supportive."