December 9, 2011
The University of Illinois College of Engineering just featured Chemical Engineering senior Chang Yup Seo as one of their “Engineers of the Week.”
A poster featuring him is hanging in Engineering Hall.
The following information about Seo was featured on the poster:
Hometown: Suwon, Korea
Campus Involvement: Research on V2O5 catalyst, Teaching Assistant
Favorite Class and Why: CHEM 442 and 444 – Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: I might have learned something, ABE 488 – This class is just cool. I get to read a book named “The Alcohol Textbook”, CHEM 205 – I like this class only because I survived through the “Cobalt Lab.”
What I Want to Do with my Degree: I would like to go to a graduate school to earn a PhD. I know it sounds fun.
Engineering Awards and Honors: Departmental Scholarships – Ulyott Scholarship Award, – Chester Hannum Scholarship Award, – Franklin A. Boyle Scholarship Award, James Scholar, Dean’s List
Hobbies: Badminton – I can never become as good as Chinese players, sigh, live plant aquarium management = killing many snails, cooking
Interesting Anecdote: During the spring break of 2009, my friend and I had no place to go (sadly). We decided to stay at ISR for the whole break. If you have stayed at school for a break, you know that there is literally nothing to do. I mean nothing. So, we decided to do an experiment on ourselves with the topic of: Can a person die from sleeping too much? It took a few days until we figured out that the answer is no. The side effect: my friend and I had to sleep 20 hours per day at the end of the break.