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Shim Jae-woo

Shim Jae-woo, chief of the business desk at the Korea JoongAng Daily, was chosen as one of the two recipients of the Haedong Award, presented annually by the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.

The award, sponsored by the Haedong Science and Cultural Foundation, is given to individuals who have contributed to spreading information about engineering technology in different sectors of society through articles and books, as well as to individuals who help innovate engineering education.

Along with Shim, 45, the award was also given to Oh Myong-sook, professor of chemical engineering at Hongik University.

For its Iljin Award, sponsored by the Iljin Academy and Culture Foundation, the engineering academy named two winners, Choi Hang-soon, professor emeritus at Seoul National University, and Park Jeong-gil, vice president at Hyundai Motor.

“As a journalist with a background in science and engineering, Shim has focused on shedding light on engineering technology and innovation from different angles,” the academy said in a statement. “He has been acknowledged for playing a role in the establishment of industry- and technology-related policies.”

The awards ceremony will be held Monday at the Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, central Seoul. Around 300 people from the engineering technology sector are expected to attend, including Yun Jong-yong, head of the Presidential Council on Intellectual Property, Chung Joon-yang, chairman of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, Huh Chin-kyu, chairman of Iljin Group, and Kim Chung-shik, chairman of Daeduck Electronics. Each recipient will receive a plaque and a check for 25 million won, or $23,300.

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