The undergraduate students of our college participated in the "Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Utilization in Metaverse Contest" organized by the National Program Excellence in Software. NFT has recently become a hot issue with the popularity of metaverse applications.
A total of 55 students from our university participated in the contest, held on December 6, 2021, and presented various creative use cases of NFT in the metaverse virtual world. The grand prize was awarded to the students of the Karma Team (Seong-Joon Yoo, senior at Computer Engineering) for the idea of "Carbon NFT," which uses NFT technology to guarantee transparency when trading carbon credits. Seong-Joon Yoo, a team leader of Karma, said that it was an excellent opportunity to study NFT technologies, which have recently become the most talked issue on Internet, in more depth. He also added that he was delighted that many committee members liked the idea and that he would challenge new fields in the future. Besides, honorary mentions were also presented to the SUPRANATIONAL Team for second place, NLG Team, and NFTeam for third place, MVNFT, RACOS, Touniverse teams for receiving participation prizes.
Professor Keon Myung Lee, director of our university's National Program Excellence in Software(NPES), emphasized that it was a good opportunity for students to learn recent technologies like NFT and present various exciting use cases. He also added that he expects students to constantly challenge new technologies and positively influence other students by sharing their experiences. Professor JunHwan Chang, global challenge director of the NPES, organized the contest and mentored all the teams to encourage them to develop and enhance their ideas.
Written by Student Reporter Seung-Jin Baek