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Symposium for High School Students Given by World’s Leading Researchers

Announcement of “WPI High School Outreach Program: Inspiring Insights into Pioneering Scientific Research”

2012.11.01
(2012.11.20 Update)


National Institute for Materials Science

The International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science announced that it will host a symposium for high school students as a joint project of Japan’s 6 WPI research centers.

Abstract

  1. The International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA; Director-General: Masakazu Aono), National Institute for Materials Science (President: Sukekatsu Ushioda) announced that it will host a symposium for high school students as a joint project of Japan’s 6 WPI research centers.  The details of this year’s symposium, which is entitled “ WPI High School Outreach Program”
    : Inspiring Insights into Pioneering Scientific Research”” are as follows.

    • Date/time: November 24, 2012 (Saturday), 12:00-18:00
    • Venue: International Congress Center Tsukuba Epochal (2-20-3 Takezono, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Pref.)
    • Entry fee: No charge
    • Main sponsor: International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
    • Cosponsors: Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University (AIMR)

      Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo (Kavli IPMU)
      Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University (iCeMS)
      Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University (IFReC)
      International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I2CNER)

    • Support: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS),/
      Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education, Tsukuba City, Tsukuba City Board of Education

  2. "WPI High School Outreach Program: was first held in 2011 for the purpose of instilling an interest in science in middle/high school students and the general public by providing opportunities contact with the world’s top level of science being conducted at the research centers in the WPI Program. The 1 st Outreach Program was held in Fukuoka City, Kyushu, which is the home of the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University (I2CNER).
  3. In addition to introducing research in a seminar format, the symposium will also feature a science quiz, demonstrations at booths, etc., allowing participants in the event to “enjoy science,” as the title suggests.
     
  4. Those wishing to participate should apply at the website (https://wpi2012.org/entry/) or by fax (+81-29-860-4706). When applying, please give your name, age, occupation or school, address, and contact information (telephone and email), etc.


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