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 Japanfs 6 WPI research centers.
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 Japanfs 6 WPI research centers. The details of this yearfs symposium, which is entitled g WPI High School Outreach Programh
Inspiring Insights into Pioneering Scientific Researchhh 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 UniversityiI2CNER)
- 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
"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 worldfs 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).
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 genjoy science, as the title suggests.