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Discovery Event for Aspiring Female Scientists

A discovery event for aspiring female scientists was held at the TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity on October 15 – 16, 2016. This event was aimed at first and second year female high school students who are interested in enrollment at Tohoku University and wish to become scientists.

This event consisted of lectures by leading female scientists and group discussions with other participants facilitated by female graduate students from Tohoku University. The participants learned about cutting edge science being carried out by female scientists, and had a valuable opportunity to talk with other female students from across Japan. In addition, on the second day the participants went on a field trip to the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake. This gave the students the opportunity to think deeply about natural disasters, and to directly experience the recovery from the earthquake’s damage.

Through this event, we would like female high school students to feel familiar with cutting edge science and to clearly see the valuable contribution that female scientists can make to society. Thus, by holding this event, we aim to develop female leaders who can create an affluent society for future next generations.

Information

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016 – Sunday, October 16, 2016
Venue: TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity 3F, Lecture Theater, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University【Access
Link: Special Website in Japanese

Hosted by: Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University

Cosponsor:
Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion
Tokyo Electron Limited

Navigator: Noriko Osumi (Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University)

Lecturers:
Mami Tanaka (Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
Tamaki Yano (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University)

Facilitator: Tohoku University Science Angels (Female graduate students of Tohoku University)


*This video was recorded in Japanese.

Time schedule

Saturday, October 15, 2016
12:30 – 13:00
Reception
13:00 – 13:05
Opening remarks 1
Noriko Osumi (Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University)
13:05 – 13:15
Opening remarks 2
Sadayoshi Ito (Director of Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University)
13:15 – 13:25
Greetings from Tokyo Electron Limited
Sumie Segawa (Director of Development Planning Dept., Advanced Semiconductor Technology Division)
13:25 – 14:05
Lecture 1
Mami Tanaka (Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
14:05 – 14:15
Break
14:15 – 14:55
Lecture 2
Tamaki Yano (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University)
14:55 – 15:25
Group photo and Break
15:25 – 15:35
Activity Report from Tohoku University Science Angels
15:40 – 16:30
Move to Accommodation (Akiu, Sendai)
17:00 – 18:20
Group Discussion
18:30 – 20:30
Dinner & Free time
Sunday, October 16, 2016
8:00 – 8:50
Report of Group Discussion
9:00 – 10:00
Move to next destination
10:00 – 11:20
Tour of disaster-struck areas (Arahama, Yuriage)
11:20 – 12:00
Return to Sendai
12:00
Finish at TFC / Sendai Station