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High-schoolers from Fukushima speak at iCeMS

On August 8, iCeMS held its 14th “Learning Lounge” presentations. The event was held as a special collaboration with “iCeMS Caravan”, in which iCeMS researchers go to high schools and offer their original active learning program. The Caravan visited Aizu-Gakuho High School in Fukushima this March, and after five months, the students and the principal visited iCeMS in return to deliver their presentations.

In the Caravan program held this March, the students learned about the leading-edge science, and based on that they presented their own innovative ideas. The student team that gave the best presentation was invited to speak at the iCeMS Learning Lounge, and since then they had worked on the presentation getting instructions from iCeMS researchers through the Internet video call. In the presentation, the students suggested scientists to interact more with society, so the people, especially high school students like them, get to know better what scientists are and find science more attractive.

iCeMS researcher Dr. Ken-ichiro Kamei, one of the presentation instructors, said “The students worked very hard and their presentation was just so inspiring. I hope it will lead to their future confidence.”

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