Tokyo Tech News
On May 7, 2014, a group of University of Cincinnati students and faculty visited Tokyo Tech. The group comprised of 2 faculty members and 18 students with various majors ranging from engineering to business to design and architecture. The group stayed in Japan from April 29 to May 11 and visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and World Heritage sites in Miyajima, Nara, and Kyoto. The group also visited the TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya and two global firms in Tokyo. Tokyo Tech was the only university the group visited during their stay in Japan.
The purpose of their visit to Tokyo Tech was to attend “Think Aloud!,” a weekly event held at the HUB-International Communications Space (HUB-ICS) hosted by Associate Professor Tom Hope, in order to engage in discussions with the students of Tokyo Tech. The topic of the day was “Robots & Intelligence.”
Participants' Comments (Based on Interview Notes)
Jack W. (Fourth Year Student):
“I thought it was pretty cool how the students get the chance to practice their English, and especially on topics related to their majors.”
William K. (Fourth Year Student):
“I really enjoyed it. I got to see people from different backgrounds and different perspectives. It was thought-provoking, and was very interesting to see both sides of arguments.”
Cameron G. (Third Year Student):
“It was great being able to say what you think at an intellectual level and have a rational conversation.”
After the event, the group went on a campus tour guided by Tokyo Tech students.
Tokyo Tech aims to continue promoting cross-cultural dialogue through events such as Think Aloud! Thank you University of Cincinnati students and faculty for coming to Tokyo Tech!