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University of Cincinnati Students Think Aloud at Tokyo Tech

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Published: June 16, 2015

On May 13, students and faculty from the University of Cincinnati (UC) visited Tokyo Tech as part of their university's Japanese Experiential Learning Program. The first stop of their visit was the HUB-International Communications Space, where they participated in Think Aloud! LUNCH, a weekly English discussion event organized by Associate Professor Tom Hope.

UC and Tokyo Tech members at Think Aloud! LUNCH
UC and Tokyo Tech members at Think Aloud! LUNCH

Discussing exoskeletons over Japanese bento

Discussing exoskeletons over Japanese bento

At the event, UC students and Tokyo Tech members shared their views on the highly technological and socially relevant topic, exoskeletons. Exoskeletons are machines worn on the body to enhance the physical abilities of the wearer. As such, they have potential for use in various fields, including manufacturing, medicine, and warfare. Attendees discussed the applications of exoskeletons, implications on society, and their own personal feelings about adopting the technology.

Having the UC students at Think Aloud! LUNCH contributed greatly to the international environment that Tokyo Tech strives to offer. Their participation provided a unique opportunity for exchange of opinions and insight into the cultures and social policies around the world . The students, many of whom were visiting Japan for the first time, greatly enjoyed the chance to meet Tokyo Tech's members and experience what the Institute has to offer.

After the event, the group went on a tour of the campus led by the Student Association for Global Exchangeouter. This was the second time UC students visited Tokyo Tech. The visit was appreciated by all those involved, and Tokyo Tech looks forward to hosting their next visit.

Group photo of UC students and faculty with Associate Professor Tom Hope
Group photo of UC students and faculty with Associate Professor Tom Hope

Contact

International Infrastructure Group, International Affairs Division,
International Affairs Department

Email ics@jim.titech.ac.jp
Tel +81-3-5734-7652

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