Outreach

Homecoming Day 2015

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Homecoming Day is an annual event designed to bring the whole Tokyo Tech community together. On this day each year, Tokyo Tech opens its doors to alumni, current students, and members of the local community to encourage everyone to strengthen ties, promote exchanges, and discover more about the Institute. Faculty members and students plan various events to ensure a pleasant day for all campus visitors.

Please note that events are primarily in Japanese and simultaneous interpretation is not available.

Homecoming Day at the Suzukakedai Campus

The Suzukake Festival will be held on May 16 and 17, coinciding with Homecoming Day. The festival is planned and organized by students, and welcomes visitors with live performances, various event tents, and raffles with exciting prizes.

In addition, Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 is also the Open Campus weekend in Suzukakedai, where more than 60 laboratories open their doors to explain their cutting-edge research to the public. Learn-by-doing events for children and other entertainment for families are again expected to be popular.

Enjoy Homecoming Day in the lush, green environment that the campus offers, and see how the normally quiet Suzukakedai Campus takes on a lively, festive air.

Homecoming Day 2015 at the Ookayama Campus

Homecoming Day 2015 at the Ookayama Campus offers a touch of the Tokyo Tech Festival, an annual school festival held in October. With various department events, lectures, food tents, and demonstrations including the assembly of a 34-meter human-powered aircraft from the Japan International Birdman Rally, the day offers something for all visitors.

TOKYO TECH LECTURE THEATRE

TOKYO TECH LECTURE THEATRE TOKYO TECH LECTURE THEATRE

One of the main attractions in 2015 is TOKYO TECH LECTURE THEATRE, the refurbished lecture room in the West Building 5.

Two experiment-style lectures will be held in this newly opened room equipped with the most advanced equipment. In the "Magic Class" lectures, Tokyo Tech faculty members will attempt to dazzle high school students with magic in the name of science. In his lecture entitled "Science and Culture," Tokyo Tech graduate and Ig Nobel Prize winner Professor Kiyoshi Mabuchi of Kitasato University will provide an answer to why banana peels are slippery when stepped on.

Magic Class Lecture 1 "The Moon was created in one month" Magic Class Lecture 1
"The Moon was created in one month"

2014 Ig Nobel Prize winner Professor Mabuchi 2014 Ig Nobel Prize winner Professor Mabuchi

The LECTURE THEATRE will also host lectures by doctoral graduates about graduate schools and research aimed at members of the Tokyo Tech and local communities.

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Published: May 2015