Tokyo Tech Festival, an exciting two-day highlight in the Institute's calendar, attracts roughly 50,000 visitors to Ookayama Campus each year.
In 2017, Tokyo Tech Festival will take place on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8. The theme this year, chosen after a public vote, is "Prism." A prism does not glimmer on its own, but shine a light on it and watch it turning into a gleaming rainbow of colors. Likewise, only the participation of local visitors and Tokyo Tech students, faculty, and staff, will make the Tokyo Tech Festival a success. The Institute is looking forward to another bright and brilliant festival with the help of the organizers and participants.
Various exhibits and presentations will be held in lecture rooms, and many food tents will be set up outside. Live music and stand-up comedy artists will climb onto the outdoor stage. Lab walk-ins will be available for visitors who want to experience Tokyo Tech's state-of-the-art science and technology.
Please note that events are primarily in Japanese and simultaneous interpretation is not available.
As with past festivals, there will be a variety of student-planned activities at Tokyo Tech Festival 2017.
The "Seeing your dream" art exhibition features photographs, paintings, and three-dimensional artworks. This year's theme is Kirameki, meaning "sparkle," and exhibitors include both Tokyo Tech students and talented artists from outside the Institute. Awards will be presented to the most impressive works in each category.
*The Appealing Video Contest 2017 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
In 2017, lab walk-ins will be available for prospective students, providing a glimpse into Tokyo Tech's highly regarded research.
Tokyo Tech faculty members will give the following lectures in 2017 to introduce the Institute's cutting-edge research to the public.
Venue: West Building 9, Digital Multi-purpose Hall
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.,
"Decision-making quiz!" by Professor Takehiro Inohara, Institute for Liberal Arts
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.,
"Evolution of the body's blueprint and shape — Secrets revealed in shark fins" by Associate Professor Mikiko Tanaka, Department of Life Science and Technology, School of Life Science and Technology
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
"Ultra-high dimensional travels: Visualizing information from the invisible world" by Associate Professor Ken Wakita, Department of Mathematical Computer Science, School of Computing
For details regarding other festival attractions and possible cancellations due to poor weather or other reasons, visit the Tokyo Tech Festival 2017 website (Japanese).
The Tokyo Tech Festival executive committee has posted tips and strategies regarding the Tokyo Tech entrance examination on their prospective student support website (Japanese), and sends words of encouragement to all those interested in joining the Institute.
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Published: September 2017