Outreach

2017 summer outreach programs

2017 summer outreach programs

With schools on summer break, Tokyo Tech will be holding a variety of events for elementary, middle, and high school students in July and August. These include the annual Open Campus and numerous hands-on science classes run by faculty members. Come and experience Tokyo Tech in the summer of 2017!

Please note that advance registration for some programs may already have closed. Events are primarily in Japanese and simultaneous interpretation is not available.

Parents and children can sanshin!

Time
Thursday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Target
Elementary school students and their parents (10 pairs of one child and one parent)
Details

Handmade can sanshinHandmade can sanshin

Experience the joy of creating with your own hands in this class for children and parents. Using empty cans, participants will construct their very own sanshin, the three-stringed Okinawan version of the shamisen.

Time machine-less travel to the past: Visualization of classical and modern Japanese

Time
Wednesday, August 2, 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (entry from 9:50 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
Target
Middle school students (capacity 20)
Details

Assoc. Prof. Yamamoto (center) holding Time machine-less travel to the past class in 2016

Assoc. Prof. Yamamoto (center) holding Time machine-less travel to the past class in 2016

Assoc. Prof. Yamamoto (center) holding Time machine-less travel to the past class in 2016

Language changes with time. The meaning of a word today is often not what it was in the past. Time machines and audio recordings of classical Japanese do not exist, but it is possible to decipher how words were used in sentences long ago. Associate Professor Hilofumi Yamamoto takes middle school students to the world of classical Japanese language using visualization methods.

Open Campus 2017

Time
Thursday, August 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Target
High school students, prospective students
Details

Open Campus 2017

Tokyo Tech’s revitalized curriculum provides all students the chance to pursue their own interests and career paths. The quarter system makes study abroad a smoother experience, and the Institute for Liberal Arts provides a wide range of courses in humanities and social sciences.

Open Campus is a chance for all prospective students to learn more about the Institute through lab walk-ins, mock lectures, and discussions directly with faculty, current students, and staff members.

Manabi-gate Study Fair 2017 with Robogals Tokyo

Time
Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Target
Elementary and middle school students
Details

Manabi-gate Study Fair 2016, Photo courtesy of Daigakutsushin CorporationManabi-gate Study Fair 2016
Photo courtesy of Daigakutsushin Corporation

Manabi-gate Study Fair 2017, held at Tokyo International Forum, brings together resources from numerous universities to provide young children with a wide range of "see, hear, and touch experiences." One of the Institute’s student clubs, Robogals Tokyo, will host their own booth where children can learn simple programming and freely operate LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots.

Play with the Earth 2017 — Examine the mystery of minerals and learn about our planet

Time
Saturday, August 26, 9:45 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. (two sessions)
Target
Fifth and sixth grade elementary school students
Details

Play with the Earth 2017 is a laboratory class designed for children in the upper elementary grades. Why not come and feel the history and mystery of the Earth through three hands-on learning experiences:

1.
Observing minerals chiseled into gem shapes
2.
Hunting for Bolivian fossils hidden in gravel
3.
Experimenting with and classifying minerals by specific gravities using a heavy liquid

Classifying minerals based on their specific gravities using a heavy liquidClassifying minerals based on their specific gravities using a heavy liquid

Crushing minerals to more closely observe themCrushing minerals to more closely observe them

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Published: July 2017

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