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Ceremony for 2014-15 Extracurricular Research Encouragement Project

2014-7-4(Fri)

On Tuesday, July 1, the ceremony for the 15th Extracurricular Research Encouragement Project was held with President Toshio HIRANO, Vice president Kiyoshi HIGASHIJIMA, and Student Life Committee Chair Yoshinori IWATANI attending. The Extracurricular Research Encouragement Project provides original and ambitious research projects by group or individual with financial support for the purpose of encouraging such research. This academic year, 11 projects were selected from 15 projects. In the ceremony, following the explanation about screening process  by Committee Chair IWATANI, President Hirano conferred certificates on individuals whose projects were selected and delivered a speech. Following his speech, representatives of the groups selected talked about their hopes.

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President Hirano confers a certificate A representative introduces his group's project

Themes of the Groups selected

  • 1. Maritime RobotX Challenge -- a challenge re the autonomous underwater vehicle competition sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI)
    • Members: School of Science (1), School of Engineering (4), School of Engineering Science (1)
  • 2. The development of vehicle motion models for small racing cars and the development of student formula race cars based on such models
    • Members: School of Engineering (9), School of Engineering Science (4)
  • 3. Development of a hands-on physical simulator using Oculus Rift
    • Members: School of Engineering (3), School of Engineering Science (1)
  • 4. Winning the NHK Robot Contest
    • Members: School of Foreign Studies (1), Health Science, Faculty of Medical Sciences (1), School of Engineering (5), School of Engineering Science (6)
  • 5. Studies in consensus building through problem-solving-style negotiations and mediation-tempered conflict resolution
    • Members: School of Law (4)
  • 6. Thinking about the influence a system (specifically the Global Leaders High Schools system) has on its schools -- How the system for providing students with the option to attend public schools outside their district of residence will affect teachers
    • Members: School of Law (6)
  • 7. Efforts to participate in the International Law Moot Court Competition and practical studies in international law
    • Members: School of Foreign Studies (1), School of Law (7)
  • 8. Understanding theater art from a global viewpoint and the production and performance of comedies
    • Members: School of Letters (6), School of Foreign Studies (6), School of Law (5), School of Economics (2), School of Science (1), School of Engineering Science (3)
  • 9. Winning the International collegiate Virtual Reality Contest (IVRC)
    • Members: School of Engineering Science (5)
  • 10. Aging Population -- In order for the elderly to act on their own initiative in a super-aging society
    • Members: School of Human Sciences (1), School of Foreign Studies (2), School of Law (6), School of Economics (1), School of Engineering Science (1)
  • 11. Possibilities for promoting Japan-China friendship through extracurricular activities
    • Members: School of Foreign Studies (9)

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