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Kansai Science 2012 for Female Junior & Senior High School Students

2011-9-10 (Sat) - 2012-3-18 (Sun)

Programs on Day 4 and Day 5 still have space available!

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, November 6, 2011 for Day 4 and Sunday, January 9, 2012 for Day 5.

Under the sponsorship of Osaka University, the Kansai Science 2012 for Female Junior & Senior High School Students will be held at Osaka University and four other universities in Kansai in a five-part series beginning Saturday, September 10. This event is intended for female students interested in science and conducting experiments. In this event, participants will visit advanced laboratories, conduct experiments there, make presentations about the experiments, listen to explanations of experiments from female researchers and university students. Following this event, they will be able to connect with each other by exchanging information with upper class students and other participants through web sites and participate in a variety of activities. As for the experiments, participants will be able to choose from several themes in biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy fields.

Quota: 150 female students and 50 teachers and parents who will accompany them

Participation fee: There is no charge for Day 1 ~ Day 4, but ¥4,500 yen for Day 5 (the fee includes accommodations and meals)

How to apply: Make application here. For more information, go here.

Fax: 06-6879-4406


Application period: Monday, July 4 - Monday, August 15


Day 1

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011

Venue: Icho Hall, Osaka University

• Opening ceremony

• A special lecture by OSHIMA Mari, Professor, The University of Tokyo

• Discussion between and among female researchers and students

Day 2

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011

• Experiments for junior high school students: Kobe University, Osaka Prefecture University

• Experiments for senior high school students: Kyoto University

Day 3

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tour: Research institutes in Keihanna Science City

Day 4

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2011

• Experiments for senior high school students: Osaka Prefecture University, Nara Women's University

Day 5

Date: Saturday, March 17 ~ Sunday, March 18, 2012

Venue: Osaka University

• Experiments, presentations,  commendation ceremony for senior high school students, career counseling, get-together, and closing

Applications are now being accepted! For more information, please go here.

Sponsored by: Gender Equality Promotion Office, Science Support Association

In cooperation with: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Osaka Prefecture, Boards of Education of Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, Wakayama Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture, Osaka City, Suita City, and Toyonaka City, Japan International Cooperation Agency Osaka

Venues: Osaka University, Kobe University, Osaka Prefecture University, Kyoto University, Nara Women's University, and other institutions

Date: 2011-9-10 (Sat) - 2012-3-18 (Sun)
Registration: Registration online is necessary.
Contact: Kansai Science for Female Junior & Senior High School Students Administration Office, Gender Equality Promotion Office, Osaka University

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