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Six OU Students Win Awards at the 4th Science Intercollegiate


The 4th Science Intercollegiate was held at the Kobe Convention Center on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1 under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

48 students were shortlisted for the oral presentation and 124 for the poster presentation. OU students who climbed onto the shortlist were 9 for the former and 8 students for the latter. Six Osaka University students were commended for their achievements.

The Science Intercollegiate aims to nurture creative science professionals, to enhance the ability and motivation of science students engaged in independent studies by providing them with an opportunity to settle upon, pursue, and then make a presentation on a challenging topic.

Japan Science and Technology Agency President Award

  • IWAKIRI Shuichi, 3rd year, Department of Physics, School of Science (The Noise Knows -- Verifying the Fluctuation Theorem by Making Use of Nuclear Spin Polarization Fluctuations)

Science Intercollegiate Encouragement Award

  • MINATO Fumihiro, 4th year, School of Engineering (Hybrid Method Evaluation regarding Strong Motion and Tsunami Evacuation -- The Case of Kushimoto-cho, Wakayama in Nankai Megathrust Earthquakes)
  • ASAYAMA Hirotaka, 4th year, School of Engineering Science (Embedding Markers to 3D Printer Output for Dynamic Projection Mapping)

Company Award

  • NJS Award: Award from NJS Co., Ltd. -- USUI Akihiro, 3rd year, School of Engineering (Analyzing Priorities in Non-Structual Measures Necessary for Evacuees -- Towards the Reduction of Water Accidents by Utilizing the Example of Toga River Water Park)
  • Future Award: Award from Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. -- MITSUHASHI Yuki, 4th year, School of Engineering (Achieving Removal of Toxic Fat Acid in Vegetable Oil by Using Cyclic Oligosaccharide)
  • YMC Award: Award from YMC Co., Ltd. -- SAHARA Keisuke, 3rd year, School of Science (Exploring Mutual Interaction between Chiral Matters by Using Chemical Experiments)

To view 4th Science Intercollegiate Awardees, go to the MEXT webpage.

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