Ichinoseki Science Cafes are held within Ichinoseki City to give an opportunity to citizens to chat with researchers about the ILC project and other scientific matters. One of these cafés was held on September 7th at the Ichinoseki Library in Otemachi, Ichinoseki City.
This café was organized by both the city government and the Ichinoseki College of the National Institute of Technology (which was the first time for this sort of joint seminar). Around thirty elementary and middle school students were in attendance along with their guardians.
Satomi Fujisaki gave the lecture. She is a designated ILC Lecturer of the Morioka Regional Promotion Bureau of the Iwate government, as well as a technical worker at Iwate University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering. She said, “The ILC won’t just be for researchers, it will be a place that will give all of us an opportunity to do a number of different things.”
Participants chatted with instructors of the National Institute of Technology as well as try out a 3D printer to make accessories. Kaito Abe, a 4th grader at Kanegasaki Elementary School said, “I like science so I want to learn a lot more about the ILC.”