A seminar on the ILC project was held for 83 first-year students at Hanamaki Agricultural High School on August 24th. There, the students were able to deepen their understanding of the ILC, as well as think about how the region would change with the ILC, along with what kind of future lies before them.
Ueno Ayumi, special director at Iwate Prefecture’s Bureau of ILC Promotion, spoke about how the ILC would work, and how accelerator technology is being used for cancer treatment and x-rays.
Director Ueno said, “Researchers from around the world will come to Iwate to live, so workers who can speak foreign languages will be in high demand. I hope that you all get involved with the ILC in the future.” Nisato Oka, a student studying on the biology course track, said, “I didn’t think the ILC had anything to do with me until I heard the seminar today. Foreign and Japanese food cultures are different, so at school I hope to get involved with growing vegetables more commonly found in the west.”