Students at Ashiro JHS in Hachimantai City fascinated by space and physics

The original article was published in the Iwate Nippo (June 30th edition). Read the original here.

On June 28th, the Morioka Regional Development Bureau held an ILC seminar for students at Ashiro Junior High School (78 students) in Kiyomizu, Hachimantai City. There, 29 second-year students deepened their understanding and appreciation of space and physics.

Taku Takanashi and Shigeo Nakahigashi, science school leaders from the NPO Ihatov Space & Astronomy Center (in Mizusawa, Oshu City), led the seminar, where they talked about research into the origins of the universe, the framework of the ILC, and other technology. They used pamphlets and Powerpoint to help explain the profound, world-class technology (behind the ILC).

They also held group work sessions where students talked about how they would be involved with the ILC. One student, Misono Omori, said, “I saw how the ILC would be of use to the world. In the future I’d like to work in the healthcare industry, so I hope that we can develop (medical) technology further with the ILC.”

This traveling seminar will also be held at Kita-Matsuzono JHS and Ueda JHS in Morioka City.