Space Engineering Seminar Closing Ceremony
The Center for Collaborative Study with Community held a Space Engineering Seminar Closing Ceremony on December 16, 2017.
As part of "Senior High School & University Partnership Program" of COC*1 and COC+*2 projects, the seminar offers senior high school students an opportunity to experience educational and research activities at Gifu University. It aims to convey a strong message to senior high school students about leading aerospace businesses in Gifu Prefecture, and help them develop their interest in aerospace industry. The closing ceremony was held on the same day of Gifu University Fair 2017 (December 16, 2017), and approximately 100 people attended.
At the outset, President Hisataka Moriwaki gave an opening speech, which was followed by a reporting session by senior high school and technical high school students about their participation in the seminar. Afterward, another reporting session started by the Gifu University student teams who participated in C'SPACE2017 CanSat Competition*3.
Next, Professor Hiroaki Akiyama of Wakayama University delivered a keynote speech under the title, "Future Space Development: World You are Going to Create." In his speech, he spoke about the history and future visions for space exploration, and gave words of encouragement to senior high school and technical high school students.
After a certificate of completion award ceremony was over, Dr. Hideto Fukushi, Executive Director for Academic Research and Information, Vice President made a closing remark and all events at the ceremony officially ended.
*1 COC (Center of Community) projects:
projects of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Their objectives include reinforcing university functions to be a core of local communities where people, information and technology are brought together for problem-solving. To achieve these objectives, universities are expected to promote regional-based education, research and social contribution.
*2 COC+ (Center of Community Program for Local Revitalization) projects:
projects of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Their objectives include assembling people together to regions for revitalization by:
- offering attractive job opportunities to students in collaboration with universities, local governments and businesses and,
- supporting university's curriculum reform efforts necessary to cultivate personnel sought by regions. *3 CanSat :
a very small and simple satellite but has similar functions with satellites and is maneuvered in the far distance from the human operators
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