Space Engineering Seminar 2022 kicks off

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, the Center for Collaborative Study with Community, Gifu University held an opening ceremony of "Space Engineering Seminar 2022" at Gifu Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum (Kakamigahara City, Gifu Prefecture). It was attended by senior high school and technical college students living in Gifu Prefecture (a total of 97 students from 17 schools are enrolled in the Seminar 2022).

The Space Engineering Seminar is held as part of activities of "Gifu Space Study Association"* and "Senior High School & University Partnership Program," and is jointly organized by the following organizations;

- Kakamigahara City

- Gifu Prefectural Board of Education

- Gifu Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum

- National Institute of Technology, Gifu College

- Intelligent Production Technology Research & Development Center for Aerospace of Tokai National Higher Education and Research System

- Gifu Industries' Association

- College of Naka-nippon Aviation

- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and

- Planet Science (France)

Participants can attend online lectures on the latest space technologies given by Gifu University's academic staff and JAXA officials. They are also invited to join JAXA inspection tour in October, 2022.

After opening speeches given by President Kazuhiro Yoshida of Gifu University and a representative from Planet Science, presentations were made by CanSat** team members from National Institute of Technology, Gifu College, and Gifu High School. They introduced their experiences of attending the C'SPACE CanSat Competition.

Their presentations were followed by a special lecture of Dr. Yukio Shimizu from JAXA and Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) under the title, "Frontline of Space Sciences."

In Space Engineering Seminar 2022, a total of nine lectures are offered to students before a closing ceremony on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

"Gifu Space Study Association"*: name tentative

CanSat** : a very small and simple satellite but has similar functions with satellites and is maneuvered in the far distance from the human operators

Opening speech by President Yoshida
Special lecture by Dr. Shimizu
Commemorative photo
Group working


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