Special Practice in Global Science & Technology (Advanced Equipment)

The Special Practice in Global Science & Technology program offers laboratory work using the most advanced instruments equipment in various scientific fields. The objective is to have students participate in fields outside of their specialty so that they can broaden their interdisciplinary perspectives. This program welcomes the participation not only of students in the Leading Program but also those in the master and doctoral programs, and is approved for the receipt of credits.

Schedule of Classes

Special Practice in Global Science & Technology Ⅶ

For AY2018, Special Practice in Global Science & Technology Ⅶ is offered from August 29 to September 5 as 6-day intensive course. It includes six courses covering Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Environmental Sciences, Food and Nutritional Sciences. Each course takes a day and offers laboratory work using the most advanced instruments equipment in its field.

Computer Science Course on Wed., August 29
Instructors: Hiroshi Kori, Ichiro Kobayashi, Itiro Siio
Equipment: Large scale computer, Campus LAN, Robot, 3D printer, Laser cutting machine
– Practice with Mathematica
– Learn clustering method for data organization and theory of visual information processing, and how to implement to robot in python.
– Introduction to digital fabrication with 3D printer and laser cutting machine.
Chemistry Course on Fri. August 31
Instructor: Toshihiro Kondo
Equipment: Polarization-modulation infrared reflection-absorption spectrometer
Content: Evaluation of molecular orientation in alkylthiol self-assembled monolayers formed on gold substrate.
Biology Course on Mon. September 3
Instructor: Yasunori Miyamoto
Equipment: Confocal laser scanning microscopy (ZEISS LSM700)
Content: To observe dynamics of the cells forming organisms, it is important to analyze the distribution and expression of specific molecules in cells. For this analysis, learning on principle and usage of the confocal laser scanning microscopy.
Food and Nutritional Sciences Course on Tue. September 4
Instructor: Tomoko Ishikawa
Equipment: Micro-CT scanner, Paraffin embedding and slicing machine, All-in-one microscope
Content: Noninvasive image analysis and invasive morphological analysis of living organisms for food nutrition science research
Human Environmental Sciences Course on Wed. September 5
Instructor: Yuji Ohta
Equipment: PC, Laser processing machine
Content: Practice in Laser Processing (Assembling, Data preparation, and Processing)
Physics Course on Thu. September 6
Instructor: Hazuki Furukawa
Equipment: X-ray crystallography system, High-resolution magnetic field measurement system, Ultra-low temperature freezer, Helium recondensing system
(0) Orientation and Lab. Tour (Sci. Build. 1 R101)
(1) Origin of materials and physical properties (Graduate School Build. R107)
 – Origin of materials
 – Regular arrangement of atoms, preparation of samples, determining crystal structure by X-ray scattering
(2) Measurement of physical properties (Sci. Build. 1 R125)
 – Measurement of magnetization

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