Over 2000 students participated in the event
The Okinawa Job Museum 2011 took place at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan City on July 12. Over 2,000 local high school students participated to learn about 200 different professions. OIST was there to present the job of scientific researcher at OIST to the local students.
At the OIST booth, Dr. Mizuki Shimanuki, Manager of the Research Support Section, gave students a brief explanation of research and equipment at OIST and Dr. explained that the graduate school is a place to train to become a doctor. Through handling actual research instruments and specimens for electron microscope, students got a glimpse of what researchers do. With the twinkle in their eyes, some students remarked, “I didn’t know an institution like OIST existed in Okinawa.”
There were many other booths at the event introducing different professions like cook, wedding planner, and musician. Students had a chance to practice simulations of cooking, wearing wedding dresses, playing musical instruments and so on. Each student enjoyed planning his or her future career.
Students carefully listen to presentation from Dr. Shimanuki (on the left)
Dr. Nashiro Masaichiro, Vice President of Okinawa Shogaku High School (Center right) and his students