Third place was awarded to Okinawa Prefectural MSJ Senior High School (2020 SCORE!)
Speech by Ken Peach, Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy (SCORE 2020)
Some of the teams prepared for their presentations for more than six months, summarizing their research and practicing their delivery in unfamiliar English. For the participants, immersing themselves in their research and working through trial and error with their team members must have been an invaluable experience. OIST looks forward to welcoming future scientists and entrepreneurs to SCORE! next year as well.
Presentation by Okinawa Prefectural Kyuyo High School (2020 SCORE!)
“Modeling Water Exchange Game and Utilization for Education on the Prevention of Infectious Diseases Education” Through simulations of the water exchange game, which is used to educate about infectious disease prevention in physical education courses, the team confirmed its relevance in the spread of COVID-19 in Okinawa and verified the appropriateness of using the familiar educational material.
Presentation by Okinawa Prefectural Naha Kokusai High School (2020 SCORE!)
"Da Bomb Diggity Shell Ginger” The increasing importance of alcohol-based disinfectants in the COVID-19 pandemic led to a project to verify the antibacterial action of shell ginger. The research verified that mixing the boiled juice of shell ginger with alcohol produces a high antibacterial effect.
Presentation by National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College (2020 SCORE!)
“Taking on COVID-19! Research and Development of an Eyeglass-Type AI Device for the Tourism Industry” A proposal for Senri AI, an eyeglass-shaped AI device that responds to the changing needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a tool to support tourism, it provides information of sightseeing spots and the surrounding areas, allowing visitors to fully enjoy sightseeing without tour guides.
Second place was awarded to Okinawa Prefectural Naha Kokusai High School (2020 SCORE!)
"What Kind of Influence Does Photocatalyst Have on the Growth of Sea Grapes?” The project aimed to establish indoor cultivation methods for sea grapes. The team verified that adding titanium dioxide into aquariums can inhibit algae that interfere with the photosynthesis of sea grapes.