Open Campus 2013

Date :Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Time:10am-5pm
Venue:OIST Main Campus
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa

Free Admission

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Lecture (Target Age: over 12 years old)

1.  10:30~11:20 Venue:Auditorium

Speaker:Prof. Seiichi Sakamoto (PR Director of Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agance: JAXA)
Title:Space Challenge
 

 

2. 11:30~12:15 Venue:Lev.B Seminar Room

Speaker:Prof. Tsumoru Shintake (Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit)
Title:Ocean Current Power Generation: The Futre Starts in Okinawa
 

3. 12:30~13:15 Venue:Lev.B Seminar Room

Speaker:Prof. Evan Economo (Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit)
Title:The Ways of the Ants
Abstract:Ants have evolved ingenious solutions to nature’s problems.  They are farmers, trappers, builders, herders, gliders, water-walkers, and much more.  Perhaps most interesting of all – like humans, they form complex societies that function with no central control.  We explore the many oddities of the ant world.
 

4. 13:30~14:20 Venue:Auditorium

Speaker:Prof. Seiichi Sakamoto (PR Director of Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agance: JAXA)
Title:Thinking about Earth from Space
 

5. 15:00~15:45 Venue:Lev.B Seminar Room

Speaker:Prof. Robert Sinclair (Mathematical Biology Unit)
Title:What Are We?
Abstract:We all have an idea of who and what we think we are, but what is the truth? I will begin by describing similarities between us and animals, including dinosaurs. Then I will discuss what makes a human survive. Surprisingly, each of us turns out to be a collection of many different lifeforms, all helping each other. Which part is "me"?
 

Science Program For All Ages

Let's Look Into the Brain

Wonders of Ants

Hand-made Microscope and Telescope (*Ticket is needed)

Giant Soap Film

Robot Demonstrations

G0 Unit Research Lab

Fluorescent Imaging of Small Organisms (*Ticket is needed)

Microscope Demonstrations

Zebra Fish Tank

High Performance Computing System Room

Listen and Repeat: The Mechanisms of Memorization

Liquid Nitrogen Experiment

Computational Neuroscience Unit Research Presentation

Brain Mechanisms for Behaviour Unit Research Presentation

Let's Have Fun with Physics!

What Does "Scientist" Do?

Presentations of OIST research (Target age: for high school aged and above)

Come and check out scientific posters and presentations from OIST's young researchers.

Study at OIST: Our Graduate School Program (Target age: for high school aged and above)

"What can I study at OIST?" "How do I apply to OIST?" We will tell you everthing you need t know about our Graduate School.

Science Project for Ryukyu Girls! (Target age: for over 12 years old)

We will have a special booth for girls who are interested in science and want to learn more about a career in research. OIST's female researchers will answer your questions and tell you about their work.

Shuttle Bus Service

Naha Buses

There will be buses from “Okinawa Prefecture Government Building” and “Prefectural Museum”. Please choose two buses - one to get to OIST and one to return to Naha.

Naha to OIST (Please choose only one of the following)
  Departs Arrives at OIST  
A: Prefectural Office to OIST 9:00 10:00 Full
B: Prefectural Office to OIST 11:30 12:30 Full
C: Prefectural Museum to OIST 9:00 10:00 Full
D: Prefectural Museum to OIST 11:30 12:30 Full
OIST to Naha (Please choose only one of the following)
  Departs OIST Arrives  
E: OIST to Prefectural Office 14:00 15:00 Full
F: OIST to Prefectural Office 16:30 17:30 Full
G: OIST to Prefectural Museum 14:00 15:00 Full
H: OIST to Prefectural Museum 16:30 17:30 Full

Bus Boarding Locations

Prefectural Office
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Prefectural Museum
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Onna Buses

Northbound

Afuso Elementary & Junior High School Bus Stop 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:20 13:40 15:00  
Afuso Bus Stop 9:05 10:05 11:05 12:25 13:45 15:05  
Seragaki Beach Bus Stop 9:11 10:11 11:11 12:31 13:51 15:11  
Onna Village Office Bus Stop 9:16 10:16 11:16 12:36 13:56 15:16  
Onna Elementary & Junior High School Bus Stop 9:20 10:20 11:20 12:40 14:00 15:20  
Arrive OIST 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:50 14:10 15:30  
Depart OIST × × 11:40 13:00 14:20 15:40 17:10
Onna Elementary & Junior High School Bus Stop × × 11:50 13:10 14:30 15:50 17:20
Onna Village Office Bus Stop × × 11:54 13:14 14:34 15:54 17:24
Seragaki Beach Bus Stop × × 11:59 13:19 14:39 15:59 17:29
Afuso Bus Stop × × 12:04 13:25 14:45 16:05 17:35
Afuso Elementary & Junior High School Bus Stop × × 12:10 13:30 14:50 16:10 17:40

Southbound

Yamada Elementary & Junior High School Bus Stop 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:10 13:20 14:30  
Nakadomari Elementary & Junior High School Bus Stop 9:10 10:10 11:10 12:20 13:30 14:40  
Moon Beach Bus Stop 9:15 10:15 11:15 12:25 13:35 14:45  
Arrive OIST 9:25 10:25 11:25 12:35 13:45 14:55  
Depart OIST × × 11:35 12:45 13:55 16:05 17:20
Moon Beach Bus Stop × × 11:45 12:55 14:05 16:15 17:30
Nakadomari Elementary & Junior High School Bus Stop × × 11:50 13:00 14:10 16:20 17:35
Yamada Elementary & Junior High School Bus Stop × × 12:00 13:10 14:20 16:30 17:45

Contact

Phone:098-966-2184
email:visit-us@oist.jp