研究成果の普及

Outreach

RIKEN Yokohama does more than just carry out the latest research; through our public outreach activities we actively seek to contribute to society by conveying to the public the possibilities in current research findings through the lens of our own research achievements.

Specific outreach efforts include hands-on events for visitors during our annual Open Day, bringing together researchers and the general public for discussions at our Science Café events, facility tours for middle and high school students, exhibition booth displays and dispatching researchers into the local community to give lectures and presentations.


Open Day

Open Day

RIKEN Yokohama holds an annual* Open Day where we welcome the public into our facilities to learn about our research activities. A full day of programs include various hands-on events and experiments for both adults and children, such as extracting DNA from familiar plants, lectures by our research staff and facility tours.

The RIKEN & YCU OpenDay Website

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Science Café

Science Café

Held on a more-or-less monthly basis, our Science Café initiative sends researchers out to libraries, science museums, centers and other public locations in Yokohama and the surrounding areas to discuss science with participants in an informal and friendly atmosphere over a cup of coffee. Presenters talk about life science topics such as health and medical treatment in an easy-to-understand manner.

The RIKEN Yokohama Science Café website (in Japanese only)

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Facility Tours

Facility Tours

RIKEN Yokohama offers facility tours targeted to junior and high school students. The tours are guided by research staff and introduce our research activities and large-scale facilities, including our next-generation, high-speed DNA sequencers and the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) facility, which is used to analyze the complex molecular structures of organic compounds.

For tour itineraries and applications, click here.

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Exhibitions (Booths and Workshops)

Exhibitions (Booths and Workshops)

RIKEN Yokohama has exhibition booths at the annual Super Science High School (SSH) student presentation symposium and the annual Yokohama Science Frontier High School festival. We also hold participatory workshops at the Science Agora each fall at Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) in Tokyo.

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