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Programs for High school Students

Since the 2011 academic year, we have been holding the annual summer "High School Students Bio-Summit in Tsuruoka", in which high school students from throughout Japan gather in Tsuruoka City to give poster presentations on their daily research results or discuss how bioscience should be in the future. About 220 high school students from 75 schools nationwide participated in the 5th Bio-Summit, and 82 posters were presented. The 6th Bio-Summit is scheduled to be held from July 31 to August 2 2016. Details will be announced later on the following website:

Organizer: Organizing Committee, High School Students Bio-Summit in Tsuruoka (IAB, Yamagata Prefecture, Tsuruoka City).

In May 2009, we started "High School Student Assistants(U18)" in which we employ students from Tsuruoka Chuo High School, Yamagata Prefecture, as student assistants. In the 2015 academic year, eight student assistants are working on two research projects.
Furthermore, in the 2011 academic year, we launched "High School Student Interns" in which we accept high school and technical college students who have big dreams of becoming world-class researchers earning doctoral degrees in the future as student interns, and fully support their research activities on their own themes.In the 2015 academic year, a total of 16 high school students from six schools in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture were engaged in this program.

This is a program in which high school students of Keio gather in our research institute, and can experience the fundamentals of biotechnology. We have been implementing the program every year since the 2001 academic year, for the purpose of creating interest and intellectual curiosity about science among high school students through practical learning experience, including genetic engineering and computer analysis of genomic information.