Towards a future of dreams by inviting the International Linear Collider. High school students meet to exchange results
On February 19th, students from eight prefectural high schools gathered at the Iwate Prefectural Office to exchange their FY2019 research project results on the theme of the next-generation large-scale accelerator, the International Linear Collider (ILC), which aims to be hosted in the Kitakami Mountains. Students discussed results of their efforts and shared their dreams about a future where the ILC is built in Iwate Prefecture.
67 students and teachers from Morioka #1 HS, Hanamaki Agricultural HS, Mizusawa HS, Ichinoseki #1 HS, Ofunato Higashi High School, Fukuoka High School, Mizusawa Engineering HS and Miyako Commercial HS participated. This is the 2nd year that Mizusawa Engineering HS contributed. Upon reflecting on their achievements and issues of the previous year, the students thought about the impact and change that would come with the ILC and worked on information transmission and activities that would reinvigorate the public into thinking about the ILC.
First-year students took a field trip to the ILC Open Lab and clearly presented information in a quiz format at their school cultural festival. Second-year students visited Tsukuba City to explore KEK, observe the cityscape, and discover the potential of Oshu City’s future.
At the cultural festival, the ILC's collision test model was updated and categories of transportation, occupation, and public facilities were discussed with visitors to gather ideas for the creation a model that represents a future Oshu City. The speaker expressed that he was able to have a concrete image of the potential of Oshu City in the case of the ILC’s construction, but the general students and local residents did not yet understand it enough. In the next fiscal year, they want to make efforts to reach out to more people by contributing to ILC invitation activities.
The meeting is part of Iwate Prefecture's “Human Resource Development for the Future ILC,” which aims to develop human resources who can work in a wide range of fields related to the ILC. ILC Promotion Model Schools were designated to participate in ILC-related research projects since FY2017, and the meeting has been held since the previous fiscal year to learn about each other's efforts and strengthen future initiatives.
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Translated by Aimi Bell
Click the pic for the original Iwate Nichinichi article: 20/02/2020