Spring Program 2019
Spring Program 2019 Theme
Pursuing our interests thoroughly without being distracted by the outside noise. This experience in itself is one of the aspects that brings about innovative scientists - which is also what we would like the students involved with ISSJ to experience. In addition, this concept of “Digging Deeper” is exactly what makes you who you are. When one goes beyond their limit, the things they can see and discover should make him/her stronger and become an essential experience to their life.
Immersing in what you like, despite what anyone else says. ISSJ aims to prepare that environment. There, you will likely discover something you had never seen before.
Application DeadlineOctober 31st, 2018 (Japan Standard Time)
Partcipant fee discount until the end of September
Messages from past Participants
I feel that this experience not only developed my passion for science more but also developed me as a whole person. Being surrounded by people of different backgrounds and cultures broadened my perspective and because of the unique teaching style, we all learned a lot.
It's very successful in a way that we gained a lot of knowledge in just a span of ten days and learning with our multi-national classmates/friends. It's also successful since it grew our "class" as an inseparable group of students from around the world, though we come from different nation with different beliefs. ISSJ really made us very close.
Features of Spring Program 2019
Creating a research project plan.
Participants will get into their groups and work on their research project plan.
The research project plan should include 4 parts. :
1.Background and objective
While receiving guidance and advice from the ISSJ mentors, in combinations to the workshops and lectures, the students will prepare a research plan that the group will engage in the future, accordance to the actual format used by researchers.
The creation of the research plan in itself will be the process to think about being a future scientist, looking into their interests and how that impacts society effectively.
Students will participate in workshops while working on their research project. We will deal with fields that can be utilized in whatever field the students are going to be in the future, to make sure that it will function as a bridge between their future specialty fields and other fields.
Student Life in Dormitory:
Students will stay in a dormitory near the University.
This will allow students to make memorable experiences, where students will build friendships with participants from around the world – as they spend time together and learn from one another. This also gives them an opportunity to immerse themselves in the university environment, which will be beneficial for their future.
Online Group Work: Research Preparation
In modern research, it is common that researchers who are based in different countries across borders to conduct collaborative research while communicating online. Immediately after the participants have been confirmed for the ISSJ Spring Program (in early December), research groups are created according to the interests of the students. Within those groups, online meetings would be regularly conducted with the ISSJ mentor and research work will start in each group. An interim presentation will take place online at the end of January. The Spring Program implemented at the end of March, is a place for each group to conduct experiments intensively and to finalize their research. This opportunity to experience future international collaborative research, is the uniqueness of our Spring Program.
|Day1: 26th March||Orientation / Workshop|
|Day2: 27th March||Group work everyday
Other programs will include the following:
-Cutting edge research
*Day4:We are planning a field trip
|Day3: 28th March|
|Day4: 29th March|
|Day5: 30th March|
|Day6: 31st March|
|Day7: 1st April||Presentation|
|Day1:||Orientation / Workshop|
|Day2 - 6:||Group work everyday
Other programs will include the following:
-Cutting edge research
*Day 5 will be day off, we are planning a field trip inside Okinawa.
*The contents of the workshop and experiments may change.
*Participants will receive the final schedule accordingly.
Spring Program 2019 Application Requirements
|Date||2019 26th March - 1st April (7days)|
|Location||Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University|
|Accommodation||OIST Seaside House|
|Target age||12 to 17 years old (Junior High and High school students) as of April 1st 2019|
|Participation fee||230,000 JPY
(Including participation fee, accommodation fee and insurance)
*Early registration rate of 210,000 yen (including participation fee, accommodation fee and insurance) until the END OF SEPTEMBER!
|Scholarship||Scholarships will be provided for some students who excel as a result of the document screening and interviews.
The scholarship will not cover the airfare or transportation to Japan.
|Criteria||English proficiency to participate in lectures/Motivated and able to participate.
Able to participate in the group works preparation (before the actual Program)
* The research preparation will start in December and have an interim presentation at the end of January. Please make sure that you are able to participate in individual research work as well as regular online meetings prior to the Spring Program.
|Organizer||International School of Science Japan Founding Project|
How to apply / Application Procedures
The application process for the 2019 Spring Program is as follows:
Step 1 SUBMIT APPLICATION WITH YOUR ESSAY
Please register through this form (please answer in English)
Deadline : October 31th, 2018 23:59 (JST)
The interviews will be conducted sequentially as soon as we receive the essays without waiting for the deadline.
Therefore, if the capacity is reached before the deadline the application will close immediately. We strongly encourage early application and essay submission.
Step 2 ONLINE INTERVIEW
If you pass the document screening, there will be an online interview.
The online interview will be conducted through the application called Zoom.
Scheduling of the interview will be coordinated with the student.
Step 3 NOTIFICATION RESULT
The result will be notified before November 30th, 2018.
Step 4 SUBMIT A LETTER OF CONSENT
We will need a participation agreement with a parent/guardian’s signature.
We will also inform you of the participation fee transfer information.