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    Kosen Robot Contest

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    Kosen Robot Contest

    The Institute of National Colleges of Technology holds a robotics contest among its colleges each year. Teams of students at Colleges of Technology (Kosen) throughout Japan use their technical skills and imagination to build ingenious robots and compete in this event, known as Kosen Robot Contest (Robocon).
    The rules and requirements for the contest change significantly from year to year. The students have been given increasingly challenging tasks in recent years, such as making two-legged robots pick up and stack objects in a pile, building robots that move in a cute and appealing way, or making ones that can accurately throw balls into designated goals. Because this is a tournament-style competition, the durability of robots is a major factor as well as the teams’ ability to service the robots. In addition to the robots’ capabilities, the game strategy and communication skills between the operator and other members also play an important part.

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) supports this event with the expectation that the students will find excitement and joy of manufacturing through the real-world competition, and encourages them to be seekers of new challenges. As a sponsor, the company presents Tokyo Electron Special Awards at regional and national competitions, and also sets up a sponsor’s booth for exhibition.
    To find out more, please go to the Kosen Robocon website.

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    Tohoku Forum for Creativity

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    Tohoku Forum for Creativity

    The Tohoku Forum for Creativity (TFC) is the first international visitor research institute in Japan hosted by Tohoku University. The TFC's founding motto is to strive for "a fellowship of knowledge open to the world, where people can gather, learn, and create." The TFC hosts a series of research programs focused on specific themes, which are strategically chosen from various scientific disciplines by weighing the challenges facing mankind and the trend in world affairs. For each program, Nobel laureates and other authorities on the theme are invited from around the world to meet with junior researchers and students at Tohoku University, and the group can stay at the Tokyo Electron House of Creativity on campus for one to three months to work on a research project without distraction.

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) is actively supporting the efforts to educate and nurture future generations, in accordance with our corporate principle of "contributing to the development of a dream-inspiring society through our leading-edge technologies and reliable service and support." We also consider it an important duty to help enliven and invigorate the Tohoku Region where our manufacturing bases are located. As TFC is a project that could turn these two visions into reality, we've embraced its aims and have been giving it our full support since its inception in 2013.
    The program will provide opportunities for promising young researchers to associate with world-class professionals, inspiring them to take a global perspective in their pursuits. TEL hopes to combine its technological expertise with the fresh vision and intellectual passion of young researchers, contributing to the progress and prosperity of society for years to come.

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    Science Intercollegiate

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    Science Intercollegiate

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) is a featured sponsor of the Science Intercollegiate. Hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the event is a research presentation forum for university natural science undergraduates and students at national institutes of technology. Its purposes include motivating the students by providing an opportunity to present their research, as well as training them to find suitable themes, explore the issues, develop original thoughts, and acquire presentation skills. These abilities will help them become creative scientists and engineers in the future. TEL appreciates the aim of this event, and has been supporting the students’ research activities from the first event onward, helping the students to improve themselves and encouraging them to pursue a career in research.

    The sixth Science Intercollegiate was held on March 4 and 5, 2017 at the Kasuga area campus of the University of Tsukuba. A total of 271 students in 180 teams who have passed the preliminary screening gave lively presentations. TEL presented the Tokyo Electron Award to Ryo Tanimura and Shutaro Ota, students at National Institute of Technology, Yonago College, for their research entitled “New method for developing Bi-based high-temperature superconducting whiskers: a challenge for the world record length.” Their engineering research was of a very high level, and repeated failures did not deter them from achieving results in the end. TEL honored the two promising students with the award in appreciation of the social significance of their study.


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    All Japan High School Cultural Festival

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    Tokyo (Head Office)

    All Japan High School Cultural Festival

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) is a co-sponsor of the All Japan High School Cultural Festival in the natural science category. Organized chiefly by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the festival is a cultural counterpart of All-Japan Inter High School Athletics Championships, and attracts some 20,000 senior high school students from all over Japan each year. The event features oral and poster presentations on physics, chemistry, biology, and geoscience, given by senior high school students representing their respective prefectures.
    TEL runs a corporate exhibition booth as a contact point with students, so they can keep up with their self-directed research activities.

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    Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative

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    Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative

    Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative is a public-private effort led by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), aimed at supporting young people aspiring to become leading members of the global community. The national project started in 2013 with a goal of sending 10,000 high-school and university students abroad over the seven years through 2020. Tokyo Electron (TEL) has been supporting this program from the very beginning, as the company believes such a far-sighted education initiative helps young people pursue their international ambitions, giving an unending momentum to businesses and society.

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    Table for Two

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    Table for Two

    Tokyo Electron (TEL) headquarters’ cafeteria solaé now offers a Table for Two self-serve salad bar, the price of which includes a 10-yen donation that is matched by TEL. This 20 yen for each purchase is donated to the non-profit Table for Two International organization to provide one school lunch to a child in a developing country. Fresh vegetable salad keeps TEL employees healthy, while children in developing countries receive nutrition, so this is a win-win for all involved.
    Similarly, employee cafeterias at several TEL sites (Esashi, Yamato, Akasaka, Fuchu, Yamanashi, and Koshi) joined in the Onigiri (i.e., rice ball) Action program in October 2017 for the second consecutive year. The donation program was implemented to celebrate World Food Day (October 16), which was established by the United Nations in 1981 to promote worldwide awareness for those who suffer from hunger.

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