Nagoya University Science Forum for Young Women Researchers

The Nagoya University Young Women Researchers Science Forum and the Science Enrollment Promotion Seminar for Women High School Students are held annually.

These two events take place at the same time. The purpose of the Science Forum is to provide support and networking opportunities for young women researchers, primarily graduate students at this University. The Science Enrollment Promotion Seminar is aimed at encouraging high school students from around Aichi Prefecture to enroll in sciences courses. In order to realize their objectives, these events provide opportunities for young Nagoya University women researchers to present their research findings in poster sessions and have their presentations judged by female high school students.

Also voting on the presentations are representatives of the science, engineering, and agricultural departments and members of the Office for Gender Equality.
Researchers who are judged to have made excellent poster session presentations receive a Nagoya University Provost's Prize. In the poster sessions, information has to be presented in a manner that makes it understandable by not only professionals but also high school students, so this is good practice for the young researchers in explaining the objectives and significance of their research in simple terms.

These events also feature keynote addresses in which with two to three women researchers in the sciences talk about their career paths with a view to encouraging young women researchers and female high school students to pursue careers in the sciences.

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