Youngsters’ Science Festival of Tokyo in Koganei
Date : September 24 (Sun), 2017
Place: Tokyo Gakugei University

A public event, “Youngsters’ science festival of Tokyo in Koganei,” was held on September 24, 2017, at the Tokyo Gakugei University. A lecture was delivered by Prof. Okabe, who is a director of IRCSEM, and an exhibition on rare metals was held. Demonstrations using shape memory alloys and electrochemical plating on metal plates were performed by Dr. Akihiro Yoshimura, Associate Research Fellows at Institute of Industrial Science (currently at Chiba University). Several children and parents were very interested in the lecture on rare metals, which are utilized not only in our daily lives but unexpected places as well. After the lecture, participants of different ages ranging from children to adults enjoyed the demonstration of shape memory alloys and electrochemical plating.

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