Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
~ Welcome to a University Research Laboratory ~ KAKENHI
"Living with Illness"
August 4, 2011
Place: Room 401/2, Soshikan Building, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
Flier in Japanese
This event is being held as part of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Hirameki☆Tokimeki Science ~ Welcoming to a University Research Laboratory ~ KAKENHI [Kagaku Kenkyu Hi ("Science Research Funds")] Program in order to present the research acheivements of the KAKENHI described below in a way that can be easily understood by elementary and junior high school students. The program is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the importance of science and technology by seeing, hearing and interacting with some of the achievements of the cutting-edge research.
If you, your family, or your friends are invloved in accidents or become ill suddenly, how can we support the person (or people)? Why don't we consider this together by listening to what a patient with illness and his family talks?
Through conversation with an ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) patient and experience of communication tools such as text boards and switches let's learn what living with illness means and how people with illness and their surroundings support each other.
◆Date & Time：August 4, 2011 10：15～16：30 (Doors open at 10:00)
◆Place：Room 401/2, Soshikan Building, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
Campus Map: http://www.ritsumei.jp/campusmap/pdf/kinugasa_map.pdf
Access Map: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/html/about/abo_08.html/#kinugasa
※Parking space is not available. Please use public transportation.
10:00 Doors open (Meeting Place: Room 401/402 of Soshikan Building)
10:15~10:30 Explanation of “KAKENHI”
10:30~12:00 “Communication” Game Using Transparent Text Boards
13:00~13:30 Tour of the University (First-hand Experience of Various Facilities)
13:30~14:00 Talk by Mr. Hayashi (an ALS Patient)
14:00~15:30 Communication with Switches
15:30~15:50 Time for Having Cookies
16:10~16:30 Closing Ceremony (Completion of a Participant Survey & Presentation of “Scientist of the Future” Degrees)
16:30 Event ends
◆Instructor: Tatsuya Sato (Professor, College of Letters of Ritsumeikan University)
◆Eligible to Participate: 5th and 6th Grade Elementary School Students and Junior High School Students (no more than 20 Participants in Total)
◆Participation Fee: None, but registration in advance is required
Research Office (Kinugasa), Ritsumeikan University (Attn. Ms.Sayama)
56-1 Kitamachi Tojiin, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577