3rd STI-Gigaku 2018 was held
October 30, 2018
The 3rd International Conference of "Science of Technology Innovation" 2018 (3rd STI-Gigaku 2018) hosted by Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) was held on 5th (Fri) - 6 th (Sat) October 2018 for 2 days long straight.
This STI-Gigaku conference was most importantly to focus on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) (17 goals and 169 targets), which are the collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations as 2030 Agenda, connecting with parties involved in related fields, sectors, and nationalities to share research progress and achievements through discussing global and regional issues such as energy, climate change, poverty, and hunger along with SDGs so as to explore seek answers on the global topics. It brought together over 210 participants from National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) and universities under the same roof.
The 3rd conference has grown to become the most memorable international conference having celebrated an approval of NUT`s new educational program, "GIGAKU SDG Institute,", certified by UNESCO as UNESCO Chairs Programme, "UNESCO Chair on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development".
By NUT students, NUT`s original SDGs educational game; SDGs card game, SDGs carom game, and SDGs lighting polygon created by NUT students were exhibited and introduced to the guest: Ms. Rovani Sigamoney, Programme Specialist, UNESCO; Mr. Ikehara, Deputy Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) / Senior Deputy Secretary-General, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO. This exhibition was interviewed from covered by 2 newspapers and 1 local TV media company.
Besides above, the first day kicked off with poster presentation, Laboratory tour, and networking dinner, and poster award ceremony. 123 posters were contributed, and total of 22 poster presenters were awarded won award of "BEST POSTER AWARD".
The second day featured student work shop, called "Ideathon (idea + marathon)," to discussof which theme "Start-up Business for Revitalizing Industry・Idea・Design.".. 21 students into 5 teams competed on creating business star-up ideas on products, service, and distribution along to Nagaoka city`s industry in such filed of fermentation and energy. At the closing, the most excellent team of presenters were won award of awarded "BEST IDEA DESIGN AWARD" (Venue: NaDeC BASE).
「BEST POSTER AWARD」22 recipients of award:
*NIT=National Institute of Technology
|Wataru NAKATA||NIT,Nagaoka College|
|Hazuki KURASHITA||NIT,Miyakonojo College|
|Mika TAKAHI||Nagaoka University of Technology|
|Takeru ISA||NIT,Nagaoka College|
|Miyu MATSUMOTO||NIT,Ube College|
|Risa IWATA||NIT,Akita College|
|Syogo OKUDA NIT||NIT,Anan College|
|Yuya KIMURA||NIT,Kure College|
|Katsuki WATANABE||Nagaoka University of Technology|
|Masato TAKAHIRO||NIT,Maizuru College|
|Sotaro NAKAYAMA||Kobe City College of Technology|
|Natsumi YAJIMA||NIT,Oyama College|
|Sachino KOBAYASHI||NIT,Tomakomai College|
|PADRON PARRAGA JUAN VICENTE||Nagaoka University of Technology|
|Akiya YAMASHITA||NIT,Tsuruoka College|
|Kento OBUCHI||Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology|
|Chie SHIMIZU||NIT,Toyota Collage|
|Yoshihiro OKAMOTO||NIT,Akashi College|
|Azusa YAMADA||NIT,Miyakonojo College|
|Yuto HIGASHIMORI||NIT,Miyakonojo College|
|Yujiro TOKUDA||NIT,Kagoshima College|
|Yuya TAKIMOTO||Nagaoka University of Technology|
「BEST IDEA DESIGN AWARED」4 recipients of award:Team E
|Takaharu TATSUNO||Nagaoka University of Technology|
|Naoyuki Uebayshi||Nagaoka University of Technology|
|Sakura MIYAKE||NIT,Gifu College|
|DARANAGAMA ARACHCHIGE NAYANI DHANUSHKA DARANAGAMA||Nagaoka University of Technology|
[(from left) Poster session, Group photo, and Exhibition of SDGs educational games]
[(from left) Exhibition of SDGs educational games, SDGs lighting polygon, and (Second row in the middle)Ms.Rovani and NUT students]
[(left) Workshop"Ideathon", and (right) Workshop group photo (Front)Awarded team member]