International Science and Engineering Online Training.
U.S. Embassy Tokyo’s Public Affairs Section announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to address International Science and Engineering Online Training. Please follow all instructions below. 1. Priority Region: Japan 2. Program Objectives: U.S. and Japanese economic competitiveness are strengthened through technological advances. Cooperation on science, technology, and engineering benefits both the United States and Japan by spurring innovation and promoting high standard economic growth. This program targets the next generation of leaders in Japan-U.S. technology cooperation. Strong English language communication skills are essential for young people to pursue global careers in STEM fields. Particularly in Japan, however, there are great challenges meeting this goal. This project will support Japanese student participation in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a leading international science fair organized yearly by the Washington, D.C. based Society for Science. Each May, more than 1800 students from around the world compete for numerous awards during ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college STEM competition and a magnet for the next generation of innovators. To bolster Japanese student participation, this project will hold a series of the virtual laboratory counselling sessions over three months for 20 high school STEM students and their coaches from all over the country. This training will strengthen the students’ English communication skills to enhance their participation in then ISEF. Each counselling/training will be held monthly and lead by an ISEF alumnus who can share their experiences and advice regarding the competition. 3. Participants and Audiences: The Embassy will only consider proposals that are geared toward Japanese audiences, in this case high school and university students. If applying from outside of Japan, we highly recommend potential applicants to collaborate and coordinate with project partners in Japan to implement the requested program successfully.