"Science and Society" Workshop on a Vision of Your Future Research
- Venue: Seminar Room, Main Building (East), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) Mitaka Campus
- Date and time: December 24 (Thu), 2015, 13:00-16:00
- Registration: Please email to Prof. Yukinori Onishi (yukinori.onishi[at]gmail.com, please replace [at] with @) by November 30 (Mon) with your name, affiliation, and status (graduate student/postdoc).
Researchers are members of society just as other professionals are. As responsible members of society, they are expected to have not only passion and high-level expertise necessary for conducting research, but also the capacity to explain the value and social impact of their research to the public. Occasionally, researchers also find themselves facing ethical, legal and social issues that emerge at the interface between science and society. The understanding of the financial and social support of their research is also essential. However, it is often difficult to find opportunities to consider the future of their research from such a broader point of view.
In this workshop, participants create posters on their future research plans over the next 5 - 10 years as well as on the financial and social support that enable their research projects. Through this process, participants will get a clearer vision of their future research and its connection to society.
Such experiences will be helpful for designing and conducting research projects in the future and for applying for research funding such as the JSPS fellowship.
*Graduate students and postdocs from universities/research institutes other than SOKENDAI are welcome to participate in this workshop.