I²CNER participated in AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

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The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of the government of Japan and the 9 WPI Institutes, includingI2CNER, represented WPI at the 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting held in Washington D.C., USA February 11-15, 2016.

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and is the publisher of the journal “Science.” The theme for this year’s meeting was “Global Science Engagement.” World-leading scientists, engineers, educators, policy makers, and journalists participated in scientific discussions and presented their research activities.

On February 13 & 14, a family-oriented event called “Family Science Days” was also hosted, during which families could enjoy various science fairs. The WPI Institutes and MEXT hosted the WPI booth. The latest findings and our interdisciplinary research were introduced, and inquiries such as Japanese research environment were made.

WPI booth
Curious visitors
Talk by NASA astronaut, Daniel Tani