Science and Pharmacology Seminars for High School Students

At the Shinagawa R&D Center, we hold annual science and pharmacology seminars for high school students in August, 2017. The goal of these seminars is to address the social issue of youths losing interest in science and to promote coexistence with the regions in which we conduct our business activities. To date, more than 300 students have participated, and a large number of these students have subsequently pursued higher education in pharmacology and scientific fields. The fiscal 2017 seminar was the twelfth time we have held such seminars, and a total of 33 high school students participated. This year’s seminar included lectures by researchers from the Shinagawa R&D Center, a tour of the center, and a forum for discussions with young researchers. During the discussion forum, participants posed numerous questions on topics including how to proceed with one’s education and what knowledge was necessary to be a contributing member of society. After the conclusion of the seminar, students stated that the seminar had sparked their interest in science and pharmacology and also opened their eyes to the preciousness of life, while others spoke of how they enjoyed hearing a lot of information that could not be obtained through the Internet.

Lectures by researchers from the Shinagawa R&D Center

Lectures by researchers from the Shinagawa R&D Center

Discussions with researchers

Discussions with researchers