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Matsuyama Minami High School

愛媛県松山市末広町11-1
 11-1, Suehiro-cho,
    Matsuyama-shi,
       Ehime, JAPAN

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about Matsuyama Minami High School

 Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Minami High School has been designated as a Super Science High School (SSH) by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology since 2002. We have been researching and developing programs for science education in cooperation with universities and research institutes. We try to bring fascinating and inspiring science activities not only to our students but also to the local community.  Each of our students does a great deal of individual research, and because of their strenuous effort, they have won prizes in various kinds of science fairs.
 

about SSH

 The SSH project was started in 2002 as part of the "Scientific Literacy Enhancement Initiative" by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. It aims to develop student abilities and develop global leaders with great ambitions in the field of science. And technology. As of 2021, there are 218 high schools designated as SSH, including ours. 
 

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2022/09/11new

Science Research Seminar

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 High school students in science clubs from around the prefecture gathered to attend a research workshop. It was held as a hybrid of group participation at our school and online participation, all while taking infection control measures.
 First, the lecture titled “Discovering Issues and Key Points” was conducted by Kouji MURAKAMI, vice-principal of Mishima High School. It supported various experiments, and at the same time made us think deeply about them in many different aspects.
 After that, the representative schools participating in the All-Japan Culture Festival were announced, and a research team from our school representing chemistry gave a presentation on the theme of “Let’s save the ocean with shaved green onion ~ Removal of marine pollutants.”
 From the afternoon, Yousuke TAMAI, teacher at Imabari Nishi High School, gave a lecture on “Measurement Instrumentation DrDAQ.”
It was a very productive workshop. ⬛
Student’s Comment
We learned how to interpret the software’s graphs, and it was fun to do the calculations ourselves. – Yuuha KITAMURA, 309
 
  

17:01
2022/09/02

Social Joint-Development Contest 2022

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 Social Joint-Development Contest 2022
On Saturday, 16th of July, the “Social Joint-Development Contest 2022” award ceremony was held in Ehime University's Nanka Memorial Hall, attended by one group from our school’s general course and three groups from the science and mathematics course.
The group from the regular course was acknowledged for its data science research, titled “creating a prefecture rich in linguistic diversity – sign language is useful,” and was presented with the regional issues Division Encouragement Award.
The third group from the science and mathematics course was acknowledged for the topic research it conducted through the Super Science programme and its club activities. In addition, the research, Exploration and Data Science divisions were given the following awards: 
・ Grand Prix, for the Silk Team 
・ Foward Grand Prix, for the Brown Rice Team 
・ Encouragement Award, for the Carotene Team
Furthermore, the Silk Team also gave a presentation on behalf of the award winners.


It was a good experience for various people to know about our research, and the professor of Ehime University gave us valuable advice. Based on this advice, we can make our research even better. Thank you to everyone inside and outside the school who cooperated with the project research.  (309) Aika NISHIOKA
 
     

18:41
2022/09/02

2022.07.19 - Data Science II Lecture Meeting

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Data Science II Lecture Meeting
In the 7th period, a Data Science II session was held for second year students on the general course. This class was held by M’s. Nozomi IMOTO, representative of mitei LLC and graduate alumnus of our school, who lectured on the theme of “mitei and data leading to the future.”
During the lecture she talked about her time as a fourth-year student at Shiga University in the Faculty of Data Science, when she started mitei, her IT venture business, and about the importance of studying a wide range of subjects during high school. Afterwards, a lively question-and-answer session was held. ⬛

Students’ Comment:
For us, the second-year students, this was surely a great learning opportunity for our own current research projects.  (202 Yura TAKAHASHI)
 
      

18:38
2022/05/23

video conference

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Waipahu High School in Hawaii, Uwajima Higashi High School, and ourschool have been conducting an international joint research project on waterpurification since last year.  This time,the progress of research in the three schools was mutually presented andconfirmed.   In this school, we tried tofabricate a variety of filtration devices and determined the performance of thedevices through pack tests.   Inaddition, Uwajima Higashi High School and Waipahu High School reported on theirefforts to purify rivers using oyster shells and native Hawaiian plants “Akulikuli”,respectively.   And then, we have a lively exchange of ideas. 

 

Auther’s opinion:  At the third exchange meeting, the studentsbecame accustomed to asking questions in English and were able to interactactively.  I would like to continue to domy best with them. 209Kaito Matsutomo
 
     


07:28
2022/05/23

Ten SSH

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   Ten SSH-designated schools from the Shikoku area gathered online over zoom, and third-year students presented the results of their research along with a question and answer session.  Schools took turns to give presentations, with ten in total online over zoom. From our school, the "vitamin C" group presented on the theme of "Establishment of a quantitative method for measuring β carotene contained in pea sprouts". During the course of the research, the experimental results were not reproducible, and when we suggested that we consider the cause, the lecturer agreed, and told us all that that attitude is important. Furthermore, all second and third-year students of the science and mathematics course attended and actively participated in the question and answer session.
 
     

07:23
2022/04/05

March 9th (Wed.) – Matsuyama Minami High School SSH Research Presentation Meeting

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On March 9th 2022, from 13:00 to 15:00, the third annual SSH Research Presentation Meeting was held in the school gym here at Matsuyama Minami High School. In order to ease the risk of coronavirus infection, the meeting was as a hybrid of face-to-face and online attendance over ZOOM. The schedule of the meeting was as follows:
  1.Opening Ceremony
        ·Opening Greeting hosted by Acting Principal and Vice-principal Seiji SHIGEMATSU
  2.Presentation Block I – Internationality Development Project
        ①Regarding the Internationality Development Project:
                i.Regarding the Internationality Development Project
                ii.Regarding the international joint research: “Comparison of the Water Environment between Ehime and Hawaii”
        ②First-year students on the Science and Mathematics Course, English Presentation: “Research on dyes of ginkgo biloba”
  3.Presentation Block II – Presentations on Data Science by students on the General Course
        ①Second-year students from the Data Marketing team: “Minami students and companies Data Marketing Collaboration – Made in Ehime – All-purpose morning-caught sea bream!”
        ②Second-year students from the Data Marketing II team: “FORCE LEFT – A consideration of the defence tactics of basketball games”
        ③Second-year students from the Data Marketing I team: “Sightseeing in Ehime connected by roadside stations”
  4.Presentation Block III -  Presentations by students on the Science and Mathematics Course
        ①Second-year students, group one: “Let’s save the ocean using Negibōzu! Removal of marine pollutants using onion head flower”
        ②Second-year students, group two: “Establishment of a method for quantifying β-carotene contained in bean seedlings”
  5.Instructional Comments
        ①Feedback provided by Ehime University Professor Hirano KAN
  6.Closing Ceremony
        ·Closing Greeting hosted by Acting Principal and Vice-principal Seiji SHIGEMATSU
Presentations were given on the results of the business report on the SSH Internationality Development Project, along with research on international joint research, and the research projects being worked on by all students. Each group worked hard on their research alongside their studies and club activities throughout the school year.
During the Q&A session, the questions continued even after the given time, so the meeting was very lively. We can expect our research to deepen and leap forwards in the future. ■
Author’s Opinion:
I took part in the meeting as an audience member. I found every team’s presentation to be interesting. I myself have also been conducting research, and the more I do, the more I have enjoyed it and the more proud I have felt. I felt the same feelings from the presenters today, which is the thing that impressed me most of all. Furthermore, I will continue to do my best in my research thanks to them. Thank you to all those who hosted such a wonderful meeting. Please continue to support us. (209, Yuka OZAKI)
          

16:39
2022/03/17

Scientific Meeting with Mr. MAN'I

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   At noon on Sunday, February 6th, Professor Tomoyasu MAN’I, resident in the United States and assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, held an online exchange meeting with 17 science and mathematics students.

   In the first part, the representative groups from our school, “NEGIBOU’s” and “Vitamin C Team”, gave research presentations, and received guidance and advice from Prof. MAN’I that was specific and easy to understand; advice that could lead to the development of our future research.

   Students not giving presentations were also given careful pointers on how to proceed with their research, focusing on the important aspects of the research methods themselves, as well as how best to show and convey their research through presentations and posters.

   In the second part, a session with Prof. MAN’I was held in which he was posed questions about various topics, including his research, the importance of English overseas, and how to prioritize between the many things one may be interested in. Prof. MAN’I gave valuable answers based on his own experience.

   Finally, Prof. MAN’I gave an encouraging message to the students, saying: “When you are able to conduct experiments, it’s best to do the research properly,” and “Instead of thinking about your university only by their T-scores, I want you to imagine your own life after going on to university, choose your university based on that, and work hard toward that point.”

   I would like to make use of what we learned at today’s exchange meeting for our future research and for the realization of our careers. ■

The Author’s Opinion:
I want to make use of this valuable experience in my life from this day forward.
(209) Rin MIYAMOTO
      

20:14
2022/03/10

WiDS HIROSHIMA Ideathon 2022

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   “WiDS HIROSHIMA Ideathon 2022” was held on January 29th, 2022. Two teams from our school passed the qualifiers and gave an online presentation, with four finalists including us.
WiDS stands for WOMEN in DATA SCIENCE, and is an activity centred on Stanford University ICME in the U.S. with the aim of developing human resources who can play an active role in data science regardless of gender. The theme this time was to propose the next generation of boxed lunches that make use of data.
   Under the theme of a box that does not produce garbage, the “Squash” group proposed a lunch box made using vegetables, on the basis that half of all plastic waste is packaging such as for bento. 8 million tons of marine plastic waste are released every year, and 24% of vegetables grown are not actually distributed. In addition, they explained that in Japan, 1/7 of children are poor, so unsold produce should be delivered to them, and that used boxes could also be provided as raw materials and livestock feed. They also proposed a production cycle in which materials are reprocessed in turn with zero resulting waste. We missed our first win in two years, but we were runners-up as we were last year.
   Under the same theme, the “Rice Cake” group proposed lunch boxes made of rice cake, on the basis that 45% of all waste plastic is packaging, 80% of household waste is plastic, and 14% of this plastic is not recycled. Besides, they explained that the rice cake, i.e. the box, can even be eaten as an after-dinner dessert and wasabi can be used to prevent mold.
Both teams proposed boxes that, while not so healthy for people, are very eco-friendly. ■
Author’s Impression:
   The proposals from all teams were innovative and all presentations sounded so interesting that they made me excited. Though we missed the first prize, I have no regrets because I did my best.
It was difficult for us to collaborate to make presentations and make proposals based on accurate data, I think that it is an essential skill for when you become a university student or an adult in the future, so WiDS is good for us students.  208 Shogo KOIKE
      

17:25
2022/03/10

Robot Idea Koshien 2021

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2021/12/23
   On  Desember 22nd, Matsuyama Minami HighSchool students attended " Robot Idea Koshien 2021 " in Ehime held at Taihou Sangyou. We saw Robots We don’t usually see, and we proposed new ideas for how to use Industrial Robots.
   At first, we attended a lecture from Mr. Jinno about " Significance of the Robot Koshien ", from Mr.Teraoku about " System Integrator's efforts ", and from Mr. Kobayashi about " Robots creation ". They told us about the future trends of the Robotics industry and their advice for the Robot Idea Koshien.
   After that, we visited many robots and experienced the near future. 
   Finally, we wrote a report about our own original idea. As a result of a review process, Yamato Kouchi, from Matsuyama Minami HighSchool won first prize and will participate in the Shikoku Tournament as a represent of Ehime prefecture.

2022/01/30
   Six students participated in the Shikoku Tournament from four prefectures. I proposed a " Sign Language Translator " service robot that can enable hearing-impaired people to Communicate with other people freely. And Yamato Kouchi won first prize here too.

   Unfortunately, the National convention was canceled, but thanks to this experience, we were able to consider our own futures and the society of the future. Thank you to everyone who was involved in this project!
                               Yamato Kouchi
        

17:21
2022/03/07

Super High School Consortium

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   First and second grade students of our science and mathematics class took part in the Super High School Consortium on Friday, January 28th.
   The group “Negibou's” was the representative for assignments from second grade students, and gave a presentation that we are working on a daily basis at SSH with students from other schools. Also, we exchanged opinions and hold a question-and-answer session. We received many opinions, comments and questions from other school's students, which solved as food for thought fir future research.
In addition, another student of the science and mathematics class gave presentations about efforts to revitalize the local industry of high school students in the Chuyo region, in the middle part of Ehime Prefecture, efforts regarding the Under-15 Job Challenge of junior high school students and so on along with an exchange of opinions.
   Students of the science and mathematics class were able gain valuable experience that broadened them horizons using presentations from different fields through exchange of other school's students in this consortium.

Author’s Opinion: I think I was able to grow through interaction with people I am usually unable to get involved with. I would like to make use of this experience and continue to enjoy my research.  209 Sae SHINGU
     


17:08
2022/03/07

Presentations in English

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   First grade students took part in a science workshop at school on the 27th January, 2022, inviting Dr. Sebastian Ritterbex, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical and Computational Mineral Physics in Geodynamics Research Center of Ehime University. The research titles were as follows; “Research on the properties of tiles”, “Research on dyes of Ginkgo biloba”, and “Improving the Convenience of Flywheel-Based Wind Power Generation”
 
   Three groups made their presentations in English clearly and logically, which were splendid and quite impressive, and received high praise from participating researchers. It is hoped that students will make good use of today's experience so that it could become the foundation for the upcoming research events that students are expected to join this spring. Also, the students worked as moderators managed the workshop very smoothly so as to make it lively and productive. We are really proud of our students for their hard work and for today's success. We hope that students will keep up their good work and grow into prospective young researchers with brilliant scientific minds. 

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Sebastian Ritterbex, for his advice and support to our workshop. ■

Student’s Impression:
   We started presentations for our preparation later than intended, so we thought we wouldn’t be able to make it in time, but in the end we managed it. Also, since it was the first presentation we’ve ever given, we were very nervous, but we are glad to have been praised by so many teachers.
We appreciated the opportunity to announce our research to the audience. ~ NINOMIYA and HINO, Class 109
       


17:03
2022/03/03

Marine NPO

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   On January 26th 2022, the “Marine Environment” program was held in association with Matsuyama Minami High School, NPO Ehime Volunteers for Educational Support, and Nagoya University. The event was attended by first and second grade students of our math and science courses. 
   First, Tomoji HATANO, Representative of the NPO, who planned and supported the organization of this program, gave us a talk about the current situation of the program.
Second, Dr. Joji ISHIZUKA, President of “Space and Earth Environment Laboratory” at  Nagoya University, gave a lecture about “Circumstances of the Ocean Environment viewed from Outer space, ~from Global Warming to Malnutrition in the Sea and Micro-plastics~.”  He mentioned what he was able to find by observing, researching, and analyzing the marine environment. Students were able to understand easily thanks to his explanations. Students who do not usually have a chance to consider the sea in detail were able to gain interest in the underwater environment, plankton, along with other relevant topics. During the question-and-answer session, students asked him many questions.
   Afterwards, presentations were given by each of three groups, made up of second grade students who have been researching Sea Environment. Their titles were as follows:
’’Eliminating the sea polluted substances by Negibozu’’ by Negibo’s group.
’’Changes in the catch of shellfish and northward migration in the sea near Japan’’ by Sea group.
“Adsorption of harmful substances to marine plastics’’ by the SSH Plastic group.
After their presentations, Dr. ISHIZUKA gave us concrete and pertinent comments and advice about them, which the students diligently noted down. ■

Author’s Impression:
   I enjoyed Dr. Ishizaka’s lecture very much. I’m doing a research project about the ocean environment, so that lecture was particularly interesting for me. I asked a question about different kinds of plankton to him and he answered it kindly. That made me very happy. I’m going to do my best in my future researching life. – 209 Riku OOMASA
                             

07:24
2022/03/03

Programming with Ethan

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   Since this year, our school has been conducting “International Joint Research on Programming and Robotics” in collaboration with Maryknoll High School in Hawaii.
After school on January 17th, 12 students from “Coding Team Minami” at our school participated in an online event hosted by Ethan Kimura, second-year student at Maryknoll and captain of their Coding Club.
   During the event, Ethan explained the development process of two games he made himself, and everyone was able to experience the true joy of programming.
Additionally, from our side we demonstrated a Python program written at our school, and received comments and feedback.
We look forward to further collaboration with Maryknoll High School, and hope (/aspire) to study and improve alongside them with their help. ■

Impressions:
   Firstly, thank you very much for collaborating with our school. I think that through this programme we can learn a lot about programming, and improve our English skills by communicating in English with American students.
   Furthermore, by having the chance to learn whether or not we as individuals enjoy programming, we can assist those students who want to study or work with it in the future.
Some Japanese students may have difficulties with communication due to the language barrier, but at our school we have a British assistant teacher along with bilingual foreign students, so I believe that we can complete this programme without any serious problems.
   I also think that we are all very much looking forward to working together with Maryknoll, and to making programming fun and easy for all the students.  209. ( SHEHROZ )
              

07:16
2022/02/16

Space Engineering

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      On January 9th, the program "Space: The Ultimate Field Trip" (Space Engineering, Life in Space, etc.) was hosted at our school in collaboration with the Director of the Space Research Institute Grant Consortium at the University of Hawaii, Art Kimura and Rene Kimura. This year, we invited Miyazaki Prefectural Nobeoka High School and Yamaguchi Prefectural Shimonoseki West High School, and we three schools all took part in the program.

      From our school, 37 students from the 1st and 2nd grades of the regular courses and science and mathematics courses participated. Mr. Kimura explained the extraordinary and mysterious phenomena that occur when living in space in an easy-to-understand manner using demonstrations of scientific experiments. Although tending to seem difficult at first glance, learning about and understanding these mysterious phenomena is essential for the intellectual profession and space development technology, and life in space is established by applying basic scientific concepts as well as familiar technologies. We were able to see space in an up-close-and-personal way.

      After Mr. Art Kimura's presentation, a question and answer session on space was held, and all three schools asked questions about life in space. We students learned freely about life in space and the latest space-related news, along with a question-and-answer session held in English. Art Kimura praised us for the questions we asked. Through this initiative, we were able to strongly experience the contentment of grappling with challenges.■

Author’s Impression: It was interesting that the technology necessary for space development was already familiar to our lives.  So, I came to realize that the technology we know and regularly use can be useful for other things, and the technology we don't know how to use can be useful for almost anything. 209. Haruto IMAI
                


18:16
2022/02/04

Science Club

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 As part of extracurricular lessons “Science Club” of the target science and mathematics first grade, the second training support science and mathematics teacher program was held. This program is a chance for students to promote future science and mathematics education, to get science and mathematics first grade students more interested in science, and for the program to become a place of learning for both students and teachers.
 Continuing from the first event in November, the topic of this second event was conducting experiments. The students discussed discoloration of anthocyanin from pancake mix ingredients. Since this time was a training session, we used pancakes prepared in advance, but next time let’s make pancakes with blueberry jam at home! ■
Author’s opinion: “This training was the first time I learned using food, which was a fresh experience.” ~ Keita MIYOSHI
            
06:59
2022/02/04

Advanced Science Training

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 The advanced science training ~first day~
First year students of our department of science experienced this training. We were studying advanced science based on the theme of SSH. We report on this activity. We’ll make use of this experience and knowledge for research and finding our way in life.
〈first day 12/13: Shikoku Seiyo Geopark de STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)〉
 Shikoku Seiyo Geopark is a “Park of Earth” which has four hundred million years of history. The purposes of this park are conservation, education and geotourism. Students of our department of science don’t study geology, but we got to know the earth science and ecosystem in Ehime. So, we could learn a lot of science. This training was valuable for us.
・Lecture “About Shikoku Seiyo Geopark”(by Mr. Takahashi)
・Field trip to see fossils from the Jurassic era. (We saw fossils that are rare elsewhere in the world; one such type was “rudists,” for example “asari.”)
・Field trip to Anagami cave. (We saw three hundred Kikugashira bats.)
・Went to the Shikoku geo museum. (We touched the oldest rock in the world, Acastu Gneiss.
~Feeling~
 Unlike Matsuyama City where we live, we came to know Seiyo City and were able to rediscover the charm of Ehime Prefecture.
         
〈second day 12/14〉
  Ehime University's Nanyo Fisheries Research Center, in collaboration with the town of Ainan, is conducting research aimed at the complete cultivation of "Ehime Suma" or sea bream.
 This session, Dr. Hidetaka Takeoka, the director of the center, gave a lecture on the bright future of the fishing industry and the "science mind". In the afternoon, we visited the laboratory, aquarium, and fishpond where students work hard day and night on their research.
 I was able to fully feel the appeal of the science of fisheries in the majestic nature of the Uwajima Sea.
 ・Lecture : Current status and future prospects of fisheries in Ehime, research and human resource development at the Nansui Research Institute, scientific thinking, etc.”
(Dr. Hidetaka Takeoka, the director of the center)
・ Visit to Funakoshi Station : We visited a state-of-the-art research facility.
・Visit to Nisiura Station (Umiraiku Ainan) : We observed the ontogeny of zebrafish in real time.
 By observing the large-scale laboratory equipment and advanced research contents of the Ehime University Minamiiyo Fisheries Research Center, expectations and hopes for the future course grew, and the motivation for SS has further increased.
         
06:51
2021/12/27

SDGs in Minecraft! With Corona-era learning course about SDGs

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Organizer: Ehime University Environmental ESD Instructor Training Course
Joint Sponsorship: Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Minami High School “Ehime High School Students SDGs Meeting”

[The First Meeting]
(1) All-Genders Area
(2) SDGs School Area

 In the 3rd Year of the Reiwa Era, the Ehime High School SDGs (“sustainable development goals”) meeting was held. The first and second grade students participated in this meeting. This year, it was planned/organized by Ehime University students. We discussed “what we can do” and “what we want to change” with Prof. Osamu KOBAYASHI and five university students.

 Though Minecraft is a popular video game these days, it seems that it is being introduced in elementary schools in developed countries as a tool for learning programming. Since it seems to not yet have been introduced in higher education to a large/significant degree, we were only able to experience “advanced science.” Owing to Internet security reasons, students were not permitted to use their own PCs, however they were able to experience “SDGs in Minecraft” with university students’ PCs. ■

Author’s Opinion: Although it is a little difficult to consider SDGs as a personal problem, I thought it was interesting and easy to understand, because I could think about SDGs in the context of a virtual school built in Minecraft. I think it is important not only to verbalize what I think but also to be able to visualize it in order to find ways to solve the problem. (204 Rei MATSUMOTO)
     


16:34
2021/12/27

a high school and university collaboration class

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   On November 18th and 25th in the afternoon, a high school and university collaboration class held by teachers at Ehime University was held for the second time this year.

   First grade science and mathematics class physics course “All About Plasma Energy”, by science and engineering class Prof. Tsunehiro MAEHARA.
First grade science and mathematics class biology course “Understanding viral infection from the basics, and activities at Ehime University Proteo Science Centre”, by Centre associate Prof. Hiroki TAKAHASHI.

   Second grade science and mathematics class Medical Life Science course “The origin of diseases caused by cell disorders, the significance of high school and university collaboration and total type selection” by medical class Prof. Junya MASUMOTO.
   Second grade science and mathematics class engineering course “The story of Earth-friendly hydrogen” by class Prof. Yoshiaki ITAGAKI.■

Author’s Opinion: We have been unable to visit the university on/for this collaboration class until now. We were taught clearly about the challenges we have faced, how to solve them, and the expected outcomes on each field as research progresses based on the content of each specialty. Our science and mathematics classmates were able to get a good chance to experience the significance of the research. We would like to thank the teachers at Ehime University. We were able to improve our own research ability, and [feel] the way of life in the future. (209 Hiroto OKA)
        


16:31
2021/12/27

Bio Koshien

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   A group of third-year science and mathematics students studying butterflies received the Best Paper Award at Bio Koshien. 
   The organizers of the conference appreciated the format of the dissertation and the method of consideration by statistical processing. 
   Such an evaluation was a great encouragement for us. 
   Today , the scientists of tomorrow continue to fly like butterflies into the unknown. 
 
Topic: Observe butterfly flight from a morphological and ecological point of view 
Member: Ito Yuki , Osawa Rina , Toyooka Anna , Nanba Wakana  CLASS 309
 
15:04
2021/12/27

The 35th Ehime Prefectural High School Comprehensive Cultural Festival

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   On November 20th, the Natural Sciences Division of the 35th Ehime Prefectural High School Comprehensive Cultural Festival was held. 18 students from class 209 participated, submitting 9 works in total. As a result, “Removal of Marine Pollution Substances by Negibouzu” (onion-head plants) won the excellence award, which is equivalent to the first place in the Chemistry category, and it will be recommended as a representative of Ehime Prefecture to the 46th National Cultural Festival to be held in Tokyo next year.

   However, including other teams of our school, during the question-and-answer session with teachers and students from other schools, I encountered a problem in how to summarise and present our research results. Despite the current situation where contests have been cancelled or held remotely due to the influence of the new coronavirus, this was the first opportunity for students to present their research to students from other schools, and they were unprecedentedly nervous, The teachers think that we can improve our research by gaining such experience and coming into contact with good presentations and works from other schools. They would like us to spend our time researching how to write a dissertation, collecting data that is still lacking, and summarising good research results.


Author’s Opinion:
 I received a lot of advice from teachers and students from other schools at this competition. From now on, I would like to make use of it to advance my own research and have more fun.(209 Yuha KITAMURA)
    


14:58
2021/12/22

International Collaborative Research Team

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 On Sunday November 14th, we participated in this conference.  We exchanged our opinions and presented the results of the international joint research we have been conducting since this summer.  We seven first-year students from the chemistry and biology clubs gave our presentations and answered questions.  Although it was our first presentation, it was a good experience for the future.

<Theme>
 The Comparative study of water environment between Ehime and Hawaii

<Presentation students>
 Matsumoto Kaito・Imadzu Riku・Kanou Hibiki・Inada Tesshou・Mori Senato・Shiraishi Hikaru・Ito Fuua
      


07:02
2021/12/13

Sea Treasure Academic Contest 2021

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   On Saturday, November 7th, the 3rd year ofReiwa, a presentation announcement and a Question-and-Answer session were heldat the “Sea Treasure Academic Contest 2021” national convention, sponsored byHokkaido University.

   The second-grade science and mathematicsresearch group at our school reached and participated in the finals, andreceived the National Treasure Award, the highest in the marine sciencecategory.

Author’s opinion: “This was a very splendid opportunity to win such a special award.  Thanks to this event, I have learned how toresearch and make our presentations more effective.  From now on, I will continue researching on thistopic more.” 209 FUJII Masato.
      


18:21
2021/12/13

The Stars are Calling Us: the 20th annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

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   On October 31st, forty students from ourhigh school took part in the virtual event of “The Stars are Calling Us: the 20thannual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery.” This program has been conductedby Hawaii Space Grant Consortium in order to promote STEM education in schools,and is expected to develop the students’ scientific minds.

   Due to the time zone difference betweenMatsuyama and Hawaii, the program started as early as 07:00 local time. Despitethis, students attentively listened to lectures of the professors, and byjoining the program, they came to realize the importance of challengingthemselves with new things.

 

Lectures:

The Stars areCalling Us: the 20th annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery

Astronaut Megan McArthur from the International Space Station

Brianne Kehau Yamada, Power Supply Engineer, Design II, Hawaiian Electric

Shelee Kimura, Senior Vice President, Customer Service and Consumer Affairs,Hawaiʻian Electric

Governor David Ige, Governor, State of Hawaiʻi

Dr. Heather Kaluna, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Hawaiʻi Hilo

Mini hands onSTEM Workshops:

Bernoulli: how things fly (Bryan Silver, Kalani High School)

Microgravity: why do you float in space? (Hawaii SpaceFlight Laboratory)

Chromatography: separating pigments (Dr. Kate Perrault,Chaminade University I am a Scientist program)

Forensic Science: Fingerprints (Cynthia Cheung, ChaminadeUniversity )

Chemistry of Butter (Dr. Francis Sakai-Kawada, Chaminade University )

Chemistry of Ice Cream (Dr. Kate Perrault, Chaminade University )

Squishy Circuits using dough (Hawaiian Electric)

Nature Math: Fibonacci Sequence (Ethan and Maya Kimura)

STEM Magic(Harvey Ouchi and Ron Ishimaru, Hawaii Magicians)

Data Science: Clustering your kitchen utensils (Dr. Laura Tipton,ChaminadeUniversity I am a Scientist program)

STEM stars

Amber Imai-Hong, Avionics Engineer, Hawaiʻi Space FlightLaboratory,University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Brialyn Onodera, Thermal Systems Engineer, National Solar Observatory,Maui

Nicole Yamase, PhD candidate, Marine Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Christianne Izumigawa, Computer Engineer, Naval Information WarfareCenter 

Christina Felicitas, RF/Microwave Design Engineer, NorthrupGrumman,Redeondo Beach


Acomment from a student: On that day,scientists and research students of the university taught us the fun of sciencethrough various experiments and observation.  I was particularly interested in theexperiment that explained how rockets are able to fly.  This was explained straightforwardly bycomparing balloons to beach balls.  Atthe lecture, I was able to learn both the fun of space engineering and thenatural English spoken by native speakers, which was a valuable experience forme. Sakura KUBO, Class 106
         

18:14
2021/12/13

The data marketing education program

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October 28th, 2021 

The data marketing education program that we have been working on forseven months with three companies FUJI, SEKI, TRUE DATA has finally reached the final round.

On Tuesday, October 26th, our school wasvisited by four representatives of FUJI Co. Ltd., including Director ONISHIFumikazu; three representatives of SEKI Co. Ltd., including C.E.O. SEKIHirotaka; and one representative of TRUE DATA Co. Ltd., Deputy Director ofAnalytical Solutions KARASUDANI Masahiro.

   On this day, the final announcement wasgiven.  From the purchase data, we firstdefined four target groups: group 1 as “elderly housewives who buy in bulk”,group 2 as “typical housewives of average age who shop in the morning”, group 3as “customers who like new products”, and group 4 as “those with long workinghours”.

   By reading trends from this data, wesubsequently derived four product groups: group1 as “cultured red sea breamcaught fresh in the morning”, group 2 as “fresh and seasonal vegetables”, group3 as “new snack products”, and group 4 as “karaage(Japanese fried chicken),shochu (Japanese spirit) cocktails, raw vegetable salad, and delicatessen.”

   By taking these factors into consideration,we implemented measures at FUJI’s “Fujiwara” store aimed to increase theirsales.  We compared the purchase data atthe store from before and after the introduction of these measures using an“analysis tree.”

   In response to each presentation, questionswere asked by YANO Kyoko, MIYAWAKI Masami and IWAMOTO Ryo from the SalesPlanning and Marketing department of FUJI Co. Ltd.; and by KARASUDANI Masahiro,Deputy Director of Analytical Solutions of TRUE DATA Co. Ltd.

   After the presentations of all the groupswere finished, we received comments from Director ONISHI Fumikazu of FUJI Co.Ltd., from President SEKI Hirotaka of Seki Co. Ltd., and from C.E.O. YONEKURAMasayuki of TRUE DATA Co. Ltd. Selected quotes include: “This effort does notseek a single correct answer,” “The important thing is how to make use of what younoticed in the process,” “It is important to talk not based on intuitions, buton evidence and data,” “It is crucial to reflect on what to do next,” “Theknow-how of what was and was not effective accumulates as data,” “On thisprogram, I think came in contact with the way of thinking of working people,and learned from it,” and “We create the future with data and wisdom.”

   This time the students gave a wonderfulpresentation as a culmination of the program, which started in March.  We would like to thank FUJI Co. Ltd., SEKICo. Ltd. and TRUE DATA Co. Ltd. for providing us with such a valuableopportunity.  I think that the studentswill make good use of this experience to further deepen their learning atuniversity, and revitalize Ehime prefecture in various ways by playing activeroles as human resources. 

   Author’s opinion: “Although I have some regrets, I am happy to have been able to make thefinal presentation successful in this way. Furthermore, we are grateful for the opportunity when we can learn “datamarketing.”  I am sure that thisexperience will be a great help when I work on the data marketing project. 208 KOIKE Shogo
 
       


18:06
2021/12/13

Interim Presentation

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Reiwa Year 3, on Sunday October 24th,we discussed the experiment at data with Waipahu High School students in Hawaii(4 students), who are conducting international research on purification ofwater, for a period of one hour. Uwajima Higashi High School Students6 students,who have engaged in international relationwith Hawaii.  After they explained the experimentaldata from each country, a question and answer session was held.  Our High School students asked questions proactivelyabout the followings: COD value increase at the downstream in Kapakahi River inHawaii after rain, and the reason why TH value tends to increase, and so on.  This research will be summarized in a paperand exhibited in a domestic contest.  Fromnow on, we will discuss the topic again, continuing to conduct experiments forthe international contest held next year in December.

 

Impression:This discussion was a valuable experiencefor me.  It was the first time for me tospeak English outside of class.  So I wasvery nervous.  However, Uwajima HigashiHigh School students were smiling and friendly.  I was surprised to see that they are alsousing plants to tackle water issues.  I thoughtit was an interesting idea.  We'll do ourbest, too. ― Kaio Matsumoto, Class 109
                 


17:57
2021/12/08

creating a presentation for the final phase

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 On Tuesday, October 19th, our school was visited by representatives of FUJI Corporation, Ms. MIYAWAKI and Mr. IWAMOTO from Sales Planning and Marketing, and of SEKI Corporation, Mr. AKAO from the Information Service Industry Promotion Office and Mr. MORIOKA from the Corporate Planning Department.
 The content of the day was “creating a presentation for the final phase.”  Building on the previous lecture “on a method of verifying effects from numerical values,” we were instructed on various topics, using the purchase data provided to determine growth rate, by comparing with prior growth rates and the growth rates of comparable stores.  Analysis was performed on the number of customers from the number of receipts, category purchase rates, and other customer data, which was summarized in the presentation.  We also examined the sales at the store where our students carried out data collection.
 Ms. MIYAWAKI and Mr. IWAMOTO advised us on any matters we did not understand or were unsure of while putting the presentation together.  We are grateful that you continued to answer some of our questions even after having exceeded the scheduled time.  The program started in March, and our next meeting will be the final one.  As a culmination of the program, we hope to give a good presentation then. 
Author’s opinion; “I really appreciate all the instructors of this program for their efforts.  I will make use of what I have learned during these months after my school life.”  207 SHIMIZU Hono 
       
07:12
2021/12/08

WiDS HIROSHIMA Ideathon2021

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 Two teams from our school were selected as finalists in the “WiDS HIROSHIMA Ideathon2021”, a collaboration between industry, government and academia; including Hiroshima Prefecture itself, Hiroshima University and related companies. 
 WiDS is an abbreviation for “Women in Data Science,”an initiative led by the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) at Staford University in the U.S., which aims to “foster human resources who will be active in the field of data science, regardless of gender.” 
 On Sunday October 17th, the WiDS HIROSHIMA Ideathon 2021 “Pre-Advice” session was held, with the attendants including 9 students from our school who will participate in the finals. 
 After showing the announcement materials and our presentation, we were advised by Ms. SAGA Yukiko, the WiDS HIROSHIMA Ambassador on various topics, including methods of showing data and how to make presentation slides. Based on this advice, we would like to further improve our presentation for the finals. 
 WiDS HIROSHIMA Ideathon 2021 can be viewed online.  Please register in advance, and we thank you for your support. 
   Student’s Opinion: “I’m glad that we were able to participate in this event because it helped make our issues much more clear. Mrs. SAGA gave us specific information on which kinds of presentation are easy to read, and what kinds of data are persuasive. I’m going to work hard for the main competition in January!”-SENBA, Class 201  
   Student’s Opinion: “The most difficult aspect of creating presentation materials was deciding on the kind of data to use to create the graphs. Instead of just arranging the quoted data, I tried to create more profound materials by combining multiple kinds of data. I would like to go forward making presentations that are clear and easy to understand.” -NISHIDA, Class 201 
     
07:09
2021/12/08

Gather! Science Girls

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 On October 16th, the 4th science research presentation exchange convention for female students “Gather! Science Girls” was held ― a competition across Shikoku, sponsored by Notre Dame Gakuen high school.  Twelve female students from our school participated, giving presentations in five groups.

 The male students participated enthusiastically in the question-and-answer session.

 The participating schools were: Notre Dame Seishin Gakuen Girls’ High School (2) and Junior High School (1), Ehime Prefectural Saijo High School (3), Ehime Prefectural Imabari Nishi High School (1), Ehime University Affiliated High School (1), Ehime Prefectural Uwajima Higashi High School (2), Niihama Technical College (1), Ehime Prefectural Matsuyama Minami High School (5); 16 groups in total.■

Author’s opinion: “Although it was difficult for me to deepen our research, I managed to complete with my group members effectively.  I feel very happy to have joined such a precious session.”  209 JOKO Lisa 
     


07:06
2021/12/01

October 14th (2021)

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 On Thursday October 14th (2021), an interim SSH meeting was held here at Matsuyama Minami high school. Second-year students on the science and mathematics course participated alongside general-course students, and were advised by management instruction   teachers, who assisted with our problems and helped clarify the directions of research of our research.

Author’s opinion:  “We felt very nervous when giving our presentations in front of the audience, but were relieved to have performed well. In addition, we received much useful advice from many teachers and learned a great deal.  We would like to apply what we have learned to our future research.” - Minto HAMADA, Class 208
              


07:13
2021/12/01

The 14th Data Marketing Meeting

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 On Friday October 8th, the 14th data marketing meeting was held with guests from three companies. C.E.O.
Masahiko KARASUDANI from True Data Corp. and Section Chief Masahiko AKAO from SEKI Corp. participated in person at our school, whereas Director Fumikazu ONISHI from FUJI Corp. participated online through ZOOM.
 On the day, Messrs. KARASUDANI and NOMURA gave a lecture on “How to inspect effects using numbers.”
  At the next presentation session, we will summarize the analysis of the purchase data provided in this session as preparation for the final session, where we will analyze the change in growth rate at stores before and after implementation of the discussed strategies, using receipts and other purchase data of the items sold. ■

Author’s opinion:  “We have had a precious experience during this marketing course.  I want to do my best for the final presentation with all of my teammates!”= Kotaro SEKI, Class 209
         


07:07
2021/10/17

Data-Science

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 On Tuesday, September 28th, a lecture meeting was held as Data-Science-Ⅱ class, which is set as our school own subject for second year students of a general course.  Today, this lecture was held for 154 students, who are studying researching assignments of the humanities arts or social science.
 An Associate Professor Naoshi YAMAMOTO, who are of Department of Regional Resource Management and Faculty of Social Co-Creation in Ehime University, gave a lecture on the theme of "Introduction of Social Science Data Science in the Field of Sports".  He talked about "Methods of Analysis", "Methods for Selecting Information", and "Attitudes for Handling Data," based on his own research.  His phrase "Data can have a huge impact on the decision-making of each person who saw them." gave a big impact on us.

 We learned the importance of collecting right data and how to analyze them properly.  It was a very interesting lecture.  Thank you, Mr. Yamamoto.  (204HR Miia ONO )
      


15:36
2021/10/17

Data-Science

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 In the class of "Data-Science” of 22nd, September, I attended the online lecture of Associate professor, Mr. Himeno of Shiga University.  The topic was, "Introduction to data science".  In the class, I learned about basic skills related to data science, such as how data science is used in society, and how to analyze and visualize data for research use.


 By attending the class, I was able to understand the effective use of data science.  I was particularly interested in the topic because I can adopt what I learned today to improve my current research project.  I will work hard on the project by making good use of the knowledge from today’s lecture.  ( 106HR  Kimura Honoka )
    


15:32
2021/10/17

a high school-university collaborative class

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 On Thursday September 16th, a high school-university collaborative class was held in collaboration with Ehime University as a lesson of “Super Science” during the time of the school setting subject “Super Science” for the 1st and 2nd grades of science and mathematics.  Two courses in the fields of chemistry and earth science are offered to the first year students, and two courses in the fields of agriculture and mathematics are to the second year students.
 Each student joined a lecture while using their own PCs.
 The followings are the lectures.
〇1st year chemistry field   Prof. Tatsuya KUNISUE from Geodynamic Research Center
  Title: “Endocrine disrupting chemicals”
〇1st year geoscience field  Prof. Masano KAMEYAMA from Geodynamic Research Cente
  Title: “The planet Body Earth Planetary Physics”
〇2nd year Agriculture field  Prof. Kotaro TAKAYAMA
  Title: “The Method for easing products of food with analyzing skills”
〇2nd year Mathematics field Prof. Takamitsu YAMAUCHI.
  Title: “Real number and Infinistimal fraction”

 They talked about cutting-edge scientific researches and technological developments that are not usually known.  We are very interested in each content of the lecture.  I felt a lot of fun to know a lot of researches and scholarship.   ( Mikawa )
       


15:28
2021/10/05

the 7th period, a data science lecture

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 On Tuesday, September 14th, the 7th period, a data science lecture was held for second-year students in the general course and science and mathematics course. In collaboration with Center for Data Science, Ehime University (CDSE), we are working to improve the quality of research on issues.

    This time, two professors from Ehime University gave lectures to us.
First, Professor Naomichi FUJIUCHI, Graduate School of Agriculture in Ehime University, gave a basic knowledge of statistical processing methods when dealing with data under the theme of "Survey on the growth of plant-grown tomatoes: comparison and modeling".
    Second, Professor Yoshihiro MIYAKE, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine of Graduate School of Medicine in Ehime University, gave a lecture on the role of data science in epidemiological research and how to analyze data under the theme of "What is epidemiological research?"

    In addition to learning how to analyze in an easy-to-understand manner, I was able to learn specifically about the roles that data science plays in the world.
I will firmly use this method in future researches.
    It was an interesting lecture, in which various information based on data and research, was obtained.  And we came to know the concrete importance of data science. (204class Aya Matsumoto)
    


16:17
2021/10/05

the 13th program for data marketing

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On August 31st (Tuesday) the 13th program for data marketing was held online at school.
 Three people from True Data Analytics Solutions, including Deputy Director Masahiko KARASUDANI, two people from FUJI Corp. Ltd., including Chief Executive Fumikazu ONISHI, and three people from SEKI Corp. Ltd., including President Hiroshi SEKI joined us online.
 Masahiko KARASUDANI and Koshiro NOMURA from True Data Analytics Solutions Division gave us a lecture: "Explanation for Final Announcement".
Its contents are following.
 ①The Outline of the implemented measures
 ②Explanations of implemented measures and usage of the sales floor
 ③To analyze factors on effectiveness and policies, of target products, the measures to the whole store, and target customer types using decomposition tree
 ④Conclusion and Improvements in measures
 ⑤How do we feel about the 7-month effort?
 Toward the final announcement, we try to summarize and explain the outline of the implemented measures and the sales floor as presentation.  After that, our analysis of the purchase data will be completed.  In early October, regarding the measures taken by the students, we will conduct factor-analysis of the whole store, target customer types, and target products using those data.  I'm looking forward to seeing how such measures taken by the students have changed its sales.  Next time, we will summarize and explain the data.

 I'm glad the measures ended safely.  Based on what I heard of this lecture, I would like to do my best to analyze them. (207 Masahiro YAMANE)
         


16:12
2021/09/13

online competition

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  Four research teams from our school participated in online competition that was held on Wednesday, August 18.  We didn’t win any prizes, but it was a good opportunity to find out what was necessary.  We want to make use of what we learned this time in future contests.  On the other hand, first and second year students watched this on video. 

Presentation(video distribution)
 ・Energy-saving Flight in the structure of butterfly wings (Toyooka Anna, Ito Yuki, Osawa Rina, Nanba Wakana)

Poster Presentation (in a magazine)
 ・Wearing problems analysis (Tamai Hirohumi)
 ・Anti-allergy effects of anthocyanin ~with monasaccharides and myoinositol~(Odamura Rimi, Tachibana Madoka, Miyaoka Aina)
 ・Learning ability of Cynops Pyrrhoagaster using color vision (Ieyama Koki, Shimada Sana, Mizuno Karen)

  It looked like a baton was being handed over from the seniors to the juniors.  We are looking forward to the success of our juniors in the future.  (309HR Nanba Wakana)
      


16:35
2021/09/13

award

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  At the Social co-creation Contest 2021(sponsored by the Faculty of Social co-creation,Ehime University),the third-year science and mathematics course students,”Light Interference Group”,won second prize in research,inquiry,and DS categories.
  The research theme was”Potentialities of Iyokasuri given by comparing reactions of three kinds of cloth to the force,using the interference of laser light”(Yume Ninomiya,Wataru Katakami,Syouma Kunita,Sakura Sasaki).
  Iyokasuri,which originated in Matsuyama City,is declining in production due to westernization of daily life.We spent two years researching only to discover the hidden potential of Iyokasuri from a physical point ofview,which is different from the previous cultural and historical points of view.
  On the afternoon of August 3,Professor Soga of Ehime University visited the school and the award ceremony was held.We received a certificate,made of Basho Washi which developed by the Faculty of Social co-creation,Ehime University.After the award ceremony,we had a short roundtable discussion with Professor Soga to talk about the difficulties in research and our personal school life.
  Encouraged by this result,we will do our best to make our high school life even more fulfilling.
  We are very happy to be able to win an award for the research we have been doing.
    
16:33
2021/09/13

7.31 Ehime Prefectural High School Cultural Federation

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An award for good effort in the Science Division at the 45th National High School Culture Festival!
   From July 31 (Sat.) to August 2 (Mon.), 2021, the 45th National High School Festival Kinokuni Wakayama Culture Festival 2021, was held.  And we, Tobeyaki Gingkoes, participated in the research presentation contest as representatives of Ehime Prefecture. 
  Under the title of "High School Students' New Ideas for Glazes: Research on Blue Glazes Using Gingko Ash," we presented the results of our research conducted over the past two years.  During the presentations by other schools, we were able to ask questions, talk about various topics, and have deep exchanges, which gave us a lot of experience. 
  As a result, we were awarded the award for good effort (equivalent to fourth place) in the Chemistry Division for our research presentation. 

  I felt very happy to be able to present the results of my research, which had been carried out with the cooperation of many people, on such a prestigious stage.  From now on, I would like to compile my research and challenge myself in the future.  Thank you very much! 
(309HR Rei Onishi)  
    


16:29
2021/09/13

Advanced Science Researches for Junior High School students

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  On July 26th to 28th, during consecutive three days, Advanced Science Researches for Junior High School students were held.  130 junior high school students from 54 junior high schools and their 57guradians attended.  They chose two from four researches ― physics, chemistry, biology and earth science ― and joined inquiry activities.
Physics area: Measure the period of a pendulum using an optical sensor.
     Chemistry area: Have an experience about the ultra-low temperature.
     Biology area: The eyes and brain are connected? Perform experiences about how brains work.
     Earth science area: Observe the crystals and make a jewel soap.
     We, second-year students of Science and Mathematics course, emphasized features of our course and help junior high school students join the activities as TA.

     I am very glad to know how energetic they are. (209 Reira OCHI)
              


16:25
2021/09/13

In cooperation with the Ehime Prefecture High School Cultural Federation

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July 24th    Ehime Prefectural High School Cultural Federation   Science Research Workshop
  In cooperation with the Ehime Prefectural High School Cultural Federation's Natural Science Division, Ehime Science Research Workshop was held at our school, with 154 students and 25 teachers from 13 schools in Ehime Prefecture.  It was as an exciting workshop as last year.  From our school, 24 students from the general course from the math-science course, and one teacher participated in the workshop.  
  Mr. Seiji Shigematsu, a vice principal of our school, gave a lecture and practical training on the theme of "The Key to Finding and Solving Problems".  Participating students from each school thought about the issues raised, presented their ideas online and interacted with other schools. 
  The representative groups that will participate in the National Cultural Festival gave presentations on their research projects and answered questions.  From our school, the third-year science and mathematics course students, Tobe-Yaki Ginnans, who are representatives of Ehime Prefecture in the division of chemistry, presented their research and answered questions. 
  Participating schools: Niihama Minami High School, Saijo High School, Komatsu High School, Imabari Nishi High School, Imabari Kita High School, Matsuyama Minami High School, Matsuyama Central High School, Matsuyama Commercial High School, Toon High School, Ozu High School, Uwajima Higashi High School, Ehime University High School, Saibi High School 
  It was a meaningful time before the National Convention. The comments I received were very useful.  I also enjoyed interacting with other presenting schools.  There was a lot to learn.  I would like to continue to work hard in the future.     ( 309HR Matsuura Rune) 
        
16:21
2021/09/13

The Super Science High school exchange meeting

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  On Monday, July 18, the Super Science High school exchange meeting was held at school.
  All students in Science and Mathematics course gathered and took consecutive two classes to talk about Advanced Science trainings last December and give an guidance of a yearly school schedule to freshmen.
  On the latter, we, sophomores, gave Poster Presentations on our researches to freshmen, seniors, and teachers of Management and Direction Committee and received several severe questions and much meaningful advice from teachers of MDC.
  Using these useful advice and proposals, we will improve my research to win prize in High School Culture Festival in Ehime prefecture.
  I am really glad to get such gentle and useful advice from juniors and teachers.
(209HR Yuya OTA)
      
16:16
2021/09/07

July 24th Ehime Prefectural High School Cultural Federation Science Research Workshop

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   In cooperation with the Ehime Prefectural High School Cultural Federation's Natural Science Division, Ehime Science Research Workshop was held at our school, with 154 students and 25 teachers from 13 schools in Ehime Prefecture.  It was as an exciting workshop as last year.  From our school, 24 students from the general course from the science mathematics course, and one teacher participated in the workshop.  
   Mr. Seiji Shigematsu, vice principal of our school, gave a lecture and practical training on the theme of "The Key to Finding and Solving Problems".  Participating students from each school thought about the issues raised, presented their ideas online and interacted with other schools. 
   The representative groups that will participate in the National Cultural Festival gave presentations on their research projects and answered questions.  From our school, the third-year science and mathematics course students, Tobe-Yaki Ginnans, who are representatives of Ehime Prefecture in the division of chemistry, presented their research and answered questions. 
    Participating schools: Niihama Minami High School, Saijo High School, Komatsu High School, Imabari Nishi High School, Imabari Kita High School, Matsuyama Minami High School, Matsuyama Central High School, Matsuyama Commercial High School, Toon High School, Ozu High School, Uwajima Higashi High School, Ehime University High School, Saibi High School 
    It was a meaningful time before the National Convention. The comments I received were very useful.  I also enjoyed interacting with other presenting schools.  There was a lot to learn.  I would like to continue to work hard in the future.  
   ( 309HR Matsuura Rune) 
        
17:47
2021/08/24

Poster Competition 2020-2021 in JAPAN

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 The poster made by three members including me won the first prize in “ISLP International Poster Competition 2020-2021 in JAPAN”.  And it was selected as a representative of Japan in the world competition.
 Our team thought about how to revitalize agriculture in Ehime prefecture from the data science, titled “Attractive Ehime Project.”  Our research started by analyzing a lot of data on agriculture in Ehime.  After analyzing the numerical value, five points were given as current issues, which are “Transition of Orange’s production in Ehime,” “Ehime’s output ranking,” “Transition of the number of agricultural workers of Ehime,” “The average age of agricultural workers,” an d “The employment rate of the disabled in Ehime, the first year of Reiwa era.”  Then we hit upon hydroponics as an effective measure in solving these issues.  Hydroponics is one of the methods for agriculture which is attracting attentions because it does not use the soil, so it is easy to replant, get stable production, and many other advantages.
 We thought that this might be an opportunity to think about diversity regardless of conventional agriculture such as citrus cultivation.  Moreover, we thought that it would be possible to promote the land use of closed schools because it can be used at low cost and the employment of people with disabilities because it would be easy to work and adjust heights of stands. 
 In addition, considering the feasibility, we specifically proposed the form of factory operation in collaboration with public institutions and the ideal land for building a factory.
 We believe that the development of such agricultural normalization should lead Ehime to the prefecture where agriculture is active and attractive.

 This was my first time working on data science, and I had a lot of trouble.  Thanks to supports from teachers and team members, our team was able to receive a wonderful award.  Thank all of people who helped me a lot for giving me a valuable experience. (204, Sae MATSUNAGA)
   


07:58
2021/08/24

July 18

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   On Sunday, July 18, we the fifth SSH students, who are “germinated brown rice team,” visited a laboratory of Dr. Moeka ISHIDA, who is assistant professor of Graduate School of Agriculture at Ehime University and our graduate of the second period SSH.
   Dr. ISHIDA belongs to the field of animal cell engineering education, which specializes in bio-engineering, and studies the functionary of food not only for animal cells but also for ones in experimental animals and human beings.  We have been conducting task research and receiving experimental guidance from members of Dr. ISHIDA’s laboratory.
   In order to avoid COVID-19, we had been taught online, but this time we were very glad to actually visit her laboratory.
   When I first visited there, I was surprised to find many research posters was on the wall in front of the laboratory.  And I was also moved to learn once again that many foods are being studied for their functionary.  Afterwards, we did conduct a protein quantification experiment after hearing the explanation of the results.  I really appreciated their sparing a lot of time to teach us despite their busy schedule.  Especially Dr. ISHIDA showed us cell culture experiments.  I could full-scale experiment up close and I almost forget the time went by.

   I thought it was a very valuable experience to be able to receive research guidance from our graduates.  I really envy SSH students because I am in the general course.
( 205 Karin MATSUOKA )
               


07:55
2021/08/24

7.18 FESTAT

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   I took part online when FESTAT 2020 kicked off.  Prof. Matsuo Yutaka at Tokyo University gave us a lecture titled “the likelihood and future of AI and data science”.  The lecture made me think about the necessity of data in the world, which can be used in various situations.  Furthermore, not only the lecture but also presentations were held.

   I could have a very good time.  I will do my best in the next presentation.    ( 305HR  TSUGUEDA SARA )
 


07:53
2021/08/24

July 6th

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   On Wednesday, July 6th, a meeting was hosted by Ochanomizu University Senior High School.  we listened to Dr. Frankie Zhu’s lecture on Space Exploration, Robots and Female Science Researchers’ Career paths. 
    Five schools, Ochanomizu University Senior High School, Gunma Prefectural Maebashi Girls’ Senior High school, Tochigi Prefectural Utsunomiya Girls’ Senior High school, Saitama Prefectural Kumagaya Girls’ Senior High school and our school, participated in it. Not only the girls but the boys from our school asked questions about her experience and life as a researcher actively. 
     We had a wonderful time.   ( 309  Rimi Odamura ) 
                  
07:48
2021/08/03

Data Marketing Program 11

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 On Tuesday, July 6th, the 11th lecture for Data-Marketing Program in collaboration with Companies was held.  Six staff members from FUJI Co. Ltd., including Executive Director Fumikazu ONISHI and 3 staff members from SEKI Co. Ltd., including President Hirotaka SEKI, two staff members from True Data in Tokyo, including Analytics Solutions Department Deputy Director Masahiko KARASUDANI came to our school.  We analyzed big data of Fujiwara branch of FUJI and our four groups announced own sales promotion measures for its sales floor.
 After our each presentation of measures, staff members asked us important questions about the issues and gave useful advice to our presentation.  We will be revising our measures from now on, and at the end of July, we will verify implementations of measures for four sales floors, which we have been considering.
After this lecture, each company staff member stayed at school and gave us extra lessons for further efforts for Data-Marketing Program.

 First of all, I am grateful for the valuable experience.  And I really enjoyed this project.  I also changed my thinking about my future a little through this project.  ( 203 Yui OKAMOTO )
               


17:28
2021/08/03

Data Marketing Program 10

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 On Friday, July 2, four staff members from FUJI Corp. Ltd., including Executive Fumikazu ONISHI, four staff members from SEKI Corp. Ltd., including President Hirotaka SEKI and two staff members from True Data Corp. Ltd., including Mr. KARASTDANI, who was one of the advisers of previous meetings came to our school and held the third seminar for us.
 First, MS YANO, section chief of Selling and Marketing plans of FUJI Corp. Ltd., and MS MIYAWAKI showed us some examples about how to give suggestions such as; Where, How, and Who we should give coupons for specialties to “Actual Summer! Let’s enjoy our life with shochu.”
 Secondly, Mr. KARASYDANI directed us with detailed issues about plans for sales promotion that each group thought. Finally, we were divided into some groups and thought about steps to think actions at the point of 5W1H’s views with advices from staff members.
 Today’s lecture lasted over three hours and we felt difficulties in hitting upon ideas but we got interested in producing ideas with team members.

 Next time, on Tuesday, July 6, we are going to present ideas which we have thought.
I will try to create idea with thinking about customers of FUJI. ( 204 Miia ONO )
               


17:24
2021/08/03

Data Marketing Program 9

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 On Tuesday, June 22, four staff members from FUJI Co, LTD. including Executive Fumikazu ONISHI, and two members form SEKI Co LTD, including Information Service Business Promotion Office Manager Masahiko AKAO came to Matsuyama Minami High school for this successive meeting.  This time was “Opinion exchange meeting for policy creation.”

 At first, ‘Sales Planning,’ ‘Marketing Department,’ ‘Sales Promotion,’ and ‘Marketing Department’ Manager MS YANO from FUJI Co, LTD and Mr. MIYAWAKI explained the following.  “Purchasing data” about Sales data by category” “Disassembled tree by sales.”  They were changed into the simple data that students can understand easily, and explained in detail how to make “Disassembled tree by sales,” “Appeal keyword,” and “For the action using 5W1H from Step to When category”

 I think that we could make the data easier to read and think of a better idea than before.
I would like to further improve the plan and do my best to increase sales.
  ( 205 Kokomi NAKASUKA )
               


17:18
2021/08/03

July12, 2021 Ochanomizu University

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 An exchange of scientific ideas by female students collaboration between Ochanomizu University High School and Matsuyama Minami High School.  Research presentations on three themes by each school took place, and female students exchanged their ideas.  Also, three university students from Ochanomizu University (2 graduates from Ochanomizu University High School and 1 graduate from Matsuyama Minami High School) participated as advisors and gave us a lot of advice.  We would like to continue to promote such collaborations.  We are grateful to all the participants from Ochanomizu University High School and Ochanomizu University. 
 The themes of research presentations at Ochanomizu University High School
 ①Fujiwara no teika’s poetic world and his orientation
 ②Study of long-term diving of red-eared slider
 ③Blueberry power generation and  electrolyte ~Dye-sensitized solar cell~
The themes of research presentations at Matsuyama Minami High School
 ①Comparison of physical properties of fabrics using laser light interference
 ②Establishment of a method for quantifying ascorbic acid contained in spinach
 ③Possibility of energy-saving flight seen from the wings of butterflies

 (309HR Sawahara Nia) 
             


17:14
2021/07/29

Chugoku Shikoku Zoological Presentations

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Chugoku Shikoku Zoological Presentations for senior high school students
 
 The following presentation teams received the award for excellence in the field of zoology at a competition held online on June 19th and June 20th.  We used a presentation tool called Line Biz for presentations and had a question-and-answer session with the university professors and the graduate students.  The content of our presentation was highly praised, which was encouraging for the future.  We want to do our best to make a better presentation for the next tournament. 


Matsunan Butterfly Team 
(Toyooka Anna, Ito Yuki, Nanba Wakana and Osawa Rina) 
“Possibility of energy saving flight seen from the wings of butterflies”  


 Though there is still room for improvement, we want to continue this research enjoying spending our time studying.  (309HR Osawa Rina) 
     


16:47
2021/07/29

Data Marketing Program 8 “Exchange of opinions for policy creation 1”

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 On Friday, June 18, we had four people from Fuji Corp. Ltd., including Executive Fumikazu ONISHI, and three people from Seki Corp. Ltd., including Information Service Business Promotion Office Manager Masahiko AKAO, who came to our school.  Through ZOOM, we also had three participants from True Data Corp., including Masahiko TORITANI, who is Second Director of Analytics Solutions Department, and President Hirotaka SEKI and Creative Director Shota IZUMI from Seki Corp.  Today, “exchange of opinions 1” was held to prepare measures.
 Based on the contents of the lecture so far, we analyzed “Purchase data of customer types,” “Purchase data of product department for each group’s customer type,” “How many times a day or a week customers visit to purchase.”  Also, based on the data of the monthly sales decomposition tree of the relevant store, we concluded “Sales decomposition tree,” “Steps for actions, thinking 5W1H concept,” “Appeal keyword.”  During this session, we asked advisers some questions to improve our ideas.  Our measures are still on the way, but we announced what we thought today in about three minutes.
 Next time, we will continue to hold an exchange of opinions 2 for the creation of measures.

 I had difficulty reading the data, but thanks to a lot of people, I was able to get the work done. ( 203  Mai WATANABE )
           


07:12
2021/07/29

Data Marketing Program 7

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 On Tuesday, June 15th, Kyoko YANO chief director and three other staff members, Promotion Sales and Marketing Division of Fuji Inc., and Masahiko AKAO chief director and two other staff members, Information Services Promotion Division of Seki Inc., came to our school. Also, with ZOOM, Mr. KARASUDANI Deputy Director of True Data Analytics Solutions, Inc., Fumikazu ONISHI Executive Director of Fuji Inc., Hirotaka SEKI President of Seki Corporation, and Mr. SHIRAISHI, a graduate of our school and student of Tokyo University, participated in this meeting online.

 Today's lecture was given by Mr. KARASUDABU, Deputy Director of True Data Analytics Solutions, Inc., on measures to improve sales based on purchase data.  The contents of this lecture were ①Key Performance Indicator settings, ②Sales analysis tree, ③Considering customer-contact points at 5W1H, ④Steps for action, ⑤Keywords for product appeal, and ⑥·Examples of AI-based comments for applications

 We were given an example and he explained to us the sales analysis tree, the steps for action, the categories of trend loading, and keywords for product-appeal.  Then we created a sales analysis tree based on the customer profile we created so far, and thought about why, what, when, where, and how (to have customers purchase) as action steps to increase the number of purchases.

 From now on, we will further discuss "Sales Analysis Tree", "Steps for Action in 5W1H" and "Appealing Keywords" based on the purchase data of each customer type.  And we will analyze what day of the week, what time zone of the day, and what kind of policy to customers is better to increase the number of customer-visits and purchases based on the contents of the previous lectures on promotional activities. Finally, we will consider target and product department that each section has been in charge of.

 Next time, we will hold an exchange meeting with three companies where students can discuss questions while considering measures.

 I was surprised that I could read a lot of things from the purchase data, and it could be schematically represented as an analysis tree.  I would like to take advantage of what I was taught in the lecture and think about measures.   (202 Ryoya IKEDA)

        


07:08
2021/07/29

Data Marketing Program 6

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 This year, Matsuyama Minami High school has been doing the Data Marketing Program cooperating with FUJI Co LTD, SEKI Co LTD and True Data Co LTD. (From 2021/03 to 2021/10)
 On Tuesday, June 8, the sixth seminar was held with four staff members from FUJI Co, LTD including Executive Fumikazu ONISHI and three staff members form SEKI Co LTD including President Hirotaka SEKI. Also through ZOOM, four staff members form True Data Co LTD including Mr. KARASUDANI and Mr. IZUMI, who were advisers of the fifth seminar, and Mr. SHIRAISHI, a graduate of our high school and student of Tokyo University.  This time, the lectures on “Retail Promotion” were done by Ms. Yano and Mr. Iwamoto.

 The contents of the lecture are following:

 “Retail Promotion” about ‘The role of Promotion about retail,’ ‘Kinds and features about Promotion,’ ‘The relationships between sales floor and Promotion,’ and ‘Measures.’

 “Targets” to ‘Announcement to Customer Types,’ ‘Categories of goods,’ ‘Which group to handle,’ ‘Reasons, features and Suggestions about customer types which we should aim at,’ ‘Current Status of Promotion at the stores,’

 The role of Promotion about retail is following:
 Acknowledge → Interest / Concern → Comparison / Consideration → Select.

 Mr. Iwamoto taught us that these approaches are very important while we are thinking about the relationships with our customers, using a procedure of falling in love as an example.
 When he talked about ”Kinds and features about Promotion,” he showed us Flyers, DMs, receipts, POP advertisements, HP, SNS, and real fruits, which are really using at a store.  And he added advantages and disadvantages about those things.
When he talked about “The relationship between sales floor and Promotion,”  he explained to us "classic," "end," "flatbed," "exhibition hall," "overhang," "menus," "flyers and sales floors," "digital devices and sale floors."  What matters most is customers have interest in our store.
 When we use some “Measures,” without enough preparation, these will not bring good results. They told us that we should think about measures carefully.

 Next time, we will have a lecture on "The contents about field work," which will be given by a staff member of True Data Co LTD.  And we will put our plans into practice at a store.

 I couldn’t read the data at all at first. However I was able to read the date because thanks to the many people who taught me and cooperated with the group. I want to do my best. (203 Kanato ONISHI)
          


07:02
2021/06/16

DataMarketing5

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07:25
2021/06/16

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07:23
2021/06/10

Industry-Academia Cooperation Marketing Education Program

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18:33
2021/05/27

brown rice

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 On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, some of 2nd grade students, who are studying about “brown rice,” had an online meeting with Prof. ISHIDA Momoko of Ehime University.  She graduated from our high school during the 2nd-term of Super Science High School.  Prof. Ishida showed us how to do experiments about immune functions and gave us some instructions and suggestions on the procedure of our research about “brown rice.”  This was a precious time for all of us and inspired us a lot.  We thank Prof. Ishida for her kindness.
 I am really happy because we could do some experiment with Prof. Ishida.  We will keep studying enthusiastically from now on.  (209HR SHINOZAKI Aoto)
       
07:41
2021/05/14

the Shikoku region online presentation

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 On April 11th, the  second and third year students in the science and mathematics course joined the Shikoku region online presentation. 
   Last year, it was canceled due to the coronavirus, however the representatives made a presentation and delivered videos online this year.  From our school, the light interference group gave a presentation which lasted about fifteen minutes.  It was valuable experience gained from the presentations, for example, the environment, disaster, preparedness, and so on.  We took part in the meetings to make good use of the contents of presentations and comments from the teachers for their research with integrity.  

  We will cherish many presentation opportunities which may be held in the future.  (309HR Kunita Shoma) 
     


16:55
2021/05/14

Data marketing program

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 On Saturdays April 3 and 10, 2021, “Field Work,” industry-academic collaborative education program, was held at Matsuyama Minami Senior High School, Fuji Grand Matsuyama and Fuji Fujiwara.  This is “Data marketing program using big data for purchasing that students and three companies, which are SEKI CO., LTD, Fuji Company Limited and True Data Inc., work together.”
 In the first meeting, store managers of Fuji explained to us about their contributions to each community, stores and backyards.  We could watch and understand how they do their tasks and layouts at shops and how they attracts their customers.  After this meeting, we submitted some reports about what we’ve learned, and our suggestions to enhance their sales figures.  We will be instructed by these companies a few days later.

 I feel it fun for me to join this meeting. From now on, I will be able to go shopping with different points of view.  (209HR  Saeki Kotaro) 
              


16:49
2021/03/31

National Quest Contest 2020(Quest navi×manavisionLab)

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   Four 2nd grade students were selected for the competition’s final phase at National Quest Contest 2020(Quest navi×manavisionLab)
   Under the category of the subject of CR(Challenge Research), under the title of “Major Mission for making Tobeyaki Popular ~Come and Try making Tobeyaki~”, analyzing various data and combining the research of science-mathematics course super science and that of Tobe branch school design course, they suggested measures to make Tobeyaki more popular. Unfortunately, they could not get a prize. However, the judges and administers appreciated the brooches which the students of Tobe branch school made using a glaze the students of the science-mathematics course invented.
   
17:38
2021/03/31

3/21/2021 WiDS HIROSHIMA Ideathon 2021

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   On March 21st, two teams gave their final presentations online.  We were the two groups out of the finalists of “WiDS HIROSHIMA Ideathon 2021”.
   WiDS stands for “Women in Data Science” supported by Stanford University ICME(Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering).  The goal is to foster people in the field of data science regardless of sex.
   This year’s theme was “Data Science and Healthcare” and we suggested some ideas for how to utilize data.
   Team Minami’s theme was “To get rid of stress from children” and explained that  pediatric medicine in some areas is insufficient using the figures like “the number of facilities offering medicine per 100000 children in each prefecture” and “the number of pediatricians in each town in Ehime prefecture per 1000 children”.
   We also introduced our branch school’s a hospital art project and how to utilize art in the hospitals.  We suggested using empty houses as medical facilities with art displayed inside.  Fortunately we got the second prize.
    Team Blood Sugar Level Management’s theme was “Project for reduction of diabetes”.  They measured blood sugar levels using factors such as diets, eating speed and eating order.  We can lower the blood sugar levels more by chewing, eating methods and our lifestyles.  We invented an application, “KamuKamu Care”(fuctions include: counting steps, counting the number of chews and calorie management).  We got the third prize.
      
17:35
2021/03/31

3/18/2021 DIG

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   DIG stands for Disaster, Imagination and Game.  The participants practice considering  possible disasters, their prevention and countermeasures against them using a map.  On March 18th, in the 6th and 7th periods we had the practice online.
   Not only MEs(Maintenance Experts) in Ehime and Gifu prefectures but professors in Ehime University and Gifu University joined the program.  Through this activity we could imagine disasters which we would face in the future and the goal is to have the power to think and act by ourselves to protect our lives.
    Step 1  To find the differences between the present and the past.
    Step 2  To find out the dangerous places and the safe places to evacuate.
    Step 3  What should we do in the case of heavy rain?
   After the practice, we talked about the following themes.
    1  the most potentially disastrous places in Matsuyama
    2  the best way to evacuate
   Prof. Sawada from Gifu University and Prof. Moriwaki from Ehime University advised that it is never too late to think about what we should do and that we must always think about what to do to protect our lives.  They added that we should make the best action plan beforehand by talking with our families.
     


17:33
2021/03/30

3/16/2021 Chien Kuo senior high school

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   On March 15th, we had an online presentation meeting with our sister school, Chien Kuo senior high school in Taiwan.  Up to last year we could visit the school and exchange our research.  However, this year we could not due to COVID-19.
   Today four groups performed their presentations and after each presentation we had a Q&A session.  We could check the presentations in advance.  It helped us ask questions.  As we ran out of time, we had another meeting three days later.
                     




14:55
2021/03/30

3/15/2021 Japan Biology Educational Committee Shikoku branch

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   On March 13th, the 4th meeting of the Japan Biology Educational Committee Shikoku branch was held online.  Two groups won motivational prizes.  They not only performed their presentations but also asked many questions about other presentations enthusiastically.  Also, they could shared their opinions with the professors of Ehime University and the staff from Tobe Zoo.
     1  “How a butterfly conserve energy through the unique structure of its wings?”
     2  “How newts learn by sight alone?”
     


14:51
2021/03/30

3/9/2021 SSH research report meeting

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   On March 9th, a SSH research report meeting was held at our school.  This year, in each classroom two groups performed their presentations using a poster.  In the Q&A session, they could share their opinions.  Ninety teams performed their presentations.
   In the afternoon, at the gym some groups performed their presentations in front of a large audience of all the 1st and 2nd grade students. 
                             
14:38
2021/03/30

2/23/2021 Roller Coaster

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   On February 23rd, we had a STEAM (Science Technology Enginnering Art Mathmatics) educational exchange with Hawaii University and Maryknoll School in Honolulu.  
   Three teams from Maryknoll School and fifteen teams (one hundred and thirty-three  students) joined.  We designed our own roller coasters under these conditions; the base must measure 36cm×48cm, the height must be 2m at the highest point and 25 kinds of sheets of paper were available.  It took us about two and a half months to complete them.    The goal was to get the bottom in the slowest possible time.  Creativity and teamwork were needed.  We’d like to continue having such exchanges from now.
  
                                


14:27
2021/03/30

2/20/2021 Hawaii University Space Laboratory

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   On February 20th, online presentations were held using zoom by the hosts, Prof. Rene and Art Kimura, who are the chiefs of the consortium supported by Hawaii University Space Laboratory.  Forty-six students from our school participated.
   They illustrated the extraordinary phenomena that occur in outer space by showing various scientific demonstrations concerning the life in ISS (International Space Station), the universe and rockets.  We could learn a lot about outer space.  Though it was difficult, we could understand more than before.
   After the lectures we had a Q&A session.  We did some research about space and local news about it in advance therefore we could have an active exchange.
            


14:22
2021/03/23

2021/02/07 2021/02/14 Ehime Science Challenge 2020

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   Every year, poster presentations and exchange meetings are held at Ehime University, but from the perspective of preventing the spread of Covid-19, “Ehime Science Challenge 2020” has gone online.
   This year, 202 students from 21 different high schools submitted a total of 63 research themes, 37 in the general category and 26 in the program category, and in conjunction with the release of the presentation videos on February 7, an online networking event was held for the participant of the Science Challenge.  During this exchange, the participants were divided into five areas: mathematics, information, physics, chemistry, biology, and geology, and introduced each other’s research that they had been working hard on, despite on-going pandemic, and asked each other questions. Graduate students from Ehime University also participated as hosts, and it was a meaningful time for them to sick sharp questions about their research from the graduate students’ point of view, and to ask questions about their research and university life.  ( 209HR  Rei Onishi )

Tuesday, February 14, 2021, Ehime Science Challenge 2020
   An online commendation ceremony was held.  The announcement of results the two groups, “The influence of the solvent on color development of the Iron 2 Iron” and “Possibility of energy saving flight by depend on usage mechanics the wings of the butterfly” were honored with the effort award of the general section.  The Broadcasting club of our school acted as the MC.  ( 209HR  Toyooka Anna )
     


15:27
2021/03/23

1/30 Tobeyaki Family

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   On January 30th, Saturday, “Tobeyaki family” had a talkabout their evaluation methods on the colors of the test pieces.

   Our research started from “Umechanzu”.  “Ginnanze” established RPG method and will beused in the future research presentations. Therefore, at the study meeting, “Koume brothers” consisting of the 1stgrade students discussed whether to use a tool called Go Spectro to analyzereflected lights in our research.  Weborrowed the tool from Professor Hayashi, who is in charge of EGS at EhimeUniversity. It is used to analyze the reflected lights and it may be possibleto find the elements that affect the reflected lights.

   Analyzing the data and comparing them, thediscussion lasted for more than two hours. We decided to use both of the RPGmethod and Gospectro.

   In the future, “Tobeyaki family” will worktogether to report our research to everyone. ( 109HR Rin Miyamoto )
   


15:25
2021/03/23

English presentation meeting

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On January 28th, an English presentation meeting was heldby the 1st year students of the science and mathematics course atMatsuyama Minami High school.  Theypresented their one-year research in English. 

 This time the presentations wereperformed by the selected teams, the Earth Science Group, the Biology Group andthe Mathematics Group.  Everyone activelyasked questions, so it was a very good presentation meeting.

   Inaddition, we invited three lecturers from Ehime University to make comments aboutour presentations.  They said, “thewillingness to communicate in English was wonderful.   Let’s study together at EhimeUniversity.”  The students who were incharge of the presentations and moderators had spent a lot of time preparingfor the meeting during the winter vacation. The hardship will surely give them a lot of confidence in the future andwill be food for the future research.

 

~Impressions~ It was hard for me to expresswhat I want to say.  So, I want to studyEnglish more and I will tell my research to the world in English in the future. ( 109HR Shun Hotta )

         
14:41
2021/03/23

1/28 Ms. Ishida Momoko

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   Ms. Ishida Momoko from Ehime University instructed us.  She graduate from our school and teaches in the university.  She is teaching graduates in the agriculture laboratory.  She instructed us with a presentation about the important points in allergy research.  ( 209HR Manami Miyaoka )
        


14:34
2021/03/23

1/26 Super High School Consortium

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   “Super High School Consortium” was held via Zoom online.  Junior and senior high school students (in total 965 students) in Ehime prefecture joined the meeting.  The students who presented in the meeting from our school were Tobeyaki ginnans, which is the team of science and mathematics course students.  1st and 2nd year students of science and mathematics course joined as the audience and as the head of the student council I participated in.
   During the 1st part, each school did a presentation about their activity.  During the 2nd part, we debated actively in the each booth and had a Q&A session.
   We understood that each school was working on a solution to the regional issues in Ehime prefecture by various approaches.  Moreover, I could improve my skill in presentations online, and I was impressed that the audience asked questions related to the point.  The meeting was valuable enough to help our research.    
    ( 209HR Yuto Yasuda )
       
14:30
2021/03/15

Hiroshima University GSC jump stage

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   On January 25th, we had a meeting whose title was Hiroshima University GSC jump stage. In our school, 3 science course students were selected as participants in the stage, which was the final stage. The professors gave us some advice about our study. I’m looking forward to developing our research.   ( 209HR Kose Kuroda )
   
07:26
2021/03/15

2021/01/22 Ms. Ishida Tomoko

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   Ms. Ishida Tomoko, who graduated from our school as a 2nd SSH member studies at Ehime University.  She studies not only animal’s sells but also product development.  Some students grow sprouting of brown rice under various conditions and search about the allergy.
  Nowadays, we cannot go to Ehime University to learn, so she instructed about our studies online.  Thanks to her, we recognized what to do next in our studies.  Thank you very much, Ms. Ishida.   ( 109HR Yoshinobu Kubota )
    


07:23
2021/03/15

online meeting and communicated with students from Kenkoku high school in Taiwan

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   Four students from the science course had an online meeting and communicated with students from Kenkoku high school in Taiwan on January 21st.  We have continued to interact with them and this year we are planning to conduct experiments together.  We introduced ourselves and talked about the presentation meeting we are having next March.  In order to make good presentations, we are preparing hard and trying to improve our English skills.  
  ( 209HR  Sakura Sasaki )
        
07:17
2020/12/29

2020/12/17 Advanced Science

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 On December 15th and 16th, the 1st grade students from science course visited many places as the advanced science lecture.  They went to advanced laboratory to attend technical lectures.  We showed the eagerness about our research.
 On the first day, we visited Ehime fisheries experimental station and Ehime mandarin experimental station in Uwajima.  We learned the issues about agriculture and fisheries.  After that, we attended the lecture about earthquakes and medical treatment.
 On the second day, we visited a science museum to learn how to wrestle SSH program.  And we attended the lecture about Masataka Ogawa, who invented blue LEDs.  We were all interested in his story.  After that, we went to the paper laboratory.  They used very expensive machine.
 Through the advanced science lecture, we learned about the research to solve local issues.  And we learned the hardship that people working there had.  The most important thing that we learned is “Added Value”.  It is important for regions to survive in the world.  We have to find my own “Added Value”.  We should challenge many things.
 (109HR  Aoto Shinozaki)
          
07:08
2020/12/28

2020/12/14 SDGs

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 On Saturday, December 12th, the second meeting of the title was held online.  From our school, 16 students and 3 teachers joined it.  Two students from Iyo agricultural High School joined it.
 This project consists of three series. This is the second time.  First, we announced the previous issue, ”SDGs ― A poster with many words”.  After that, we were divided into groups.  One group thought about plastic waste and the other group thought about local production for local consumption, and exchanged opinions.  We thought carefully about the theme and we commented on what high school students can do.  In the third time, we will announce what each group has studied.  This time, we used an app: thinking tool called “miro” and information shared online (Please look at the photo) .
 I was glad to join the meeting because I could learn about the different perspectives and ways of thinking of college students and other high school students.  I want to acquire a lot of ideas while responding to new learning styles.
  (101HR  Saki Mochimaru)
     
17:28
2020/12/28

2020/12/12 DATA SCIENCE

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 At data scienceⅠclass in our school, all of the first grade students in general course are working on the presentations using REASAS.  This year, our school is selected as “Area research practice school”.  In this program, we find the problems in local areas and then solve them.  The representatives of the first graders made a research presentation “Agriculture normalization by the promotion of the water culture” as a summary of their research.
 Through this presentation, I learned about the importance and difficulty of thinking and talking on the spot.  From now on I want to join such presentations positively for my future.
  (107HR Rai Inoue)
          
17:24
2020/12/18

2020/11/14 High School Cultural Festival

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   From our school, four physics groups, two chemistry groups, two biology groups and one geoscience group, a total of nine groups took part in a competition.  In the elimination round, each of us had eight minutes for a poster presentation that put questions and answers together.  We did this three times.  The Tobeyaki Ginnans group in the field of chemistry and the thermoacoustic group in the field of physics passed the elimination round and advanced to the final.  In the final presentation, there were questions and answers with high school students from other schools.  They participated actively and it became a successful competition for the presenters and participants.
   As a result, the Tobeyaki Ginnans group won the award for an excellent work and will participate in the national tournament in Wakayama prefecture next year.
   Unfortunately, the thermoacoustic group missed the national tournament, but they got a participation award.
   Though it was the first time for many students to participate in the competition, we could publish with a dignified manner.  We will do our best as we use the experience of this competition for our researches and presentations from now on.  
 ( 209HR  Koya Nishioka )
            
17:23
2020/12/18

2020/11/15 Marine Treasure Contest

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 Marine Treasure Contest was held and organized by Hokkaido University online on Sunday November 15th .   Students of our school who had been selected as finalist of Marine Science branch made a presentation .   As a result , they received Angler Fish Award which means they are sixth place in the whole country and got a Special Award from Ishoku-dogen company.
   ( 309HR  Risa Higuchi )
              
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2020/12/18

2020/11/06 Data Business

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 12 students joined a study meeting online to take part in the data science contest on November 6th.  The title of the lecture was “Effort of supporting restaurants by Gurunabi” and about “with Colona Virus”.  One was about what Gurunabi does and how to communicate with restaurants.  They also talked about the present condition of the restaurants during Corona Virus.  The topic was “Creating smiles with Food”.  From the Gurunabi data, the concept of new styles of food manufacturing was made.  We had time to ask questions and had fun.

 Through this experiences, we learned many things.  We have never known the effects of Corona on restaurants.  So we were surprised to learn from this lecture.  The university students who joined this lecture had sharp perspectives.  It was moving.  If we have such a chance again, we will try much more positively.
 ( 107HR Eito Takahashi & Shotaro Kaneda)
  


16:08
2020/11/27

2020/11/06 “Data Science 1 Lecture”

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 “Data Science 1 Lecture” was held for first- year students in both general- course and science-and-mathematics-course in November 6th, in our school gymnasium.  The lecture was by Mr. Himeno, a professor of Shiga University Faculty of Data Science Associate.  First–year-students are researching by using RESAS DATA in the class of “Data Science” which is our school setting subject.  Mr. Himeno said, “Data Science can be used on a lot of field. For example, mainly AI, a self- driving, weather forecast, home electrical appliances, purchase and medical”.  Also he told us how to use graphs, figures and text mining in Data Science.  Students well understood about Data Science and deeply interested in it.  Mr. Himeno, we appreciate your speech.

 It is dangerous for us to use a lot of numbers easily. I thought that numbers are beautiful.
( 109HR  Kotaro Saeki )
           


15:07
2020/11/27

2020/11/1 The GSC Hiroshima step stage

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 The GSC Hiroshima step stage research project was held online on November 1st. 

 We made a poster of the research plan in each field and exchanged opinions with the judges online, which was very fruit for us.  We made a poster presentation to select participants that would go to the “jump stage”.  Also, I felt the opinions of the professors were different from ours. ( 209HR Yanase Shunsuke,  Kuroda Kosei )

 We made a presentation today.  I could broaden my technological vision by watching other groups’ presentations.  Also, as for my presentation, I could notice some problems in my presentations by getting advice from the university professors.  (209HR  Akihiro Tomita )

 I was very nervous with my poster presentation this time, but, I could finish it successfully.Also, valuable advice the professor gave us was very informative.  ( 209HR Rune Matsuura )
   


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2020/11/27

2020/10/28 a training support program

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 Wednesday, October 28th, 8th period, a training support program for 42 first year students in science and mathematics course were given by Mr. Kubo of Ehime University, Graduated School for Teacher Education ml.  The title was “peeling of arranges”.  We had been using a chemical reaction to peel oranges since last week.  This time, the students conducted the experiment.  They were sure to be careful because they were using used NaOH, HCL and other dangerous chemicals.  Based on Mr. Kubo’s hints, the students enjoyed competing to see which group could peel the oranges cleanly.  The students were surprised that the neutralization reaction that they were learning now is used to make canned oranges.  At the same time, it was a very meaningful hour that deepened our interest in chemical phenomena.  It was a little difficult to understand, but we were able to finish the program in a good way.
 ( 209HR  Hikaru Inaba)
    
14:58
2020/11/27

2020, October 25

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 46 students took part in “The annual Astronaut Lacy Beach Day of Discovery ” hosted by University of Hawaii universe research institute.
 Besides the Keynote address, the lectures on the professors’ researches on STEAM education.  The lectures started at 6:30 a.m. because of the time difference between Japan and Hawaii.  We could feel their enthusiasm and passion for their research through the lectures.
 After the lectures we took, we had workshop with Mr. Art Kimura, the head of Hawaii university professors in charge of STEM education.  Two group gave presentations in English, and eleven professors gave us precious advice.  We decided to continue the experiment farther.  At the same time, we realized the importance of communicating in English.  We appreciate the professors’ valuable advice. 
        ( 209HR  Yoshinobu Hyodo,  Ryuna Hayashi,  Rikuto Shigemi )
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19th annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery.pdf
              
        
            
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2020/11/26

the Science and Mathematics Education Support Program.

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 8th period on Wednesday, October 21th, first year students who belong to the Science and Mathematics course conducted a TT-style class. They were taught by Mr. Masuda and Mr. Kubo who are Ehime University students for the Science and Mathematics Education Support Program.
 The topic was Ethyl acetate hydrolysis reaction”, we conducted preparatory experiments for the main experiment next week. Because of the corona virus we had no chance to experiment for a long time, so we took it seriously.
Relying on a slight change of the smell, we experienced a mechanism of hydrolysis reaction. The teacher was impressed with the students who expressed the reaction of the experiment with their own words.
 The main experiment is going to be conducted next week. We experienced the application of chemical power and we want to be more and more interested in chemistry.    ( 109HR  Takuto Doi)
    
17:28
2020/11/26

Scientific research poster session

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   Scientific research poster session by the 11th grade junior in high school were held on October 15th.  The instructors from the committee, first-year students of the science and mathematics course and the teachers joined it, where we held poster presentations and questions and answers.  We would like to deepen our understanding and experiments as a lot of people advised.  Thanks to the instructors of the committee very much for giving us advise.  
( 209HR  Kento Tamai )
                
17:24
2020/09/20

“Let’s get together!Science Girls”

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 Saturday, August 29th “Let’s get together!Science Girls”the 3rd Science-related Girls’ Web Conference in Shikoku was held.  This year, we used Zoom for the online presentation.  Eight girls in four groups from our second-year science and mathematics students from our school, presented their research on newts, interference light, vitamin C and blue glaze light.  Seishin Girls’ High School in Okayama played host to six schools, Ehime University High School, Niihama National College of Technology, and Uwajima-Higashi High School.  Each school gave research presentations.  It was a great opportunity to receive precise advice from the university professors from the perspective of a researcher. It was also a great motivator for us to prepare for the presentation at the Koubun Festival in November.

 We were able to present to each other and deepen our thinking about our research.  In the presentation, I was able to find ways to improve with the advice of the university professors.  I would like to put more effort into my research.
  ( 209HR  Karen Mizuno )
      


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2020/09/10

2020/08/24  1st Prize in WiDS HIROSHIMA Ideathon 2020 finalists presentation contest

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   On Aug. 22nd, three students participated in the final of the online presentation contest held by WiDS (Women in Data Science), which is an ICME (Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering)-led activity.  It aims to foster the personnel specialized in the field of Data Science regardless of gender.
   Their research theme was “Preparation against the Nankai Trough Earthquake”.  Using  data from the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (RESAS, e-net), they talked about “new designated shelters and life-saving stations”, “Disaster Manuals in foreign languages” “Usage of exchange students of volunteers” and “Effect of pictograms”.
   Brilliantly, they won first prize in Japan!

   I participated in the contest for the first time.  It was a good experience for me.  I was glad because the result of the contest was quite satisfactory.  I want to use this experience and take on research in the future.  ( 205HR  Sakura Shiraishi )
   


19:39
2020/08/27

8/11  GSC in Hiroshima University

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   GSC in Hiroshima University selected 8 students from our school as the participants in the Step Stage.  They attended the first seminar which was held on August 9.  This time, we attended an online meeting and lecture. It was about “Purposes and challenges of GSC and making handmade slides. The students’ opinions follow.

   〇 I was worried whether it might not be held because of the influence of the coronavirus but I was glad to have joined it.  Thank you to Hiroshima University’s professors.  ( 209HR  Rei Onishi , Hinata Sumikawa )
   〇 There was a lot of content which will help us produce handmade slides.  I learned a lot of things.  And I fully felt the importance of English.  ( 209HR  Rune Matsuura )
   〇 I’ll try another study.  I’ll do my best in my studies.  Also, I’m going to study English hard.  ( 209HR  Rina Osawa )
   〇 It was nice to learn the importance of research presentation using handmade slides.  I would like to make efforts to apply what I learned this time to SS and GSC later.  ( 209HR  Akihiro Tomita )
       


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2020/08/27

8/13 competition of the health data analytics and management

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   Students and teachers from Matsuyama minami high school took part in the competition of the health data analytics and management on August 7th. We got some lectures from Mr. Murakami Makoto, Mr. Yamaguchi Kazunori and Mr. Takahashi Kunihiko.

   People’s daily life has changed due to the influence of the coronavirus. We can see relations of several data by gathering information as graphs. We also can see new problems. Though the data seem to be correct at first, we find wrong calculation or incorrect comparing. I thought it was important that persons who receive data have to think from many directions and to read information properly. I want to read many data in order to improve my ability to judge and understand properly the data. ( Nishioka Aika)

   It was exciting and interesting for me to be able to derive what people are demanding from user data analysis and statistical data from FiNC apps. As Mr.Yamaguchi said, I thought it is necessary to approach the truth from statistics and control risk, how to read, act and convey data, so I also try to investigate and think about it by myself.      
  ( Ishikura Jun)
    


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2020/08/26

2020/08/13 Preparation for the final of WiDS HIROSHIMA ideathon 2020

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   The matsuyamaminami high school team was selected as a finalist in the “WiDS HIROSHIMA ideathon 2020”, which was held by Hiroshima University.  This aims to develop human resources to be active in the field of The WiDS HIROSHIMA ideathon 2020.
   The rehearsal and a seminar were held online on August 11.  Three students from our school will take part in the final.  Their final presentation practice was watched by Ms. Suga and she gave us some advice.  We want to improve our presentation before the final that will be held on August 22, following the advice from her.

   I want to improve our presentation so that we’ll get more people instead in it. 
   ( 205HR  Shiraishi Sakura )
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16:58
2020/08/26

2020/08/05 The 44th National High School Arts Festival in Kochi; “WEB SOBUN”

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  The 44th National High School Arts Festival in Kochi; “WEB SOBUN” started on Sep.31st online.  A team from our school whose research is about Parantica Sita participated in it as a representative of the high schools in Ehime Prefecture.  Please check it out in the following site.
  https://www.websoubun.com/dept/science/biology/page/031.html
    “Research about the mechanism of effective flying of Parantica Sita”
     ( 309HR  Yutaka Yamasaki, Ryunosuke Hanaoka and Hiroto Shiraishi )
  


16:55
2020/08/06

7/24 Science presentation contest

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 On Friday, July 24, the Science presentation contest was held in Ehime Prefectural Museum of Science, and there the two groups of the 3rd grade students from the science course participated in the contest. Their presentations were about spider webs and Tobe-yaki pottery glazing.  The first group did a presentation about “How strong are spider webs?’’  When we were asked strong questions by university professors who were also the examiners, we could explain our research in our words.  The second did a poster presentation titled “Research of removing blue oxide by referencing the Zegal formula.’’  Our research on Tobe-yaki glazing seemed to interest the university professors.  We were awarded the Ehime Governor’s Prize in the poster section.
 The Judges were university professors, high school teachers and other high school presenters.  They gave us their opinions and were helpful for our research and writing papers.  This contest was satisfying for us.

  I was interested in the other teams’ presentations.  It was a good opportunity to let people know about our research.   (309HR Kana Watanabe)
  I could present our research well and I’m glad to have got an award.  I could learn from the other groups.  (309HR Hibiki Kumatani)
 I was happy we got the prize in the contest.  It was our last contest, so I was happy to get a good result.  I will make an effort to write a good paper on our research.   (309HR Masaki Yoshida)

                     

12:44
2020/07/30

7/22 SS Social Gathering

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  A social event was held in SS periods for the students of our science course. 
  In the 6th period, representatives of the second grade students gave a presentation on their study in the Kansai region to the first grade students.
  Using many pictures and quizzes, they introduced their activities, such as visiting the facilities and interacting with alumni, in an easy to understand manner. The presentation showed how well the class got along with each other. In the question and answer session, the students were able to talk frankly not only about the study in Kansai and research projects, but also about their school life in general.
  In the 7th period, the second grade students gave a presentation on their current research. It gave important hints as to further research. 
  Due to the effects of the corona virus, it has been difficult for the first grade students to interact with other grades at school events, so this was a great opportunity for the first grade students to learn about school life in the science course directly from their seniors.

  It was difficult to convey the content of our study in the presentation, but it was a good experience.  (209HR  Rei Onishi)

                                 


12:39
2020/07/22

7/10 Data Business Creation Consortium 20th study session

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 The students and teachers took part in a “Data Business Creation Consortium 20th study session” held by Keio University SFC online. 
Professor Hashimoto Takehiko, the General Manager of AI Strategy Center of GA technologies CO.Ltd., gave us a lecture titled “The promotion of Dx in the regulated industry and data scientists’careers 2020ver.  The lecture was about at three year mission to research how to use the data and AI in regulated industries such as real estate.

   It was so interesting that I want to get more information about future data science.  (208HR Yuta Sumikawa)


         


12:33
2020/07/08

7/7 PLUM

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 A new theme has been decided for Matsuyama South High School’s SSH and Tobe Branch School of Design’s joint research “A new sense of Tobe ware for high school students.”  This year, with the cooperation of the Seven folds Plum Union, we decided to research a glaze using dried plum seeds.  We are looking forward to seeing what kind of color it will be.  The other day, Mr.Takeuchi, the representative director of the union, and Mr. Kawaguchi, the deputy head of the union, gave us about 60kg of salted plum seeds.  At present, the seeds have dried.  We are grateful for them very much.    ( 209HR  Rune Matsuura )
   
16:41
2020/07/06

Online Conference for the Science Division of the National High School Arts Festival in 2020

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   On July 5th We took part in an online conference for the Science Division of the National High School Arts Festival in 2020 hosted by Matsuyama Minami High School.  This year we had a zoom conference to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  135 high school students from 15 high schools in Ehime Prefecture took part in this online conference.  First, the vice principal at our school, Mr. Shigematsu gave us a lecture on a research project ranging from how to find a research subject to how to find a solution to the problem.  In the remote workshop, he talked about how to discover the causes of the mysterious phenomena happening around us.  We also worked on the assignments given by Mr. Shigematsu at each school and then gave presentations online.  We were able to share various opinions and deepen our understanding.
   In the latter half of the conference, representative students of Ehime Prefecture made a presentation on each research topic and had question-answer sessions.  The students selected from the fields of physics, chemistry, biology and geology gave unique presentations.  Students actively exchanged questions and answers, which deepened their understanding of their research.  The students, representing biology, made an ingenious presentation about parantica sita and received many questions.  This time it was an online workshop but it gave us a great chance to acquire basic skills to research a project.

   We had some difficulty with online presentation because of the device problems but this seminar let us find a new potential.   ( 309HR  Ryunosuke Hanaoka )

    I learned from the presentation by Mr. Shigematsu that it is very important in research to have questions about what we think is common sense.    ( 309HR  Hiroto Shiraishi )

    This time I made a presentation about parantica Sita. This online conference became a great opportunity for me to consider new kinds of presentations.    ( 309HR  Yutaka Yamazaki )
    


16:37
2020/07/06

7/5 Big Data

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 We participated in a presentation for research purchase data.  We analyzed using the Dolphin Eye by remote control on July 3, 2020. Dolphin Eye is owned by Ture Data Corporation, which is a big data holder company, one of the biggest in Japan. Mr. Karasudani, Ms. Tokuda, Mr. Nomura, Ms. Nishiguti who work for Ture Data, advised us about the point view, idea and so on when we finished the presentation. Attending students as well as the presenters could understand the way to analyze and show data. It was a valuable experience for us. We will make use of this experience and work on the next research.

 
    I could be more interested in data science. So, I want to work on the next research and analyze a lot of data.  ( 205HR Sakura Shiraishi )

      


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