2017 TOMODACHI-STEM @ Rice University Program
Apply Now: 2017 TOMODACHI STEM @ Rice University for Female Japanese Students
(Application Deadline: November 2, 2016)
The 2017 TOMODACHI-STEM @ Rice University for Female Students is a five-week research internship program for ten female undergraduates from Japan who are majoring in science & engineering (S&E). Held at Rice University in Houston, Texas, the program will enable students to gain real world experience with S&E research, provide an introduction to U.S. higher education and provide opportunities for cultural engagement and collaboration with U.S. students. The program will serve as a catalyst for female Japanese students interested in S&E study and research and engagement with the U.S. through international research collaborations.
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Online applications are due by November 2, 2016 at midnight (Japan time).
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2016 TOMODACHI-STEM @ Rice University Program
The 2016 TOMODACHI-STEM @ Rice University Program is a five-week research internship program for 10 Japanese undergraduate students majoring in science & engineering (S&E). Held at Rice University in Houston, Texas, the program enabled students to gain real world experience with S&E research, provide an introduction to U.S. higher education and provide opportunities for cultural engagement and collaboration with American students.
During the program from February 21 – March 27, 2016, Japanese participants were be placed in teams of two into a Rice University research lab where they spent four weeks working on a research project under the advisement of the U.S. professor and their assigned U.S. graduate student mentor. The capstone experience of the research internship was the development of a research project poster that was presented at a symposium held at Rice University, which was presented to the student’s home university upon their return to Japan.
In addition to research, students also participated in weekly English language classes, an Introduction to Science & Engineering Research in the U.S. seminar, and cultural activities and excursions. Following the completion of the four-week internship, the students traveled to Washington, D.C. for a one-week Science & Technology Policy Study Tour.
- Read about their experience here