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Part2 Educational Reform Q&A
Q46: In order to raise the next generation of outstanding researchers,I think it is important for children to have the opportunity to experience the cutting-edge research being carried out in universities and other institutions.Are there any arrangements for them to do this?

A:The Fureai Science Program(Getting Closeto Science Program),established in F Y1999,is being jointly run by a group of universityresearchers and the Japan Society for thePromotion of Science.

This program is aimed at lower and upper sec-ondary school students and seeks to make a contribution to the development of the next gen-eration of researchers as well as increasing un-derstanding and interest in state-of-the-art scien-tific research by providing opportunities to have direct contact with cutting-edge research.The programs are generally operated as out-lined below however since the content varies from program to program,you should contact the Fureai Science Program(Getting Close to Science Program)Officer,Research Program Division,Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for details.You can also get more information on the Internet(http://www.jsps.go.jp)or through the fax information service(03-3221-2470).


Number of programs held:50programs(selected nationwide)
Length of program:about3days(during summer and winter vacations,or on Saturdays and Sundays)
Eligible participants:Lower and upper secondary school students nationwide(However,only students able to participate for the whole duration of the program)
Number of participants:20-40for each program
Recruiting method;the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science recruits participants from schools with the cooperation of boards of education in prefectures and designated cities
Cost:Free(participants pay for transport,accommodation and meals)
Inquiries:Fureai Science Program(Getting Close to Science Program)Officer,Research Program Division,Research Program Department,Japan Society for the Promotion of Sci-ence


The Science Camp is a similar project run by the Science and Technology Agency and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.For details,contact the Science Camp'99 Office,Public Pro-grams Department,Japan Science Foundation,Tel:03-3212-2454).

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