• Organizing Committee
  • Shinya Nagasaki (U Tokyo) - Chair
  • Tatsuhiro Kamisato (U Tokyo) - Co-chair
  • Joonhong Ahn (UC Berkeley) - Co-chair
  • Satoru Tanaka (U Tokyo)
  • Application
  1. Download PAGES registration form, and fill all the necessary information.
  2. Send the application forms to PAGES2010SS@n.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
  3. Registration Fee: $300 (Expenses for lodging, meals, transportation must be arranged separately.)
  4. See logistics page for further information.

Background, Motivation and Objective
In the past three years, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo and Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley have been carrying out collaboration for developing advanced educational programs for nuclear engineering. The collaboration, called GoNERI, has been funded by the Global Center of Excellence (G-COE) program of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS).

As one of the core parts of GoNERI program, special emphasis is placed on integrating nuclear science and engineering with social science. We recognize the particular relevance of social-scientific approaches to various perspctives of nuclear technology, such as nuclear fuel cycle, radioactive waste disposal, introduction for rising countries, and so on. It is imperative that the new generation of nuclear engineers understand societal aspects of nuclear technologies sufficiently to serve the public good. However, as faculty members and students in nuclear science and engineering, we do not yet have sufficient command of the fundamentals of the social sciences (such as their domain, concepts, terminology, methodology, etc.), which limits us in collaborating with social scientists. This must be corrected.

With such understanding, under the GoNERI program, efforts have been made to develop an innovative education program by integrating |nuclear engineering and social sciences, including a series of bi-weekly seminars and field trips to Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), New Mexico, Toyo-Cho and Rokkasho-Mura, Japan. Also, we conducted the "2009 Advanced Summer School of Radioactive Waste Disposal with Social Scientific Literacy."

The objective of such prospective educational program is to provide students with an awareness of social science perspectives and the capability to put them to work in improving society's ability to make difficult and long-term decisions. We will do this by establishing a systematically integrated program for nuclear engineering graduate students. This summer school is planned and organized as an important milestone toward the goal.

Venue

Registration and Keynote Lecture:

July 25 (Sun), 2010
3:00 - 5:30 pm, Room xxxx, Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC), Honolulu, HI

Lectures:

July 26 (Mon) - 28 (Wed), 2010
Room 802, HTIC, Honolulu

Special Lecture & Workshop:

29 (Thu), 2010
Room 802, HTIC, Honolulu

Workshop:

July 30 (TFri) & August 2 (Mon), 2010
Room 802 & "Glen Grant Theater", HTIC, Honolulu

Program in PDF file.

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