Shigetaka Katori

He received Dr.Eng. in 2003. From 2003 to 2013, he worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at Kyoto University. He is now a professor of the National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College, Japan. His research interests are developing organic electronic devices, such as OLEDs, OPVs and OTFTs. Especially, he tries to develop novel thin film fabrication technique under atmospheric pressure by using ultrasonic spray deposition.

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National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College

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Promoting Engineering Education Through Regional Cooperation at NIT Tsuyama College
Shigetaka Katori

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tsuyama College is the only engineering-related higher education institution in the northern part of Okayama prefecture. The development of local economies is essential to the realization of a sustainable society. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to promote cooperation with local businesses and science and engineering education. NIT Tsuyama college Regional collaboration research center is involved in local industry-government-academia collaboration activities, as well as with elementary and junior high schools. We are engaged in activities for the development of human resources to support local communities and the sustainable development of the region.γ€€In particular to fulfill our role as a local manufacturing education center and next-generation human resource development institution, we offer lectures for companies and open lectures and classes for elementary and junior high school students. The educational program for elementary and junior high school students includes support activities to foster the acquisition, utilization, and exploration of knowledge to promote interest in science and mathematics learning and information technology.
On the other hand, programs to promote cooperation with companies include, we have established the "NIT Tsuyama Technology Exchange Plaza" and regularly exchange information with approximately 120 registered companies. Each year, we hold an event to promote local businesses, and hundreds of students from first to fifth grade participate to learn about the efforts of local companies. Participating students will learn about the initiatives of local companies and use this information to plan their future careers. Some of the companies are explained by students who have graduated from the school, providing a valuable opportunity for students to get a closer look at corporate activities.

Industry and Multiple Institutions Collaboration
Atrium (Posters)