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APPTECH 2020 Starts on June 12

May 29, 2020

Dear Appropriate Technology 2020 Students (and guests),


Good day, this is a message from the AppTech teaching team. This Spring Semester, our classes will be contacted online through Microsoft Teams. Below, you can find a link of invitation to the Microsoft Teams that you can access and join our online team:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3a22da8ebfc9104df1a202f49ae253e42c%40thread.tacv2/General?groupId=75edecfa-eefa-4df3-a193-12b6696fb591&tenantId=9e5b5dfd-669d-4ef8-b240-4229cbf4a83d

We will have six (6) classes this semester to discuss the fundamental concept of Appropriate Technology (AppTech) as well as doing the necessary preparation for the field research activity. Our Teams meeting will be during Fridays (18:00 – 20:00) in the following schedule:

Class # 1 – June 12
Class # 2 – June 19
—No class on June 26—
Class # 3 – July 3
Class # 4 – July 10
Class # 5 – July 17
—No class on July 24—
Class # 6 – July 31

In AppTech, students develop the projects in groups. We must know each other to have effective teamwork; that is why Class #1 will be a “getting-to-know” event. For Class # 1, we request you to introduce yourself (5:00 minutes/ individual). We will use PowerPoint slides and share them via Teams. For preparation of the slides, I recommend you to add some images in order to tell your story more effectively.

Contents of Self-introduction:
1. General information about you (Nickname, laboratory, favorite food, hobbies, etc…)
2. What is your personality type based on the online test (https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test), and what do you think about it?
3. Show an image of the thing you are passionate about (anything is okay)
4. Show a picture of people you want to help (anyone is okay)

Lastly, I hope everyone will enjoy this class despite the current limitations we are experiencing due to this pandemic. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, Irie sensei, or any of the TAs. This course has some available content online. You can visit them to learn more about AppTech and what to expect in this class.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRCbEIWeUDAi4IbcKL7Yx0w/
Website: https://www.apptechtsukuba.com

Thank you very much, and see you in class!

Best regards,
AppTech Teaching Team


(Japanese translation)

こんにちは。今春の学期では、クラスは マイクロソフトチームを通じて行われます。登録済みの学生に招待状を送信します。ゲストの学生は次のリンクから参加できます。

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3a22da8ebfc9104df1a202f49ae253e42c%40thread.tacv2/General?groupId=75edecfa-eefa-4df3-a193-12b6696fb591&tenantId=9e5b5dfd-669d-4ef8-b240-4229cbf4a83d

今学期は6つのクラスに分かれて、適性技術(AppTech)の基本的な概 念について話し合うとともに、フィールド調査活動に必要な準備を行います。Teamsでの授業は、金曜日(18:00〜20:00)に次のスケジュールで開催されます。

クラス#1 – 6月12日
クラス#2 – 6月19日
— 6月26日はクラスなし—
クラス#3 – 7月3日
クラス#4 – 7月10日
クラス#5 – 7月17日
— 7月24日はクラスなし—
クラス#6 – 7月31日

適性技術では、学生がグループでプロジェクトを行います。効果的なチームワークを実現するには、お互いを知る必要があります。そのため、クラス#1は「お互いを知る」ことにします。クラス#1では一人5分の自己紹介をお願いします。パワーポイントのスライドを使用して、Teamsで共有します。スライドを作成する際には、自己紹介を効果的に伝えるために自分の写真を用いることをお勧めします。

自己紹介の内容:
1.あなたについて(ニックネーム、研究室、好きな食べ物、趣味など)
2.右記リンクのオンラインテストを受けて自分のタイプを発表(https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test)また、パーソナリティテスト結果の感想(自分の性格と結果が一致しているかなど)
3.自分が情熱を持っているものについて画像を用いた説明(何でもかまいません)
4.助けてあげたい人の写真を見せてください(誰でも大丈夫です)

最後に、コロナウイルス感染拡大による様々な自粛期間中において、みなさんがこのクラスを楽しんでもらえることをTA一同願っています。授業や課題についてご不明な点がございましたら、お気軽に入江先生、またはTAまでお問い合わせください。このコースには、オンラインで利用可能なコンテンツがいくつかあります。 AppTechの詳細や、この授業で得られることなど知りたい方は下記のサイトにアクセスしてみてください。

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRCbEIWeUDAi4IbcKL7Yx0w/
ウェブサイト:https://www.apptechtsukuba.com

本当にありがとうございました。クラスでお会いしましょう!
宜しくお願いします


CURRICULUM Orientation 2020

We are hoping that everyone is safe during this time of CoViD-19 pandemic. AppTech Tsukuba prepared an online orientation video for this academic year for the students of Ph.D. Program in Human Biology and Ph.D. Program in Humanics. Please enjoy!


Final Pitch 2019

Date: December 14 (Sat), 13:00-17:30
Place: Global Village Community Center, 2F
[Venue Map] 

Appropriate Technology Final Pitch will be held on December 14 (Saturday). This year, students from the Ph.D. Program in Human Biology (HBP) and Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences have teamed-up to develop technologies to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  They have tackled a wide variety of issues like infectious diseases, food loss, sustainable agriculture, and the environment. They will be sharing the story of their prototype and its business potential. See you there!

Guest Judges

Engr. Felix Ipanaque

Engr. Ipañaque is one of the Top 100 Disruptive Entrepreneurs in Peru as CEO and founder of PickApp (sold to FedEx). He is passionate about digital entrepreneurship and technology innovation for sustainable development. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering and obtains his MBA at Universidad de Los Andes. His specializations are process design, lean startup, business model design, sales, and marketing. He is currently developing his next start-up in Japan.

Prof. Midori Matsushima

Prof. Matsushima specializes in Health Economics, Public Health, Policy Evaluation, and Development. Her works focus on the social aspects of development and its impact on the quality of life. She wrote a book about the “Empirical Studies on Social Determinants of Health and Well-being,” and her studies target both the developed and developing countries . Recently she has also been investigating the factors of mental health (especially on elderly people) and work-life balance.

Prof. Tofael Ahamed

Prof. Tofael is a faculty member of Life and Environmental Sciences and in the Doctoral Program in Appropriate Technology and Science for Sustainable Development. His lab focuses in using machine learning systems for autonomous agricultural machinery and sensing system. This includes technologies like GIS remote sensing for precision agriculture and Internet of Things (IoT). His motivation is that through agriculture, we can achieve the Global Society 5.0 and SDGs.

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