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Okayama University Certification ceremony held for the “Okayama University Student Meister System” in which students provide technical support such as operating research equipment – Understand the principles of technology and promote the advancemen

National University Corporation Okayama University
[Okayama University] Certification ceremony held for the “Okayama University Student Meister System” in which students provide technical support such as operating research equipment – Understand the principles of technology and promote the advancement of human resources –
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June 2, 2024 (Reiwa 6) National University Corporation Okayama University https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/72793/2244/resize/d72793-224-310E47F1E89CCF8D8749-0.jpg &s3=72793-2244-CEF834C9D0BB0F77539C505B c831419a-1944X1106.jpg] ◆ Overview The Equipment Sharing Promotion Headquarters of the Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization of National University Corporation Okayama University (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Okayama City, President: Yasutomo Nasu) will hold a meeting on May 14, 2024 at the Headquarters Building 1 on the Tsushima Campus. A certification ceremony for the “Okayama University Student Meister System”, in which students who are proficient in the operation of research equipment provide technical support for shared research equipment, was held in the laboratory.
This system is a learning program that allows students to acquire advanced measurement techniques while deepening their understanding of the basic principles of instrumental analysis, and is unique to our university. Through supporting work such as requested analysis, accompanying measurements, and maintenance of shared research equipment, students aim to acquire techniques for handling research equipment that requires advanced technology. Furthermore, in terms of continuous human resource development and sophistication, students who are skilled in operating research equipment, etc. We have set up a system to certify students in stages.
At the ceremony, seven students who met the prescribed requirements were certified as “Student Semi-Meisters.” A certificate was awarded to the certified students by Koji Hatanaka, Director of the Equipment Sharing Promotion Headquarters. Director Hatanaka encouraged the students, saying, “Please become proficient in operating the research equipment you are in charge of until it becomes an extension of your body, and have big dreams as you work on your future activities as a student semi-meister and research activities.” did.
Afterwards, the certified student semi-meisters made presentations about their future aspirations and the characteristics of the research equipment they will be responsible for.
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The “Student Meister System” aims to improve the efficiency of research facilities and make effective use of them through joint use, etc., by training student staff who are skilled in the operation of equipment, etc., and improving the sophistication of technical support for handling joint use research equipment. This is being implemented by the Equipment Sharing Promotion Headquarters for the purpose of achieving this goal. Every year, we recruit 4th-year undergraduates who are going on to master’s or master’s programs. After they are hired as “student semi-meister trainees,” who are in charge of operating research equipment within the university, they are trained to operate research equipment. In line with this, we certify those who have cleared the specified certification requirements upon graduation from the department as “Student Semi-Meisters.”
In addition, students will work as student semi-meisters for two years during the master’s and master’s programs, and upon completion of the course, those who have cleared the specified certification
requirements will be certified as “student meisters.” Furthermore, those who proceed to doctoral or doctoral programs will work as student meisters.
In this way, this system is characterized by certification in two stages: upon graduation from the undergraduate program and upon completion of the master’s and master’s programs. This activity has been carried out since 2016 with the cooperation of faculty members who manage shared research equipment, and 30 students have
participated so far.
We will be recruiting students who are highly motivated towards research and who are willing to actively participate in cutting-edge research sites around August, targeting fourth-year undergraduate students who have decided to proceed to master’s or master’s programs this year. (We plan to begin recruiting research facilities to accept students in advance around July).
Last year, Okayama University was selected for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s “Project to Promote the Strengthening of Regional Core and Distinctive Research Universities (J-PEAKS)” (implementing body: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science). We are strategically moving forward with improvements, international expansion, and social implementation. As part of the research infrastructure reform that supports these efforts, it is important to improve the sophistication of technical staff and promote the development of career paths. In this Student Meister system as well, training students who are skilled in operating research equipment and strengthening the system backed by technical capabilities is an early measure to improve the sophistication of human resources and strengthen the research infrastructure. We believe that this is an extremely important initiative. Please look forward to the continued activities of Okayama University, a regional core and distinctive research university, and its students who have been certified by the Student Meister System.
〇 Student semi-meisters and research equipment certified this time: Ms. Ayano Inoue (1st year master’s course, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) – Biological confocal laser scanning microscope – Ultra high performance liquid chromatograph – Ms. Runa Okawa (graduate school environment) 1st year master’s program, Graduate School of Life and Natural Sciences) ・Flow cytometer Sotaro Takeya (1st year master’s program, Graduate School of Environmental Life and Natural Sciences) ・Ion trap mass spectrometer ・Time-of-flight mass spectrometer Daichi Tomita (1st year master’s program, Graduate School of Environmental Life and Natural Sciences) ・Circular dichroism dispersion meter Hiroaki Hasegawa (1st year master’s program, Graduate School of Environmental Life and Natural Sciences) ・Microsurface analytical electron microscope with crystal analysis function Riku Matsuoka Mr. To (1st year master’s program, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) ・Biological confocal laser scanning microscope ・Ultra high performance liquid chromatograph Yukio Manabe (1st year master’s program, Graduate School of Environmental Life and Natural Sciences) ・Horizontal Type powder X-ray diffractometer/Thin film sample X-ray diffractometer
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・Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization  https://www.orsd.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization Equipment Sharing Promotion Headquarters
 https://fspp.kikibun.okayama-u.ac.jp/
◆Reference information
・Okayama University Department of General Technology
 https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/techall/
・Okayama University Natural Life Science Research Support Center  https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/grcweb/asrc.html
・Okayama University Core Facility Portal Site (CFPOU)
 https://corefacility-potal.fsp.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・[Okayama University] Selected for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s “Regional Core and Distinctive Research Universities Strengthening Promotion Project (J-PEAKS)” – A research university that will co-create the future of the region and the earth and become a core of global innovation: Okayama University We will accelerate the realization of our goals and build a mountain range of Japan’s research universities that we can be proud of around the world.
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・[Okayama University] Published Okayama University Public Relations “Ginkgo Avenue” Vol. 105 – Special project selected by the Project for Strengthening Regional Core and Distinctive Research Universities (J-PEAKS) – Build a mountain range of research universities that can be proud of in the world –
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◆Contact information for this matter
Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization Equipment Sharing Promotion Headquarters 1-1-1 Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530 Okayama University Tsushima Campus Main Building 1st Floor
 TEL: 086-251-8486 E-mail: corefacility◎adm.okayama-u.ac.jp     ※@ has been replaced with ◎.
 https://fspp.kikibun.okayama-u.ac.jp/
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industry-academia-government collaboration, etc.- Okayama University Research and Innovation Co-Creation Organization
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