2017: Ryota Sasaki

Ryota Sasaki
Home University: Tohoku University
Field of Study: Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering
Status: B2   Expected Graduation: March 2020
Research Host Lab: Prof. Jane Grande-Allen, Department of Bioengineering

 

Why Nakatani RIES?
My academic and professional goals are to study bioengineering and apply the knowledge and skills from this field to the treatment of cancer. By participating in this program, I will have a chance to study in the U.S., one of the most advanced countries in the field of bioengineering. I value the opportunity to learn advanced technology skills at Rice University which I cannot experience during my bachelor’s degree in Japan. I am convinced that it would be a valuable opportunity for me to consider my future career.

I really look forward to studying the field which I am interested in with both American and Japanese researchers. Participating in this program is a shortcut to experience hands-on research and improve my academic and daily English comprehension skills. Furthermore, college life is a time for new and exciting experiences as well as a time to explore diverse and innovative ideas. Researching and discussing with people from different  countries are important for me to expand the vision and the way of thinking. I believe that this 7 weeks-program will stimulate my mind.
Goals for the Summer
  • To study and acquire the knowledge about bioengineering.
  • To learn how to play a role in the laboratory and experience the task as a researcher.
  • To improve my academic and daily English comprehension skills.

  • To learn about American culture as the world’s most ethnically and culturally diverse nation.

  • To make friendships with American and Japanese students.

Excerpts from Ryota’s Weekly Reports

Week 01: Arrival in the U.S.

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Week 02: First Week in My Research Lab at Rice

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Week 03: Interview with a U.S. Researcher

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Week 04: Reflections on English Language & Life in the U.S.

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Week 05: Research in the U.S. vs. Research in Japan

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Week 06: Final Week at Rice & Research Poster Presentation

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Week 07: Visit to Washington D.C. and New York City

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Final Report & Tips for Future Participants

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