2017: Ayaka Hatano

Ayaka Hatano
Home University: Tokyo Institute of Technology
Field of Study: Applied Chemistry
Status: B3   Expected Graduation: March 2019
Research Host Lab: Prof. Jeffrey Hartgerink, Department of Chemistry

 

Why Nakatani RIES?
I have been eager to try myself in unknown places through my academic studies. Rice University is known for the high-level engineering, and learning and communicating with people there will greatly inspire me in many ways.

Now in the world, there are many problems in  global business. The causes of them are so complicated and have many aspects. It is necessary to cooperate with people worldwide to tackle these issues. Studying and discussing with smart students in Rice will have great impact on me.

Goals for the Summer

  • Communicate with people in English fluently.
  • Make presentation confidently in English.
  • Overcome my shyness and be able to ask questions or give opinions in public.

Excerpts from Ayaka’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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