Science Education Outreach

We organize various workshops or activities in reaching out science education to high school and middle school students to gain a deeper understanding of science and its application. This is also to foster students’ interests and consideration to pursue a future career in science.

Our Programs

HiSci Lab

The "Science Project for Ryukyu Girls Science Camp" that began in 2014 was re-named "HiSci Lab" in 2020. This project is to support the advancement of women into the STEM field by encouraging female high school students in Okinawa Prefecture to continue their education in STEM. "Hi-Sci" is abbreviated from "Highschool" + "Science". It is pronounced like Okinawan way of saying “hello” - "Haisai".
Female researchers from Okinawa Prefecture who are active both inside and outside the prefecture will have the opportunity to pass on knowledge and convey the joys of science. In addition to lectures, students will have the opportunity to learn through workshops with PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at OIST.
Photo gallery: 2021


SHIMA: Okinawa-Hawaii STEM Education Collaborative is a joint STEM education workshop between Okinawa and Hawaii. In this workshop, Okinawa and Hawaii high school students will attend numerous seminars and hands-on activities by researchers, experts, and professors inside and outside OIST on topics decided each year. Based on what the participants will learn in the workshops in their countries, their final goal will be to give a presentation in English.

Science Education Outreach School Visit

We visit or receive visitation from high school and middle school students of designated schools to outreach science education. The program includes science classes by professors, researchers, or PhD students of OIST to deepen the students' interests in science and their awareness of OIST. The visit includes campus tour when conducted at OIST which includes visiting specific facilities inside OIST related to the topic of the class.

Past Programs


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