This section introduces the practical activities of CoSTEP.
We plan and implement Science Cafe Sapporo and other events in order to discuss science and technology with researchers in a relaxed atmosphere.
We are running a web page (Like! Hokudai) to convey the appeal of Hokkaido University. In this webpage and other media, we interview researchers at Hokkaido University and review books on science and technology.
We have developed a new type of workshop that deepens the relationship between science and technology and society through discussion and hands-on experience, and are implementing it at the Science Agora and other events.
We carry out practical activities in collaboration not only with researchers and research institutions of Hokkaido University, but also with companies and governments outside the university. We will actively engage in cooperative projects with high schools.
We are conducting theoretical and practical research and development on science and technology communication and methods for training people to practice it. In addition, we are developing and providing educational programs for the education of science and technology communication.
We provide a science and technology communicator training program that can be taken by many people, and convey the “creativity of value” and “fun” of science and technology communication.
We provide courses for undergraduate and graduate students of Hokkaido University to develop basic skills in science and technology communication, and conduct FD activities for teachers.
We will conduct artist-in-residence activities and participatory exhibitions to create a new type of science and technology communication that fuses science and art.
Reports on Hokkaido University’s cutting-edge research through video. We produce and distribute a variety of videos, including experimental art and documentaries. You can listen to the science variety show “Kagaku Tankentai Koastep” as a podcast.
We take up trans-scientific issues that arise at the interface between science and society, and create a space for risk communication with participants.