I want to become a more flexible thinker.
Q: What was your motivation for joining the program?
I felt that participation in this program would help me deepen my understanding of biological functions. I want to gain new knowledge in fields such as robotics, and apply my research up to now towards furthering research into living phenomena.
Q: What are your future dreams and goals?
While nothing is concrete yet, I want to collaborate with program participants from other fields to carry out novel research. Towards that end, I want to broaden my views and use multiple approaches in my efforts. My main goal is to become a more flexible thinker in everything I do.
Q: What about the program appeals to you?
I appreciate the chance to gain experience and knowledge from completely different fields. I also like that students themselves determine the direction of their research.
We as students can accomplish new things by interacting with one another. I enjoy how this interaction broadens our horizons and presents new possibilities. While it is difficult to convey the details of my field to a student from a different field, in doing so I can re-examine my own research in a new light. I have learned how researchers in different fields focus on different aspects of their research, but I also learned what we all have in common as well. When discussing integrated research opportunities with other participants, it seems to me there is a lot that we can accomplish together, and I’m looking forward to what the future has in store.