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SFUリーダーシップセミナー3

SFUリーダーシップセミナー,広報】 2019/8/2 金曜日 — 16:02:18

スタンフォード大学リーダーシップセミナーの様子を生徒の日記とともにお伝えします。
Day 3 (August 1st)
 Today, we had many exciting activities and some lectures. I really enjoyed the last two days and I will enjoy lectures from tomorrow as well. I have set some goals by myself, which were two topics. Firstly, I want to speak a long time with mentors, and secondly, would like to have lunch with mentors. I achieved the first aim, however, I couldn’t do the second one because the mentors didn’t have lunch at the dining hall that we use. I was very sad but I made a promise with mentors that we will have lunch together tomorrow. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s lunch. Anyway, we had some lectures today. First, we heard a guest speaker’s lecture. The story was about the design considering environment. I learned what is important when we design something and what we should do in this future. Furthermore, the guest speaker explained to us how to design some buildings. It was interesting and exciting. Secondly, we did two games: Lego exercise and making a spaghetti tower using marshmallow. These games needed many creative ideas and I had to explain my idea to other people. It was so hard and I learned many things. In conclusion, maybe tomorrow’s lecture will be more difficult and harder than today’s lecture. Therefore, I want to enjoy and learn more things and try many difficult goals. (A.M H1)

First, I wrote a letter to my past self. I wrote to the ten years old Kay. I was very shy and I couldn’t tell my friends what I really wanted to say. But six years later, I became a person who could tell my friends what I really want to say. I realized that since I became like this, I have less trouble with my friends. Second, we listened to Glenn Katz’s lecture. His lecture was about sustainability. Through listening to his lecture, I realized the importance of circulation, because he taught many examples of circulation to us. I think if human use Earth’s circulation well, problems which Earth has now will be improved. Third, we went on a campus tour with the mentors. We went to the top floor of the tower. The top of the tower was very cold because today was so windy. I also enjoyed conversations with a mentor. He explained to us about the structure of Stanford University in detail. I couldn’t imagine how large Stanford University is. If I was a Stanford University student, I would get lost every day. Fourth, we worked in a team. It was very difficult for me to come up with crazy ideas. I will do harder tomorrow. (K.O H1)

Today, I wrote a letter to 10-year-old me, listened to the lecture about sustainability, had a campus tour, built a spaghetti tower, and then we worked on a group project. First of all, in my letter for the 10-year-old me. I wrote about what I wanted to ask my past self. That is a rare opportunity, so I thought it was a valuable opportunity to expose myself. Second, I listened to the lecture about sustainability. The lecture was difficult for me but I thought I was able to understand. I heard that the lecturer understood the meaning of the words somehow in the reflection time today, therefore, I will try to use that tomorrow. Next, I had a campus tour. Stanford University campus was larger than I had imaged. It was so good for everyone to take group photos and I also liked the church. In addition, I built a spaghetti tower. I was disappointed because our spaghetti tower fell down just before the measurement time. Finally, I worked on a group project. I think it was good because our group was discussing concretely. I was pleased to be able to talk to people who did not speak much through this activity. Today, I talked to mentors many times and I felt I have improved compared to yesterday. I will continue working hard tomorrow! (S.H H1)

This morning I set my goal today to talk to Dr. Ong. I thought I wanted to ask about his research, but I couldn’t achieve my goal because I was not brave yesterday. After all the lectures today, I went to Dr. Ong to hear about his research. He told me a lot of things about himself. I asked him about his research, environmental engineering, He looked happy and his face filled with a smile. I felt happy that he really loved chemistry. He talked about chemistry and also his lecture was quite difficult, but I was able to understand because he explained it clearly. When I asked about my research on photocatalysts, it was good to know that his boss was a researcher on photocatalyst. Then he showed me his paper and his boss’s paper. It was interesting to see. So, I think I’ll read about them later. After he talked about environmental engineering, he showed me many pictures of Japanese food he took in Japan and the dishes he made. Therefore, I think he is very funny, and I want to talk to him more. And I want to enjoy talking more in the remaining time at Stanford University. (C.O H1)

Today was a nice day because I improved a lot. I have three reasons. The first reason is that I could ask some questions to mentors. They were very kind to me and gave me good advice. I followed their advice, my ideas got better. I am grateful to them. The second reason is that I could understand about the guest speaker’s presentation. My English grade is getting worse. Therefore, I had no confidence about my English now but I gained some confidence! Next time, I hope I can ask questions to guest speakers. The third reason is that I became close to one mentor, who is the youngest. I’m not good at talking with people who are younger or older than me. So, I was shy at first, but I plucked up some courage to talk with them. I can be friends with the junior mentor. I think that it is really good that I had some courage to talk to them. I set a goal today, which was to talk with some people in English with three or more sentences. It was easy for me and I achieved this goal, and I was able to do more things. Therefore, I want to set more difficult goals tomorrow and I’ll complete them. I will do my best tomorrow too! (K.M H1)