Professors of College of Wooster Science Department Visit ICU Part of “Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development”


As part of ICU’s activities that selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology’s “Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development,” three members of the science faculty of Wooster College (Ohio, US), which is known for its superlative quality and commitment to the sciences, visited ICU on Monday, 7 January 2013. The university’s three guests were Horace N. Mateer Professor of Biology Marilyn Loveless, Clare Booth Luce Associate Professor of Physics Susan Y. Lehman, and Associate Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Mark J. Snider.

The aim of their visit was to promote exchange in education of the sciences. Specifically, there was discussion about specific ways to have student exchange in such projects as ICU’s senior thesis research and the College of Wooster’s “independent study” thesis composition assigned to its fourth-year students. While here, the three guests sat in on a science class, visited research facilities and exchanged ideas with ICU’s educational staff.

One of the College of Wooster professors expressed the hope of future cooperation, saying, “It’s been really interesting to get chance to see how you approach liberal-arts from your prospective and it’s very interesting to see the number of parallels between our two institutions. Its specifically including the writing and tensity of your preparatory course work and the senior thesis research project . I think those are the two unique features of our two institutions that we share in common and may help link us.”