On February 15th, the Advantest Group offered a special science class at the Koriyama Municipal Primary School in Sendai City.
The objectives of this class were to provide children with an opportunity to become interested in science and technologies, to contribute to the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake and to contribute to the future development of this region.
On the day of the class, the forty-eight 5th graders of the primary school were divided into eight groups and worked together to make simple speakers by hands, using magnets and enamel coils. Our company's employees participated as instructors for the groups and explained the principles of a speaker. They, then, supervised the pupils while they made their own speakers. When their hand-assembled speakers were completed and made sounds, the pupils pushed the speakers to their ears and their friends' ears and roared with excitement.
We received a certificate of appreciation from the board of education in Sendai City.
The Advantest Group will continue to utilize its expertise in manufacturing and be part of the social contribution activities by offering science classes which cultivate children's intellectual curiosities and by holding seminars which introduce the latest science and technologies to school teachers.