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2018 engineering lectures commence at the Graduate School of Agriculture (26 June 2018)


13 Jul 2018



      During the spring semester, the Graduate School of Agriculture (GSA) hosts a series of weekly guest lectures featuring engineers from Japan's leading machinery companies. The lectures are given entirely in English, and address topics such as innovative product concepts and issues facing the agricultural industry, including those related to life, food, and environmental sciences.

      As part of the 2018 series, a lecture was given on 26 June by an engineer from a world-leading manufacturer of food-weighing and -packaging equipment.

      The session included hands-on demonstrations of commercially available products. Students first tried their hands on a parasite worm detector utilizing UV-fluorescence technology, developed in collaboration with the Laboratory of Bio-Sensing Engineering at the GSA Division of Environmental Science and Technology. Everyone seemed to be impressed with the device's effectiveness in identifying anisakid nematodes, a major cause of food poisoning in Japan. Students also tested a food-weighing machine and experienced its speed and accuracy.

      The entire session proceeded in a lively atmosphere, with everyone keenly following the lecture and demonstration.

      Demonstration of the UV-fluorescence parasite detector

      Demonstration of the weighing machine


      2018 engineering lectures commence at the Graduate School of Agriculture (26 June 2018)
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