Multidisciplinary Science Forums (MSFs)

The role of The US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association is to foster good relationships among the alumni members as well as between the US and Japanese science communities. One main objective of the MSF is to stimulate communication between alumni members (and Japanese attendees) through technical presentations in a multidisciplinary setting. Speakers and other attendees will represent the disciplines of Biology and Medical Sciences, Engineering, Physics and Math, Chemistry, and Social Sciences. The formation of new networks is expected to develop new activities of science among the researchers in the US and Japan

  • 1st MSF - March 11, 2011 @ University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 2nd MSF - October 28, 2011 @ Western Michigan University, MI
  • 3rd MSF - February 1, 2013 @ Chapman University, CA
  • 4th MSF - February 21, 2014 @ Japanese Embassy Washington, DC
  • 5th MSF - November 7, 2014 @ University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 6th MSF - November 6, 2015 @ UC Davis, Sacramento, CA

The JSPS-US Alumni Association would like to express its gratitude to the hosts for volunteering their time and effort to these meetings.

  • 1st MSF: Dr. Daniel Moralejo
  • 2nd MSF: Prof. Michael Famiano and Prof. Stephen G. Covell
  • 3rd MSF: Dr. Andrea Molle
  • 4th MSF: JSPS Washington Office
  • 5th MSF: Dr. Ranga Narayanan
  • 6th MSF: Dr. Christoph Lossin

Alumni Association Symposia

  • Science Education in the 21st Century: Advantages, Pitfalls and Future Trends
    March 12-13, 2010 @ Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO
  • Multifunctional Nanoscale Materials for the 21st Century
    March 6, 2009 @ Argonne National Laboratory, IL (Gallery)
    Host: Dr. Elena A. Rozhkova
  • Globalization and Japan - Challenges from Social Changes
    November 16, 2007 @ American University, Washington, DC

Development of the JSPS-US Alumni Association