Courtesy call on Ms. Haruna Takami of Shibaura Institute of Technology Kashiwa Junior & Senior High school

(Ms. Takami in the center, Uehara in JWPA on the right and Komai in JWEA on the left.

Photo is taken by JWPA.)

We made a courtesy visit to Ms. Haruna Takami. She won the first prize at the 6th International Symposium for High School Students held on March 25, 2021 for a poster presentation on the stability of barge type floating offshore wind turbine generator system.

Takami is a second-year high school student at Shibaura Institute of Technology Kashiwa Junior & Senior High School in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture now, and continues to study barge floats in class assignment research and after school science club activities.

She is interested in buoyancy from her child days. She was impressed by the floating wind turbine photo at a newspaper and found the article about it on the NEDO website. In the summer holidays of her second year in junior high school, she conducted a study tour to see the NEDO’s floating wind turbine at the Global Wind Day 2018 event in Kitakyushu, 850km west from her home.

The Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) and the Japan Wind Energy Association (JWEA) support students involved in wind power. Ms. Takami is to be supported by the JWPA through research consultations.

The JWPA and the JWEA take part in the WIW activities (Women in Wind : promoting women's participation in wind power industry) with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Ms. Uehara is Japan's WIW Ambassador. From WIW's point of view, it is a great achievement that a high school girl gets award by wind power.

This courtesy call is made by Ms. Uehara(JWPA), Ms. Komai(JWEA), Mr. Kurimoto(JWPA) and Mr. Ueda(JWPA&JWEA).

This News is introduced at GWEC WIW Blog on 30 June 2021.

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