Hakusanroku Journal 白山麓ジャーナル

October 5, 2022 Nature and Adventure Club Metsukidani River Swimming

 Hello, this is Philip Cadzow, one of the Physical Education teachers.
 On the 10th of September, some of the students from the nature and adventure club went to a local river to swim. The river was only a 10-minute drive from Hakusanroku campus. When myself and Katabe sensei went to check it out before the day, the big pool that we had planned to swim in was gone! The big rains over the summer holidays had filled in the pool with gravel, so we changed to a downstream pool which wasn't nearly as big as we had hoped. 

 We left mid-morning on Saturday the 10th with plenty of warnings about how bad the ororo (horse flies) would be and arrived at the river carpark shortly after with beautiful clear skies overhead. Hiking up the riverbed time passed quickly, and we were soon enjoying the small waterfall while trying to climb up to the second pool, which was great fun. I made some rock towers so that the students could practice throwing rocks them in order to knock them over. Also, we tried to skim stones in the pool with some less than ideal rocks. 
 After an hour or so we gathered as a team to try build a dam out of stones (below the concrete dam) which was surprisingly engrossing work and quite fun. We made sure to demolish it after it was competed too. 

 It was nice to get back to school and out of the intense sun. There is a certain satisfaction in relaxing for the rest of the day after having such a bright and active morning. it is nice to be young and enjoy the simple pleasures that nature can bring. 

Philip Cadzow


 9月10日、ネイチャー&アドベンチャークラブの数名の学生たちは、地元の川へ泳ぎに行きました。川は白山麓キャンパスから車で10分ほどのところにあります。私と潟辺先生が下見に行ったところ、泳ぐ予定だった大きなプールのようになっていたところがなくなっていたのです! 夏休みの大雨で川が砂利で埋まってしまったようです。そのため、下流のそれほど大きくない方に変更しました。

 学校に戻り、強い日差しから解放されたのは良かったです。明るく活動的な朝を過ごした後、一日リラックスして過ごすことは満足感があります。 若いうちに、自然がもたらすシンプルな喜びを味わうのは良いことです。


September 20, 2022 Disaster Prevention Drills and Experiences

 Hello everyone, this is Apirak Sang-ngenchai, one of the learning Mentors.

 On September 2nd, I went to the Nomi City Disaster Control Center (能美市防災センター), which is a Disaster Prevention Center that anyone can use as a place to experience and learn about disaster prevention. The Nomi City Fire Department and Terai Fire Station are located within the center. During my visit, I learn to prevent myself from various types of disaster, such as earthquakes, typhoons, and firers. So that I would like to share my experience with you through my article.


 The building has six floors. The first floor is Scenario 1, where earthquake simulation machines are located. It is my first time experimenting with an earthquake of magnitude 7.

 Scenario 2 is protecting yourself from smoke.

Scenario 3 is protecting yourself during a fire.

 Lastly, Scenario 4 is protecting yourself from strong wind.

 On the fourth floor, there are 3D theaters where you can learn about the fear of disasters and the importance of preparedness through simulated disaster experiences.



There is also an exhibition corner where you can learn about past disasters and disaster prevention measures at home.


 Thank you for your journey through the end, and I hope you can come and visit the Nomi City Disaster Control Center.

Apirak Sang-ngenchai

September 12, 2022 エンジニアリングデザインⅠA「最終プレゼンテーション」

 こんにちは。白山麓高専事務室の間加田 侑里です。今回は7月29日(金)に行われたエンジニアリングデザインⅠAの最終ポスター発表について紹介します。

 まず、最初の授業では、自分たちが感じている不便なものや場所等を紹介する1分間の動画を作成しました。次に、解決策をスケッチして教員たちにプレゼンテーションし、フィードバックを受けるデザインレビューセッションが行われました。 そこでは、モノの機能や、安全性、デザイン、素材、必要性等についてフィードバックがありました。そして、段ボールや紙を使って簡易的な模型を製作し、サイズや機構を確認しました。その後、Fusion360やイラストレータを用いて3Dモデル等のデジタルデータを設計し、3Dプリンターやレーザーカッター等で実際にプロトタイプを製作しました。最終授業で行われたポスター発表では、製作したモノ、そのプロセス、問題解決、ユーザーニーズ、使用結果の検証、今後の改善点、結論等を発表し、審査員の教員たちから質疑が行われました。 

 初めて使用するFusion 360で試行錯誤を重ねながらモデル設計し、3Dプリンターやレーザーカッターでモノを製作する姿に成長を感じました。そしてエンジニアリングデザインの授業で学んだ「問題発見、アイデア創出、設計して形を作り出す、検証」というデザインプロセスを経験し、グローバルイノベーターへの第一歩を踏み出すことができたのではないでしょうか。今回の授業で得た新たな学びは、今後に繋がることでしょう。

 間加田 侑里 

【A glance into the classroom】


 Hello. This is Yuri Makada from the Hakusanroku office. Today, I would like to introduce the Engineering Design IA poster presentation held on Monday, July 29th.

 In Engineering Design IA, the students work on project-based learning activities. They find problems in their daily lives and environment and create solutions for these problems. Through the projects, students learn basic knowledge and methods to make quick prototypes of their ideas and enjoy value creation by giving shape to their ideas.
 For this project, the task was to redesign the worst thing that they use every day and improve it. There were a variety of things that the students found problematic in their daily lives. They included things that they install in their own rooms, use during class, and so on.
 First, in the class, students created a one-minute video introducing the things, places, etc. that they felt were inconvenient. Next, there was a design review session where they sketched out their solutions, presented them to the faculty, and received feedback. Feedback was given on the objects’ function, safety, design, materials, necessity, etc. Then, a simple model was built using cardboard and paper to confirm the size and mechanism. After that, the students designed 3D models and other digital data using Fusion 360 and Illustrator, and fabricated prototypes using 3D printers and laser cutters. The final class was a poster presentation session where the students presented their prototypes, the process, problem solving, user needs, verification of results, future improvements, and conclusions, and student answered questions from the faculty.

 I could see the students’ growth as they designed models through trial and error using Fusion 360, which they were using for the first time, and fabricated objects using 3D printers and laser cutters. I believe that they were able to take the first step toward becoming global innovators by learning about the design process of discovering a problem, creating an idea, designing and creating a model, and verifying the design. This experience will serve them well in the future.

Yuri Makada

September 1 2022, English Reading and Writing IA

 こんにちは。白山麓高専事務室の間加田 侑里です。727日(水)に行われたベアード・ポーリン先生の授業「English Reading and Writing A」で、4名の学生たちがジャーナルを作成しました。どうぞ、ご覧ください。
 Hello, this is Yuri Makada from the Hakusanroku office. On Wednesday, July 27, 4 students created a journal in English Reading and Writing IA class by Baird Paulin sensei (Prof.). I hope you enjoy it.

 Hi. It's me, Haruki Ohta. 
 On the weekend, Ayuri and I had a WRO robot competition. In the competition, there were a lot of people, and I was surprised. We entered two rounds. In the first round, we had mechanical trouble with the color sensor and the gyro sensor because it was different from the conditions at the ICT field and the real field. I had a hard time, but we made some adjustments and tried a second round. I was happy to succeed in the second round. I got first place at the award ceremony. What a surprise! I never thought I would win an award. I can now go to the national championships, and I will do my best.
(This journal was written before the WRO Japan 2022 finals took place on August 29.)

【TOPICS】WRO Japan 2022 Finals
【TOPICS】WROJapan 2022 Ishikawa Regional Qualifier


 My name is Hitoshi Terai. I'm going to tell you about my weekend.
 This weekend I enjoyed the BBQ at ICT Hakusanroku campus. I ate many foods. For example, I ate sausages, hot dogs, beef, and Coca-Cola. These were very delicious! I recommend these foods to you. I think hot dogs were the most delicious of these foods and I want to eat them again.
 I also enjoyed some sports such as baseball, basketball, and an unknown sport. The unknown sport was very fun. This sport involved throwing a cloth sac into a hole. This move was very fun because I used my brain. For example, I had to think about which angle is the best and how to throw the sac, etc. This game is called corn home. My score was seven. Very bad! The max is 21 points, but I want to play this game again. By the way, I think the barbeque was fun and I want to enjoy that again. 




 Hello. It’s me, Ryona Natsuki.   
 This school held a barbecue party three days ago. There were several kinds of meat. I ate hot dogs and steak, these were SO good! After eating, I played some sports. One of them was basketball. I scored some points, so I felt very excited. In my team, there were no teachers, however, the enemy's team had Mr. B. In my usual life, I don't often get to play with teachers. Therefore, this time was so fun! I think that holding an exchange like this was good. It was so good to communicate between students and teachers! Next time the party is held, I want to join it.



 Hey! It’s me, Haruto Shiraishi.
 Last weekend, we enjoyed a barbeque. ICT students and ICT teachers ate meat, ice cream, and drank cola. That was fun. After that, we played games. For example, we played basketball and baseball.   
 My favorite game was corn hole. That was my first time playing the game. Brandon taught me the rules. He's a good cornhole player. It was difficult for me at first because that sack flew in strange places, but I got used to it. Then I could easily put it in the hole. Brandon said this game is made in America.  
 At the end of the event, I returned to reality. The reason for this is that I had a lot of homework, and I should have studied for a test, so I felt very sad. I had to work hard. It was a tough day. 


【Hakusanroku Journal】BBQ Party wrritten by Edward Basquill sensei (Prof.).

August 24 2022, BBQ Party!

 Hello, this is Edward Basquill.  
 On Sunday, July 24th, we had our second annual Hakusan Campus BBQ. Just like last year, there was food, fun, and sun! Most importantly, it was a great time for students and teachers to come together and relax. 

 The day started around noon, when I arrived to start the fire for BBQ. We almost had a disaster because I forgot the grill tops and some other important supplies! Luckily, my wife jumped into action and drove to get the grill tops. I am lucky a man, I have a wife that can save me from myself! While my wife went to fix my mistake, I started the fire. Last year, it was difficult to start the fire but this year Apirak saved the day! He brought a mini fan that we used to make the fire grow quickly. Not only that, but Jomkit also started a second grill. ICT is fortunate to have so many helpful teachers.
 As we worked to get the coals ready to cook the food, Apirak and Brandon set up yard games for the students to play. They brought bats and baseballs, basketballs and some other games. There was also the triumphant return of Brandon’s cornhole game, which is a famous American yard game. Please see some of the pictures!
 Right at 2:00pm, my wife arrived with the grill tops and we started cooking! The students were able to enjoy hotdogs and cola. Some students…mostly Sansar…had a lot of food. I’ve never seen a student eat so much. I was very impressed. Maybe we should have an eating contest! After the hotdogs, we made some beef ribs and they were delicious! A little garlic salt was the only seasoning they needed.
 After finishing cooking for the students, the teachers brought out some steak. Brandon mastefuly cooked up the steaks and the teachers were kind enough to share with the students. The teachers and students gathered together and did cheers using their steak. Please notice that Apirak had much more steak than everyone else.
 The students and teachers played a lot of games togethertoo. I played a little basketball, Apirak and Brandon played cornhole, and the students found creative ways to use the baseball bats. Even Kushima sensei played some yard games. Other students took it easy. For example, Eiki slept in his chair and I must admit, I was very jealous! He looked so comfortable even though he wa

s in a lawn chair. He must be a master of sleeping. Maybe I should ask him to teach me.
 For desert, we made icecream sodas and the students loved it. I was very lucky because Jomkit was kind enough to roast a marshmallow for me. It was perfect…I even dreamt about it that night. I also saw Jomkit and Ema roast marshmallows too. I was happy to see all the students and teachers having fun together.

  I want to end by focusing on the last sentence of the previous paragraph. Seeing our teachers and students together doing fun activities reminded me of why I love working at ICT. Seeing our little community getting together and enjoying a lovely Sunday is something worth writing about. It is something worth remembering, and it something that makes us look forward to more events in the future.

Edward Basquill

 7月24日(日)、白山麓キャンパスで2回目のBBQを開催しました。昨年同様、食べ物あり、楽しみあり、そして太陽がありました! そして何より、学生と教員が一緒になってリラックスできる素晴らしい時間でした。

 午後2時、妻がグリルの天板を持ってきたので、調理開始です!学生たちはホットドックを食べ、コーラを飲みました。何人かの学生...主にサンサル君は、たくさん食べていました。こんなに食べる学生を見たのは初めてです。とても感動しました。いつか大食いコンテストを開催したらいいかもしれません!ホットドッグを食べた後、ビーフリブを作ったのですが、とても美味しかったです! 味付けはガーリックソルトのみです。



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