RIEC Open Day
Every year RIEC holds an open day to present research and educational activities to the public, university staff, students and alumni as well as representatives from the industry.
The RIEC Open Day is taken place on Saturday and Sunday in early October. All the research laboratories, research centers, and machine shops of RIEC exhibits various types of demonstrations focused on their research fields.
The exhibitions include some historical devices and instruments developed in RIEC, such as magnetron tubes and steel recorders, historical milestones of RIEC activities. In addition, we have planned a number of open experiments and craft classes that parents and children can participate in, which have been well received. Some of them draw long lines every year.
In 2020, we had been making diligent preparations for the RIEC Open Day. However, the event was held online for the first time to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection. The web pages of video-based laboratory exhibitions and open experiments were accessed a lot during the RIEC Open Day. We sent the craft kit to those who wanted it in advance and held online craft classes which included making the battery-less AM radio, the spectroscope using the CD and so on.
In addition, please enjoy virtual RIEC Open Day on the following Web page.
As a part of RIEC’s publication service, “RIEC News” is published.
With the 75th anniversary of the establishment of RIEC, RIEC News introduces cutting-edge’s research and the vision of the future from RIEC’s contributions to the progression of science and technology in Japan. RIEC News was first launched in March 2011. Every issue introduces special topics such as large scale projects and Specially-Promoted Research, etc. RIEC News also includes current information about each laboratory and center, all kinds of RIEC events, research exchange meetings, laboratories open to the public (RIEC Open Day), etc. English version was also launched in March 2014. Further, RIEC News offers a notification service by mail whenever a new issue is released and an electronic version of every issue published so far can be downloaded by following the link below.
With the 26th issue of RIEC News, it has finished multi-monthly publication style as before. From April 2020, in order to bring you the latest research results and event information as quickly as possible, RIEC News was renewed to a new web-based publication style. The new RIEC Newsweb is published by the following link. https://www.riec.tohoku.ac.jp/riecpr/