Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies is happy to announce the inaugural recipient of the University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program Undergraduate Scholarship, Dong Han. This scholarship is the first undergraduate prize to be awarded from the Terasaki and Moor-Shapiro Families Centennial Endowment, which was established during the UCLA Terasaki Center 25th Anniversary last year as part of the UCLA Chancellor's Centennial Scholars Match.

The University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program is an incredible opportunity for undergraduates to gain hands-on research experience in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, International Studies, Materials Sciences, Advanced Energy, Ocean Science, Physics and Sustainability Science Studies. The program lasts for six weeks over the summer, and the the UCLA Terasaki Center provides round trip airfare and transportation to the University of Tokyo to one student per year. All housing and tuition costs are covered by the University of Tokyo.

The UCLA Terasaki Center would like to express its sincerest thanks to the Terasaki Family and the Moor-Shapiro Families for their generous donations which have made this scholarship possible.


About the Recipient

Dong Han, Mathematics

Hi, my name is Dong Han, I'm a freshman at UCLA, majoring in Mathematics of Computation. I'm born and raised on the other side of the world, Mainland China. Even though I received an education comprised 99% of traditional Chinese style, my parents, who has broad visions, has decided to let me stray away from home: all the way to the United States. Being culturally furnished by both the Eastern and the Western World, I deem myself as a global citizen. During the freshman fall quarter, when I was informed by my Japanese 75 Professor Emmerich about University of Tokyo Summer Internship Program, I knew instantly I wanted to go. Japan has long attracted me as a country rich in technology and culture, combined with the best of east and west. Thus in winter break, I started my application, and luckily, I got accepted by the Multi-Senario Simulation Lab in the Department of Human and Engineered Environment Studies. I'm so blessed to be in this Summer Internship Program and I feel greatly appreciated for UCLA Japan Terasaki Center's scholarship. Thanks UCLA and UT for giving me this chance!