|Rose-Hulman and Japan's
Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) will celebrate their 20-year
collaboration October 19-20 with educational workshops, social
events, and dedication of a new campus landmark, a cherry
The plaza with 40 Japanese Sakura trees will add beauty to
the pathway leading to the White Chapel on the west edge of campus.
The cherry tree is an exalted flowering plant in Japan, and the
cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of
human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture
throughout the ages. The number of trees being planted at
Rose-Hulman is symbolic of each year in the partnership for both
KIT and Rose-Hulman are among the top technological
institutions in their countries and share a student-centered
educational mission based on innovation. They have had student and
faculty exchange programs for several years.
A delegation of KIT administrators and educators will visit
Rose-Hulman for a workshop on inverted classroom techniques. In
return, the KIT group will host a session on its state-of-the-art
Yumekoho Laboratory, the "Factory of Dreams," which several
Rose-Hulman officials visited earlier this year.