Office for Planning and Management, headed by the University President, was established at the start of the University of Aizu as an internal research organization for the purpose of performing general investigative research concerning university functions, along with performing general program planning and design regarding university education and research, international exchange, public relations and publications, legal affairs, local arrangement of conference and other necessary matters concerning administrative management.
As the university develops, the expectations for the Office for Planning and Management have been changing from time to time. After the corporatization, in 2008, dealing with the matters of special mission given by the regents of the University was added to its functions. However, collaborating with other organizations of the University for the advancement of its education and research always remains the most important mission of the Office for Planning and Management.
In the academic year 2010, the Office for Planning and Management continued to work together with other organizations of the University of Aizu in applying for MEXT's and other programs. The proposal, "Knowing my Own Brightness and Opportunity to Synthesize Human Interactions for employability", was selected for the MEXT Project to support universities for improving the employability of undergraduates.
The Office for Planning and Management carried out JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) entrusted Project, "Ten-Chi-Jin Project - Let's go into the fields of science -", in cooperation with Fukushima Prefectural Board of Education and Aizu Gakuho Junior High School. The academic year 2010 was the second and last year of the project.
Tomohiro Sugino, Shinichi Yokobori, Yinjie Yang, Yuko Kawaguchi, Kyoko Okudaira, Makoto Tabata, Hideyuki Kawai, Sunao Hasegawa, Akihiko Yamagishi, and Shin ichi Yokobori. The microbe capture experiment in space: Fluorescence microscopic detection of microbes captured by aerogel. July 2010.
M. Sakamoto, E. Kaneko, I. Wilson, and K. Yamauchi. Aizuchiho niokeru kakuhogen no formant bunseki [Formant Analysis of various Aizu dialects]. In Dialectological Circle of Japan, volume 90, pages 9-16, 2010. Written and presented in Japanese
T. Hashida, December 2010.
Referee for an article to be published in 'Voluntas' (refereed journal)
K. Yamauchi, January-December 2010.
Treasurer, IEEE Professional Communication
S. Yokobori, Y.-J. Yang, T. Sugino, Y. Kawaguchi, S. Itahashi, K. Fujisaki, H. Fushimi, S. Hasegawa, H. Hashimoto, N. Hayashi, E. Imai, T. Itoh, H. Kawai, K. Kobayashi, K. Marumo, H. Mita, K. Nakagawa, I. Narumi, K. Okudaira, H. Shimada, M. Tabata, Y. Takahashi, H. Yabuta, M. Yamashita, H. Yano, S. Yoshida, Y. Yoshimura, and A. Yamagishi. Quest for Microorgansims Existing at High Atmosphere and Space. Astrobiology Science Conference 2010, April 2010.
A. Tsuchiyama, T. Kadono, R. Niimi, Y. Iida, T. Nakamura, K. Sakamoto, K. Okudaira, T. Nakano, K. Uesugi, S. Hasegawa, and M. Tabata. Wild-2 The proportion of high-temperature crystalline particles in Wild-2 cometary dust. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2010, May 2010.
Takashi Ozawa, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Kyoko Okudaira, Takashi Mikouchi, Kousuke Kurosawa, Hiroki Takayanagi, Seiji Sugita, and Kazuhisa Fujita. Investigation of the Hypervelocity Martian Dust Particle Capture. 54th Space Science Technology Conference, November 2010.
T. Sugino, S. Yokobori, Y. Yang, Y. Kawaguchi, H. Hashimoto, K. Okudaira, M. Tabata, H. Kawai, Y. Yoshimura, I. Narumi, N. Hayashi,
H. Yano, M. Yamashita, K. Kobayashi, and A. Yamagishi. The microbe capture experiment in space: Fluorescence microscopic detection of microbes captured by aerogel. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2010, May 2010.
K. Okudaira and T. Ishikawa. Ten-Chi-Jin Project: collaborations in science education between junior high schools and the University of Aizu. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2010, May 2010.
Akihiko Yamagishi, Hajime Yano, Kyoko Okudaira, Kensei Kobayashi, Shin-Ichi Yokobori, Makoto Tabata, Hideyuki Kawai, Masamichi Yamashita, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Satoru Nakajima, Hikaru Yabuta, Hiroshi Naraoka, and Hajime Mita. Tanpopo: Astrobiology Exposure and Micrometeoroid Capture Experiments. 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen, Germany, July 2010.
K. Kobayashi, H. Fushimi, T. Hirako, J. Kawai, Y. Obayashi, T. Kaneko, H. Mita, H. Yabuta, E. Imai, K. Nakagawa, J. Takahashi, S. Yokobori, S. Yoshida, S. Hasegawa, H. Hashimoto, H. Kawai, K. Marumo, K. Okudaira, M. Tabata, M. Yamashita, H. Yano, A. Yamagishi, and TANPOPO WG. THE TANPOPO: An astrobiology Mission on the International Space Station to test Panspermia and Quasi-Panspermia hypotheses. Astrobiology Science Conference 2010, April 2010.
A. Yamagishi, S. Yokobori, H. Yano, H. Hashimoto, M. Tabataa nd M. Yamashita, K. Kobayashiand K. Okudaira, H. Kawai, H. Yabuta, S. Nakajima, H. Naraoka, and H. Mita. Tanpopo: Astrobiology Exposure and Micrometeoroid Capture Experiments. Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2010, May 2010.
Kensei Kobayashi, Hidehiko Fushimi, Takuya Motoyama, Takeo Kaneko, Yumiko Obayashi, Satoshi Yoshida, Hajime Mita, Hikaru Yabuta, Kyoko Okudaira, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Shinichi Yokobori, and Akihiko Yamagishi. Delivery of Exogenous Complex Organic Compounds by Solar System Small Bodies and Space Dusts and Its Relevance to Origins of Life. 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen, Germany, July 2010.
Hajime Mita, Kyoko Momose, Kenji Hamase, Yurika Miyoshi, Keisuke Ono, S. Palash Kumar, Kensei Kobayashi, Hikaru Yabuta, Eiichi Imai, Yuichi Utsumi, Kyoko Okudaira, Yuko Kawaguchi, Shin-ichi Yokobori, Akihiko Yamagishi, and TANPOPO WG. Sensitive amino acid analysis for TANPOPO captured particles. Abstacts of Annual Meeting of the Geochemical Society of Japan Vol. 57 (2010) No. SPACE pp.174-, September 2010.
Yuko Kawaguchi, Tomohiro Sugino, Yinjie Yang, Yoshitaka Yoshimura, Takashi Tsuji, Kensei Kobayashi, Makoto Tabata, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Hajime Mita, Eiichi Imai, Hideyuki Kawai, Kyoko Okudaira, Sunao HASEGAWA, Masamichi Yamashita, Hajime Yano, Shin ichi Yokobori, and Akihiko Yamagishi. Investigation of detection conditions of captured microbes in space with PCR Microbes capture experiment on ISS proposed in
`Tanpopo' mission. 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen, Germany, July 2010.