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Dr. Diana Ahmad, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history, has been invited to teach university classes for one week in July at the Hachinohe Institute of Technology (HIT) in Hachinohe, Japan.
Ahmad’s classes will include the history of Japan with an emphasis on engineering developments, the history of wild animals on the journey from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean in the mid-19th century, and a cultural comparison of the United States and Japan. The students are largely engineering majors with a lesser number majoring in science and humanities.
Earlier this year Ahmad was named a Presidential Engagement Fellow to represent the University of Missouri System based on her demonstrated ability to communicate her research to the public. While at HIT, she will give a public lecture about Missouri S&T that covers its student groups, classes offered, facilities and what it’s like to live in Missouri, to junior and senior high school students from all schools in Hachinohe and to all HIT students and faculty.
HIT’s curriculum offers students a foundation in systematic and technical subjects, as well as liberal arts, such as the study of foreign languages, to better equip them to embrace globalization. Students are required to conduct experiments, attend practical classes and conduct thesis research projects that give them the opportunity to learn through experience.