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Toyota to Hold 2011 Round of Science Workshops for Children

June 9, 2011 - Toyota City

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces its 20111 plans for the "Scientific Jack-in-the-Box! The Why/What Lecture", a series of free-of-charge science workshops for elementary school children that TMC has held annually since 1996 as part of its social contribution activities. This year, 16 workshops will be held in eight municipalities in Japan, starting this month.

The workshops, through conveying the joy of science and the importance of creating, aim to encourage children to develop and foster an interest in science and technology. Since their beginnings, the workshops have been held in such places as science museums and the facilities of TMC and its affiliates, with a total of 24,850 children having participated in the 307 workshops held so far.

Instructors for the workshops are members of the Toyota Engineering Society2, which is primarily composed of TMC engineers. This year, the instructors will use their varied, specialized knowledge to offer eight programs concerning automated toy cars, collision-safety vehicle bodies, electric-power-recovery vehicles and more.

Workshop organizers in each municipality will handle applications for participation, while TMC plans to provide information (in Japanese) on its website at

See an outline of the lectrue series and schedule at,

(1) Unless otherwise noted, years mentioned are from April 1 to March 31.
(2) A voluntary organization for TMC employees created to enhance the technical skills and talents of its members and to promote camaraderie. The society also aims to contribute to the development of technological fields in various areas of business as well as to local communities. It has approximately 30,000 members.

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