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Engineering Business in Japan

Mia Nakayama
Japan
Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

In Japan, it’s common for college graduates to jump immediately into the workforce. So when Mia Nakayama started eyeing a second undergraduate degree, the decision to continue her education wasn’t easy.

“I thought, ‘Am I really going to start job hunting when I’m 27?’” she said. “But my parents kept telling me, ‘Do whatever you want to do, just go for it.’ Whenever I felt sad, they were always supportive.”

The first-generation college student will graduate from the University of Idaho in fall 2018 with her bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and has a job waiting with the international industrial engineering company Yanmar.

Nakayama will also graduate from the College of Engineering’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program, the only program in Idaho educating students to take on the toughest challenges of the 21st century.

Her research project focused on the economic analysis of wind turbines. Using literary research, Nakayama analyzed cost, efficiency and power output of turbines located around the globe and found offshore turbines weren’t always the most viable energy options.

Nakayama’s interest in engineering was heightened after graduating from Hosei University in Tokyo, not far from her hometown. A business degree spurred interest in the infrastructure that drives a company’s success, and the engineering required to keep it functioning.

Mia Nakayama
Mia Nakayama

Article by Alexiss Turner, College of Engineering

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Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions