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The final results of the fourth I am a Professional contest were announced last month. Five of the contest tracks were hosted by ITMO University together with Sberbank. We asked some of these tracks’ prize winners and ITMO students who participated in the event to share their thoughts on this year’s contest.
Five tracks of this year’s I’m a Professional contest were organized by ITMO University. The winners will receive monetary prizes and benefits when entering Master’s and PhD studies at leading Russian universities, including ITMO.
Daria Fedorova, a Bachelor’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, was named one of the winners of the NEXT5 contest organized by Pyaterochka retail company. Together with her friend, Daria suggested a modification to the company’s corporate application that would allow potential employees to experience a sneak preview of their job in a virtual simulator, while current retail and storage facility workers would accumulate points to be counted towards their promotion or a salary raise. We reached out to Daria to ask her why she decided to apply, how long it took her to develop the concept, and why she thinks it useful to take part in such events.
The first online round of ITMO’s physics contest for school students will take place on April 14-21. There, students in grade 8-11 will get to solve problems that were inspired by contemporary research practices. Winners of the first stage will not only receive prizes, but will also get the chance to visit ITMO’s research laboratories and talk to the university’s leading scientists.
The ITMO.EduLeaders contest is part of the university’s award for achievement in higher education. The award is meant to identify and support original educational projects, new tools and formats of teacher-student interaction. Each winner will receive 250,000 rubles prize money.
This year, the Congress’s participants have the opportunity to get a position at the university from September 1, 2021. As of today, the contest involves two positions; there may be more in the future. Read more about the contest in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
Twice a year, ITMO University holds a competition for semester exchange as part of its international academic mobility program. The call for applications for the fall semester will open on February 2 and will remain available until February 21, 2021. The competition is for students of all levels: Bachelor's, Specialists (starting with the second year), and Master's.
Daniil Tsimerman, a first-year student at the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems, was ranked first in the Junior category at AIJ Contest. The online competition was organized by Sberbank as part of the AI Journey conference.
Digital Art and Opera: Winners of Digital OPERA Performance on Contests’ Benefits and Media Content Trends
In October, ITMO University team won the Digital OPERA Performance contest for media artists and multimedia directors. ITMO.NEWS met with the team members – Nadezhda Kumakova and Anastasia Laushkina – to learn more about the contest, their experience in creating media content and bringing their ideas to life.
ITMO Open Education award will bring together ITMO employees who are ready to share and learn the best practices in education.