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January 17 is Kid Inventors’ Day. Every year, over 500 thousand children invent gadgets and games, construct and modify various robots and machines. ITMO’s technopark for children ITMO.KIDS is a place where a child can do that. It is a site where children can acquaint themselves with real professions, find a field to their liking, and even try their hand at business. ITMO.NEWS talked to the technopark’s head Aleksey Schekoldin about what does one start their project with if they have just started school, and what’s the point for schoolchildren to participate in startup contests.
Last week, ITMO University hosted a technological entrepreneurship school for school students of grades 9-to-11. In the course of four days, its participants attended educational workshops aimed at helping them develop their own business ideas. Four projects were presented on the final day of the school. Read on to learn more about what problems the young generation of startupers are concerned with and what solutions they propose.
15 school children attended the first summer school organized by ITMO.KIDS, a technopark for children at ITMO University. Over the course of a week, they made presentations and learned the basics of 3D modeling, robotics, project management, and design. For many of them, this was the first time they tried their hand at soldering and working with high-precision equipment. Lectures and workshops were conducted by ITMO staff and students. The participants worked on three projects designed to facilitate human activities in various fields, from animal feeding and drawing to uranium mining. As the event came to an end, participants presented their projects to the jury.
The All-Russian Olympiad in Robotics has recently ended at the Innopolis University in Tatarstan. ITMO University's School Team in Robotics got 1st place in the senior group of the Open category, having developed the Strawberry Fields project on creating a smart garden bed that makes use of Soft Robotics technologies; members of the junior group presented the AppleBot - a robot for picking apples - and won silver medals. The competition brought together 600 aspiring robotics specialists from 60 regions of Russia who competed for the opportunity to become part of the Russian team at WRO 2018.
ITMO University recently hosted the VII Congress of Young Scientists, an event that aims to promote science to the younger generation. In the course of the event, experts can assess the future scientists' level of training, and the participants get the chance to compare themselves against each other. Apart from students from Russia's different universities, many talented high school students also participated in the Congress. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, the youngest attendees spoke about their research projects, explained what motivates them to do science, and shared their impressions of the event.
Can school students predict the outcome of e-Sports tournaments and solve serious tasks on data analysis? This week, Sberbank’s “Contribution to the Future” foundation launched the AI Academy project that aims to give every school student an opportunity to find out more about AI technologies, machine learning, and Big Data analysis, as well as develop their competencies in programming and mathematics. As part of this project, ITMO University hosted open lectures on machine learning and Big Data for 7-11 grade students.
IT-evenings for high schoolers at ITMO University is a new format of communication between the leading lecturers, researchers and specialists and potential students that the university plans to conduct on a regular basis. Now, every school student will have an opportunity to learn about advanced technologies and education from people who know most about it. As part of the first event, the participants got to talk to world champions in sports programming, as well as members of ITMO’s Computer Technologies International Laboratory, who told them about the opportunities presented by evolutionary algorithms, and new tasks in the field of bioinformatics. ITMO.NEWS put down their advice for future professionals.
Can a school student make a battery all by himself? How to grow chemical seaweed and jellyfish, and explain ionic replacement reactions to primary school students? ITMO University and the Mel Science company launch a new affiliate program that will teach kids chemistry in a way that is both enticing and safe. The children will get to work with chemical agents, explore many natural processes, and learn why chemical experiments are not only spectacular, but immensely interesting, as well. The program is feasible for children who are eight years old and older.
In early 2018, ITMO’s resident NT-SPb finished equipping five regional quantoriums with their products. These new “High School Laboratories for Nanotechnology” will become a space for high school students to study a new field of science, as well as conduct interdisciplinary projects that stem from real nanoindustry tasks. Aleksander Golubok, Professor at the Department of Nano-Photonics and Metamaterials, and Ivan Mukhin, Research Fellow at the Metamaterials Laboratory, talk about high-tech equipment that is safe for children, the new School Laboratories for Nanotechnologies and the prospects of this new undertaking.
It is the start of the spring semester of the Children's University - an educational project for primary and secondary school students. Up until the mid-May, lecturers from leading educational establishments, including ITMO University, will train its participants on a weekly basis. Some of the educators who have already tried themselves as lecturers for the project shared about how it helps get children involved in science.