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The Russian Science Foundation (RSF) is set to receive additional powers to financially support those experimental research & development projects that are of interest to the industry and can potentially be introduced into the current production processes. This was stated by Alexander Khlunov, the CEO of RSF, in his address at the second Congress of Young Scientists in Sochi on December 1st. The funding will be provided for five priority fields of research. See below for more details.
How can computers help prevent poisoning from organophosphorus compounds, such as agricultural pesticides? Vlada Petrova, a fourth-year student at ITMO’s Faculty of Energy and Ecotechnology, does research at the intersection of quantum chemistry and ecology. She recently had the chance to work on her project at the Sirius educational center. Read on to learn about the results she was able to produce and the problems solved by quantum chemistry.
A total of 3,000 students, researchers, and representatives of government and business took part in the Congress of Young Scientists in Sochi over the three days of the event. The congress concluded with a plenary session, where the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Chernyshenko, the Aide to the Russian President Andrei Fursenko, and the Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov discussed the results of the Year of Science and Technology in Russia with leading Russian researchers and representatives of tech companies. Read on for the highlights of the session.
Green Energy, Leadership Training, and Talent Scouting: Highlights From Day Two of Congress of Young Scientists
The Sirius Park of Science and Art in Sochi continues to host the National Congress of Young Scientists. The event’s second day has included over 50 sessions, talks, and discussions; the informal part of the program featured quests, science battles, intellectual games, and a rather unusual chess tournament.
Congress of Young Scientists Day 1: School of Russian Science Foundation, Art & Science, and Student Laboratories
December 8 marked the start of the National Congress of Young Scientists – one of the closing events of the Russian Year of Science and Technology – in the Sirius Park of Science and Art, Sochi. More than 3,000 attended the congress on the first day. Among the participants are representatives of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Russian Science Foundation (RSF), universities and research laboratories, leading IT and tech companies, as well as aspiring scientists and school students. Researchers and experts from ITMO University got a chance to share their experiences and moderate several discussions. Here are the highlights of the event’s first day.
This spring, the Sirius educational center in Sochi held a school in Infocommunication Technologies Application in the Oil and Gas Industry. At the school organized by the Gazprom Neft Science & Technology Center students learned how machine learning can be used in the mining of mineral resources and created team projects on the topic. First-year students of ITMO’s Master’s program in Big Data and Machine Learning were among the participants of the school.
Ksenia Balabaeva, an ITMO staff member, became a mentor for the participants of the Developing Talent contest organized by Gazprom Neft. Ksenia helped gifted school students solve IT problems inspired by the needs of today’s oil and gas industry. Learn more about the contest and Ksenia’s experience in this ITMO.NEWS article.
From February 10 to 15, five students from Moscow, Kazan and Saint Petersburg took part in an internship at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering at ITMO University. Supervised by researchers and postgraduate students, they worked for a week on a real experiment with high-tech equipment. You can find on ITMO.NEWS information about what “smart labels” are and how to work on them, as well as what experience in general you can get from such internships.
ITMO Student and Sirius & Rosneft Joint Program Moderator Yulia Shutova: Don’t Say Something Is Impossible, Just That It’s Needed to Be Done
ITMO University first-year Master’s student Yulia Shutova was invited by the Sirius research and education center to become one of the moderators of its program for school students, implemented by the center in collaboration with the Rosneft company. As part of the program, school students take part in the development of IT concepts for the tasks faced by the company, one of the leaders of the oil market. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Yulia to find out what lessons she got from working with children, how VR technologies could be of use in oil production and how her Master’s project helped in solving one of the tasks set by Rosneft.
ITMO Scientists’ Project for Facilitating Transition to Industry 4.0 Wins Grant of Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Sirius Center
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the “Talent and Success” educational foundation (the Sirius center) have announced the results of their joint contest “Scientific mentorship”. This contest is aimed at supporting fundamental research conducted by young scientists working under the guidance of experienced researchers. Among the teams applying for the contest was a research group from ITMO University, who develop distributed finite-state machines for controlling robotic factories, sorting centers and other similar systems. Designed to help companies make the transition to industry 4.0 standards, their project got the organizers’ support and joined the winners’ ranks. ITMO.NEWS spoke to a representative of the project group to find out exactly how the scientists’ work will help the companies.