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  • ITMO Student Uses Science to Promote Healthy Living

    From this year on, ITMO students can create their own optional courses under the guidance of experienced lecturers, allowing them to gain their first teaching experience and others – to learn from their peers and ask questions they hesitate to ask older professors. One of the project’s participants is Anna Pozhar, a Master’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies, who authored a healthy eating course that debunks popular myths about food and teaches students how to build a varied and well-balanced diet. Learn what Anna has to say about such courses and how she made hers fun and interesting in this article.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Dmitry Sinev on Mythological Aspect of Teaching and Memes in Classroom

    Although Dmitry Sinev studies laser thermochemistry and develops various methods for recording functional elements, he sees himself primarily as a lecturer. Back when he was doing his Master’s degree, he began educating school students about lasers, optical technologies, and their applications. Then, as a PhD student, he taught classes at the university. Dmitry believes that learning is not a race for the best scores but a search for meanings and also sees memes as a great way to help students understand complex topics. In this article, the lecturer speaks about what teachers and wizards have in common and how teachers can motivate students to think outside the box. 


  • ITMO.EduLeaders Winner Andrey Kudlis on Why Study Physics

    Physics is good for your mind, believes Andrey Kudlis, a junior researcher at ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering. He became interested in science when he was still in 10th grade and then he decided to devote his life to it. Now, Andrey is a researcher and a physics lecturer who helps his students immerse into the world of science from the very start. Not so long ago, he developed a project that lets students study various phenomena experimentally and learn how to write papers for top-rated international journals. The project was highly acclaimed by the expert board of the ITMO.EduLeaders contest. ITMO.NEWS talked to Andrey Kudlis to learn more about what he does to motivate his students and how science applies to everyday life.


  • ITMO.Mentors: How Students Benefit from Teaching Practice

    ITMO.EduStars offers the university’s lecturers and researchers to showcase their work and receive recognition for their achievements. The competition welcomes not only experienced teachers, but also ordinary students who participate in the ITMO.Mentors program. As part of the program, Master’s and PhD students take a teaching course following which they can assist lecturers with organizing and holding their classes. Three students were named as the top mentors while two others received special recognition from the expert jury.


  • ITMO.EduLeaders Winner Andrey Sukhovitsky: The Industry Needs IT Specialists Who Not Only Code But Can Easily Integrate Into Production Processes

    Andrey Sukhovitsky graduated from ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. Like many of his fellow students, Andrey started working at an IT company when he was still a student, and already then he acquired an interest in teaching. As he admits himself, he strived to become a passionate teacher and a true mentor for his students, always there to help them if they needed it. Now, the lecturer not only delivers a software design course but also introduces novel educational approaches. For instance, he figured out a way to simulate real industrial processes that are at work in modern IT companies at the university. His project received an award at the ITMO.EduLeaders contest. In the article, Andrey Sukhovitsky speaks more about his experiment and explains why programmers need soft skills and higher education.


  • Konstantin Fursov On Best Formats for Developing Science Communication

    For more than 15 years Konstantin Fursov has been engaged in research in the fields of science and technology. Some of his interests are the sociology and statistics of science, scientometrics, and public perception of science and innovations. Last year, Konstantin was invited to take the post of deputy head of research and education at the Polytechnic Museum and more recently he has joined ITMO’s Center for Science Communication through the ITMO Fellowship & Professorship program. In this interview, we asked Konstantin about his plans at ITMO, changes in Russian science, and tips for students learning statistics. 


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Alexander Kapitonov on How to Motivate Students and Make Engineering Interesting

    Alexander Kapitonov started teaching robotics as a PhD student thanks to his experience working at the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 239. Now, he not only teaches and leads projects, but also heads ITMO’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies. Last year, Alexander was one of the winners of the ITMO.EduStars contest. We asked him about his principles in teaching and the tasks of a faculty’s dean. 


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Andrey Balkanskii on Keeping up With the Trends as a Lecturer

    CGI cartoons are what inspired Andrey Balkanskii to study design. He enrolled at ITMO to dive into this field and after gaining professional experience, came to develop his projects at his alma mater. Andrey Balkanskii also teaches specialized courses focused on UX/UI design and last year he won the ITMO.EduStars award. Why are lecturers like coaches and how can they keep up with the ever-changing trends? Read on to find out. 


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Ilya Livshits: An Engineer Is Someone Who Lives Honestly

    Ilya Livshits has been working in the fields of automation, audit, and development of state and private information systems for about 25 years. By chance, he also entered the world of science and education – thanks to meeting a professor on a train and arguing with the dissertation council. Now Ilya Livshits is a professor at ITMO and last year, he won the ITMO.EduStars contest. He shared some insights into various approaches to teaching and the nature of engineering with ITMO.NEWS.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Artem Beresnev: The Best Thing About Teaching is Opening up New Horizons for Students

    Artem Beresnev is a qualified engineer and teacher who has successfully managed to combine IT projects and teaching throughout his entire career. After graduating from ITMO, Artem has decided to stay at his alma mater. For over 20 years now, he has been training students in telecommunication systems, systems administration, and other IT-related fields at ITMO. Last year, the lecturer received an award for his achievements in education. In this article, Artem speaks about cultural differences in the classroom, as well as explains what teachers and farmers have in common and how professional contests can help educators combat burnout.