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Among the works of the winners is a project dedicated to genetic methods of treating diseases, as well as an application for musicians.
In the fall, a number of major international and all-Russian competitions, as well as championships of scientific and technical creativity, were held, the winners of which were schoolchildren who were trained in children’s technology parks in Moscow. In total, there are 18 such technoparks in the capital. More than 150 thousand schoolchildren study in them every year, noted Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.
“We are glad to see how high the level of training the guys show: every year they become winners and prize-winners not only at major Russian, but also at international competitions,” said Natalya Sergunina.
So, Anna Levchenko, student of the children’s technopark Altair, which operates on the basis of MIREA – the Russian Technological University, became one of four winners at the International online forum of scientific youth “Step into the Future” in the nomination “Absolute Superiority”. She was awarded for the best project in the life sciences. It is dedicated to the development of genetic treatments for hereditary and acquired diseases.
Schoolchildren and first-year university students from Russia, China, Indonesia, Italy, Spain and Portugal took part in the final of the online forum. Anna joined the Russian team in May this year thanks to her victory in the distance round of the national competition for young scientists in the framework of the All-Russian Forum of Scientific Youth “Step into the Future”. The Russian national team included three participants – they were selected from the 60 best authors of exhibition works.
Another graduate of the Altair children’s technopark, Fyodor Sedov from school No. 1329, won another international competition for research and engineering design works called Scientists of the Future. He won first place in the Programming category with the Wavenote – Smart Notes App for Musicians project, which he developed during his training under the Samsung IT School program. The application allows you to save musical notation, play music and other possibilities for using music programs. Fedor’s project is useful both for professional musicians and for people who are just starting to learn musical notation.
Children’s technoparks in Moscow are supported by the city Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development…
“At the competitions, pupils of children’s technoparks present projects in various directions – this is reverse engineering, prototyping, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, video production and even space systems engineering,” said the head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development
Students of the Altair children’s technopark won 169 awards at the city’s online competitions in April
A high level of training was shown at the international competition by Maria Shilova, an 11th grade student from school No. 1411, who was trained in the children’s technology park of equal opportunities of the Russian State Social University. She took first place in the Additive Manufacturing competence among participants from Russia and second place overall at the BRICS Future Skills Challenge international championship of professional skills. It was attended by more than a thousand contestants, experts, delegates and observers from Russia, India, Brazil, China and South Africa.
In addition, in September, Maria Shilova became the best at the WorldSkills Professional Skills Championship, taking gold in the Additive Manufacturing direction in the main age category. And in 2019 she performed in the junior category and also received the highest award.
This year, among the winners of the VIII National Championship “Young Professionals” (WorldSkills Russia), which was held in a remote-face-to-face format and brought together more than three thousand participants, in addition to Maria, were three more students of the capital’s children’s technoparks. The gold medal was brought to the team by Dmitry Frolov, a student of the Moscow College of Architecture and Urban Planning, who has been studying at the Na Zorge children’s technology park for several years. He became the champion in the CAD Engineering Design competency in the Junior 14-16 age category.
In addition, two medals of the Moscow national team were brought by the pupils children’s technopark “Engineering” Moscow State Technical University (MSTU) named after N.E. Bauman. Alexander Lazarev, a student of the Bauman Engineering School No. 1580, won gold in the Laser Technologies nomination, and a student of the Moscow State Technical University named after N.E. Bauman Matvey Fedin.
Children’s technoparks are created for vocational guidance of children and adolescents aged seven to 18 years. They can choose an interesting direction for themselves from a variety of options. Among them are information technology, robotics, microelectronics, 3D modeling, new materials, auto and aircraft design, natural sciences and much more. Classes are held as part of intensive courses and project work, as well as in the format of lectures, master classes, educational games and quests. In November appeared special online platform, which combines the capabilities of all children’s technology parks in the capital.
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