The Days of Student Science contest was held on March 28th as part of the all-Russian festival at SUSU.
The goal of the event is to support gifted students, encourage their creative activities, and form motivation for performing research work, the results of which can be transformed in to in-demand products. The festival is already traditional for SUSU and is giving students the chance to present and defend their projects for the fifth time now.
Every year, the Days of Student Science is held in a new format. This year, the event was held in two stages. The first one was held in the faculties, schools, and institutes among the best Master’s Degree students and postgraduates of each department. The jury included those responsible for working with talented young people, vice deans, and science directors of schools and institutes, as well as professors heading the scientific schools in the departments. The jury evaluated participants under such criteria as justification of relevance, scientific novelty, practical and theoretical significance, and clarity and competence of presenting materials.
“The audience of the first and second stages of the contest consisted of students of the 2nd-4th years of study with interest and talent in scientific creativity. The second stage included not just presentations of the best projects of each institute, school, and faculty. Each degree-seeking student offered a description of his/her path to science and the stages of his/her movement towards creating the project they presented,” says member of the event’s organizational committee, Deputy Director for Extracurricular Activities of the Polytechnic Institute, Milena Volkova.
The contribution of the presented projects to the development of SUSU student science was highly appreciated by the Head of the Department for Research and Innovations, Candidate of Sciences (Economics), Evgeny Iogolevich.
“The Days of Student Science is an event which combines the possibility of studying science from many aspects, and this is very valuable for our university. SUSU has created conditions for training students, and each of them has the chance to grow. I can say that this year’s winners are just the tip of the iceberg, and there are many more of them out there.”
Master’s Degree students and postgraduates were awarded diplomas and letters of acknowledgement by their research advisors.