A student of the Belarusian-Russian University became a finalist of the competition of graduate student papers (individual projects) of the 2020/2021 academic year held as part of the All-Russian Engineering Contest.
Ekaterina Kurzakova, a student of the UIR-171 group, became a finalist of the competition of graduate student papers (individual projects) of the 2020/2021 academic year held as part of the All-Russian Engineering Contest. The Contest is organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation with the participation of Rosatom State Corporation, Rostec Corporation, the PJSC United Aircraft Corporation, Russian Helicopters holding company, JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation. The purpose of the contest is to engage young people in solving production, engineering and economic problems that are of practical importance for the development of Russia’s real economy.
This year, the event featured 1064 projects prepared by students and young scientists from 117 Russian universities and one from Belarus. The competition was held in several stages. 213 final-year students (undergraduates, Master’s students and postgraduates) were selected to take part in the semifinal. The participants of the competition were asked to solve some extraordinary problems; they had the possibility to master teamwork skills and receive advice from experts of Russia’s high-tech enterprises. One hundred experts in the areas of the Strategy of Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation selected one hundred contestants to advance to the final stage of the competition. Ekaterina Kurzakova, a student of the Belarusian-Russian University, became a finalist with her project “Development of an innovative product for railway car building (the case study of the Mogilev Railway Car Building Plant)”; research supervision was carried out by Candidate of Economics, Associate Professor Irina V. Ivanovskaya.
The defense of the projects took place at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow) on May 31. The judging panel of the competition gave high score to Ekaterina’s project taking into account its quality, novelty, relevance, practical implementability and economic feasibility.
We congratulate Ekaterina and wish her continued success in all her future endeavors!