The 6th Science Festival was held at the Belarusian-Russian University from February 20 to February 21.
The Festival was organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the Mogilev City Executive Committee and the Belarusian-Russian University. Public associations and leading IT-companies of Belarus participated in the Festival as partners.
The Festival was aimed at developing scientific skills of students of secondary schools, lyceums, colleges and higher educational institutions, as well as at providing careers guidance to young people.
This year the program of the Festival included 25 events attended by more than 2,000 people. The Festival brought together scientists, university and secondary school students from seven countries – Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Poland, Russia, Tajikistan and the United Arab Emirates.
The guests of the Festival attended workshops, exhibitions, open lectures and seminars, competitions and olympiads.
A meeting between students of the Belarusian-Russian University and Belarus Deputy Energy Minister Olga Prudnikova was held as part of the opening ceremony of the Science Festival.
Deputy Chairman of the Mogilev Oblast Executive Committee Valery Malashko and Deputy Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Minsk Leonid Makurov took part in the Festival events.
The Festival started with the exhibition Science Yesterday and Today, which included about 100 exhibits. Leading scientists and students of Mogilev universities, partners and organizers of the Festival presented their latest achievements and innovative developments in various fields of science and technology.
Young participants aged 7 to 13 demonstrated their artistic talents in the competition-exhibition of children’s paintings I Paint Science. Schoolchildren competed in four categories: “City of the Future”, “Scientific Achievement for the Benefit of Mankind”, “Scientists and Their Inventions” and “Invention of the Future”. It was rather difficult for the judges to make decisions and choose winners: more than 100 painting were submitted for participation in the competition, and only 60 items were selected for the final stage of the event.
Fifty-two undergraduate and post-graduate students from 25 universities, including Lomonosov Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, North-Eastern Federal University, the University of Warsaw, the University of Tartu, took part in the International Mathematical Olympiad MathOpen 2020 Belarus.
Twenty-eight participants from Belarus took part in the International Open Olympiad in Deive Geometry and Drawing GRAPHO-2020. Secondary school students competed in the “Drawing” category.
Participants of the Regional Team Programming Olympiad were able to test their knowledge in the IT field. Nineteen schoolchildren and eighteen university students from Mogilev took part in the contest. The winner of the Olympiad selected from among the students was the team of the Belarusian-Russian University.
Besides, the Olympiad in Financial Literacy for 10th and 11th-grade students and the workshop “Personal Financial Management in the Digital Economy” took place as part of the Financial Forum. Over 60 participants from Mogilev, Kalinkovichi and Kostiukovichi attended the event.
Thirty students from Mogilev, Vitebsk, Gomel, Novopolotsk, Orsha, Borisov, Mozyr and Bobruisk participated in the Mogilev City Olympiad in Materials Science and Materials Technology. Competitions were held in four categories: theoretical tasks in the categories “Material Science” and “Materials Technology” and practical tasks in the categories “Metallographic analysis” (individual and team classifications).
The Belarusian-Russian University hosted the Youth Forum Marketing-NEXT. More than 20 applications were submitted from teams of schools, gymnasiums and colleges of Mogilev and Kalinkovichi for participation in the event. Fourteen teams took part in the final stage of the competition. The contestants competed in the creativity contest Battle of Creatives and in the quiz-game Brendomania.
The intellectual competition Jeopardy took place on the second day of the Festival. The event brought together more than 50 young people.
During the Festival, over six hundred people attended lectures delivered by leading experts of educational institutions and IT professionals from Belarus and other countries. The winners of the competitive events were announced at the closing ceremony, which took place on February 21.
The administration of the Belarusian-Russian University would like to express gratitude to the organizers and partners of the 6th Mogilev Science Festival for their support in organizing the events.