More than 500 Students Attend the Scientific and Engineering Fair

More than 500 Students Attend the Scientific and Engineering Fair
26 March 2013
26 March 2013

More than 500 pupils of 8-11thgrades from Minsk and Orsha visited Belarus Science and Engineering Fair 2013. The final of the competition was held on March 19, 2013 at the National Academy of Sciences.


Children had an opportunity to see and to learn about modern scientific developments and to ask young scientists about the principles and value ​​of the presented projects.


The special guest of the competition was Vasily Budkevich, deputy Minister of Education: "These events are very important. After all, what today can seem to be non-practice oriented - tomorrow may become a real breakthrough in science. Todays students have the opportunity to know the unknown and make a contribution in science in future."

During the fair, senior grades pupils visited the Department of Computer Systems and Networks and the Department of Information Technologies and Management of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics and Department of Information Technologies and Robotics of the Belarusian National Technical University. These faculties are the main educational facilities that prepare specialists for the IT industry in our country.

The senior grades pupils were also invited to the National Academy of Sciences where a fair of technical departments was organized by the BSU. The spectacular show "Physics in toys“ organized by the Department of Physics. aroused the brightest emotions "This is very interesting, I enjoyed it so much, I will become a physicist!"- shared his emotions Alex, a student of school#12. Excursion to the Supercomputing Centre of the United Institute of Informatics Problems, Institutes of Physics and Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences helped visitors to get closer to science. Excursion to the museum and the National Academy of Sciences was also very exciting for pupils. The Fair closed with a public lecture on ”Technological evolution: what Does the 21 th Century Hold For Science”by Professor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Sergei Kilin, сhief Scientific Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Speaking at the opening of the final Alexander Martinkevich, deputy director of the Hi- Tech Park, said
: ”Our country cannot be competitive in the global market by producing the cheapest goods in the world, because we want to be a successful and socially-oriented region. We have to be competitive with respect to the content aspect and compete in hi-tech markets. Therefore, we need people who work creatively and innovatively. The Hi-Tech Park always supports and will support students engaged in scientific and research activities,"- said Alexander Martinkevich.

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