ForUm correspondents went to look at scientific specialties and even tried out some of them.
This year the exhibition presented more than a hundred works of young inventors from 21 regions of Ukraine. The program included demonstration of models and miniatures, as well as poster presentation of sci-tech works for seven sectors: electronics and instrument making, material science and technologies, machine engineering, information telecommunication system and technology, ecology and resource-saving, robotic engineering and robotics systems.
Young scientists are pupils of 8-11 grades of secondary schools and same-age students of the out of school vocational education establishments and universities of the I-II level of accreditation. These pupils are also members of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and are actively engaged into scientific researches. According to the president of the National center " Junior Academy of Sciences" Stanislav Dovgyi, many of these children have presented their developments aboard, including Switzerland and France. Organizers of the exhibition selected the best creations, authors of which have been awarded with diplomas and prizes. Three young scientists have even received licenses for scientific development of their inventions.
"We organizer and support the work of children, providing them with tutors and a possibility to work in labs of the leading education institutions. Almost 100% of pupils become students and continue their researches within term papers and diplomas. Those who decide to join Big Science defend candidate's and PhD theses," Dovgyi told journalists.
In her turn, deputy head of state department of education and science of the Kyiv city state administration Viktoria Cholombytko noted: "Adults should pay attention to the subjects our children study in their works - ranging from study motivation technologies to energy saving technologies and alternative computer games. These are not children's problems, but our youth use very interesting approach to solve them."
Ivan Seleznev, pupil of the 11th grade of secondary school #22 of Mykolaiv, has worked out an ultrasound space orientation device for people with visual organ disorders. It is already being used in some medical institutions.
"There are analogues of my device in the world, but they are very expense and the majority of blind people cannot afford it. The price for my device will be maximum 300 hryvnias," Ivan says.
Anton Holovachenko, first grade student of the aerospace systems Institute of the National Aviation University, has worked out exoskeleton Mark, aimed for disabled.
"With the help of sensors the servo motors start working on command. If you press the first sensor, arm muscles will contract moving the arm up and down and so on. I have spent 11 months for the project design. I wanted to help the disabled to fill normal and to live normally," Anton told ForUm.
The exoskeleton has already been tested in "Ohmatdet" clinic. Mark even helped some patients to stand up and walk.
Oleksandra Fartushnaya, a 9th grade pupil of a secondary school in Kherson region, has worked out a skin-galvanic reactor to study higher nervous activity.
The device can define the temperament type and psychological readiness for physical training. In particular, the device can be used to define whether this or that child can be subjected to serious physical exercises during physical training classes at school.
Having tested the parameters of a ForUm's correspondent before and after 50 squats, the device showed only minor difference in data, meaning our correspondent is psychologically stable with sanguineous temperament.
Many young people presented at the exhibition demonstrated interest in ecology problems. Thus, Bogdan Datsiuk, 11th grade pupil of secondary school #7 of Kovel city, Volyn region, has worked a model of wind-powered generator of low capacity; Artem Mateush, first grade student of Kyiv polytechnic institute, has developed a method of controlling water pollution by oil products; Kirill Sezonov, 10th grade pupil of secondary school #15 of Severodonetsk city, Luhansk region, has invented a combined device to control water purity level in basins.
Ihor Loboda, 11th grade pupil of Severodonetsk secondary school, Luhansk region, has invented a model of home incubator with double-level mechanical regulator to breed endangered species of chickens. According to him, 99.8% of previous breed have already grew up.
It's a fact that children feel flaws of the world around better than anyone else and therefore try to correct them. We wish young talents luck and patients. As Voltaire said, science success is a matter of time and courage of mind.
Anastasia Pika, photos by Viktor Kovalchuk
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