From 1 to 8 February a series of activities dedicated to the Russian Science Day, which is called Science Week, is held in Tomsk. The project is organized by the regional authorities and the Tomsk Region Council of Young Scientists. It will bring together students and early-career scientists from Tomsk universities and research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences. TPU will host open lectures on 5 and 8 February.
The Science: New Format exhibition is part of the Science Week agenda.
Tomsk Professors Assembly supports the exhibition. Projects presented by Tomsk young scientists, students and schoolchildren will be assessed by an expert jury. The most highly appreciated project will be awarded with valuable gifts and diplomas.
Ass.Prof. Maria Kirgina, PhD, a member of the Tomsk Region Council of Young Scientists says:
‘Nine projects of Tomsk Polytechnic University will participate in the exhibition. As far as I know, this is the largest number of exhibits presented by one institution.
The main requirements for projects are research focus, a tangible exhibit (a serial sample, a model, a prototype, a software product, etc. – ed.) which can be presented. This year, schoolchildren will participate in an individual category for the first time.’
TPU exposition includes a mobile sign interpreter for people with hearing impairment, a technique for forming electronic beams for medical purposes, which enable the design of cheaper radiotherapy equipment, a technology for 3D-printing dosimetry phantoms, etc.
The project of the eight-grade pupil Maria Sermeneva is devoted to the application of energy-efficient home appliances. The research was conducted under the supervision of TPU scientists.
In addition, the winners of the drawing competition Science and Me will be announced at the exhibition. All the works will be exhibited in Dom Uchenykh. Further, they will be placed in the hall of the 19th Building (4A Usova St.).