TPU to join Open Lab Project 2019 to test scientific literacy

On Saturday, February 9, the Open Lab international scientific literacy test will be held in Tomsk for the second time. TPU alumni will become lab heads at the testing venues. 

This year, the Open Lab is devoted to the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Participants of the event will test their global ideas through the prism of physical, chemical, and biological knowledge. According to the organizers of the event in Tomsk, there are five venues to participate: the Sklad Uma Center for Entertaining Sciences, Nuclear Energy Information Center, the Kafedra Educational Café, the Endorfin Coffee House, and the LatteArt Café.

‘It will be only 30 minutes to pass a test, then experienced lab heads represented by scientists and popularizers of science will announce correct answers and revise each task in detail. There will be additional lectures and master classes,’

- specify the organizers.

An early-career scientist from Tomsk Polytechnic University Anastasia Egoshina will be a lab head at the Kafedra Educational Café (79 Lenin Ave., from 12:00 to 15:00). Anastasia is engaged in the development and modification of natural cellulose-containing sorbents for purification water from oil and heavy metals. During 30 minutes, the participants will answer 25 questions on how the world and a human in it are complex but amazing. Then Anastasia Egoshina will announce correct answers and revise each task in detail. Registration to this venue is required. 

TPU alumnus Vitaly Stotsky, a researcher at TomskNIPIneft will be a lab head at the LatteArt Café (26 Lenin Ave, 2nd floor, from 12:00 to 14:00). Registration to this venue is required.

The Open Lab will work at other venues in Tomsk. For example, at 14:00, Nuclear Energy Information Center (8 Lenin Sq.), lead engineer Elena Goreva from the Seversk Institute of Technology will tell about a banana equivalent of radioactive sources and offer to take part in the ‘banana auction’. 

You can learn about all Open Lab venues at the Vkontakte group.