TPU Youth Projects Receive 3.9 Million Grant Support

Two projects of Tomsk Polytechnic University received grants from the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs. The projects were presented in the Volunteering and Youth Media sections and were supported with 3.9 million roubles.

In the Volunteering section, the Agency provided the financing to the Organisation of an Inter-University Volunteer Rescue Unit project submitted by the TPU Student Rescue Corps. The project is aimed to establish a center for training students in life safety programs and promote healthy and secure lifestyle.

“Volunteers of the TPU Student Rescue Corps protect the region population and territories, ensure safety in water bodies, and eliminate the consequences of natural and man-made disasters.

An inter-university unit of volunteer rescuers will help to improve the youth commitment to the public interest and develop a talent pool for professional emergency services,”

Igor Romantsov, project manager and head of TPU Civil Defense and Emergency Situations Unit, says.

According to the authors, the project will use innovative approaches to the prevention of emergencies in the region and create conditions for youth socialization and self-fulfillment.

Within the project, it is planned to create and equip the Inter-University Rescue Volunteer Unit stationed at TPU. Volunteers from vocational educational institutions and universities of the Tomsk region can become its participants. There will be classes on providing first aid to victims and handling the emergency equipment. To practice the acquired skills, practical training will be held in the Tomsk Regional Search and Rescue Service and the fire and rescue unit of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Tomsk Region.

In the Youth Media section, MediaTEK, the TPU International Engineering Championship Project, has received the grant support for the second time in a row. The championship will be held as part of the Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week under the aegis of the MediaTEK All-Russian Competition. Student teams will solve cases devoted to the popularization of the fuel and energy complex and the professional activities in this area.

“Participants will seek the solutions that are relevant to the national energy sector. For example, the ways to draw the attention of residents to the industry using non-conventional promotion techniques and a creative approach,”

Darya Bay, project manager and head of the TPU Office of Olympiad Movement Support, says.

The teams will present their solutions to experts, who are the heads of PR services of leading energy companies and representatives of the industry-focused media and universities.