All competitors were surpassed by the space station module fit for humans.
Moscow schoolchildren became winners at the International Competition for Children's Engineering Teams ICEET-2018, the final round of which was held in St. Petersburg. The students presented models of space stations, drawing robots, transporters, electronic guide dogs, drone researchers, devices for producing energy from sound and organic substances.
The correspondent of "MK" met up with young talents and found out why they could not spend a day without inventing something new.
74 teams from seven countries of the world: Russia, Spain, China, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and Estonia took part in the final round of the competition. The final competition featured 15 teams from Moscow, which included 66 students and 27 tutors.
In the nomination "Space Station" the students of school № 1298 "Profile Kurkino" turned out to be winners.
They began to prepare for the competition in the summer, right during school holidays – so strong was the will to win. They decided to make a space station module with comfortable conditions for humans. In the future, the winners dream of conquering the Universe and discovering new forms of life, the existence of which they do not doubt. For the time being, they are only studying this sphere.
Team member Danila Dudin has been reading books and encyclopedias on the subject of space since he was six years old, he enjoys watching documentaries about scientists and cosmonauts.
The boy felt the inclination to science and technology at an early age, in elementary school, and at the age of 14, he created a boat that could be controlled with a smartphone. Danila with his friend tested this model on the river. Now Danila is studying in the engineering class.
“The competition task was unusual for us”, says Danila. “Our module had to pass a "stress test": it was lowered into an aggressive environment - into the water. We had to urgently put all the electronics inside, to think about improving the hermeticity of the shell. The competition was huge. For example, a similar model was presented by the guys from Petrozavodsk, but their shell was produced industrially.”
The eleventh-grader from school №1517 Yura Barichev told MK that the itinerary of all the days of the competition was very eventful. Their team won the nomination "Perestroika +". The students made a robot Transporter with a set of tools for cleaning and moving goods.
— We had almost no free time, — says Yura. — Every day we had contest events, later in the day went to the theatre and had a public lesson of “PROJECT&I”, where there was a live conversation with the President and the awards ceremony”.
Another member of this team, ninth-grader Dmitry Punov, told us that he got interested in physics in the sixth grade, but then there was no such subject in the syllabus yet. The teacher helped him prepare for the regional Olympiad, and he became the winner. The knowledge of physics greatly helped him in the competition.
“The most memorable for me was the final race”, recalls Dmitry Punov. “I operated the robot, and the guys from my team strongly encouraged me and prompted. To tell the truth, I felt so nervous that I thought we had messed everything up, but everything turned out OK. In the future, I want to be helpful to humanity. I would like to open a company that would create devices that save or make life easier for terminally ill people, to make a full analysis of human health possible in a matter of seconds. I am also very interested in the possibility of creating artificial intelligence.”
The winners of the International Competition for Children's Engineering Teams were teams of schools №1517, №1298 “Profile Kurkino”, the educational complex “South-West”, schools in the southeast named after Marshal V.I. Chuykov. The teams of schools №1498, №354 and №2097 received a special prize from the youth jury: expensive software.
December 21, 2018