Science Day: what do Ukrainian schoolchildren invent?
Autonomous hand warmer, the interactive Lost and Found, shadow microscope for water quality analysis, device for cancer diagnosis, intelligent aquarium, robot that takes care of pets, "Assistant diabetic" telegram-bot, device for determining the quality of milk, and much more
Every year on the third Saturday of May, the world celebrates the professional holiday of scientists. This is a national holiday founded in 1997 by Leonid Kuchma. During this time, an entire generation of young inventors has grown up, who, thanks to the Minor Academy of Sciences, have the opportunity to travel the world with inventions, participate in international competitions and even build startups from their projects. Rubryka explains how they do it.
This year, 11 Ukrainian schoolchildren won 13 awards at the ICYS-2021 scientific competition in Serbia. The International Conference of Young Researchers "ICYS" is an annual event that is a kind of individual competition in physics, mathematics, ecology, and computer science. Students of secondary schools aged 14-18 who are fluent in English can take part in the competition. In 2021, 143 young researchers from 23 countries took part in the ICYS conference.