The victorious chord sounded for young researchers and inventors at the finals of the Engineering Start-2022 competition. This year, schoolchildren studying at the technology support centers for education in the capital met for the first time after a two-year remote summing up due to the pandemic at the site of the Moscow Technopolis. The final turned out to be bright and exciting for all participants of the event.

The organizer of the final of the scientific and technical competition was the coordinator of the network of centers for technological support of education of MSTU “STANKIN”. On this day, the site of the technopolis was given to future engineers who are already ready to get involved in the technological renewal of various sectors of the domestic industry.

Talented children and their mentors were greeted by Maria Bilchuk, Vice-Rector for Educational Activities and Youth Policy of MSTU “STANKIN”. She noted that on the same day Sochi is hosting the Congress of Young Scientists, which can be symbolically associated with the finals of the competition of scientific and technical projects for schoolchildren, and conveyed congratulations to the guys from young scientists who also started their career in science with school projects.

– Embodying your bold ideas, confidently set off on the path of scientific discoveries and research. Today your prototypes are the first step on the way to big science. I want to wish you to be self-confident, to develop the most daring ideas. I am sure that the time will come when we will see you in project teams at the leading enterprises of the domestic engineering industry, – said Maria Viktorovna.

This year, more than 600 works were submitted in the qualifying stage of the competition. In the finals, the jury members evaluated more than 130 projects in several categories, one of which is special and dedicated to the Decade of Science and Technology. The contestants discussed their projects with representatives of leading domestic enterprises, universities and educational organizations in Moscow, received valuable comments on the prospects for the development and refinement of inventions.

The competition program allowed the participants to demonstrate their developments in completely different areas: “Technology Mastery”, “Science, Technology, Art (Science – Art – Technology)”, “Design”, as well as “Special nomination within the framework of the decade of science and technology”. In addition to defending projects at the Engineering Start competition, there was an exposition part – an exhibition of students’ works with finished inventions.

Currently, education technology support centers operate on the basis of 19 federal universities located in the capital, each of which has its own specifics and reflects a specific area of ​​technological knowledge.