Completion of the 27th International Space Olympics for schoolchildren

October 28, 2019

The 27th International Space Olympiad for high-school students in the town of science Korolev is now complete. Taking part in it this year were more than 130 high-school students representing Russia and Belarus.

The ISO competitive program included several types of activities: review of creative projects, academic competitions in technical disciplines and humanities, as well as practical teamwork on space-themed cases.

The review of creative projects of the ISO participants was held at Energia corporation, at V.D. Vachnadze Center for Technology and Personnel Development. Out of the 11 finalists of the creative round, the best were: student at Korolev Science and Engineering Lyceum Stepan Filatov with the project Manufacturing and Storage of Cryogenic Component of Rocket Propellant (in the Space Technologies category); student at Korolev Science and Engineering Lyceum Maxim Divilkovsky with project Computer-aided Training for Prevention of Environmental Disaster on Earth (in the Space Technologies category); student at Korolev Lyceum No. 19 Vitaly Koenilov with the project MARK-3 Robot (in the Computer Science and Robotics" category); student at Korolev school No. 3 Semen Konovalov with the project A Study of the Effects of Spaceflight Environment on Vital Functions of Lemna minor (in the Biology, Ecology, Psychology category); cadet of the Monino A.I.Poreyshkin Boarding School with Basic Flight Training Nikita Lifar with the paper Space Philosophy of Nikolai Fedorov Precursor of Theoretical and Practical Cosmonautics (in the Humanities" category).

The first in the math competition were Dmitry Malinovsky, Evgeni Meleshenko (Lyceum No.19, Korolev); Polina Ilyina, Grigory Kozhemyakin (Science and Engineering Lyceum, Korolev).

The best in the literature competition were Anastasiya Klinkova (school No. 3, Korolev); Polina Primova, Sofiya Martynova (Science and Engineering Lyceum, Korolev); Valeriya Zharikova (Lyceum under the aegis of TPU, Tomsk).

The winner in computer science competition was Timofey Looze (Science and Engineering Lyceum, Korolev).

And, finally, the winners in physics competition were Dmitry Malinovsky (Liceum No.19, Korolev); Artyom Sevidov (Lyceum, Reutov); Alexander Zubkov, Damir Achokh and Vitaly Anikeev (Science and Engineering Lyceum, Korolev).

The team competition finals took place on Thursday, October 24, Korolev Quantorium. Among initiators of the practical cases and moderators, there were employees of and students sponsored by RSC Energia. Mixed teams of students from different schools were given a week to design and assemble operating mockups of devices for launching cubesats from onboard the ISS, solar array pointing, soil sampling, and solar sail deployment. Three teams were competing in each of the cases. In the end, a dynamic mockup of a soil sampling mechanism came out on top.

The ceremony of announcing the competition results and presenting awards to the winners took place at Kalinin Palace of Culture. Taking part in the ISO-2019 closing ceremony were first deputy head of administration of the town of Korolev Yuri Koptsik, pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Russian Federation Oleg Kononenko, pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Russian Federation, deputy of the State Duma Elena Serova, representatives of State Corporation Roscosmos, RSC Energia, TsNIIMash, management of educational institutions located in the town of Korolev.

The ISO-2019 winner based on overall ranking was Maxim Divilkovsky. The runner-up was Artem Sevidov. The third place was shared by Damir Achokh and Dmitri Malinovsky.

The contest winners, laureates and best participants received diplomas, honorary certificates and valuable gifts.

Traditionally, RSC Energia was one of the principal organizers of the International Space Olympics for schoolchildren. This is one of the high-priority vocational guidance projects of the Corporation.

The International Space Olympics has been held annually since 1992 in the last ten days of October. During that time, almost four thousand schoolchildren from Russia, UK, Australia, Greece, Germany, Spain, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Israel, Sweden, China and USA have taken part in it. Its main objectives are to get high school students interested in professional careers in space industry, and to identify the most gifted children who are to receive further support of their talents.





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