11–18 July, the IV Summer Conference "Project Education in Natural Science and Nanotechnology" was held on the Olkhon island in Lake Baikal. Dmitry Zhukalin, postgraduate students at the Department of Semiconductor physics and microelectronics, the Faculty of Physics, and Ilia Korzhyk, Director of the Regional Centre for Students Technical Projects, took part in the conference.
The aim of the conference is to develop research abilities in school students in the area of research and technical design.
– The conference was very useful. We can take some projects, implemented by school students in Russia, and introduce them into research activities of our school students here, in Voronezh. The Regional Centre for Students Technical Projects has been training prospective students of Voronezh State University for quite a long time, so it is great that we could participate in the conference, – said Dmitry Zhukalin.
At the conference leading Russian and foreign scientist gave lectures on the most urgent issues, recent research projects and scientific findings. There were also master-classes in scanning microscopy, physical chemistry, microelectronics and programming, as well as workshops on project work, microelectronics and programming. There was also a special working group for research projects supervisors and lecturers. The conference also included the final stage of the students' project competition in natural science, technical creativity and programming.