A ceremony was held on February 17 to award winners of “Scientists of Tomorrow” 6th nationwide contest.
In his remarks at the ceremony, deputy Minister of Education Jeyhun Bayramov said “Scientists of Tomorrow” contest aims to develop scientific potential of the youth. He said this year contest featured more innovative and creative projects. The deputy minister stressed the importance of forging cooperation between research and educational institutions for improving pupils` scientific creativity and encouraging their research activity.
Decided by the jury, winners were announced in eight nominations.
Then authors of the three projects that will be presented at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) due to take place in the USA this May were announced. Pupil of Baku city ecological lyceum No 291 Elshan Naghizade and pupil of Baku city school lyceum No 299 Elgun Alishev will present a project in computer science category. Pupils of Baku European Lyceum Teymur Kalkayev and Hamid Salimov will submit a project in engineering nomination. Pupil of Istek lyceum Qudrat Muradli was named the author of the best project.
The winners received certificates, medals and prize money.
The contest was organized by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Heydar Aliyev Center, Knowledge Fund under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Republican Committee of the Free Trade Unions of Azerbaijan Education Workers and Intel.
“Scientists of Tomorrow” contest covers mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and healthcare, ecology, engineering and computer science.
Launched in 2012, the contest has involved 730 pupils so far, with 30 qualifying for Intel ISEF.