26 Nov '19
As part of the first day of the VI International Aerospace Technology Week Aerospace Science Week - the main aerospace event of the year - the winners of the scientific and technical competition 'Youth and the Future of Aviation and Cosmonautics', dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Moscow Aviation Institute, were awarded.
The final stage was held in the format of poster presentations in nine main competitive areas. The authors defended their projects in the face of experts.
Mikhail Kornienko, Russian cosmonaut, hero of the Russian Federation, graduate of faculty No. 2 (now - Institute No. 2 'Aircraft, rocket engines and power plants') MAI:
'The purpose of the competition is to select the best and provide Russia with a technological advantage on the world stage. Such competitions are the most important element of training, which allows not only to select technically competent personnel, but also to teach young people to think, create their own projects, and hone presentation skills. It is the winners of the scientific and technical competition 'Youth and the Future of Aviation and Cosmonautics' that will raise our industry - they are the future engineering elite of Russia'.
The competition is not only a platform where young scientists can present their ideas, developments and solutions, but also an opportunity to discuss relevant topics with leading experts - representatives of industry and the scientific community, a chance to show leadership qualities and talents, and gain useful competitive experience.
Irina Aslanyan, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Chief Specialist of UEC JSC: 'I note the high applied value of the development of MAI engineers specifically for UEC enterprises. Most of the entries are close or already have practical implementation at the UEC enterprises. They present both commercial attractiveness for the industry and scientific novelty. It’s nice to see the youth’s genuine interest in the contest, and we are glad to have the opportunity to mention particularly outstanding works.
Competition is undoubtedly important for the development of the industry. It helps youth find work and realize their creative potential in a market economy. And the enterprises, in turn, are interested in having the most talented specialists who are interested in science and technology, and are ready to make every effort for a technological breakthrough'.
This year, 28 regions of Russia are represented in the competition. 96 organizations submitted applications, of which 27 were universities. The prize fund amounted to 1,900,000 rubles.
Among the best works included 10 projects, the authors of which are young scientists at the Moscow Aviation Institute. The following projects received cash prizes in the amount of 100,000 rubles:
• 'A mobile wheeled robot for monitoring airfield infrastructure' (authors Timofei Khorev, Konstantin Lelkov, Vladimir Petrukhin).
• 'A calculated and experimental study of the source of a weakly diverging ion beam' (authors Oleg Peysakhovich, Andrei Mogulkin, Vladislav Nigmatzyanov).