The All-Russian competition was organized for the fourth time by the Circle Movement of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, ANO NTI Platform, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Boiling Points network and partners.
According to the organizing committee of the competition, the experts evaluated 1001 circles from 74 regions. The leaders in terms of the number of applications are the Moscow region (78 circles), the Novosibirsk region (66), Moscow (61), St. Petersburg (44) and the Republic of Bashkortostan (40). Among the participants are clubs at schools, colleges and universities, quantoriums, fablabs and technology parks, centers and stations of technical creativity, etc., and the topics of their work cover a variety of areas: from aeromodelling and space to neurotechnologies and game development. Most of the participants are young circles, created less than five years ago, but there are also circles with a rich history of 50-90 years from the Khabarovsk Territory, Samara and Yaroslavl regions, Udmurtia, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
This year the All-Russian competition was held in four main nominations. The track “Technological circles” received 515 applications from circles that conduct educational and educational activities in the field of modern technologies. In the track “Subject circles”, 318 circles were evaluated, the work of which is aimed at in-depth study of school disciplines. Applications for the track “Technological Development Environment” were submitted by 93 organizations, on the basis of which several circles work and complex conditions are created for the scientific and technical creativity of young people. The track “Teams of Technological Enthusiasts” received 75 applications from teams developing technological projects, school and student startups. Within the tracks, age leagues also stood out.
“Most of the participants in the 2022 contest applied for the first time, and such interest is due, among other things, to the fact that we have identified age leagues for the first time: from circles for elementary school students to student and inter-age ones. Our hypothesis was also confirmed that in many subject circles, schoolchildren not only study a particular discipline in depth, but also develop projects and engage in research activities., – noted HSE Vice-Rector, leader of the NTI Circle Movement Dmitry Zemtsov. – The All-Russian competition has been held for the fourth year and is becoming more than just a traditional competition of circles. It develops in the logic of the community, a Mentors Club is being formed, at the meetings of which the participants exchange best practices, and the winners and prize-winners of previous years return to the competition space already in the role of experts – we will develop this practice further.”
According to the results of the evaluation by the expert jury, 92 circles became winners, another 153 circles received the titles of prize-winners of the All-Russian competition. Among the regions, the leaders in terms of the number of winners and prize-winners were: the Novosibirsk region (22 circles), the Moscow region and St. Petersburg (18 circles each), the Republic of Tatarstan (17) and Moscow (14).
Also, partners of the NTI Circle Movement organized special nominations as part of the 2022 competition. Six circles became winners in the nomination “The Best Circle on Artificial Intelligence” from the AI Academy for schoolchildren of the Sberbank Charitable Foundation “Contribution to the Future”. In the cross-cutting nomination from Roscosmos “Space education for schoolchildren”, a winner and two prize-winners were chosen. Moscow State Psychological and Pedagogical University, as part of its nomination “The Best Circle in Neurotechnologies and Cognitive Sciences”, noted two circles. Four more circles were selected in the nomination “NTO Driver” from the National Technological Olympiad.
The NTI circle movement has been holding the All-Russian competition of circles since 2019. During this time, more than 3,000 circles from all over the country became its participants. According to the results of the competitions, the best circles are placed on an interactive map of technological circles in Russia map.kruzhok.org and published in the final handbook.
Source: Автономная некоммерческая организация "Редакция журнала «Наука и жизнь»" by www.nkj.ru.
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