Within the frameworks of the RUDN Competitiveness Enhancement Program among the world’s leading research and educational centers (Project 5-100) and the Program for the Integrated Modernization of the RUDN University, an annual School Project Contest on humanitarian, socio-economic, natural science, biomedical and technical profiles for high school students of Moscow and Moscow region “Science starts at school-2020” will be held at RUDN University.
The 2020 Contest is held in the form of distance video presentations defense and online conferences.
The main goal of the Contest is to identify and support gifted children, improve work with students in vocational guidance, demonstrate and popularize the achievements of middle-link and senior-link students in the field of scientific creativity, as well as the experience of educational institutions in organizing research and project activities of schoolchildren.
For participation in the multi-discipline Contest “Science starts at school-2020” schoolchildren of 9-11th grades of Moscow and Moscow region are invited.
The subject of consideration at the Contest are the projects of students’ research works assuming their knowledge of the current state of the research field, possession of the methodic, availability of data on their own research, analysis, generalization and conclusions.
The work of sections on the following subjects of educational and research projects within school disciplines is provided by the Contest:
- I would learn Russian just for… (the Russian Language)
- Literature is the reflection of society, just as a word is the reflection of a person (Literature)
- A different language is a different vision of life (the English Language)
- Holistic and volumetric image of social world (Social Studies)
- History punishes ignorance of lessons (History)
- It is impossible to understand the world structure without maths (Mathematics)
- Physics is the science of understanding nature (Physics)
- Chemistry is life, life is chemistry (Chemistry)
- Everything in the biology makes sense only in the light of evolution (Biology)
- A machines should work, and a man should think (Computer Studies).
In accordance with paragraphs 43-46 of RUDN University Admission Rules in 2020, the winner certificate availability of the School Project Contest “Science starts at school-2020” is taken into account as an individual achievement of the applicant with the addition of 3 points to the total amount of points scored for the exam!
The Contest being held in the format of a video presentation provides for the creative research (inventive) work defense lasting up to 7 minutes.
Video presentation of the contestant is evaluated in accordance with the developed criteria for assessing the defense.
Winners and prize-winners for each of these profiles are awarded with Cups and Diplomas of I, II, III degrees, other participants receive a certificate of the contestant.
The expert commission of the School Project Contest consists of leading teachers of all specialized faculties and institutes of RUDN University.
The Contest results will be announced on May 20, 2020 at 15:00 p.m. in online broadcast mode on the service platform for the Mirapolis webinars. The access to the platform will be sent to all registered participants.
According to the results of the Contest “Science Starts at School-2020” an electronic collection of participants’ abstracts will be prepared.
To take part in the School Project Contest on humanitarian, socio-economic, natural science, biomedical and technical profiles “Science starts at school-2020” it is necessary to send an e-mail containing the application form, video presentation file and abstracts of the participant to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org until 6 p.m. on May 13, 2020.