Many school graduates from all regions of Ukraine choose Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for a wide range of modern specialties, a high level of education and science, and systematic career guidance. Last year, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute took second place in the number of submitted applications among all high education institutions of the country. 46.7 thousand school graduates applied to the University. Only the most motivated school graduates, winners of Olympiads and startup competitions, and high-scored in external evaluation applicants become the students of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Today's story is about “titled” graduates of the Polytechnic Lyceum of NTUU “KPI”, who became part of the University already and had significant successes and achievements. They are former classmates and current freshmen of the Institute for Applied System Analysis (IASA) Yelyzaveta Stoliarchuk, Volodymyr Karan and Stanislav Skorobohatov ( group KA-06).
In 2018-2020, as a member of the Junior Academy of Sciences, Yelyzaveta Stoliarchuk presented her projects “Processing of polymer and organic waste using solar energy and liquid nitrogen”, “Wind engine based on the Segner turbine”, “Development of a gravity cargo-passenger system transport (the supervisor was Oleh Kozlenko, Head of the laboratory at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics) in the finals of the startups' competition of the Festival of Innovation Projects “Sikorsky Challenge”. Yelyzaveta is also one of the few who received the maximum score in the external examination in Mathematics.
Today, Yelyzaveta has five patents, six scientific publications, a gold medal at the 20th Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE-2021), a bronze medal at the 13th International Invention and Innovation Show INTARG 2020. She also won the national selection of the international high school project competition Genius Olympiad 2020 (USA), the national contest of the International Festival of Engineering Science and Technology (I-Fest) in Tunisia (2020). Yelyzaveta got a bronze medal in the International Olympiad of scientific ideas and projects in technical sciences and energy OKSEF 2019 (Turkey). The young researcher participated in the VI International Scientific Conference on Women in Science (2019, Poland). Yelyzaveta got a special award and a diploma for the best presentation during The 2nd “Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop” (2018, Beijing, China) and honorary awards of the International Linguistics Olympiads (2017-2019). She won in the II stage and participated in the III stage of the All-Ukrainian competition-defense of research works of students-members of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2020). The talented student got the Award of Mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, for outstanding achievements of the talented youth in the development of the capital of Ukraine – Hero City Kyiv (2020), gold medals Ukrainian competition-defense of research works of students-members of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2018-2020), silver award of the III stage of the All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad in Ecology, bronze award of the IX All-Ukrainian Scientific and Technical Exhibition-Competition of Youth Innovative Projects “Future of Ukraine 2018” and “Politeco-2019”, silver award of the Intel ECO Ukraine 2019, the award of the Association of Scientists and Engineers of YALE University (USA) and others.
Volodymyr Karan is the author of the project “Infrasive Camouflage” (the supervisor is Anatolii Minitskyi, Associate Professor at the Department of High Temperature Materials and Powder Metallurgy at E.O. Paton Institute of Materials Science and Welding). He has developed an easy-to-produce, inexpensive material, invisible to thermal imagers, practical, and easy to use. The development brought Volodymyr a gold medal at the 20th Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE-2021), a silver medal at the 13th International Invention and Innovation Show INTARG 2020, and the “Judges Award” in the team competition at the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition (Istanbul). He also became the winner of the second stage and participant of the III stage of the All-Ukrainian competition-defense of research works of students-members of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2020). Volodymyr got a silver medal at the national stage of the 2020 International Contest of Scientific and Technical creativity of schoolchildren Intel ISEF.
Stanislav Skorobohatov proposed a mechanism of using alternative energy sources to reduce fuel consumption in the project “The use of the Peltier element for energy recovery ventilation in a hybrid car” (the supervisors are Oleh Kozlenko (FMP) and Ihor Mikulonok (FCT). He won a silver medal at the GenevaInternational Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva (2021) and a gold award at the 14th Fair of the International Exhibition of Inventions, IWIS 2020 (Poland, 2020).
Today, Stanislav has two patents, three scientific publications. He also spoke at scientific and practical conferences at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. The student also won in the national selection Genius Olympiad 2020 (USA) and took part in the III stage of the All-Ukrainian competition-defense of research works of students-members of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2020). He got prizes in the second stage (2018-2020) of the All-Ukrainian competition-defense of research works of students-members of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, bronze award of the III stage of the All-Ukrainian Student Olympiad in Ecology, a gold medal of the X All-Ukrainian Scientific and Technical Exhibition-Competition of Youth Innovative Projects “Future of Ukraine 2019”, the team winner of the Innovation Hackathon at the 4th International Forum Innovation Market 2019. Stanislav became a finalist of the competition “Politeco Ukraine 2018-2019” in the national stage of the 2019 International Contest of Scientific and Technical creativity of schoolchildren Intel ISEF.
Vladyslav Bendiuh, the group mentor KA-06, said, ‘Since it is the third semester in a distant mode, freshmen of the Department of Mathematical Methods of System Analysis (MMSA) have the only experience of distance learning. Distance training requires more responsibility and a high level of organization. Not everyone can adapt to study at home without live contact with teachers. It becomes clear-cut when you consider a large gap between the amount of information that high school students and freshmen need to acquire.
Despite the specific conditions and tough training at the Department of MMSA, graduates of the Polytechnic Lyceum successfully passed these tests. They had no problems with calendar monitoring tasks last semester, passed the Rector's control of residual school knowledge, and successfully passed their first session as Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute students. According to the calendar monitoring tasks of the second semester, the talented students get certified in all disciplines and overcome current difficulties of student life.
Yelyzaveta told about her student life, 'I am one of those students who have not yet experienced real university life. We met our groupmates only several times. Distance learning has many disadvantages - limited communication with classmates and teachers and communication misunderstandings. On the other hand, I do not need to spend time on the way to the University and home. I can always review the recording of the lesson and adjust the schedule for myself. My favorite subject is Discrete Mathematics. Associate Professor Oleksandr Stus tells everything very clear and gives a detailed analysis. Just then, complicated Discrete Mathematics becomes easy.
We continue to work on projects together with my supervisor Oleh Kozlenko. I want to participate in international scientific and technical exhibitions and competitions. The 20th Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE-2021) has recently ended, while the International Science Project Olympiad INSPO-2021 (Turkey) will be in a month. I am thoroughly preparing’.
‘In general, studying at the IASA is quite difficult because some subjects online make difficulties especially due to technical shortcomings’, says Volodymyr Karan. ‘Still, there are some advantages: waking up in the morning is not always necessary. It is also easier to revise the material because there are lecture recordings that can be viewed at any time. However, stay at home all the time is very stressful and sometimes impairs the effectiveness of training. My favorite subjects are Algorithms and Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics.
I continue to research with my supervisor. This academic year has been productive for me. I won a gold medal in an international competition’.
Stanislav Skorobohatov also joined the conversation, ‘Teacher support and quality teaching provide an opportunity to receive professional training even in distance learning. Knowledge of Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Analysis, Physics, and other professional disciplines help me think outside the box. I want to use them in further research. I also need to move forward because I want to develop the chosen scientific direction and improve our future, together with my supervisors’.
The photos show the city light boards of Yelyzaveta Stoliarchuk and Volodymyr Karan – the authors of projects that are especially relevant for the social and economic life of Ukraine. The students’ projects were highly evaluated by domestic scientists (the project of the Kyiv City State Administration, installed on the streets of Kyiv). ‘Society must know about the great intellectual potential of the future of our state and understand that all support for intellectually gifted children is the best investment Of Ukraine’, says the statement of the Department of Education and Science of Kyiv.