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All-Russian contest: "I am a Professional" in photonics: the first light

Paper Abstract

The contest “I am a professional” is an all-Russian contest that includes many competitions in various fields: from the humanitarian sciences to the technical fields (sociology, economics, psychology, IT, physics, etc.). Several fields already tried this format, but for the photonics it was the first trial.

The goal of such contest concludes in the massive involvement of undergraduate and graduate students into solution of tasks from various areas of modern photonics – from material science till light design and AR/VR systems.

Despite main part of the contest is provided by the ITMO University and its regional partners, a set of leading industry companies supported the contest. Their motivation is in direct communication with talented students – future professionals.

This challenging project poses many tasks and makes the organization committee and the team who prepares the event to solve many tasks: organize network collaboration between many universities and industry companies to prepare the content for the event, notify the potential participants, motivate them (both sides), hold the contest in the same time with many participants over the big country and check the tasks in various fields by the experts.

We present our experience in organization of such an event and discuss some features, results and perspectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10741, Optics Education and Outreach V, 107410R (14 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2321278
Show Author Affiliations
Anna Voznesenskaya, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)
Galina E. Romanova, ITMO Univ. (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10741:
Optics Education and Outreach V
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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