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The Global Energy Prize annually honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world that are helping address the world’s various and pressing energy challenges.

From the “Energy of Start” to the “Energy of Youth”

The final event of the All-Russian contest the “Energy of Start” aimed at formation of the students` conscious choice of the future profession will be held at the end of August, in the Sverdlovsk region. The winners of the Engineering solutions Contest will participate in the VI Inter-regional summer educational forum the “Energy of Youth”.

Recall that the “Energy of Start” is a new youth program of the Global Energy Prize. It is being held within the format of All-Russian contests for two categories of participants: Case-solving Championship for the pupils of 7-9th grades and Engineering solutions Contest for the students of 10th grade. Program`s co-organizer is a Reliable Change Foundation.  In 2016, it was held for the first time.

Participants of the Engineering solutions Contest developed technical devices closely related to electricity, electrical engineering and power within the theme on Usage of renewables in their home cities.

In the “Best technical device without the use of microelectronic components” nomination, the winners are the students of Gymnasium №1 of Balakovo, the Saratov region Maria Dontsova and Vitalina Zhuravleva. They have created folding wind turbine.

In the “Best technical device with the use of microelectronic components” nomination, the winners are the students of Lyceum № 81 of Novosibirsk Vladimir Burkov, Nikita Malykhin and Ivan Trukhan. They have created Tesla transformer.

According to the President of the Global Energy, Non-profit Partnership Igor Lobovsky, “The aim of the “Energy of Start” has future prospective: it is not only fostering of positive and responsible attitude towards the industry, but also the identification of the smartest, most talented  young power engineers, who in the future will be beneficial to both - science and business”.

Note that the winners of Engineering solutions Contest are about to get a worthy reward ─ participation in the VI Inter-regional summer educational forum the “Energy of Youth”. Specially within this youth education and communication platform they will not only meet with teams from other regions in the finals of Engineering solutions Contest, but also will solve an engineering case and address energy problems, as well as will get acquainted with the utilities of the Ural region. This will allow the students to improve their training and enter the personnel reserve of electric power industry.

It is expected that this year the "Energy of Youth" will unite the future power engineers from 13 industry universities and colleges, 7 high schools and gymnasiums from more than 10 regions of Russia.

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