In 2018 Russia will host the contest of children’s engineering teams

© RIA Novosti / Kirill Klinikaufenthalt scientific and technical creativity of youth. Archival photoIn 2018 Russia will host the contest of children’s engineering teams© RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed the order about carrying out in 2018 of the International competition of children’s engineering teams, which will attract the attention of young people to science and engineering.

«Today, as we know, the demand for engineering and technical specialties has increased, we must support those who have interest in such professions who demonstrates progress in these areas from a very young age,» — said Medvedev at a meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers.

According to him, the competition will take part about 5 thousand young researchers and inventors.

The head of government expressed confidence that the contest will help to find talented children and to get them interested in science and engineering, to promote the growth of attention to engineering.

Medvedev added that engineering education is important and complex, and it is, unfortunately, a long enough time was not given due attention.

The contest will be held in April–October 2018 in three stages (part-time selection, correspondence preparation, full-time) in two areas: research and engineering, stated in the order posted on the government website. The competition foresees the organization of thematic lectures and seminars scientific-popular character with the involvement of famous Russian scientists.

The competition will be organized by the Ministry of education.

In the final (internal) stage of the competition in Moscow will be attended by 400 people. The age of participants – from 10 to 17 years.