University scholars honored on Russian Science Day
The festival program featured research and practice conferences, round table discussions, lectures, seminars, exhibitions. The events were held at various research and development entities and higher educational institutions of the region, including Ulyanovsk State University.
At the opening ceremony, governor of Ulyanovsk region, Sergey Morozov presented awards to outstanding scientists of the region, among them several USU scholars.
By governor's resolution, a Distinguished Scientist Award was conferred upon Alexander Butov, head of USU Applied Math Department.
An honorary certificate for distinguished service and fruitful research was presented to Director of USU Nano Center, Igor Zolotovsky, and head of Regional Studies and International Relations Department, Ivan Chukanov.
In addition, several young USU researchers made it into the Book of Science Records of Ulyanovsk region, among them a 34-year old Leonid Samoylov, associate professor of Algebraic and Geometric Computations Department, who was acknowledged as the youngest doctor of science in the region.
Lenod Gluschenko, a student of USU Medical faculty, became the winner in "The most promising student" nomination. At his young age Leonid has already obtained a patent for his own invention, come out the winner in the USU 2011 student grant contest, co-authored a publication in a journal published by the National Attestation Committee. Earlier, Leonid was recognized as the author of the best project in the Russian competition titled "Innovative potential of youth 2012".
"The most promising student" award went to a 10th-grade student of the specialized physics, math and IT school at USU, Kirill Rodionov. He is a member of the "Solaris" research group and, despite his young age, a recipient of the 2011 President's Award for Talented Youth. In addition, Kirill has obtained several award certificates at national research and practice conferences for school students.
According to governor Morozov, Ulyanovsk region is currently working toward the ambitious goal of becoming a leader in the development of science and innovations, which will draw upon the best intellectual resources of both Russian Federation and other countries. To make it possible, it is critical that we focus on several areas, such as creating the environment that would attract and stimulate talented youth, developing innovative R&D infrastructure.