In late May, the results for the 4th season of the All-Russian Student Contest “I am a Professional” were announced. On June 17, Andrey RUDSKOY, Rector of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, met with the competition winners at Technopolis Polytech.
“This year is exceptionally fruitful for Polytechnic University as we won 33 medals, and I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart,” – the rector told the winners. – “First of all, you proved that you are talented and creative. You are Russia’s future leaders in industry, science, politics, and business. I strongly believe that students like you should pursue graduate and then postgraduate studies. You may think that doctoral and postdoctoral degrees are worthless. Still, employers understand that a candidate with a degree knows how to formulate a problem, address it systematically, and achieve brilliant results. I wish you every success, and I am very proud of you all. I am sure of your future career growth. You are the professionals Indeed”.
The All-Russian Student Contest “I am a Professional” is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. It is the flagship project of the presidential platform “Russia: the Land of Opportunities”. Winners and runners-up receive various awards, the main of which are benefits for admission to graduate and postgraduate programs. In addition, competition winners will be offered internships at high-profile companies. For gold, silver, and bronze winners, there are monetary awards from 100 to 300 thousand rubles.
This year, nine Polytech students received gold medals at the contest. A third-year student of the Higher School of Theoretical Mechanics, Fedor KONDRATENKO, is one of them.
“I have been participating in the “I am a Professional” contest for the third year in a row, and I’m thrilled that I finally won,” – says Fedor. – “The problems seemed rather simple. These tasks focused mostly on mechanics and strength of materials, which is my main field of study. So the skills acquired at the university were perfectly sufficient. I believe that the most important thing is to understand physics and mathematics. The art of understanding mathematics is a lot like love; it’s either there or it’s not”.
Written by Raisa BESTUGINA,
Chief Media Relations Specialist