On April 23, our co-founder, Max Polyakov PhD came to visit the National University of Water Management and Nature Resources. In particular, he took part in a meeting of the Department of International Economic Relations and visited the university’s hydrotechnical laboratory.
The most exciting moment was the opening of the Noosphere Engineering School laboratory on satellite data analysis together with EOS, an Association Noosphere member, which specializes in the processing and analysis of satellite imagery.
Noosphere Engineering School laboratories
The Noosphere Engineering School is a result of a cooperation between multiple Ukrainian universities and Max Polyakov’s Association Noosphere. NES was founded in 2014 with the idea to build a strong education platform. It is a place where each student can have the opportunity to easily communicate and share their knowledge with others and to work as a team member to increase the productivity of other projects. The biggest benefit of this partnership is the chance for students to receive professional advice from scientists of various specializations.
As Max Polyakov pointed out, the main idea of the Noosphere Engineering School is to bring together the theoretical and practical parts of the engineering sphere. That is why it proposed to develop the NES laboratories at different universities.
At these labs, practical engineers share their experience with students while professors give the theoretical base. Joined together with the support of Max Polyakov, they provide possibilities for students to create their own engineering innovative devices and programs.
There are four laboratories in Ukraine at the moment: Dnipro, Kiev, Rivne and Cherkassy. Every lab works in different areas of engineering:
– robotics and electronics
– developing games
– problems of creating IT-systems
– space research and technology
– effective nature management
Every laboratory has already released or is currently working on real engineering projects. For example, the laboratory in Dnipro has worked on more than 11 projects since its establishment, including CanSat satellite, LaserClock, Copter Race time, and a number of apps for event management, communication with the police, and trip guides.
In 2017, one more scientific area was added to this list — space. Max Polyakov, as the founder and manager of EOS, FireFly, and Space Systems Engineering, has launched a new project — the Space Engineering School. Three labs of SES started their work in early 2018:
- Laboratory of Optimal Design
- Laboratory of Manufacturing Technology
- Laboratory of Non-Destructive Testing
With the assistance of Max Polyakov, the Noosphere Engineering School also organizes various student competitions. Overall, it hosted 5 tournaments in 2017. The most recent one was organized in December. This was a student tournament in space design named Star Track, brought together students from various universities. Teams presented their original creations and solutions to space issues. Five winning teams received grants to implement their ideas.
As mentioned above, the Noosphere Engineering School provides not just the theoretical base for students, but also helps them create their engineering projects.