Last January, “Association Noosphere” Chairman of the Board Michael Ryabokon and Zhytomyr National Agroecological University Rector Oleg Skydan entered an agreement to open a Noosphere Engineering School in Zhytomyr. As a result of this partnership, the official opening of another Noosphere Engineering School (NES) took place on November 28.
The opening ceremony was attended by Michael Ryabokon and government officials including:
- Sergey Sukhomlyn, Head of the Zhytomyr City Council;
- Volodymyr Shyrma, Head of the Zhytomyr Region Council;
- Volodymyr Fedorenko, First Deputy Head of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration;
- Oleg Skydan, Rector of Zhytomyr National Agroecological University.
It is very important to note that the project started at the School in Zhytomyr prior to the official opening. Thus, the students could present their first projects during the ceremony. The most impressive was a unique interactive sandbox «GalaSand», the first successful NES Zhytomyr project. The sandbox demonstrates to children the Solar System, the structure of each planet, and the formation of their landscapes and surface features.
“In Noosphere, we strive to create an environment for knowledge sharing and innovations development for young people. In this regard, Max Polyakov organizes a lot of social initiatives and in 2014 came up with the idea of Noosphere Engineering School. We currently have 7 Engineering Schools in Ukraine and a number of successful projects developed by their students. There are projects for National Police of Ukraine and World Air Sports Federation, military and ecology. For example the MyPol app, which was entirely a student project, is now used by the National Police of Ukraine across the country,” said Michael Ryabokon.
The new Engineering School is located at Zhytomyr National Agroecological University. There are three work areas: a conference room equipped with multimedia facilities for workshops, seminars, and lectures; a space for exchanging experience between experts; a lab with powerful computers, some equipped with dual-monitor systems, and two soldering stations.
Starting today, young engineers, scientists, researchers and enthusiasts of Zhytomyr city can implement their ideas and test their projects in various fields of engineering. Zhytomyr NES laboratory is also a great place for networking, sharing experiences, and developing collaborative projects. The students of the School are given an opportunity to learn both theoretical and practical aspects of any topic studied.