With the beginning of the war, the Noosphere School of Engineering concentrated its activities on helping our homeland.
Here are some stories of how Noosphere Engineering School teams from different cities of Ukraine combined their technical and research activities with volunteering, using their skills, talents and resources in a new direction.
From the first days, students and mentors worked together to help the defenders and victims of the russian invasion.
Volunteers from the Noosphere Engineering School Dnipro laboratory helped collect and distribute more than 20 applications from medical institutions in the Dnipro and Kharkiv regions.
In the first days of the war, the team safeguarded the Dnipro region’s cultural values: rare publications from the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University scientific library and ancient sculptures in the courtyard of the Historical Museum, known to the locals as “Stone Babas”.
The conference hall of the Dnipro laboratory, where Noosphere organizes hackathons and conferences during peacetime, now holds masterclasses on emergency medical care.
The Noosphere Engineering School laboratory at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute is currently working on projects to help the civilian population locate animals and people.
Robotics classes and consultations on students’ technical projects have not stopped.
Also, the Noosphere Engineering School laboratory at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute worked to develop, design and test bots for Telegram @childrens_doctor_at_war_bot (“Pediatrician at War”) and @doctor_at_war_bot (“Doctors at War”). The bot itself was created in collaboration with Noosphere Engineering School mentors and Dnipro volunteer developer Serhiy Valyunin.
With the help of the team at Noosphere Engineering School Zhytomyr, the city was able to distribute humanitarian aid from the cities of Wagrowiec (Poland) and Mörfelden-Walldorf (Germany), the German medical company Distler, as well as funds from benefactors at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania).
Students provide news and programming for radio stations, join the information front; assist in construction work, deliver goods and transport displaced migrants.
A large team of Noosphere Engineering School Cherkasy have joined the cyber troops. They use their technical knowledge to block important information platforms of the occupiers and their resources on social networks.
Specialists are also actively involved in volunteering – helping to collect necessities for people who were forced to leave their homes and flee to Cherkasy.
Participants of the Noosphere Engineering School Rivne also work to support Ukraine: they take refugees into their homes, volunteer, and are actively involved in the fight on the information and cyber fronts. For the first two weeks, students actively worked to inform russian and belarusian about the events taking place in Ukraine, with references to state resources and objective facts. To accomplish this, the inhouse experts of the Noosphere Engineering School Rivne wrote a proprietary software module using the latest open source software.
Noosphere Engineering School Zaporizhzhia uses 3D printing to produce the essential parts for military equipment, interception antennas, etc. The laboratory’s Mentors helped to develop medical tourniquets, made of laser cut metal. They are also working on the information front.
As russian invaders began hostilities in the areas of the Ukrainian nuclear power plants, the catastrophic threat loomed over Ukraine and the world. Mentors from Noosphere Engineering School Chernivtsi, together with Chernivtsi chemists, began to monitor and publish data on the level of radiation contamination while providing the civilian population information on what to do in the case of a radiation leak.
Also, the Noosphere Engineering School at Yurii Fedkovych National University prints details for medical tourniquets on 3D printers.
In addition, most Noosphere Engineering School residents in all cities have joined in donating blood, weaving camouflage nets, collecting items for displaced refugees, cooking for defenders, preserving architectural monuments, and more. We are united and we will overcome everything!