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Azerbaijani pupils received international awards

for their scientific projects

International science and engineering exhibition Intel ISEF took place in Pittsburg (USA). Over 1800 pupils from 75 countries took part in the international exhibition.

At the event, Azerbaijan was represented by winners of the competition “Scientists of the Future”, pupils of Lyceum named after academician Zarifa Aliyeva of the city of Baku Aliaga Abdullayev and Adnan Bunyatov (in physical-astronomical area), Javid Huseynzade and Jeyla Huseynzade (computer sciences), Fidan Ibrahimova (biology) and the pupil of the Baku high school No.238 Muhammad Hajiiyev (management of ecology and environment).

Two projects of Azerbaijani pupils were awarded the prize.  Pupils of the Lyceum named after academician Zarifa Aliyeva, Javid Huseynzada (10th grade) and Jeyla Huseynzada (9th grade) were awarded $5000 prize by Oracle Academy – global leader on technology sphere - for their project TreLop as the best project on programming. 

And pupils of the 10th grade Aliaga Abdullayev and Adnan Bunyatov for the scientific project "Role of the Electromagnetic Field in Change of Physical and Chemical Properties of Oil" in the "Purposes of the UN on Sustainable Development" nominated $1000 award by Small Scientific Academy of the Ukrainian National Center operating under UNESCO.

We should note that the international scientific and engineering exhibition which is considered the largest scientific competition in the world among pupils is also called a competition of “A small Nobel Prize”.  Not accidentally, more than 20 Nobel Prize laureates in school days participated and won this competition. It is remarkable that the Australian school student Oliver Nichols has won the largest prize fund of competitions “Gordon Moore” of $75 000.

Annually about 7 million school students from the different countries address for participation in this exhibition which is held since 1997. The school students representing our country at this event are selected within the country-wide competition “Scientists of the Future”. In the current year, 528 pupils from different schools in the cities and regions have submitted 336 projects.

40 % of participants in a competition have made regional schools. Among 150 projects – 41 individual projects, 109 collective projects.

This year the jury has chosen 46 projects in 8 nominations. First place was won by 12 pupils (7 projects), the second place – 28 pupils (15 projects), the third-place – 39 pupils (24 projects). Unlike last years, this year also the expert from France has joined the jury.