It has become a good tradition to organize events in the English language at the Faculty of Radiophysics. Scientific conferences have been held since 2008. This academic year, the project Development of the Foreign Language Competence of TSU Students was begun. The first Student Conference in Natural Sciences was held April 19, 2017, as part of the project. The Radiophysics session, Current Issues of Radiophysics, was held under the auspices of Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Viktor V. Dyomin and Vice-Rector for International Affairs Artyom Yu. Rykun, the Faculty of Foreign Languages, and professors of the Faculty of Radiophysics.
We asked the members of the organizing committee about their impressions.
Olga V. Kharapudchenko, Senior Lecturer in the English Department of the Natural Science and Physicomathematics Faculties; the Faculty of Foreign Languages: This project is very important because the Faculty of Radiophysics is a dynamically developing faculty. It is a home to internationally recognized researchers. The students specialize in different fields of science: radiophysics, photonics, optics, space physics, and others. Specialists in these areas should be able to take part in professional discussions, make reports on their research results at international conferences, write different kinds of letters, abstracts, and papers for publication in leading international journals, and use various reading strategies to gather and analyze information. In addition, radiophysicists should be able to participate in an international project and take internships abroad. Thus, the English language is an instrument of professional communication. Moreover, according to many surveys, engineers are engaged in communication 80% of their working hours. So, communicative skills are demanded by employers. The role of the English language as an academic discipline cannot be overestimated. But the focus on learning and teaching the language should be shifted from knowledge to competence. The first-year students showed not only knowledge of grammar and pronunciation but their competence in using the language for professional communication.
Tatiana O. Podianova, Chair of the Radiophysics Session, Lecturer in the English Department of Natural Science and Physicomathematics Faculties; the Faculty of Foreign Languages: This Conference is organized to share experience and passion for science. Radiophysics sets objectives first and then seeks the means of achieving them, and the rapid pace of technology demands young specialists in this field. Fresh specialists should understand what might soon be relevant — and what the employers may be expecting from them. The Radiophysics Students’ Section in the framework of the First Student Conference of Natural Sciences will feature presentations by Radiophyics Faculty students who are studying technologies with the potential to reshape the world from electronics and manufacturing to sales and transportation.
There were 160 participants at the conference.
Makhmanazarov Ramdas with “Factors Affecting Accuracy of Aircraft Gauges and Radioelectronic Equipment” got Best Paper Award.
The first runner-up was Gilyov Andrey with “Solar Panels”.
Sverchinskaya Diana with “Holography and its Application” and Tugarinov Mikhail with “Problems of Communication with Submarines in the Underwater Position” shared the second place.
In total, 15 speakers presented their reports in the Radiophysics Session:
Alexander Tretyakov – Signal Attenuation Problems;
Maria Volkova – Photonic Crystals and their Application;
Nikita Ostanin –Problems of Optical Data Transmission Technology;
Nikita Pudovkin – Problems of Ionosphere Remote Sensing;
Borte-Begim Zaimolda, Lyazzat Kasimova – Development of Effective Methods for Conversion of Femtosecond Laser Pulses into Terahertz Radiation;
Anna Klimashevskaya – Photonics;
Ekaterina Yankina – The Ecological Problem of Noise Pollution and its Solution;
Andrey Shulga – A Simple Way to Transmit a Signal: Coaxial Cable;
Aish Mongush – Current Aspects of Radar Use;
Vasily Vasin – Use of Radiowave Tomography in the Modern World.
During the break the Poster Session made by Alyonushkon V., Goncharenko Yu., Lesing S., Prikhodko A., Simonova K., Starkov D., Fomin V., Bogoslavsky A., Shematilo T., Shulga A., Yakovlev N., Lokosov S., Timofeev M., Panova T., Khomenko M., Shcherbakov P., Golyakov D., Paches N., Teterina D., Moskalenko V., Mukasheva D., Sapozhnikova L., Atarshchikov A., Dudarenko O., Kostornoy A., Khalkharov D. showed the results of the research activity of the students.
The winners of the Poster Session were:
Best Poster Award got Atarshchikov Alexander with “Exoskeleton Patriot-M”
The first runners-up were Pavel Shcherbakov, Sergey Lokosov, and Dmitry Velikov with “Airborne Recorder” and Mukasheva Dana, Sapozhnikova Liza with “Light-Emitting Diodes”.
The second runners-up were Khalkharov Dorzhi with “Laser Technology” and Andrey Kostornoy with “Application of Lasers in Medicine”.