Young scholars and students were awarded ceremony by the Russian Academy of Science (RAS)
On April 1, the Russian Academy of Science (RAS) was held an awarding ceremony for young scholars and students – winners of the RAS awards competition 2013. Four students of Tomsk State University, whose research works have been recognized as the best, also attended the ceremony.

The research project “The study of association of polymorphisms with the frequency of chromosome aberrations in nuclear enterprises staff exposed to radiation and the identification of individual radio sensitivity markers” carried out by the 6th year student of TSU Biological Institute, Maria Khalyuzova, was highly praised by RAS academicians. The research project was advised by Nicolay Litvyakov, Associate Professor of TSU Subdepartment of Physiology and Animals.

The 5th year student of TSU  Philosophy Department, Anastasiya Slobodskaya, was awarded a RAS medal for the qualification work "Prevention of drug addiction"  programmes: studying effectiveness through the example of the programme “Safety Route Psychoactive Substances”. Anastasia’s research adviser is Ekaterina Averina, Senior Lecturer of the TSU Subdepartment of Social Work. She has previously become a winner of that competition and also has a RAS medal.

The 6th year student of TSU Psychology Department Anna Budakova’s project “The psychophysical mechanisms of formation of youth intellectual and personal potential” carried out under the supervision of Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the TSU Subdepartment of Genetic and Clinical Psychology, Honorary Scientist of the Russian Federation, Sergey Bogomaz.

Olga Zinovyeva, the 2nd year master of the TSU Physics and Engineering Department, won a prestigious competition in the field of engineering, mechanics and control processes issues. She fulfilled her work on “Laws of formation and evolution of strain relief on the surface of heterogeneous materials” under the supervision of Varvara Romanova, Leading Researcher of the Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science (Siberian Branch, RAS).

The winners of the competition were awarded medals and 25,000 rubles.

- Surely, the visit to the Academy will stay in our memory for a long time, - says Olga Zinovyeva, - we were greatly impressed by the RAS building, monumental and majestic. Together with fellows we tried to visit everything and take pictures to the maximum. Medals and certificates were awarded by the Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Science, Valeriy Kozlov. We took a picture with him. I am pleased that the University gave us the opportunity to visit Moscow. It was very interesting to communicate with fellows from other departments and learn about people, representing other fields of science.

As for the future, Olga Zinovyeva says that she will go on dealing with science, in which she got interested when she was a 2nd year student. She had been for several years collecting materials that the project was then built on and eventually won.

For the reference: 572 projects were submitted to the RAS competition 2013 on the part of the majority of regions, ministries and offices across Russia, 68 of them were awarded medals. 44 young scholars and 24 students received recognition of academicians. 4 of those students study at Tomsk State University.

It is noteworthy that TSU students’ works are regularly recognised by the Russian Academy of Science. By now, TSU received 29 medals which, based on the total number of RAS prizes, is the first best result among Tomsk universities and the third result in Russia.