First Students’ Conference of Natural Science

At Radiophysics department it has become a good tradition to organize different events in the English language. The scientific conferences have been held since 2008. This academic year the project ‘Development of the foreign language competence of TSU students’ has started. On April, 19 in the framework of this project the First Students’ Conference of Natural Sciences was carried out. The Radiophysics Session ‘Current Issues of Radiophysics’ 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 Radiophysics Faculty professors was held.
We asked the members of the organizing committee about their impressions.
Olga V. Kharapudchenko, Senior Lecturer of the English Department of natural-science and physicomathematics faculties, the Faculty of Foreign Languages: This project is very important since Radiophysics faculty 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, etc.  Specialists in these areas should be able to take part in professional discussions, make reports on the research results at international conferences, write different kinds of letters, abstracts and papers for publication in leading international journals, use various reading strategies to gather and analyze information. In addition, radiophysicists should be able to participate in an international project, take internships abroad. Thus, the English language is an instrument of professional communication. Moreover, according to many surveys, 80 % of his /her working hours an engineer is engaged in communication. So, communicative skills are demanded by employers. In this connection, the role of the English language as an academic discipline cannot be overestimated. But in learning and teaching the EL focus should be shifted from knowledge to competence. The first-year students showed not only the knowledge of Grammar, pronunciation, but their competence in using the language for professional communication.
Tatiana O. Podianova, Chair of the Radiophysics Session, Lecturer of 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 have an understanding what might soon be relevant — and what the employers can be expecting from them. The Radiophysics Students’ Section in the framework of the First Students’ Conference of Natural Sciences will feature presentations by Radiophyics faculty students who are studying the technologies with the potential to reshape the world from electronics and manufacturing to sales and transportation.
In the Conference there were 160 participants.
Makhmanazarov Ramdas with the reportFactors Affecting Accuracy of Aircraft Gages and Radioelectronic Equipment’ got Best Paper Award.
The first runner-up is Gilyov Andrey with the reportSolar Panels’.
Sverchinskaya Diana with the reportHolography and its Application’ and Tugarinov Mikhail with the report ‘Problem of Communication with Submarines in Underwater Position’ shared the second award.
In general 15 speakers presented their reports in terms of the Radiophysics Session:
Alexander Tretyakov – ‘Signal Attenuation Problem’;
Maria Volkova – ‘Photonic Crystals and their Application’;
Nikita Ostanin – ‘Problems of Optical Data Transmission Technology’;
Nikita Pudovkin – ‘Problem 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 – ‘Ecological Problem of Noise Pollution and its Solution’;
Andrey Shulga – ‘Simple Way To Transmit 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 are:
Best Poster Award got Atarshchikov Alexander with the poster ‘Exoskeleton “Patriot’-M”’
The first runners-up are Pavel Shcherbakov, Sergey Lokosov, Dmitry Velikov with the poster ‘Airborne Recorder’ and Mukasheva Dana, Sapozhnikova Liza with the posterLight-Emitting Diode’.
The second runners-up are Khalkharov Dorzhi with the poster ‘Lazers Technology’ and Andrey Kostornoy with the poster ‘Application of Lasers in Medicine’.