How Ukrainian teenagers create a science of independence: stories of young ecologists, chemists, and IT specialists


Devices for energy extraction, a mobile cryptocurrency wallet, a renal vessel stapler, and microgreen research - Small Academy of Sciences students have made numerous scientific discoveries and inventions during the past year of independence.

Today, we share the stories of young inventors and scientists who impress juries at all Ukrainian and international competitions and receive many awards. We've selected the most interesting stories that we haven't covered before.

Andrii Mykhalko developed a mobile multi-currency crypto-wallet with NFC support. With this project, he won this year's Small Academy of Sciences Defense Contest. Andrii created the mobile application MasterPay, which simplifies cryptocurrency transactions. Typically, users have to manually enter various data to conduct crypto operations. Instead, with MasterPay, you only need to input the transaction amount on your smartphone and touch it on another device.

Valeriia Riabokon researched the benefits of microgreens. She earned a silver medal at KIDE-2022, won bronze at "I-FEST-2023," and triumphed at "EUROINVENT-2023." Valeriia investigated how microgreens specifically affect the human body, especially hemoglobin levels.

Darii Kuzminsky explored ways to reduce the production costs of solar panels, lasers, and displays. He invented a method to reduce expenses for manufacturing high-quality cadmium sulfide films. With his project, he won the International Innovation Exhibition "E-NNOVATE."

Dariia Nazarenko and her classmate Kateryna Arnaut created a business plan for the startup "Ware KADA," specializing in eco-friendly dishware production. They won with their project at the international eco-project competition GENIUS Olympiad.

Illiia Drobot developed a device that generates electricity using wave energy. He won with his project at the international invention and innovation show "INTARG."

Polina Datsenko initiated a project about star reserves. She won with it at the international eco-project competition GENIUS Olympiad. Her inspiration for this project came from the blackouts caused by an aggressor attacking the Ukrainian energy system. It's essential to note that even in such challenging and dark times, our young researchers continue to create and envision paths for development.

Roman Rodinsky researched various techniques for renal vessel stapling during surgeries. He laid the groundwork for a method to preserve kidney functions. He conducted his research on laboratory rats using anesthesia. He studied three methods of vessel stapling: the renal artery, the entire renal pedicle, and the segmental artery. The last method proved the most effective, as under these conditions, only one part of the kidney is deprived of blood. At the same time, the other continues to function normally. Roman used a modern research method to determine this: he introduced a contrast substance that colors the blood and makes the areas where blood flows visible.

With this project, he won at "EUROINVENT-2023" and "E-NNOVATE."

The stories of all young scientists, researchers, and inventors are available in an interview with JASmedia: Link to the interview.


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