International session of MAI Gagarin Science Conference

On April 17-20, Moscow Aviation Institute held the XLIV Gagarin Science Conference – one of the largest interdisciplinary student conferences devoted to all areas of science performed at MAI. More than 2000 research articles are published annually. Among the participants there were not only MAI students, but also students of other universities.

For the first time in the history of the conference, the International session for the participants from other countries was included in the conference agenda. On April 19, the international students of MAI School of Spacecraft Engineering and our Prospective students currently taking their Preparatory course presented their research projects to the panel of expert judges.

The participants spoke on their research results in the areas of biodegradable plastic, composite materials and projects devoted mainly to Space Exploration. Future Master Students of Spacecraft Engineering School, Nishant Gaurav and Kanika Aggarwal, presented their joint project named “Analysis And Development Of Bio-Plastic From Algal Biomass For Composites”. The current student Pradhan Neeraj Kumar represented his research results on the project “Mission Architecture Project Moon (Moon Base)” – this presentation was thought out to the last detail and gave a complete overview of his work. The Panel headed by Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Alexander Efremov, considered research work “Moon habitat – Power station & Communication equipment” of our talented Master student Baraskar Aditya as the best one.

Baraskar Aditya: “The fact that MAI gave an opportunity for international students to present their scientific articles on the conference and share their experience is very important. Such events allow young researchers to build international cooperation. I hope that in the future international students will be able to present their articles to all participants. In my opinion, it would be a good idea not to separate the International section from other sections as it will make the conference more interesting for all participants.

Alexey Zarechenskiy, Head of International Projects Management commented on the event, saying that the most active participants on the conference were students from India. It is no surprise as the Community of Indian students at MAI is one of the largest and strongest.


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