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July 2022

Moscow Poly Students Create Solar Power Boats

Moscow Poly students have been engaged in building and testing solar powered boats since 2015. Over the last 7 years, the ‘Manta Ray’ project team has designed and produced 5 boats. Now, the guys have set a goal before themselves to build an extralight, fast and strong carbon vessel.

The project supervisor who also happens to be a ‘Manta Ray’ team member, Valentina Kaplina shares that the idea to design and produce boats of this type was born in 2014 when Russia started holding the first “Sunny Regatta” international contest in engineering. In the course of the event, the team have to show off the capacities of the boats and powerboats that run on solar power. Back then Valentina was a second-year student that became a part of the project accidentally because of a friend.

“Over time I realized that Manta Ray has become an inherent part of me. Probably, my whole life will be related to boats in the future. The interest grows when it`s something that you do not because of a credit, but when you can see something that you created with your own hands works. A huge role here was played by the realization that we are engaged in an unusual process that sparks interest in other people. Solar power engineering is poorly explored in Russia yet, and by carrying out our projects we`re making a contribution to the topic, promoting this sphere”, - shared Valentina.

The team is currently working on ‘Valentina Queen’ and ‘Murena’ boats. The significant part of the process is water testing. During the warm season, the team carries out the boat testing in Izmailovo at the Serebryano-Vinogradnyy Pond. They test the boat speed, maneuverability and staying power, as well as train before the contests. Over these years, the team has repeatedly took prize winning places at various international contests in Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Grozny, Wildau (Germany) and Altenhof (Germany).

The freshman, Sergei Ivanov notes that he especially likes that the project merges both the science and sports activities.

“In addition to that, the project sphere has something in common with my specialty ‘IT in Dynamics and Endurance’ that can be applied when producing power engines for our boats. That is to say, our knowledge almost immediately finds practical application”, - said Sergei.

 

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22 September 2022
Moscow Poly Starts Cooperation with BFU in Engineering and HighTech

Heads of Moscow Poly and Baltic Federal University (BFU) n.a. Immanuel Kant have signed the agreement on cooperation between the Universities. The documents was signed by the president Vladimir Miklushevskii and rector Alexander Fyodorov. The signing procedure took place during the business visit of Moscow Poly representatives to Kaliningrad.

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The Parties have agreed to develop cooperation in higher education in engineering and high technologies. Among joint areas are implementation of scientific and educational projects and events, developing student and teacher academic mobility, as well as realization of network educational programs.

During the visit, Moscow Poly delegation was introduced to elaborations made by the “Fabrika” center for multiple-access operations. This business accelerator under Moscow Poly unites scientific-research labs specializing in various field areas. It focuses on elaborations in physics, material science, biomedicine and others.

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According to the vice president for research and elaborations Anton Nalivaiko, the synergy of production premises and competencies acquired at Moscow Poly and BFT may contribute to solving complex practical tasks that the country is facing today, including the university key partner – “Avtotor Holding” large vehicle manufacturer located in Kaliningrad.

“We hope for a long and lasting cooperation with BFU both in educational and research spheres”, - noted Anton Nalivaiko.

As a reminder, the Cooperation Agreement was signed with the administration of the Kiliningrad region.

Together with “Avtotor Holding”, Moscow Poly is implementing an “Available Car” strategic project under the “Priority 2030” federal program.

16 September 2022
Moscow Poly Students Started Work On Over 150 Projects

Moscow Poly students have started their studies in one of the main disciplines taught at the University – ‘Project Activity’. The discipline will be present during all 4 years of their bachelor and specialist studies. Overall, there are more than 150 diverse projects in technical and engineering sphere, science, creative industries and other frames of reference.

Thus, how did the first classes go:

The “Photopolymer 3D Printer” team project took part in “Application Guide” exhibition (Moscow Poly booth). With the help of a 3D printer, students demonstrated the enrollees an example of a successfully implemented project.

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The “Composite Adsorbents” project team has started preparations for holding experiments. Students explored the work with refractometer. The plans for the nearest future are to carry out tests using new sorbent.

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The “Autonomous Transportation Systems. Robotics” project team has wired up and started the system via photo and tested the system operation correctness.

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The “Comi-Tech” project team studied examples of Russian and International comics.

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The “New Library” team members and supervisors have held a meetup in the course of the “2nd Reading Assembly of the Commonwealth”. The responsibilities were divided within the team, the goals and deadlines were clearly set. The students have practically evaluated the volume of work and developed the strategy for project promotion. One of the novelties became the organization within “Asterix” cinema club – the name is still being considered.

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The “WorldSkills” team formed of students majoring in ‘Flying Robotics’ has discussed the existing technical solutions in cargo discharge from unmanned aviation systems and set identified the main ideas for developing technical offers.

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The “DURECELL. Bettery Recycling” team has held a working meeting with the client`s project representative, head of the “Duracell. Battery Recycling” enterprise federal structure Alexander Pestereev.

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According to the Center for Project Activity employees, the guys develop and turn their ideas into reality themselves or under assistance from the industrial partners of the University – so far, there are over 350 of them. If a student has some idea that`s going to pass the expertise assessment  it will be launched in the course of a discipline.

 

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