The Yakutia International Science Games Concept

 

1. General

The given concept defines aims and objectives of the Yakutia International Science Games.

The First Yakutia International Science Games (referred as “YISG”) will take place in Yakutsk in 2018.

Decrees of the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia): "On Conduct of the Yakutia International Science Games" and “On Improving the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)’s Population Quality of Life," constitute the legal basis for the YISG. The goals set by the “Education for the Future” Educational Initiative of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) – 2030 incorporated into the YISG concept.

The Organizer of the YISG is the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

The executive organizer is the International Committee of "Children of Asia Games" – a state-funded establishment of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

The organizer of the YISG writes the YISG and the Program Committee’s Terms and Conditions.

The Program Committee formulates and adopts rules of the YISG Competition Events.

The YISG Terms and Conditions define the age groups and categories of the Competition Events.

The YISG Terms and Conditions define hosting, assessment criteria, list of nominations, determining winners and awarding.

The YISG Organizing Committee approvebys the YISG paraphernalia and symbols following the YISG Terms and Conditions.

 

 

2. Mission, aim, and objective.

The mission of the YISG is to promote international cooperation and learn the best educational practices to improve the existing education system.

The YISG aims to establish and develop a communication and education platform for highly motivated children, who are interested in scientific research.

Objectives of the YISG are:

- establishment of an international community of highly motivated students, teachers, scientists, and members of public organizations and parents who are interested in achievements of science and technology;

- introduction of the world’s best educational practices and programs into the existing educational programmes;

- setting up the conditions for the development of educational systems;

- generating extensive media coverage of the YISG;

- development international project teams capable of practical problem-solving.

 

3. Structure

The YISG consists of the Competition and Non-competitive Events.

Competition Events are based on teamwork and aimed to the development of the Olympiad, project and research activities in the field of physics and mathematics, humanities, information technology disciplines, natural sciences and media technologies.

The YISG consists of three major events as described below.

1. Competitive Events:

  • International Tuymaada Olympiads in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Informatics.
  • Yakutsk International Science Fair.
  • Game of Robots.
  • IT-Hackathon. Yakutsk International Science Games Terms and Conditions
  • 3D-Modeling.

2. Non-Competitive Events:

  • MILSET Expo-Sciences Vostok (“MILSET ESV 2018”) - an international exhibition of students’ research works in science and technology.
  • International Research School (“IRS”) of STEM-projects - research and project work by international youth mixed teams on relevant scientific and technical tasks.
  • YISG Media Village” multimedia school.
  • “Global Challenges” International Student Science Conference.

3. Public Events:

  • Yakutsk Gifted Education Conference - a pedagogical symposium.
  • Public Lectures and Master-Classes of prominent scientists and cultural leaders.
  • "Future Diplomat” Game – exhibition.

 

4. Expected results

The YISG will lead:

1. popularization of science and science education among students, their parents, teachers and members of the public organizations;

2. establishment and development of the international network of schools with educational programs that matches world standards  in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia);

3. convergence of education programs;

4. improving the image of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) as places attractive to the new scientific and technical elite;

5. establishment of an international research movement programme of students and teachers;

6. increase of the number of students, researched and interested in science and technology.

 

5. Awarding

All participants will receive certificates.

The winners of each competition received awards per the Terms and Conditions of Competitive Events.

The winners of the STEM-project will be awarded the Grand Prix for the best way of meeting with scientific and technical challenges.

The YISG Grand Cup goes to the winning team of the Competitive Event.

The Organizing Committee sets the prize fund.

 

6. Funding

The YISG funding comprises of funds allocated for the development of the human capital and the improvement of the educational system within the federal and regional government programmes and sponsorship funds.