The Ukrainian Small Academy of Sciences (MAS), under the auspices of UNESCO and in partnership with NASA, will build an International Center for Children's Scientific Creativity in Pushcha-Vodytsa near Kyiv, which should become a platform for holding all-Ukrainian and international competitions, and training young scientists.
Construction will take place within the framework of the Big Construction project and should be completed in 2023.
What will be on the territory of the center of children's scientific creativity?
The center will house an observatory and 12 laboratories (prototyping, natural sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics), a hotel for teachers, a youth hostel, a canteen, a sports complex, 3 conference rooms, and a spherical cinema.
The project is being implemented by the Small Academy of Sciences under the auspices of UNESCO. It is reported that specialists from NASA, the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, and the Argonne National Laboratory (a research center of the US Department of Energy) were involved in the design and equipment of the laboratories.
“In all of Europe, there is no such center with scientific laboratories that could receive 500 schoolchildren. The most famous today - XLAB in Göttingen - has 2 or 3 laboratories, which can accommodate 12 students. Our location will allow holding international competitions of the highest level in Ukraine. This is the prestige and authority of our country as an intellectual and high-tech state,” said the President of the MAS Stanislav Dovgy.