31st EU Contest for Young Scientists Kicks off in Bulgaria

Politics » DOMESTIC | September 15, 2019, Sunday // 12:43| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: 31st EU Contest for Young Scientists Kicks off in Bulgaria

The 31st edition of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), the most important student science fair in the EU, was officially opened here on Saturday.

During the event which will end on Tuesday, 155 participants from 39 countries, including China, will present 100 projects in biology, chemistry, computing, engineering, environment, materials, mathematics, medicine, physics, and social sciences.

"We want to strengthen international cooperation. Today is a wonderful example of how we can all do it together," European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel said at the opening ceremony.

"Only together can we achieve more," Gabriel said. EUCYS was launched in 1989 with the aim of promoting cooperation and exchange between young researchers and giving them the chance to discuss their work with some of the world's leading scientists.

The event is held annually in a different European country, and Bulgaria hosts it for the first time.

China has been participating in the contest since 2003. The country presents three projects in Sofia including "Monitoring the tooth brushing quality for teenagers with smartwatch", "An Intelligent Directional Following Device Based on Ultrasonic Positioning and Robust PI Controller", and "Narrow-band Photometry of Emission Nebula Using Small-Caliber Optical Telescope."

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria