Ukrainian students making progress in genetics and breeding

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Young students in Ukraine are making progress in the field of genetics and breeding, thanks to an annual competition that encourages their participation in research. The National Ecological and Naturalistic Center for Student Youth, along with the Professor of Agricultural Faculty of the National University of bioresources and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, M.O. Zelensky, has announced the results of competition, which saw 24 students of secondary and extracurricular educational institutions taking part.

Competition aims

The competition, which has been held annually since 2003, aims to encourage talented students to pursue careers in research and to foster a passion for the field of genetics and breeding. This year, the 12 best contestants presented their research papers at the final stage, showcasing a range of innovative and inspiring ideas.

Jury announces the winner

After evaluation of the results, the jury announced Vadym Havrylenko, an 11th-grade student of Chernihiv Collegium No. 11, as the winner of the competition. Vadym’s research paper, titled “Agricultural Techniques of Tomato Growing: The Dynamics of Yield and Vegetation of Different Varieties and Hybrids of Tomatoes Depending on Fertilization Methods,” impressed the judges with its in-depth analysis and attention to detail.

Extracurricular activities

The competition wasn’t just about research, however. The contestants also had the opportunity to visit the Museum of History of the National University of Life Sciences of Ukraine, as well as the educational and research laboratories of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. These extracurricular activities gave the students a chance to get a firsthand look at the areas of educational and scientific activity, providing them with a more well-rounded understanding of the field.

Encouraging young scientists

Overall, the competition was successful, encouraging young scientists to pursue their passion for genetics and breeding, and providing them with a platform to showcase their research. With initiatives like these, the future of the field is in safe hands.