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A team of students of the Belarusian State University has won various awards during the 12th international information technology competition IT Planet 2018/2019. The team has been named Belarus' best, the university's press service told BelTA.
Thanks to good scores at all stages of the competition the BSU team has been named Belarus' champion among 25 Belarusian teams. Similar titles were bestowed upon participants from Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Kazakhstan.
Yevgeny Bondarenko, a post-graduate student at the Chemistry Department of the Belarusian State University, took a silver prize during the IT Planet competition. He designed a device for analyzing radiation spectrum. The product is considerably cheaper than an imported one, which costs thousands of U.S. dollars. The new instrument can be used for educational purposes, for instance, for studying qualities of light or in analytical chemistry.
Over 20,000 students from 920 educational institutions from 11 countries participated in the elimination rounds of the contest. Over 300 people reached the finals. They had to demonstrate their skills in seven nominations such as programming, cloud computing and databases, telecommunications, mobile platforms, digital art, freeware and robot technology, and infinite possibilities.
The IT Planet contest was organized with assistance of the Russian ministries of education and science, communications, and the agency for strategic initiatives for promoting new projects in the direction "Young professionals".