Ceremonial rewarding of the winners and holiday concert were held within the celebration of Zaporizhzhya Region branch of Youth Academy of Sciences of Ukraine’s 15th anniversary.
The regional branch of YAS in now headed by Sergiy Tymchenko, Rector of ZNU. It was founded on March 20, 1991. It had only 8 sections then: Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Informatics, Biology, Ecology and Engineering. The first defence of research works was held the same year – about 100 pupils took part in it. Totally, more than 7,000 pupils defended their works during the years of YAS existence. Regional winners often won all-Ukrainian contest as well. For example, in 1999 all the 35 pupils who won on regional level, were also the prize-winners on national level. More than 2,000 pupils were challenging at this-year contest.
Young scientists received the prizes from Education and Science Department of Zaporizhzhya Region State Administration, president of regional branch of YAS Sergiy Tymchenko, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Youth Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The celebration continued with the concert: ensembles of folk and modern dance “Chayka”, “Perlyna” and “Zagadka” performed their skills on the stage.