The number of Moscow schools that have joined the Engineering Classrooms at Moscow Schools project has reached 173 so far. The project kicked off on 1 September 2015 to unite schools’ efforts, pool the resources of the Education Department’s institution network and bring together specialists from 16 technological universities and youth innovation and creativity centres. Currently, over 100 high-technology enterprises are engaged in the project.
Fifty schools have already been equipped with the latest high-technology equipment, including digital labs, equipment for 3D modelling and studying material structure, geodesic instruments and nanotechnology complexes. Overall, over 70 types of equipment were supplied to Moscow schools, including atomic-force microscopes, electron guns and kits for architectural design and electrical engineering studies.
The project aims to help students learn the basics of nanotechnology, nanochemistry, computer drafting, geodesy and cartography, industrial optics and the development of superconductors. Classes are taught by school teachers, university professors and specialists from partner enterprises.
This level of preparation will give students an opportunity to enter a university of their choice and, most importantly, they will be able to understand if they are ready to study at a technological university and if their choice of profession is right.
In addition, 120 schools and about 30 municipal healthcare organisations are involved in the Medical Classrooms in Moscow Schools project. Modern equipment for medical classrooms has already been supplied to 62 schools. Now each of these schools has a digital lab, simulators, measuring devices, first aid kits and many other items.