Significant statistics
> 42 500
people took part in the Science Festivals and in STEAM FEST
> 38 803
children took part in the educational program
teachers attended lectures
SIBUR has been supporting Science Festivals since 2016. Since 2020, the project has been implemented using the STEAM FEST format (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). The project was included in the “Our Contribution” ranking for its contribution to the achievement of national goals and implementation of the national project “Education” (2021)

The project is intended to help popularize natural science education and to provide methodological support to teachers of natural science disciplines. In the past, the I Love Science festivals were equally successful in Perm, Blagoveshchensk (Republic of Bashkortostan), Noyabrsk, Kstovo, Blagoveshchensk-on-Amur, Svobodny, Tomsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Dzerzhinsk, and Tobolsk.

As Science Festivals were being transformed into the STEAM FEST event, the primary focus was shifted toward equipping children with relevant applied skills and competencies.

The Festival’s program

Science Festivals consisted of a broad range of activities including science chemistry and physics shows titled The Battle of the Sciences: Chemistry vs. Physics, series of lectures, classes in Visual Math, open engineering laboratory and programming workshops, 3D pen drawing, Mendeleyev Table quests, and travelling in VR glasses. In 2019, these events were held alongside the Festival of Contemporary Science Films (FUNC) following the Science Weekend format.

In February 2021, STEAM FEST was held online attracting over 14,000 participants from three cities: Blagoveshchensk (Republic of Bashkortostan), Muravlenko, and Nizhnevartovsk. The program of the festival included more than 100 activities: lectures, interactive sessions, and master classes. The festival’s participants were able to take online tours of SIBUR’s facilities and the NICA collider at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna. 
In addition, an extensive career guidance program was organized for high school students including meetings with experts in various fields and consultations with a psychologist. 

In December STEAM Fest had been held for children of Tobolsk, Noyabrsk and Pyt-Yakh. In total more than 13 000 young students took part in lectures, workshops and interactive lessons. 
As part of the 2022 Project activities, more than 10,000 schoolchildren attended the STEAM FEST educational festival in Nizhnekamsk, Pyt-Yakh and Tomsk. For two days in each city, practical and lecture classes in math, physics, chemistry and programming were held for children.
In 2023, the project incorporated two festivals that took place in Noyabrsk and Svobodny. Each city hosted close to 70 events: a science show, a chemical laboratory, lectures, master classes, quests, as well as interactive sessions with researchers, instructors, popularizers of science, and psychologists.

For two days in a row, Noyabrsk's and Svobodny's school students were exposed to the latest in science, engineering and information technologies, acquiring new knowledge and skills in STEAM disciplines, conducting experiments and tests, and finding answers to questions related to personal fulfilment and choosing one's career. In all, the festival in the two cities drew more than 4,500 participants.

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Educational program

The project included a comprehensive educational program for teachers and school students including research workshops, lectures, extensive master classes, consultations on preparing for the Unified State Exam (USE), as well as open and interactive chemistry and physics classes for 9th and 11th graders.