Significant statistics
> 42 500
took part in the Science Festivals and in STEAM FEST
> 24 303
took part in the educational program
teachers attended lectures for teachers
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 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. 

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.

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