Ana Vizitiv and Madalina Griza are students in the 11th grade and are passionate about information technologies. Because they want to bring changes in society and, through IT, to facilitate and improve community life, the girls have completed a project “Augmenting Under-Researched Medical Domains with an Intuitive Querying System on Resourceful Crowd-Collected Data” aimed at facilitate information on Covid-19 in the context of the global pandemic crisis. The idea brought them the special Oracle Academy prize, worth USD 5,000, at the Regeneron ISEF 2021 International Science and Engineering Fair, “System Software” category. Participation was possible thanks to the support of the Tekwill project, which supports women’s empowerment and offers opportunities for them to develop their IT skills.
USD 5,000 for IT knowledge
A few years ago, Ana Vizitiv’s brother together with a project colleague participated in the Regeneron ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair. Enthusiastic about the experience she gained, last year she decided to participate in the national stage “Molda SEF”, where she took 2nd place. Unfortunately, only the 1st place winners are chosen to represent the country at ISEF, but this did not discourage her, on the contrary, this year, having an innovative idea, she entered the competition together with Madalina Griza.
The girls say that this is not the first time they participate in competitions in the field of information technologies. Each time, the competitions come with a lot of experience, new knowledge, possibilities and many opportunities.
Today’s studies are tomorrow's successes
The winners say that, in order to obtain more knowledge in the field, it is important that students from school are actively involved in extra-curricular activities, courses, competitions, exchanges of experience, etc. Cumulatively, they develop personality and influence choice in making career decisions.
The two students say that they are passionate about mathematics and computer science, and IT is the field in which they would like to continue their studies. Moreover, both Madalina and Ana are convinced that information technologies are more current than ever and the professions related to this field will continue to be in high demand.
The Regeneron ISEF 2021 International Science and Engineering Competition took place in May 2021 and brought together approximately 1,900 students from 65 countries around the world. The Republic of Moldova was represented by two teams, finalists of the National Competition of Sciences and Engineering “Molda SEF” 2021, which were delegated to the international stage with the support of the Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) and the Agency on Intellectual Property.