Polish teenager among prizewinners of EU contest
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s Kamil Humański is one of three second-place winners of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.
The European Commission's Robert-Jan Smits, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, Kamil Humański, and president of the contest's jury Atilla Borics. Photo: EUCYS 2017.
Also known as EUCYS, the competition's results were announced on Tuesday in the Estonian capital of Tallinn.
Humański, an 18-year-old from Szczecin, north-western Poland, entered a project focusing on identifying fossilized echinoderms, the most evolutionarily advanced invertebrates which lived 460 million years ago.
In addition to the silver medal, Humański received a special prize – an invitation to the International Youth Science Seminar in Stockholm, during which he will be able to attend the 2017 Nobel Prize ceremonies and meet the Nobel laureates.
Two others Poles, Adam Klukowski from Piaseczno, central Poland and Aleksander Kostrzewa from Warsaw, received honourable mentions in Tallinn.
The EUCYS finals brought together the winners of national student research contests from 38 countries.
The contest has been organized by the European Commission since 1989. It is open to students between 14 and 21 years of age.
Since their first participation in the event in 1995, Polish students have won 25 main awards. (mk/vb)