Sber invites to its first ESG Science Slam

Dec 01, 2021

Sber’s Community Center in Samara is holding the first virtual ESG Science Slam on December 3 (Friday). Timed to celebrate Sberbank’s 180th anniversary, the event will be devoted to ESG issues. Anyone who would like to watch a live stream can do that on https://vk.com/sbercentre, the VK page of Sber’s Community Center in Samara. The stream starts at 6:00 pm (GMT+3).

The Science Slam is an unconventional way to present research to the public. Four young scientists and inventors from different fields of science will compete on the same stage for the title of the best one. Biodegradable tableware, an electric snow bike, asthenic syndrome – these are just a few topics of what you will learn about at the upcoming slam.

ESG Science Slam participants on behalf of Sber:

• Ekaterina Kudryakova, Samara State Agrarian University. Ekaterina will talk about how to create biodegradable cookware and why it can be useful for humanity.

• Maxim Gnedov, OOO Snowbike. At the slam, Maxim is going to compete with Elon Musk and explain why those who design EVs only for summer and prefer fossil fuel in winter are wrong. He will also talk about how to create an electric snow bike and the challenges you might face along the way.

• Alexandra Brazhnikova, Samara State Technical University. At the slam, Alexandra will talk about an autonomous underwater vehicle for environmental monitoring of small reservoirs.

• Polina Shatskaya, Samara State Medical University. Polina will talk about what asthenic syndrome is and why it is important to talk about it in modern realities.

Originating in Germany and gaining popularity in many countries around the world, Science Slam has long become a tradition in Russia as well. Young researchers and students engaged in science informally talk about their own research. Each participant has only 10 minutes at their disposal to convey the essence of their work in an understandable and captivating form, and, most importantly, do it in a funny way. Speakers deliver their presentations in the form of a standup show, without complicated terms, so that even unprepared listeners can understand them. Traditionally, spectators act as judges, and the winner is the one who gets the loudest applause.

The organizer of the event, the Sber Community Center in Samara, is a unique environmentally friendly space that unites the eco-community, streams online for eco-activists from all over Russia and allows stakeholders to discuss socially important topics. The center also helps to implement environmental and social projects.