Luca Garusi, Dennis Sampaio, Andrea Prisciantelli represent Italy on International Science Games — 2018, which is held from 8 to 15 July in Yakutsk. They participate in the MILSET Vostok Expo-Sciences international exhibition of children’s and youth design and research works from around the world. We decided to talk with the guys and get to know them better.
Could you tell us about yourself please?
Andrea: Me and Luca keen on in programming, and Dennis is keen on in electronics. We are all involved in the technology. We are from the city of Mantua, Italy. We finished school this year and now we’re going to enter to university in Milan. I love programming, I do not have a lot of hobbies. Sometimes I go swimming when I get very tired.
How did you find out about Yakutia?
Andrea: We won the contest in Milan, and our project was chosen to participate in the YISG-2018. About Yakutia, we thought it was a very cold place. It turned out that it has a very hot summer. We like the contrast between countries, for example, we have trees in the forests growing at a distance from each other. Not like here.
Luca: It’s true that you have very beautiful nature.
How long have you been flying?
Andrea: Six hours from Moscow to Yakutia, and another four hours from Milan to Moscow.
Luca: It without including time we spend on waiting and transfer. It’s too long.
What are your expectations of the games?
We would like to meet new friends, share opinions, ideas, and so far we have seen a lot of interesting projects. We have international conferences like this. They are carried out by scientific organizations but less in scope. There are projects that are brought from different countries, but mostly there are Italians. We were visited by a Russian delegation, a delegation from Amsterdam and Mexico.
What is your project about, you represented in exhibition?
Yes. We are currently working on a project, but it is still in development. Our project is aimed at using sensors for data analysis. Measurement of air, soil, and so on. Then these data are sent to website, for analysis, in order to prevent diseases of trees and plants. In Italy there is an apple scab disease, which is very common. Therefore, our project will determine when this disease will begin to develop and intervene, before it is too late.
Tell us about your country, culture, and national holidays.
On June 2, we have a day of the republic, which is celebrated since 1945. People voted for the republican form of government and renounced the monarchy. The first of May is Labor Day, April 25 is the day of liberation from fascism, the first or second of November, the fifteenth of August is a religious festival. The first of January is Christmas Eve, the sixth of January is another religious holiday … It seems like everything. Italy has a very large historical past. Each city has such a long history that you can find a lot of interesting facts. Italy is a friendly country, and we also have delicious food, for example pasta, which can be found in all regions.
Have you tried Yakutian food?
Andrea, Dennis: It seems so. We also tried pancakes. It was delicious.
Luca: But in general, I really liked the dumplings.
Text: Lyubov Maximova,
Translation: Ivan Androsov