On Cosmonautics Day, specialists from UEC-Kuznetsov, the Samara company of Rostec United Engine Corporation, conducted an online lesson for schoolchildren. In the air, the designer, technologist and assembler of rocket engines spoke about the profession of an engine builder, showed unique video footage of the production. The broadcast was carried out directly from the rocket motor assembly workshop.
140 schools of the Samara region were involved in the online event. Students learned about the virtual environment of 3D modeling, modern programs used by the company’s designers and technologists to create digital models of engines and design engineering processes. Design engineer Dmitry Bratchinin and technologist Pavel Barinov talked about the most difficult product to manufacture – a rocket engine, without resorting to professional terms, with fascinating examples and comparisons. Valentin Sulyanov, a rocket engine assembler, spoke about the process of assembling engines and the high demands placed on a specialist who performs the final assembly of units and preliminary checks of their tightness.
“Engine building is a backbone industry. It is the engine that enables rockets to rise into outer space, airplanes to fly and ships to sail on the seas. An engine for school children is a complex device that works in an incomprehensible way and gives motion to an object Therefore, it is interesting to dive into the principles of the engine, to understand the processes of creation and operation.
The aircraft engine industry is on the rise today. UEC-Kuznetsov not only increases production volumes, but is provided with orders for the coming years, creates new engines, introduces new technologies, new materials, new designs and calculation methods. To understand these trends, the need for researchers, engineers and working personnel, which is also growing, we carry out a lot of educational work among schoolchildren, tell how our products are arranged, how engine builders work, why this industry is extremely interesting and promising. UEC-Kuznetsov is increasing registration for targeted programs at universities and colleges,” says Alexei Sobolev, head of PJSC UEC-Kuznetsov.
For the first time this year, Viktor Salikov, a student of Wings of Rostec’s targeted training program, spoke at an online class. In a speech to students of Samara schools, he noted that every student interested in mathematics and physics has the opportunity to become part of the federal project, subject to good academic performance and successful passing of the Unified State Examination. Viktor, like his fellow students, has personal mentors at the company – experienced designers from UEC-Kuznetsov. All students in the educational project are employed by the company. Victor Salikov – as a design engineer. Within the framework of the project, young people already master labor professions and continue their professional development.
In 2022, UEC-Kuznetsov and Samara University named after SP Korolev expanded the enrollment of students for training under the Wings of Rostec training program for new generation engineers. 40 people will learn the trade of aircraft and rocket engine designers – twice as many as last year. For good academic performance, students will be able to receive motivational payments up to 35 thousand rubles. Also this year, a pilot group of engineering students will be recruited at Samara Technical University. Applications from applicants are accepted until July 26.