KhPI will held Hands-on Science-2019

For the first time in Ukraine, the XVI Annual International Conference on Practical Science “HSCI`2019” (Hands-on Science) will be held on September 2-6 in Kharkiv on the basis of the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute. The theme of 2019 is “Innovative education in science and technology”, which will cover different areas: physics, chemistry, geography, biology, geology, ecology, astrophysics, mathematics, robotics, sociology, psychology, and others.

Among the main headliners of HSCI`2019 are world-class science and STEM popularizers: Honorary President of the American Association of Physics Teachers Christopher Chiaverina (USA), Associate Professor of the Department of Physics NTU “KhPI” Ksenia Minakova (Ukraine), Denise Balmer (University College London, United Kingdom) , Willian Stebniki (Head of “Taller De Ciencia” school, Uruguay), Norihiro Sugimoto (Ada College of Education, Ghana), Dana Mandikova and Zdenek Drozd (Charles University, Czech Republic), Hideaki Yamaguchi (Meijo University, Japan), President of the Community Hands-on Science Network Manuel Philip Costa (University of Minho, Portugal).

A wide-scale conference will bring together teachers, educators, methodologists, scientists from around the world. The goal is to promote the wide exchange of advanced methodologies, curricula, the dissemination of knowledge about science, methods and approaches to its popularization.

Registration of reports until June 28:

More about the conference topics at

At the international conference HSCI`2019, participants will present oral or poster presentations, will attend seminars and group discussions, also demonstration sessions on practical experiments, science fairs and exhibitions, science shows. “HSCI`2019: Innovative Education in Science and Technology” will allow you to familiarize yourself with the latest global programs in the field of STEM education. Among them are the American Association of Physics Teachers (USA), the Hands-on Science Network (Portugal with Worldwide Intervention), as well as modern methodological developments of the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is June 28, the submission of the article is July 8, 2019 More details on registration are available at

Note that it is possible to become a conference participant at the conference (without a presentation of the report). Registration will be open in July on the conference page on Facebook:

Reminding that the XV International Conference “Hands-on Science” (HSCI`2018) was held in Spain from July 16 to 20. Associate Professor of the NTU “KhPI” Department of Physics Ksenia Minakova, who presented the projects of NTU “KhPI” in the field of popularization of natural and technical sciences among young people, took part in it.


The annual HSCI conference was founded in 2004 by the educational community of the Hands-on Science Network, which includes teachers, methodologists, and scientists from different countries. During its existence, it took place in Slovenia, Greece, Portugal, Brazil, India, Turkey, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Spain. 

The Hands-on Science Network (HSCI) learning community is working on developing scientific education and scientific literacy in society. HSCI covers a wide range of participating teachers – from pre-school to “adult” education, as well as managers and methodologists, academics and researchers in almost all fields of science from different countries of the world. In an open, tolerant, friendly atmosphere, the participants combine experience, efforts to improve and summarize scientific education. Understanding the importance of science, the network’s activities are aimed at the sustainable development of society, encouraging the use of innovative, practical, experimental approaches to science, technology, the teaching and learning environment at school.