Comenius University student wins Youth Embassy
Dominik Kadlubiak, an undergraduate at the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University, won the university section of the Youth Embassy competition. He earned first place and received the Palm award for his project ‘Diseases of Civilization and Reduced Performance of Active People Due to Air Pollution’.
By: CU External Relations Office
Dominik Kadlubiak designed the NOUS respirator that captures harmful air-born particles. The respirator is intended for athletes who need to train in cities. It is accompanied by a mobile app that tracks multiple biological variables.
Klaudia Barlíková from Comenius University won second place with her project of a geocaching app which aims to improve post-pandemic health, tourism and the economy. Third prize was awarded to Petra Minhulínová and Peter Ramaj from Matej Bel University (UMB) in Banská Bystrica for their project titled ‘UMB’s Economic and Environmental Links in the Context of University's Gradual Transition to Carbon-neutrality’.
The projects were evaluated by a jury whose members included representatives of Comenius University: the director of the Rector's Office Róbert Zsembera, CU’s spokesperson Lenka Miller, Dean of the Faculty of Law Eduard Burda and Eliška Kubíková from the Faculty of Medicine. The jury also included representatives of other universities, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain to Slovakia Nigel Marcus Baker, the Mayor of Bratislava’s Old Town District Zuzana Aufrichtová, and representatives of private businesses.
The competition, organized by the Slovenka weekly, has been open to secondary school students for 12 years, and to university undergraduates for six years. The event was sponsored by the Chairman of the Slovak Parliament Boris Kollár and the Mayor of Bratislava - Old Town Zuzana Aufrichtová, who also appeared at the award ceremony to express support and appreciation of the students’ work.