In the photo, from left: Justus Hansen, Joonatan Korpela, Adam Yousfi, Miro Keimiöniemi, Rosa Linke, Christie Netto and Tarmo Sorsa.
In the main category of the TuKoKe competition, which includes upper secondary school students and vocational students, there were two winners this year. Adam Yousfi won the award for best research work and Miro Keimiöniemi for best applied work. TEK and Opinkirjo organise the TuKoKe competition annually for participants aged 4-20.
Yousfi, an upper secondary school student at Kulosaari Secondary School, developed a new theoretical cancer treatment.
– I developed the method as a hobby in my free time. I didn't find it stressful because hobbies come from my own interests, he says.
Keimiöniemi, an upper secondary school student at Tampereen lyseo, studied the factors affecting the pricing of music production software.
Yousfi and Keimiöniemi will represent Finland at the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in the Netherlands in September.
Tarmo Sorsa, an upper secondary school student at Helsingin matematiikkalukio, came second. He studied the informal place names and nomenclature of his home region, Maunula in Helsinki.
– The informal place names in Maunula are very primary and more often related to nature than the modern names. One funny name, for example, is a stretch of road called Kusikuja (“piss alley”).
The jury selected Tarmo Sorsa, Joonatan Korpela and Justus Hansen to represent Finland in the United States at the ISEF science and engineering fair in May. Korpela and Hansen’s study investigates the coverage of the charging infrastructure for electric cars in Finland.
Third place was shared by Rosa Linke and Christie Netto. Linke, an upper secondary school student at Tampereen lyseo, studied the involvement of women in the Finnish Civil War in 1918. Netto, an upper secondary school student at Joensuun lyseo, studied the soaking of rye flakes and its effect on the flakes’ digestibility in the human stomach.
Category II: Machine learning and lake ecology