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[1] MIRNOVA S.T.E.A.M. Education Program (“ACADEMY” focus) – a cohesive suite of multi-disciplinary, multi-year projects involving teams of youth (from elementary school level through university level) as participants and as mentors, along with teachers, professors and experts. This Program is unique in its emphasis upon multi-level, multi-talent participation in Projects that are multi-year, practical (not only seasonal or annual contests), and linked closely with entrepreneurial and accelerator-type business learning and training for all participants.

This Program also encompasses and develops the ROBOTICS OLYMPIAD, a regional, national, and international-scope activity of competition-with-cooperation (“coopertition”) that is focused upon teen-aged students in middle-school and high-school levels of education.

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Projects – the specific research+education+communication projects that constitute the Program. Students and their mentors and facilitators work as teams upon STEM projects – multi-year, multi-disciplinary, closely-coupled and mutually supportive – that combine technical and business education, scientific research, and professional media communications.These projects are conducted in affiliation with research institutions and universities across Europe and Asia and expanding further.

[2] Research Program (“INSTITUTE” focus) – In partnership with scientists and engineers at other universities, colleges, companies, and institutes, worldwide including EU, UK, USA, Canada, Korea, and Israel, MIRNOVA is engaged in collaborative new research in foundational STEM (S.T.E.A.M.) topics. This is conducted by teachers, professors, scientists, engineers and other professionals who are engaged also as mentors and facilitators of the Program and its Projects.

This research work has a strong focus upon the investigation of complex systems and the discovery of viable cybernetic solutions for complex non-linear problems such as those existing within robotics and especially cooperative robotic and human-robotic systems. This research is conducted in affiliation with partner institutions in USA, Europe, Russia and the Far East. Topics may be semi-independent from specific Projects or it may have close affinity with scientific questions and engineering challenges that arise through the Projects. Presently the main focus is twofold: the NeoPlexus (“Generalized Computing Machine”) Project, and the LIBRARIUM.

[3] Communications Program (“ACADEMY” focus) – seminars, workshops, and colloquia, both onsite and online, plus selective publications including internet social media, focused upon the STEAM topics of the Program and with strong emphasis upon socioeconomic issues and challenges.

The Communication activities are centered upon the publication and dissemination of information that pertains to S.T.E.A.M. topics of strong import and interest for the public and for business, academia and government, with special attention to topics and news that are considered to be “hot items” and often subject to exaggeration and pseudo-news in the mainstream media; thus there is a strong emphasis upon critical analytical thinking and the differentiation between “real” science and “so-called” science.

The main mediums for the Press are the internet (e.g., YouTube type broadcasts, from 5 min. to 1 hour in duration) and publication of articles, essays, and books, both online and in print.

This is now in partnership with Candeed Cue of Vienna, Austria, as we move forward with Cues, part of the CUBIT offering, in Science Communications and Artist+Scientist Engagements.

[Note that in previous documents, the LIBRARIUM Project, conducted as a focal activity within the Mirnova Institute for Creative and Innovative Science, has been described as a fourth “Program” of Mirnova, overall. Now we refer to Librarium as a Project.

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