We are the members of international team “Quintessential United Labs”, which consists of three Russian and three American students. Each of us are interested in STEM disciplines and we all have unique skills to offer. Now we want to share and elaborate a little bit more about each member of our team.

The Russian part of our team is in the ninth grade. They study in the oldest linguistic school in Moscow. It is located in the very heart of the city, near the Kremlin.

Our US team is a team combined of 10th and 11th graders. We have the pleasure of studying at Miami Sunset Senior High School and are proud to be sunset knights! 
Anastasiia Shakhnovich is 15 years old. She is good at Maths and Chemistry. She has good communication skills and she is very responsible. Nastya wants to connect her life with economics.
Anastasiia Sogina is 15 years old. She is good at Maths and Physics. She is friendly and you can always rely on her. Nastya has good knowledge of English and she wants to be a simultaneous interpreter in the future.
Vera Kiforuk is 15 years old. She is good at Chemistry and Biology. She is kindhearted and creative. She paints well and has good computer skills. In the future Vera wants to be a graphic designer.

Yamig Torres, I'm 16 years old in the 11th grade. The academies I am currently enrolled in are Jrotc ( Junior reserve officer training course ) and HTMP ( Hospitality and Tourism management program ). I'm an outgoing person with good leadership skills as well. With the skills I've learned through my academies I strive to be a successful entrepreneur.   

Genesis Torrez, I'm 15 years old in the 10th grade. I have been successful in my studies for the past 11 years of my education history. I plan to major in the hospitality and tourism industry as well as furthering my education in digital media computer studies. I'm able to multitask and I enjoy solving complex projects.

Project Info

This project offers an opportunity to deepen participants’ understanding of the importance and relevance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and their links to a huge range of potential career paths. >>

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Bravo, HPE Mentors!

Dear Vyacheslav! We are extremely grateful for your help during the STEM project. The ideas you gave us were very useful and your advice helped us a lot to improve the quality both of the project itself and its presentation. We, with great pleasure, followed all your recommendations. Thank you for particular attention that you paid to the presentation of the product and the development of the content itself, including functions and interface.  We kindly thank you for estimating our work and ideas rationally, correcting some things, improving them.

Meet US-Russia STEM Project Panel of Judges

Semi-finals Completed March 12. Now on to the Finals!

After several months of hard work, the US – Russia STEM project teams submitted their Concept Papers which were being judged by HPE experts.  Following the judges’ review, teams presented their projects at My Room and answered judges’ questions at the semi-finals held at HPE My Room on March 12.

US-Russia STEM teams are now entering the final stage of the project.

By March 5 teams should complete their Business Concept papers and upload them at Teams' profiles on the project website to be reviewed and scored by the Panel of judges.

A lecture about the recruitment at HPE will take place at HPE My Room on March 1 at 4 pm Moscow time

Viktoria Svistelnikova HPE Talent Acquisition Consultant will tell students about the recruitment at HPE, and about the interview process in large corporations.


Meeting mentors






Innovation Tournament

16 - 22.11.2017


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