The first edition of ADAMED SmartUP programme was inaugurated on 17 October 2014 with a scientific debate, which allowed the participants to familiarise themselves with the idea behind this initiative. The multi-stage recruitment process to the scholarship programme started with a virtual alternate reality game, full of challenging puzzles in the field of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. It verified not only the participants’ knowledge but also their logical thinking skills and the ability to connect facts quickly. Next, the candidates participated in a scientific test. Those who gained the largest number of points in it were asked to submit application documents. The nest stage involved interviews conducted by the Scientific Council. Finally, in July 2015, 50 of the most talented students aged 15–19 went to a scientific camp.
Based on the scores obtained during the recruitment process as well as the results obtained during the camp, 10 main award laureates were selected: Maks Głowacki, Aleksandra Janowska, Michał Bączyk, Filip Krawczyk, Anna Sieńko, Marcin Bąk, Oskar Grudziński, Patrycja Paśniewska, Tomasz Białecki and Bartosz Gąsiorkiewicz. Their names were announced in October 2015 during a ceremonial final gala. They received 10 months of substantive support in the form of educational consultancy adapted to their individual needs. Thanks to it, these young people were able to develop their skills during additional classes on different subjects, language courses, internships in laboratories and at universities, as well as to use motivational support.
1st SCIENTIFIC CAMP