AOSR President, Prof. Dr. Eng. Adrian Badea, awards a prize for research at the “Thinking in Romania” Gala


Prof. dr. eng. Adrian Badea, President of the Romanian Academy of Scientists, was invited to present an award at the “Gândit în România” Gala to Mr. Costel Vînătoru, for his horticultural research work at the Buzău Research and Development Station for Vegetable Growing and at the Plant Genetic Resources Bank – Buzău, of which he is the creator.
Costel Vînătoru also serves as a priest at the Episcopal Cathedral in Buzău, and is known as a priest of vocation, who is also involved in the training of future priests.

The “Gândit in Romania” Gala took place on December 14, 2022, at the Romanian Athenaeum and aroused a real interest from the audience, while being broadcast live on TVR International.

The event was attended by dignitaries from the Romanian Government, members of the Romanian Academy, university professors, researchers, students and pupils.

The “Thinking in Romania” Gala awarded 12 prizes in categories such as culture, science, education, inventiveness, research, and were presented by representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Romanian Academy of Scientists, the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and Babeș-Bolyai University.

The first edition of the “Thought in Romania” Gala was dedicated to Gogu Constantinescu, the Romanian inventor with about 400 patents, one every two months, and who is mentioned among the “17 pioneers on the road to progress” in a table published in 1926 by the British magazine “The Graphic”, along with Einstein, Kelvin, Graham Bell, Edison, Marconi, Marie Curie.