1978 RK1. Discovered 1978 Sept. 5 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named for the Kiev Polytechnical Institute-National Technical University of Ukraine, on the hundredth anniversary of its founding in 1898 as the model for other institutions of higher education in Ukraine. Many famous people have taught there, including S. P. Korolov and B. E. Paton {see planets (1855) and (2727), respectively}. The famous aircraft and helicopter designer I. I. Sikorskij was one of the 120,000 students who have graduated from the Institute. (M 34624)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the Simferopol State University.

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