“Congratulations! I am delighted to announce that you have been awarded 1st place and £1000 (for you and your school) in Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls 15-16 age category! We and the judges thought your project was fantastic, so well done! “
Two students from year 11 and year 12 submitted entries for the National Engineering Competition for Girls. The girls have been working hard on their projects identifying the challenges of the 21st Century and coming up with solutions. We are very pleased to announce that Anu Olayebo in Y11 has been awarded first prize with a prize of £1000. Congratulations to Anu on her success. You may be interested to read a summary of her project. Anu has been invited to The awards ceremony which will take place at the Big Bang Fair on the 17th March where she will receive her certificate and prize, so not to be missed. Her project will also be displayed to visitors at the fair and the sponsor, Rolls Royce, has invited winners to attend an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of their site in Derby on the 4th July.
Carbon Dioxide (co₂) Algae scrubber
This report presents a design for a cost-efficient filter that specifically converts carbon dioxide, from power stations in this case, into oxygen, using photosynthesis by algae. The product is designed to fit over cooling towers in order to target the carbon dioxide from the source as it is rises, rather than dealing with the issue, less efficiently when it is already in the atmosphere. Thus, oxygen is instead released into the air, which, over time, will aid in decreasing the total volume of CO₂ that accounts for the accumulation of greenhouses gases and subsequently, the rate of global warming. In conclusion, this design aims to provide a solution that can aid the problem of climate change while decreasing costs and material usage by adapting what is already used currently at a large scale into something less damaging to the environment.