The Grand Final of the TeenTech Awards, held at the Royal Society, on Monday 24th June, proved to be a very exciting, if somewhat nerve-wracking day at the end of which our Project EAGLE team were declared winners. The group had developed an app which is aimed at helping Key Stage 3 students with their revision in a range of subjects.
During the day, the team had to prove to a panel of judges from both academic and industrial backgrounds that their project was innovative and demonstrated originality. It had to be based on thorough research, excellent presentation and a clear understanding of the potential market for their design. Throughout the project, the team worked with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Ambassador for Leicestershire, Mr Paul Vernon, who helped with the aesthetics of the app. The lads were encouraged by visits from, amongst others, Professor Brian Cox and James May.
Along with winning teams from other categories, the boys have been invited to Buckingham Palace to attend a Royal Award Ceremony on 1st July where TeenTech Patron, HRH The Duke of York, will present their prize.
Not satisfied with one award, the team entered the National Science and Engineering Competition at the “Big Bang Fair” held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on the day following their London triumph. They were again successful and have reached the finals to be held early next year.
See associated article: “Teen Tech Team Triumphant”