The winners of the 2012 Bosch Technology Horizons Award have been announced, encouraging students from across the UK to consider a career in engineering.
Fourteen finalists were recognised for their engineering ideas at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London last week. First prize in the 14 to 18 age group went to Abraham Emdon from Torquay Boys Grammar School who won £700, whilst Cole Soutter from Warwick University took home £1,000 as winner of the 19 to 24 age group.
Each participant was tasked with submitting an imaginative response to an engineering related essay question concerning environmental technology and the impact of engineering on the 2012 Olympics.
Emdon chose to address the effect of human activities on the planet whilst exploring how our behaviour towards the environment is changing. In comparison, Soutter discussed the potential legacy of the Olympic games and the various initiatives that have been put in place to ensure it has a lasting and positive impact on the UK.
“The judges faced a very tough task this year with each entry demonstrating the fantastic talent that can be found amongst students in this country,” says Peter Fouquet, president of Bosch in the UK. “The engineering and manufacturing sector needs to act now to further develop the next generation of skills. The Bosch Technology Horizons Award is our answer – we hope that highlighting the achievements of Cole and Abraham will communicate this need to attract talent to the industry, whilst showing that engineering offers a rewarding career path.”
Find out more about the Bosch Technology Horizons Award.