STEM Girls Sustainable Futures Innovation Challenge Final

St. Mary’s College students travel to London for the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering ‘Sustainable Futures’ Innovation Challenge final on Friday 17th June.

Local students Hannah Kennedy, Alex Lindsay and Leah Ferguson designed creative solutions to the global issue of sustainability have been selected from hundreds of entries as two of the ten final ideas in this exciting competition. Having successfully been shortlisted in April Hannah’s Hydroponic Geodesic Plant Dome alongside Alex and Leah’s Waste Material Sorting Recycling Bins entries were showcased at an intensive online ‘Meet the Engineers’ judging event. Now the excited trio have made it through the London final! "It was really fantastic to see each and every one of the students starting their climate justice careers. Their ideas were original, creative and innovative. The future of earth is in excellent hands with this generation". This national competition open to students throughout the UK allows young people the opportunity to use their STEM skills to develop innovative solutions to sustainability issues while raising awareness of sustainability and how to tackle climate change. St. Mary’s College Technology & Design Department are delighted to have two projects in the top ten. ‘This is a fantastic achievement by our students to reach the finals of such a prestigious competition. They are excellent ambassadors for St Mary’s College, travelling to London today and we are very proud of their success to date. We wish them well and we also take this opportunity to thank the Royal Academy of Engineering for their help, support and encouragement throughout the competition stages.’

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