Last call for Bosch Technology Horizons Award entries
03 April 2012
With only a few weeks left, teachers are being urged to encourage their students to submit essays for this year’s Bosch Technology Horizons Award as the past finalists testify to the benefits of exploring engineering as a viable career path. Submissions must be received by April 20 2012.
Felicity Harer, 2011 winner of the Bosch Technology Horizons Award, said: “The research I did for my essay gave me a good idea of the direction engineering is heading in, and exposed me to some of the emerging fields of technology that are currently relatively unknown. My new awareness of the topic helped me make an informed choice when choosing modules to study at University.”
The essay writing competition is split into two age groups with cash prizes for the winners. First prize in the 14-18 age group is £700 whilst the winner of the 18-24 age group will receive £1,000. The competition questions encourage students to delve into topics concerning environmental technology and the impact of engineering on the 2012 Olympics.
Peter Fouquet, President of Bosch in the UK, commented: “Robert Bosch had a vision to manufacture products which would help people in their everyday lives and we want to encourage young people to have a similar vision and understand the beneficial impact of technological innovation.”
He continued: “Engineering is about problem solving, but the fact is that we have a shortage of engineers in the UK which must be addressed if we are to solve many of the critical problems we face, such as climate change. The Bosch Technology Horizons Award is designed to show young people that engineering can not only be a lucrative career with excellent career progression opportunities but also a worthwhile career which can make an enormous contribution to society and economic performance.”
Every teacher submitting 20 or more of their students’ essays in the 14-18 age group can choose from a Bosch Easytrim electric line trimmer, a Bosch IXO cordless screwdriver or a Bosch 400w hand blender. The two schools submitting the highest number of essays will each receive an additional hamper of Bosch products worth £500 and representatives will be invited to the award presentation day in London.
Further information about the Bosch Technology Horizons Award can be found here.