Winners of Bosch Technology Horizons Award are announced
18 July 2012
The winners of the 2012 Bosch Technology Horizons Award have been announced. 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. A total of 14 finalists were recognised at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London yesterday (July 17).
Peter Fouquet (centre) flanked by Abraham Emdon (left) and Cole Soutter
Two runner-up entries were also recognised with Max Lowther from Bishop Luffa School in Chichester named in the 14 to 18 age group, along with Nicola Guttridge from Imperial College London in the 19 to 24 age category.
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.
Abraham chose to address the effect of human activities on the planet whilst exploring how our behaviour towards the environment is changing. In comparison, Cole 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.
Peter Fouquet, President of Bosch in the UK, commented: “Congratulations to both Abraham and Cole on their winning essays which were chosen due to their creativity and ingenuity when tackling some difficult, yet very relevant questions.
“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. 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.”
The other finalists from the Bosch Technology Horizons Award 2012 in the 14 to 18 year old category were:
- Lucy Cunningham, St Dominic’s Priory School, Stone, Staffordshire
- Max Lowther, Bishop Luffa School, Chichester, West Sussex
- Alice Craft and Hannah Fisher, Aylesbury High School, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
- Bethany Warren, The Misbourne, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
- Rachel Selwood, Stanborough School, Watford, Hertfordshire
In the 19 to 24 year old category:
- Nicola Guttridge, Imperial College London
- Kate Walsh, University of Plymouth
- Rory Collinge, Imperial College London
- Ben Collop, University of Bristol
- Anne-Marie Ratcliffe, University of Bath
- Lincoln Smith, Birmingham University
Further information about the Bosch Technology Horizons Award can be found here.