OSFC celebrates TeenTech finalists
Congratulations to Mohammed Shah Ajir Uddin and Iqra Ijaz, whose innovation has earned them a gold award and a place in the 2017 TeenTech finals at the Royal Society in London.
The TeenTech Awards are a chance for teams of innovators to use their imagination and to put forward an idea which could make life easier, simpler or better. Entering the TeenTech Awards is a fantastic opportunity for students to think creatively about the world we live in and utilise their scientific knowledge. Last year’s participants from OSFC qualified to apply for a Bloomsberg scholarship to help fund going to university, and three of our students are waiting to hear if they have been successful.
This year OSFC entered six teams, who all submitted innovative projects of a really high standard. The team that have made it through to the 2017 finals, up against outstanding competition, have been invited to London to present their innovation and have the chance to win £1000 for the college. Their project focusses on the development of treatment for hay fever, and they came up with the fabulous idea of using contact lenses coated in antihistamines.
When asked why they entered the competition, Iqra said, “In the future I hope to have a career in scientific research, and this was an opportunity to develop a research project as an extra-curricular activity, and it will look great on our CVs. It’s amazing that we’ve got through to the London finals!”
Dani Longhurst, Project Manager for TeenTech said, “Many, many congratulations – this is a huge achievement, the quality of entries this year was outstanding and the amount of work students have put in to all of these ideas is evident throughout.”
We would like to congratulate all the students that entered TeenTech for their amazing efforts and we wish Shah and Iqra the best of luck for the finals!