Robots made from recycled materials, ingenious systems for smarter homes and vehicles, improved waste reduction techniques and pollution monitoring systems — there’s no limit to the possibilities inspiring students competing in a technology challenge that started at Griffith University this morning (October 31).
The Creative Technology Challenge for a Clean Environment is a competition and symposium with a G20 focus.
For Years 7-12 students, it is being held at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus today and tomorrow (November 1).
As South-East Queensland readies for the G20 World Leaders Summit, the Gold Coast secondary students – as well as a contingent of 17 from South Korea — are being encouraged to demonstrate their own leadership and ingenuity in finding solutions for a better world.
The challenge will see competing students invent products and share creative ideas that apply technology to environmental issues and outcomes.
“Like the G20, our event is about ideas, meeting challenges and working towards positive goals,” says Dr Jun Jo, from Griffith’s Schools of Engineering and Information and Communication Technology.
“There’s no limit to the type or scale of the materials the students bring to the competition, and there are no limitations on their ingenuity or field of interest. Who knows what they might come up with?
“As long as they use technology directed towards positive environmental outcomes, this should be a fascinating and rewarding exercise for all the participants.”
The students will present their inventions at the International Student Symposium at Griffith tomorrow.