After completion of my project (see DT009 final year project) it was submitted in to the Engineers Ireland innovative engineering student of the year (ISOY) award competition also referred to as the Siemens prize.
The first stage was submission of a 500 word essay about your project from which a judging panel selected the finalists from all over the country. the final 6 including myself were then required to submit a 2,500 word essay, take part in a 30 min presentation/interview with a judging panel of 6 CEOs and entrepreneurs including a representative from Siemens, then lastly present our projects to a general audience of which the judging panel sat in on and graded.
Footage from my finalist presentation
I was the only student from an electrical and electronic background and one of 2 level 7 (ordinary degree) students, The rest of the competitors consisted of level 8 (Honors degrees) and level 9 ( Masters degree) students. The work entered was very competitive and the standards astronomically high which made for a very interesting day. The other projects were Haelios Solar Technologies™ – Solar Updraft Tower Development, Design and build of a Human-Powered Washing Machine, Construction Sector Safety Hook Design and Development, The design and development of a under-actuated, compliant anthropomorphic hand capable of dexterous grasping for a Service Robot with the winning project being an Automatically fed post driver
Some photos taken from the presentation and awards ceremony on 10th of June in Engineers Ireland HQ, Clyde Rd
Unfortunately I was not the best on the day, but it was an immensely valuable experience. Provided me with great exposure and networking opportunities and hopefully I’ll be returning in time to come with either another project to compete or as an engineer seeking charter-ship.