The Duke of York congratulated all of the students on their innovations – having fought off competition from across the country to win their much-coveted Awards. Annabel and Isabelle collected the Health Award for their TeraDetect&Encrypt project, a simple and secure way of detecting skin cancer. Alex, Millie and Zsolti collected their Award for their BrainWave project – an ‘edutainment’ virtual reality, with biofeedback-adaptive features.
“It was a fantastic Award ceremony, which saw the students rewarded and recognised for both their hard work and their entrepreneurial flair,” says Darryl Toerien, Head of Library at Oakham School, who coordinated the entries.
Whilst the visit to Buckingham Palace was the culmination of the TeenTech Awards, Annabel and Isabelle have also had the opportunity to visit the Head of Research and Innovation Centre at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, who sponsored the Health category for which they won their Award.
The TeenTech Awards challenge students to work in teams (of up to three) to look at problems large and small, and to see if they can use their imagination and think creatively to find a better way of doing things. The competition, which is incredibly well-regarded, was set up to help young people understand their true potential in the contemporary STEM workplace.