A promising young engineer from Warriner School in Bloxham, near Banbury in Oxfordshire - Lloyd Evans has received the first prize in the 14-18 age category at the Independent-Bosch Technology Horizons Awards supported by the Academy, for his outstanding entry focusing on the theme of ‘Ecology and Technology’. Lloyd collected his certificate and £700 prize at a ceremony hosted by TV personality, Angela Lamont, at the London Television Studios on the South Bank.

Lloyd’s entry to the competition was focused on the subject of wasted energy in the home, how home-owners and individuals could change their lifestyles to help protect the environment, and how technology could also contribute to saving energy and resources.

The top prize in the 19-24 age category was awarded to Alejandro Vicente Grabovetsky, a student at the University of Cambridge.

Philip Greenish, CEO of The Royal Academy of Engineering, “This year’s competition topic “How can modern technologies protect the environment” gave the next generation of potential engineers the ideal platform to explore innovative ideas for addressing the global problems of climate change through new forms of technologies.”

Robert Meier, Managing Director, Robert Bosch Ltd comments“ The special partnership between the sponsors of the Awards provides a perfect platform for a competition such as this: Bosch relies on the strengths and skills of its engineers to drive innovation for the future, including the development of environmentally-safe products - while The Independent newspaper continues its strong commitment to education, and The Royal Academy of Engineering does a fantastic job in supporting young engineers through its ‘Shape the Future’ campaign.”

Both winning essays will be published in the Independent newspaper on 19 July.

The 2008 Independent-Bosch Technology Horizons Awards competition will be announced in the Autumn, but schools or individuals interested in entering can contact any of the sponsors for further information.

Notes for editors

  1. Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.

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