A group of students have scooped a top engineering and science award for designing a glass bottle sorting device.
Eight pupils competed against 75 other teams from across south Wales, and won the “Best application of engineering and Technology” award, and also nominated for “Best working Prototype” at the Engineering Education Scheme linked with STEM, their award was presented to them by Mr R Cater from the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Faced with the task to recognise different coloured glass bottles and then sort them to relevant containers, the team used everyday technology to solve the problem in the form of a Web Cam.
The team had to prepare a technical report and present their solution to senior engineers and academics at the awards day held at Swansea University’s new Bay-Campus.
Their solution and display for the working model gathered a lot of interest especially from the First Minister of Wales – Mr Carwyn Jones AM.
The students have also been awarded the Gold Crest award, for their hard work and excellent technical report.