Igniting passion for science and technology in Singapore youth
As part of its corporate social responsibility, and desire to promote Science and Technology to Secondary Schools in Singapore, Infineon conducted its Chips@School Competition 2018 on 27 August at Infineon Technologies Kallang Way Auditorium.
Students with teachers and members of the organizing team.
The Chips@School 2018 began with collaboration with SUTD, the Singapore University of Technology and Design. On 28 May 2018, 47 student representatives participated in the Micro Design Innovation Workshop at SUTD with the objective of having a deep-dive in Design process that consists of Discover, Define, Develop and Delivery phases.
Micro Design Innovation Workshop, conducted at SUTD by Dr. Brad Camburn.
Guided by the Micro Design Innovation concept learnt during the Workshop, the students from nine schools came out with 29 ideas relevant to the theme “Green Energy for Today and Tomorrow”.
On 27 August 2018, 10 shortlisted teams were invited to Infineon Singapore to present their ideas. This promotes effective and open interactions among students from different schools, thus encouraging generation of innovative ideas. On the same day, a guided factory tour was conducted to showcase Infineon’s initiative in green energy and automation engineering. As a result of this, the students got to know Infineon better and the latest technological trends.
Presentation by Manjusri Secondary School students
Active and interactive participants on the competition day.
The day ended with three winning teams and one special award for the most active participating school – Greendale Secondary school. The first place went to Manjusri secondary school for their “Octopus Energy Generator”. The judges were impressed by the innovative idea of generating green energy through an octopus look-alike device called "Octoelectro". Solar panels are placed on the surface of the octopus head and multiple tentacles with plastic bottles containing electricity generators are attached to the octopus body to harness tidal energy of the ocean.
The second place went to Greendale secondary school for their “Energy Harvesting Playground” idea. Bedok Green secondary school was awarded third place for their “Sound to Electricity” idea.
The winning teams will be engaged, on a long-term basis with Infineon through participation in the upcoming Innovation week where they will demonstrate their ideas with a prototype at the OktoberTech event on 19th October. Team members will also embark on an internship opportunity with Infineon.
Manjusri Secondary School win the 1st place with innovative idea – Octopus Energy Generator.
Article from Infineon Singapore