Three female students have won top prizes for innovation in this year’s Maker Challenge.
The Maker Challenge is Imperial’s flagship innovation programme for young people based at The Invention Rooms, the College’s pioneering community innovation space. The programme supports 14-18 year olds from local schools to develop their own prototype products and gadgets and gain a range of skills, from 3D printing and laser cutting to presentation and communication.
This year in response to limitations on accessing the workshop a virtual Summer Design Challenge: ‘Life after COVID-19′ was launched to encourage young people to continue inventing and innovating. Students had to think about the areas of life heavily impacted by COVID-19 and created designs responding to this.
Their projects explored themes including loneliness, unemployment and…