3 July 2020
In April, we launched a STEM home challenge for students between the age of 10 and 16. We asked students to use their STEM knowledge to tell us how Transport, Drones or Satellites could be used to save our planet.
We were very impressed by the level of entries that were submitted and are delighted to announce Arushi as the winner.
Arushi has designed a dragonfly drone over the last 3 weeks to track down and trap locusts in Asia and Africa. Arushi hopes that her design will improve food security, by keeping locusts away from crops.
“It was really inspiring to see that Arushi had applied a nature inspired design in her drone, to solve a very current and growing problem,” Laura Blake, Sustainability Manager.
Using drones to fight off locusts is not a new concept. However, using lessons learned from nature (biomimicry), could unlock many opportunities to improve drones and improve how locusts are located and dispersed.
Arushi is a great model for the future generation. We hope her work inspires other students to use their knowledge to make a difference. We look forward to supporting Arushi, as she develops her design further.
Please watch Arushi’s winning video to find out more.
5 June 2020
Every day, organisations around the world impact on Nature, from resource extraction, through to the use of fossil fuels. On this World Environment Day, we would like to share the success of our recent collaboration with Darling Downs Health in supporting them to develop their new sustainability strategy to mitigate their environmental impact.
16 March 2020
This year the Joint Information Group Vanguard’s Defence Sustainability Challenge called for radical proposals to help Defence reduce its impact on the environment while still achieving its objectives.
17 January 2020
For the second year running, we’ve been privileged to judge the work of future engineers at the First LEGO League at Hewlett Packard Labs in Bristol.