Two of Taranaki’s students, Marco Crayenhof and Oliver March, won big at the WITT Science and Technology Fair with a $1,500 scholarship.
Two New Plymouth students who have come up with a way to remotely test water tanks have won big for their ideas at a recent science fair.
New Plymouth Boys High School students Oliver March and Marko Krayenhoff entered the WITT Science and Technology Fair and walked away with a $1,500 scholarship.
Oliver, year 10, presented his project, What’s Left in the Tank, which uses a sensor to send data about his rural home’s water tank system to a mobile phone, and said that his system could be used in the summer. It will help in planning the water usage at her home.
Marko’s project Tank Trouble, which won the Year 11-13 segment, measures the water level in a water tank and examines rainfall and drain flow to understand what was happening with the storage water.
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Both students entered and won the technical development section for their year group and were awarded for their “smart use of technology”.
FAIR chairperson John McClellan said the scholarship is “for academic or interest-based opportunities”.
“For example for study at a tertiary institution or attendance/travel for a program focusing on a technical career or education.
“It is particularly suitable for younger recipients who may not be able to take traditional tertiary scholarships for several years.
Managing Director Matt Harrison said both students were worthy of the scholarship with their projects that showed their skills and a great use of practical technique.
“These kids are the future of technology, and I’m excited to be able to support them.”