BCFN student James Armstrong has been selected as one of ten finalists of the Singapore Challenge, a competition whereby young scientists propose new technologies to help the elderly live safely within their own homes and to integrate with the local community. He proposed a tablet computer with the needs of the elderly in mind, with aspects including social networking, event listings, music streaming, education portals, entertainment hubs and health monitoring. James will now present at the Global Young Scientists Summit in January 2015, for the chance to win $100,000 to develop the idea.
The initial year of interdisciplinary training is what particularly attracted me to BCFN. The combination of ETAs, industrial training days, personal development sessions and online modules result in a busy yet ultimately rewarding first year.