Winning first prize with innovative eco-friendly enviromental challenge

01/10/2023

TN&MTOn April 1st, Ho Chi Minh City International University (HCMIU) in collaboration with Deakin University in Australia organized the fourth edition of the Young Environmentalist Challenge.

 

The team Garyy Lee from Dinh Thien Ly High School, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, achieved the first prize in the competition.

This competition provided a platform for students to strengthen their knowledge of the environment, showcase their teamwork abilities, presentation skills, and critical thinking, and inspire others while devising practical solutions to environmental issues.

Spanning over four months and divided into three phases, the competition attracted nearly 70 participants who submitted innovative and captivating ideas. Among the competing groups, Garyy Lee's team from Dinh Thien Ly High School chose to focus on creating environmentally friendly soundproofing materials using sugarcane, a readily available resource in Vietnam. They processed sugarcane and removed lignin, combining it with coconut fiber and peanut shell powder to produce soundproofing materials.

Another group, K.E.L from Nguyen Huu Huan High School in Ho Chi Minh City, explored the adsorption capacity of activated carbon made from environmentally friendly materials to address water pollution. Their chosen materials were entirely natural, including water hyacinth, coconut husks, and various fruit peels.

Meanwhile, Phu Nhuan boyz from Phu Nhuan High School in Ho Chi Minh City delved into the concept of "Electricity Generation from Plants."

The student groups participated in the final round of the competition.

The first-place prize went to Garyy Lee's team from Dinh Thien Ly High School in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, with second place awarded to K.E.L from Nguyen Huu Huan High School in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City. The third-place honor was secured by Peach and Psss from Dinh Thien Ly High School, Ho Chi Minh City. The outstanding team will represent Vietnam in the international finals, competing against high school students from various other countries such as Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

 

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