Jack Chapman has been selected as one of twenty-six finalist from around the country for Australia’s most prestigious school science and engineering awards, the BHP Foundation Billiton Science and Engineering Awards.
Jack’s invention, the Electroduino-Mechanical Bionic Hand (EMBH) aims to provide an inexpensive, reliable and effective substitute for a human hand for use in situations where there is a need for the dexterity provided by a human hand and there is a danger to human life.
Its primary goal is to reduce injury and loss of life in unsafe work environments, such as in factories processing dangerous chemicals or in the removal of landmines.
The awards are a partnership between CSIRO, BHP Billiton Foundation and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). For more information about the award, visit the Science Award website by clicking here.
The College is extremely proud of Jack’s accomplishments and hopes that this experience will inspire him and his peers to continue thinking innovatively and creatively!
Watch Jack’s story here.