Nguyen Sy Hieu & Nguyen Thi Thu Trang

Ban Mai K-12 School System

2018, 2019

Participated in edition:

About the host:

GCD 2019 Hanoi is led by Nguyen Sy Hieu, Director of Cambridge International Programme of Ban Mai Education System, and his colleague, Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, Director of Ban Mai’s STEM Programme.
This is their second year running this event in Hanoi. Both Hieu and Trang strongly support the educational values that Designathon bring to Vietnamese students and highly appreciate the opportunities that the programme provide to Vietnamese students to nurture their interests in STEM and environmental issues.

About the event:

GCD 2019 Hanoi is participated by over 50 student participants, 20 student facilitators and 20 teachers from 5 different schools across Hanoi. The event is hosted in Ban Mai Secondary School and widely featured in various news channels (Hanoi TV, various newspapers and online news channels). In this event, students not only brainstormed and developed ideas about this year’s topic (Food and Climate Action), but also had opportunities to create an exhibition of recycled products about food waste and the importance of environment protection.

Safe house in flooded areas

This team designed a house to help people in flooded areas of Vietnam. When a flood comes, the house will emerge like a raft. The house is kept in position by four concrete piles. Thus, people living in the house can both be safe and protect their properties and food.

Food waste Riddance

Food waste riddance is a machine using a screw conveyor with an electric motor running at 6000 revolutions per minute in order to squeeze water out of food waste, crush the food into smaller pieces so we can easily dry and preserve them for a long time. It also has a sieve underneath to separate the water and raw food, which will be taken for drying and packaging.

“Save food, save life” project

This team proposed two products for schools: publications and a food storage sensor. The publications are designed to introduce the life cycle of food and create student awareness about the importance of how we treat food waste. The food storage sensor is a wireless system including data logging software, a weight sensor, a dashboard weight which provides measurement data and an alarm.

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