21 Feb

Pretoria learner wins at Taiwan International Science Fair

Young scientist Christiaan Bauman from Hoërskool Waterkloof in Pretoria has won the fourth prize in the engineering category at the 2019 Taiwan International Science Fair.

Bauman, 16, impressed judges with his project, ‘Mine Safety – The Robotic Way’, which addresses a serious problem experienced world-wide: the lives of miners and civilians being threatened or lost in sub-terrains such as caves. Bauman built and programmed a robot that can be sent into these subterranean spaces where it can detect life forms, map the space and provide rescuers with other critical data.