Alice Forslund, a 13-year old student at IES Johannesberg, was part of the winning team in the Intelligent Homes & Health challenge in the Junior Academy. Her team has competed with another 89 international teams and more than 400 students from around the world.
The New York Academy of Sciences started its Junior Academy to encourage talented students from around the world to work together with companies and experts to find innovative solutions to global challenges. The winning solution by Alice and her team is called "Health Sync” in which they integrate a multitude of solutions in a very innovate yet applicable way.
One of the judges, Patrik Alexandersson, director of the Centre for Healthcare Improvement (CHI) at Chalmers, wrote:
“The Health Sync project implicates that many of the solutions to our health related problems could be supported by not one solutions but the integration of different solutions. One might argue that combining and integrating different components in a complex world is where many future engineers will spend most of their working life – and the members has already shown the ability to be that future colleague!”
We are all extremely proud of the achievement by Alice and her team and wish her the best of luck when she goes to New York City for the Global STEM Alliance Summit to present the case to researchers and business leaders.
International cooperation lies at the heart of our values at IES. We hope to see even more applicants from IES schools in upcoming recruitment for the Junior Academy and other projects of its sort.