Thursday, May 16, 2013
University of Nairobi's Team ABE Needs Your Vote
The students who are in their fourth year teamed up a couple of months ago to form A.B.E an acronym for Aero Bamboo Engineering.
The group of Marian Muthui, Alex Njira, Karl Heinz and Tony Kadiegu Mugita pitched their idea of using bamboo to make the interior cabin and flooring of aircraft as an alternative to conventional material.
The bamboo is styled into bamboo Honeycomb lattice which is lighter and stronger compared to wood. The innovation also comes with embedded thermal acoustic foam as a replacement for non-recyclable composite materials used in the manufacture of aircraft cabin items.
After 618 teams from 82 countries entered 5 finalists remain and have already received 60,000 Euros. The winner will get an additional 30,000 Euros while the runners-up will pocket 15,000 Euros. The awards ceremony will take place in Paris, on 13 June 2013, at the UNESCO headquarters.
Vote for this Kenyan team now https://www.airbus-fyi.com/medias/best-videos