"Solaire Voyager" from the National University of Singapore claimed the runner-up prize in 2009 for their proposal to use solar cell technology integrating photovoltaic cells in aircraft to generate electricity.
I was a first year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore when I first heard about Fly Your Ideas. I thought it would be a good opportunity to apply what I had learned and see how ideas can be achieved in real life. In my case, I didn't form a team within my university - as a single applicant, the organiser found me some teammates.
The most enjoyable part for me was meeting people from other disciplines and exploring novel and creative ideas. Above all, I learned that one idea alone may not be so brilliant, but a pool of ideas can lead to genius.
Fly Your Ideas is a good opportunity for students to broaden their minds and for interacting with others. In the future, my plan is to continue my research in Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs).
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