Columbus, Ohio – Honda has announced the winners of its first iDream Student Challenge at the Ohio State University in Columbus. The challenge is a scholarship program that asks students to develop technologies that focus on advancing the quality of human life.

The 19 teams of science and engineering students competed in categories of electronics, mobility and materials, with a total of US$60,000 awarded to the top three teams in each category. A viewer’s choice winner was also chosen by online voting.

In electronics, the prize went to a wireless baby sensor; mobility, to a solar thermal electric car charging station; in materials, to oxide nanowires for next-generation solid-state memory devices; and in viewer’s choice, a gait trainer for children with cerebral palsy.

“As an organization dedicated to being at the forefront of innovation, Honda created this program to inspire new thinking, foster creativity and encourage students to be the leaders of tomorrow,” said Lara Minor, principal engineer at Honda R&D Americas.

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