Published on March 10, 2020
Bostik is proud to sponsor regional winner Team Green Economy (G.Eco) from Glasgow, Scotland at this year’s Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge.
This international competition requires student team members to work together to build a radio-controlled, four-wheel drive vehicle that can successfully navigate a test track as demanding as real, off-road situations. In addition to designing custom, mecanum wheels for increased movement capabilities, Team Green Economy (G.Eco) opted to take their device even further for the competition.
“We wanted to build our design around something that is the green economy, which means sustainable development and friendly for the environment,” said Megan Toney, Team Manager. Incorporating sustainable development into their vehicle concept, they manufactured the chassis out of paper mache in the shape of a gecko, given the team’s acronym, G.Eco. Building their entire brand around the green economy and the gecko concept, they earned the best engineered car and portfolio award this year. As regional winners in their vehicle class, they will go on to compete the Nationals later this year.
View the video below to learn more about this team’s innovative project, and stay tuned to hear how they perform at the next competition!
About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees more than 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 40 countries. www.bostik.com
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