After going up against students from right across NSW and Victoria, Bathurst High's Hoonam Mahinroosta has won the 2020 PitchFest competition.
Run by Charles Sturt University, the PitchFest competition gives high school students a chance to showcase engineering projects that they are working on and to present their ideas to an audience of engineering academics, practitioners and the world.
Mr Mahinroosta's project was a documentation on how he built a racing drone.
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It took him three days to assemble and then a few extra days to source the required parts.
He's personal prize was a $250 gift voucher, while Bathurst High received a 3D printer.
Director of Engineering at CSU, Euan Lindsay, said this year's competition was held via Zoom rather than in person at the university's annual EngFest - which was held from June 9-10 - because of coronavirus restrictions.
"The finalists gave a fifteen minute pitch demonstrating their project, illustrating the technical choices that went into their design, and responding to questions from our judging panel of academics and engineers in residence," he said.
"Good engineering is not just about technical solutions; it's also about being able to communicate those solutions."
PitchFest ran virtually over two weeks in June.
Schools across NSW and Victoria were invited to attend.
PitchFest will be running in June again next year, with further details to be released by Charles Sturt University on a latter date.
For more events and happenings at Charles Sturt University, visit news.csu.edu.au.
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