The News Lense
By: Translated and compiled by Bing-sheng Lee
Taiwanese students have won ten prizes among 33 awards in the iF Public Value Student Awards, which recognizes innovative projects and ideas devoted to the service of public interests, including improving living conditions and offering solutions to pressing issues. On February 23, the students were officially honored at the awards ceremony in Munich.
The competition, held for the first time this year, was organized by iF International Forum Design, a Germany-based organization providing design-related services and holding international design contest exhibitions.
Signal light system wins first prize
“Signal Light,” a project designed by students from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, won the first prize and a prize money of EU$2500 (approximately US$2,750). The project is a system that indicates the capacity level of each train car, allowing passengers to follow the light and form a line in front of cars that still have room for more passengers. [FULL STORY]