A 17 year old Ukrainian student has won a $100,000 global student prize for developing a drone that detects landmines.
Igor Klymenko was selected from more than 7,000 students to win the prestigious prize which was awarded in New York.
Igor, from Kyiv, moved to the countryside at the start of the Russian invasion to finish his final year of high school.
Since the start of the war Igor has also been conducting online maths and physics lessons for his peers.
He told the Evening Standard: “I plan to use most of the money to develop my device and help me raise the issue of landmines globally.
I would also like to use some of it to help other Ukrainian students further their education.”.
Igor’s Quadcopter Mines Detector, which has received two official patents from Ukraine, detects anti-personnel and anti-vehicle landmines and provides coordinates of their location within two centimetres. »