September 2000, Amsterdam - Projects - Spain

Javier Aragu s Sahin (20)
School: Colegio salesianos de Zaragoza
Hobbies: the mountains, internet, going out with friends
Career intention: industrial electronic engineer

David Gomez Falcon (19)
School: Salesianos - Ntra. Sra. Del Pilar
Hobbies: going out with friends, make models, puzzles, going to the cinema, riding bikes
Career intention: Electronic engineer E-mail:

Laura Molina Arnal (20)
School: Salesianos - Ntra. Sra. Del Pilar
Hobbies: reading, listening music, going out with friends, adventure sports
Career intention: engineer

Optimum traffic light change for emergency vehicles
Being out on the street, a member of our team saw an emergency vehicle in a traffic jam which could not pass a crossing because of all those stucked cars in its way. We tried to find something to solve this problem and designed a complementary system for traffic lights control on roads and streets. The traffic lights switch to green when an emergency vehicle approaches the crossing. This way, the vehicle does not have to decrease its speed or stop as it will always have a green light at a crossing. Of course the other streets in the crossing will have a red traffic light, in order to avoid crashes.

Anna Hernandez (19)
School: university of biology
Hobbies: swimming, trekking, scouting
Career intention: biologist

Montserrat Puigvert (19)
School: university of geology
Hobbies: swimming, trekking, cycling, member of a boyscout group
Career intention: geologist

Fulilex, long-term utilisation of the evergreen oak
The evergreen oak is the typical tree of the Mediterranean basin. Over the past few centuries the woods have suffered severe deforestation and are suffering from slow, but constant, regression. Therefore we tried to find a way to profit from the evergreen oak without damaging its environment or the tree itself. With leaves fallen from evergreen-oaks, we have developed a kind of plywood that we have called Fulilex, a composition of the evergreen oak leaves mixed with glue, and mechanically pressed during a period of one month. Different mixtures have been developed: leaves are put intact in the mixture (Fulilex S), or in smaller parts (Fulilex M, Q, B and G). Each type has its different compression, flexibility, shearing and degradation qualities. After analysing the results, we thought Fulilex could be used in different areas, for example in furniture construction. We hope that the result of our project will be the beginning of the sustainable use of the evergreen oak .