On the 25th of September, three year 7 students and their supervisor Mr Truebody, traveled to Bulli High School to compete in the regional finals and we are are so proud to report that they placed first! Huge congratulations to Lochlan Everall, Taj Buchanan and Bodhi Mortlock for their dedication to this project.
The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge™ is the world’s foremost student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Each year more than 17,000 schools in 44 nations take on the challenge of developing the world’s fastest miniature F1 car. Here in Australia approximately 22,000 students are involved each year with over ten times that being exposed to the program and having access to the same classroom technology used by the students to design and build their cars.
Mimicking the world of a Formula One team, groups of students have to follow a pathway of engineering and manufacturing disciplines: design, analyse, test, make and race. They are provided with access to real-world technology such as 3D CAD/CAM/CAE engineering design software and soon become proficient in areas such as Coding, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis.
This program also aims to develop skills in problem solving, project management, communication, presentation, teamwork, innovation, self-promotion, collaboration, marketing and entrepreneurialism – which are clearly identified as aiding in the transition through high school… in demand by industries the world over… and not impacted by disruptive technologies.