Gurugram: Suncity School is hosting the North India regional finals of ‘F1 in Schools’- World’s leading educational challenge. This year’s ‘F1 in Schools’ will kick off on December 20, 2018 with the participation of over 250 students from 13 prestigious schools of Gurgaon.
The teams will compete for the spot at the ‘F1 in Schools’ Nationals Finals. The winning team at the National Finals will also participate in the ‘World Finals’ to be held later. ‘F1 in schools’ is the only global multi-disciplinary school based STEM challenge to test the skills embracing Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, design and management, with the teams mirroring Formula 1 in real life.
Teams of students deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars. The models will be pitched to a panel of judges, for evaluating the varying elements within the student’s work.
The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills, and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive, and exciting way.
The core of F1 in Schools is the racing car, an intricate model designed and built to detailed rules and regulations by team members using 3D CAD/CAM software. The models are propelled by compressed air along a 20-metre track and the current world record stands at 0.916 seconds, with a speed of 78.6 kph (48.8mph), set by an Australian team at the 2016 World Finals.