F1 in Schools Challenge – Tackling the STEM shortage at top speed (English V.2)
The F1 in Schools is a worldwide multi-disciplinary challenge for pupils aged from 9-19, and one of the largest educational initiative promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It is now in its 15th year of operation and has grown around the world operating in over 30 countries. The participant students form a team of 3 to 6 members commissioned to design, construct and race a small scale Formula One Car made from F1 Model Block and powered by compressed air cylinders. Along with this, teams must prepare a pit display, interviews, formal presentation and a 20 page portfolio showcasing their work. Sponsorship must be gathered and collaborations formed. Another important requirement of the competition is innovation. Some main examples of F1 in Schools innovations will be discussed in this demo. The formed teams are also given the opportunity to compete regionally, nationally and internationally for the F1 in Schools World Championship trophy.
Since the demonstrator could cover more than one didactical unit, this sample topic (one didactical unit) was selected for the needs of advanced level teams qualified to compete at Region al and National Finals.
The lite version of Logger Pro ISE Tool will be used for analyzing the average speed data of F1 in Schools teams Cars.