Merewether High reaches Abu Dhabi World Finals
The Merewether High F1 in schools team Super Sonic Speed, will form part of an intra-state collaborative team that will compete in the Abu Dhabi World Finals in November this year.
The Super Sonic Speed Team placed third overall in a 30 strong field.
They also won the Fastest Car, Knockout Championship and Best Pit Display categories. The team was commended for finishing in the top three in the Grand Prix Race Award, Best Portfolio, Outstanding Industry Collaboration and Most Energy Efficient Design Award.
F1 in schools is an international challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood Formula 1 car prototypes.
“It is incredibly pleasing to have a team compete in the World F1 Finals in Abu Dhabi. It is the first time in the Hunters history of participating in the competition that a team has made it to this level and shows the depth of talent we have here in the Hunter.” said ME Program Manager, Mr Ashley Cox.
F1 in Schools Hunter teams are supported and sponsored by RDA Hunter’s ME Program and many local industry partners.
The ME Program links industry with its future workforce. It works to provide school students and teachers with current industry practices and knowledge while providing industry with an engaged and capable workforce.
The F1 in Schools challenge is one of a number of technology pathways supported by the ME Program which promotes the career benefits of studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. It encourages students to apply their learning in a ‘real’ situation and helps develop other schools such as project management, business marketing, presentation and communication skills that provide long term employability.
Super Sonic Speed is currently seeking sponsors to assist in competing at World Finals.