Hunter ME Program High School, Mount View High, Maitland Grossmann High and Merewether High qualified this week to represent NSW at the National Finals of F1 in Schools which will be held at Penrith in March next year.
F1 in Schools is the World’s Largest Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Competition. It involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations.
The patron is Formula1™ supremo Bernie Ecclestone along with the Formula1™ teams who are co-patrons. Each year the program engages more than 40,000 high school students in Australia and delivers industry-standard technology into schools which is made available to a further 300,000 students outside the program
Teams competing in the F1 in schools competition must design and make their own unique race car using state of the art design and computer controlled machining technologies. The aim of the event is to give students a taste of the latest in manufacturing techniques.
“F1 in Schools is a key partner activity for the ME Program. It’s a hands-on and fun way to apply science, technology, engineering and maths. We are delighted that our ME Program schools performed so well and were selected to represent the State at yet another national STEM competition.” said Dr Scott Sleap, ME Program Director at RDA Hunter
“Coming off the back of ME Program partner school, St Peters Maitland, winning the National Finals of the Science and Engineering Challenge last week, the Hunter is truly demonstrating its dominance as a leader in STEM education.” continued Dr Sleap.
ME Program schools 2015 State Finals results
Pro Senior Division
2nd Mount View High School (Revolution Racing)
3rd Maitland Grossmann High School (Synergy Racing)
Best Engineered Maitland Grossmann High School (Synergy Racing)
Best Engineered CAD Maitland Grossmann High School (Synergy Racing)
Best Portfolio Maitland Grossmann High School (Synergy Racing)
• Mount View High School and Maitland Grossmann High School to represent NSW at the National Championships at Penrith Panthers from February 29-4th March 2016
Pro Junior Division
Best Managed Enterprise Maitland Grossmann High School (Streamline Racing)
3rd Maitland Grossmann High School (Streamline Racing)
Fastest Lap Mount view High School (Sudden Impact Racing)
Best Engineering Mount view High School (Comet Racing)
ME Program in STEM school Super Chicks Bulli High School won a major award in the Development Class