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Formula 1 Being Used In Classrooms To Promote Subjects Like Science And Technology

It is the largest and most successful school based STEM program in the world. The F1 in Schools STEM...
Sean Reidy
Sean Reidy

11:12 AM - 1 Sep 2020



Dermot & Dave

Formula 1 Being Used In Classrooms To Promote Subjects Like Science And Technology

Sean Reidy
Sean Reidy

11:12 AM - 1 Sep 2020

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It is the largest and most successful school based STEM program in the world.

The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge raises awareness among schoolchildren all across the globe of STEM through Formula 1; it encourages students to think creatively, improve their skills, and gain confidence.

It is the only global multi-disciplinary 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 cars made from the F1 model block.

Four Irish teams will compete in the F1 in Schools world finals in Melbourne next March.

Offering a way to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related subjects in such an exciting way is achieving great results.

Their aim is to increase the intake of students into engineering careers.

And they’ve seen some amazing success including people who have actually come through their initiative and have gone on to achieve significant outcomes in their lives including positions in Formula 1 teams.

Aaron Hannon and Paul Flynn From F1 In Schools joined Dermot & Dave this morning to discuss the project.

 


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