F1 In Schools
Organized by: Michael Hawley
March 19, 2016
My name is Michael and I’m 15 years old, I work with a team of 5 other secondary students to for fill our dream of winning or even taking part in the F1 in Schools Program. F1 in Schools is the largest global STEM competition for students. It is an international multi-disciplinary program where teams of students aged nine to 19 form their own "F1 teams", essentially simulating real Formula 1 companies. Twenty-two million students from 40 countries utilize a variety of cutting-edge software to design, test, analyze, and manufacture 1/20 scale balsa cars powered by CO2 cartridges. Teams must also create a pit display, portfolio, verbal presentation, marketing, and an innovative team identity to distinguish themselves from the competition. In addition to the challenge, we must raise the necessary support to cover the costs of competition through sponsorships and in-kind donations.
The mission of F1 in Schools is to give students real world exposure and experience with project management, publicity, fundraising, budgeting, engineering, graphic design, manufacturing, communication, industry collaboration, and much more. Put simply, we are managing our own automotive company! This challenge creates a realistic and powerful learning environment for young people to develop an informed view of what the future of innovation holds in the automotive industry and beyond.
These funds would be very crucial to our chance of participating this year and it would be nice to have them soon so we can start building. Thank you so much and remember, we can’t do this without you.