Race against time: Kilkenny students get revved up for exciting new challenge
Kilkenny’s second-level students are being encouraged to get in the driving seat for a new tech innovation all based around Formula 1 racing.
Members of Student Innovation Ireland and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) advocates are looking for second-level schools in Wicklow to register and take part in the 2020/21 F1 in Schools education programme this autumn.
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.
The programme is open to students aged between nine and 19 who come together in a team to design, build, and then race a miniature compressed air powered car.
Four Irish teams will who come through the competition will travel to compete in the F1 in Schools world finals in Melbourne next March.