The Evolve team from Trinity Grammar School, Kew, are the national champions in the Professional class for the Re-Engineering Australia F1 in Schools competition.
Evolve competed against 17 other professional teams from five states. The team was judged in 13 categories; innovation, design, use of computer software, collaboration with industry, engineering excellence, technical portfolio, pit display, verbal presentation and car speed. Evolve claimed three and were finalists in five.
Trinity alumni watched on at the awards ceremony, including members of Hyperdrive (World Champions 2017) and Matthew Nirenberg, a judge and member of the first Australian team to win the World Championship trophy in 2006.
Another school to appear in almost every National Final for the past decade are reigning world champions Brighton Secondary School, led by a former F1 in Schools student Finn Galindo.
Galindo was present in Singapore last year when his first F1 in Schools team, Horizon, stood on top of the podium to score back to back World Championships for Team Australia.
After three days of intense competition at the headquarters of Robert Bosch in Melbourne the judges, who included engineers, educators, Robert Bosch staff and Defence personnel, tallied the results.
Mount View High School from the Hunter Valley scored well, with teams Pentessellate finishing second in the Professional class and Impro Racing achieving fourth place in the Development category.
Many new names also made the podium: Blue Mountains Grammar School, the winner of the Development class; Gold Coast Christian College, which came a close second; and Penrith Christian School, which came third in the Professional class.
ADM’s STEM in Defence summit, which covers ways industry and Defence can recruit young people into STEM, takes place on 13 August. More information is available here.