Four teams of Australian students will be representing Australia at the upcoming 2018 F1 in Schools World Finals in Singapore in September.
The stage is set for the biggest F1 in Schools World Finals ever held, with 60 international teams competing.
F1 in Schools challenges students to create their own Formula 1 team to design, construct and race a miniature Formula 1 Car; a 21cm long scale model and powered by a compressed gas cylinder.
At the World Finals each team presents a pit display, written portfolio, verbal presentation and their design is assessed by a team of engineering judges. The cars race on a 20-metre track, with the cars covering the distance in around one second.
Australia are the current world record holders at 0.916 seconds and also current F1 in School World Champions. Australian students have won the event 5 times in 14 years, and have also achieved 2nd place 6 times, 3rd place 5 times, 4th place 3 times and 5th place six times.
One of this year's teams comes from the small country town of Tumut.
Team IOTA from Tumut High School, located in the Snowy Mountains, includes Bronson Sutton, Vince Wood, Corey Crain, Ethan Parker, Andy Dodds & Ethan Contessa.
You can support the Tumut student team here.
The event aims to inspire a passion for STEM subjects in students, based on enterprise skills that the World Economic Forum has defined for success in a changing world.
These skills are also crucial for the success of Defence. The need to support the potential of young people in education, and the need for Defence to encourage, harness and progress its relationship with the education sector, are the motivations behind ADM's STEM in Defence Summit, to be held in Canberra on 21 August.