Roosevelt Racers (F1 in Schools)
The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is a largest international STEM competition for students aged 9-19 to design, simulate, build, and race miniature future Formula One cars. Each year, more than 26,000 schools from over 40 countries participate in the challenge. In the United States, teams compete in Nationals, and then advance to the World Finals.
Racing teams are required to follow technical specifications and use CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tools to create 3D models of their cars. They will then use CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) tools to analyze and simulate their designs. They will also use CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) software and CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machines to build their cars. During the race, the car is launched down a 20-meter track powered by a CO2 cartridge. The average car completes the race in just over a second, and cars can reach over 50 mph.
The level of engineering is phenomenal, but the effort does not stop there. Students are required to make business and sponsorship plans and present their designs to cover all aspects of entrepreneurial business endeavors. Judges and industry professionals score teams on their portfolios, pit displays, engineering, marketing, social medias, racing, and verbal presentations.
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