F1 in Schools is an international STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition for students aged 9-19, involving more than 20,000,000 participants from over 44 different countries, in which they collaborate with each other and with professionals in order to design, test, develop, manufacture and race a miniature of an F1 car. However, the competition’s objectives don’t stop there. Not only do we have to raise a certain amount of money from sponsorships to complete the whole project, but we also have to promote and market our car to the public. Key skills required for this program are time and risk management, the ability to work productively in a team and many more.
In this competition, we work as a team to design, develop and manufacture a miniature F1 model which is about 20 cm long and races twenty meters straight in just about a second, using the power of a compressed CO2 canister. In order to complete a car we must go through the whole design process and develop an understanding of key principles in aerodynamics and engineering.
In addition, we have to create two portfolios (Design & Engineering P. & Enterprise P.) and give a verbal presentation explaining our work in both the enterprise and engineering sectors of the competition. Currently, we are participating in the Greek Regionals, where we hope to progress to the National Finals and then, hopefully qualify to the World Finals, which will be held in Singapore September 11-18 2020.
The acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) refers to the integration of teaching its individual disciplines at all levels of education. STEM is an educational approach designed to combine technology and engineering along with science and mathematics, which are vital for the understanding of the laws of the universe. An advantage of implementing STEM in our lives is our future improvement, since in the near future approx. 25% of our jobs will involve STEM knowledge. Education will change from traditional classes and conferences to something more synchronized, where exploring and discovering new things will be the most important key to better learning. Lastly, with STEM you can develop many skills, such as solving problems, critical thinking and teamwork. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPJ48simtE
Anatolia College established the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Training Center in 2012, aiming not only at strengthening the existing teaching of science in school, but also in its comprehensive and effective application in the fields of Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science. Based on the Center's programs and with the guidance of it’s professionals, we formed our team and have continued our efforts to distinguish ourselves in the F1 for Schools competition.
Over the last 4 years, Anatolia College has led 10 teams to the
National Finals, while 3 of them have qualified for the World Finals. In fact, team
RESET was crowned National Champions in 2015 and was very successful in the World Finals
in Singapore the same year, ranking 11th among 48 other teams and 3rd in the Knock-Out
Races. Anatolia College even held the 4th National Finals in Thessaloniki in April
Read more: https://anatolia.edu.gr
We post daily about the team's progress on our Social Media and on our website. Publications reach about 500 people across the various platforms we are active on. These people are mainly students and people who are interested in the automotive sector. Depending on the category, the publications that we will make to promote your company also change.
We are dressed in the team's uniforms in all our actions, during racing hours, in interviews and on the web. Depending on the sponsorship’s category, your logo will vary on our clothing. There are over 1,000 students in our school every day and at least 400 of them will be able to see us in T-shirts every day even if they don't know us.
After consultation we can stick a sticker with your logo on our car, which will be displayed in racing, kiosk, portfolios and some online publications.
The pit display of the team is set up at the national finals held in May, at The Mall in Athens and is being screened by critics, other contestants, spectators, but also it is shown in the press andonline.
Alectris delivers asset care innovation for the global solar industry. It provides the integrated suite of operations, maintenance and asset management services, award-winning software ACTIS ERP, and retrofit technologies.
DSA Adriatica (Digital Systems for Archiving SHPK) was established in the Albanian market with the aim to introduce in Albania our extensive experience in Digitization and Digital Archiving. Our executives are experienced, specialized, high caliber professionals who follow the international best practices. We are proud to say that we are pioneers in Albania in the Archive Digitization services domain. We are greatful for having you with us in our journey for a second consecutive year.
Digital Architecture is an architectural visualisation company. We use high-end technology to create digital visualizations of unbuilt architecture or even for competitions (design-construction or architectural).
AGROLOGY is a dynamically growing company with 36 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and distributing Plant Protection Products and Specialty Nutrition Products in the Greek market and abroad.
Hexabit is a company that offers integrated marketing promotions on the Internet and specializes in web development. Thank you for trusting us on our journey.
3Dspot is a reliable company that specializes in 3D printing. It provides high quality printers and excellent 3D printing, scanning and design services. Thank you for 3D printing some parts of our car.
The company Amaze specializes in event productions and technology projects. We thank them for their continuous support.
The company Constract Engineering-Development is active in the field of construction. It is involved in designing, monitoring and constructing small and large building projects and infrastructure.
Deda Architects is a well renowned company specializing in architectural design, development and consulting. Their portfolio includes a variety of projects from retail and hospitality to residential and educational structures.
We recently visited Libero radio station to discuss further marketing activities. Thank you for your support.
The company KABAWOOD is active in the field of furniture materials and is a company with a wide variety of items from branded factories with European standards, certifications.
F1 in Schools is a truly unique experience that helps us acquire and improve many new skills, gain knowledge in a variety of different sectors and have an insight of the real F1 world. It gives us the opportunity to become more mature, explore and become more self-aware in preparation for our future. When faced with passion, this competition becomes a life-changing venture.
“Firstly I would like to express my gratitude for being given the opportunity to take part in such a life-changing experience. F1 in Schools has taught me more things I would have ever imagined, and I would truly recommend it to anyone my age. The skills I have developed while having fun and sharing my passions with my team-mates are countless. Not only have I learnt to manage time and risks, but I’ve also learnt to use CAD and CFD software. Monitoring budgets, working under pressure, following deadlines and cooperating with my team members, but also professionals in the field, are part of this amazing experience. This program has shown me what I’m capable of and has given me a huge insight into how the F1 world and other businesses work. The passion and excitement within the team makes working more fun and helps us achieve even more. Thanks to this competition I have discovered and learnt skills that will guide me in my future academic and professional life. I hope this can be an inspiration to any other student searching for a thrilling and very educational experience.” Panagiotis Papanastasiou, Team Leader of Anatolian Racers
“I decided to take part in this competition because from a young age I really liked F1 and cars in general.This year, in Junior High School, I found friends that had the same common interest with me, so we formed team W.O.T. and we decided, despite our young age to participate in the F1 in schools competition. From the moment we formed the team I haven’t stopped learning new things. At first, we found that writing the portfolios was quite difficult and also time consuming, but we overcame the difficulties together as a team. Another important skill I have achieved so far is teamwork. Also, I have learned significantly interesting facts and information, that not only helped me in F1, but in my daily life too. During this competition we studied aerodynamics and their applications in an F1 racing model. We also gained knowledge on how to organise our time and to create presentations. F1 in schools competition is not only a great learning opportunity, but also is fun because you are with your friends andyou can spend your time creatively and pleasantly.” Ioannis Athanasakopoulos: Social Media assistant
Our team is at your disposal for any information about the competition and our actions. The competition is a life changing experience for all team members. It is very important for us to have people around us who support and believe in our abilities and vision.
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