From Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 October, two State High teams competed in the F1 in Schools State Final. The F1 in Schools competition is one of the world's largest STEM competitions with approximately 22,000 students participating each year. The competition focuses on the design, manufacturing and racing of a miniature Formula 1 style car. On top this, students participate in multiple interviews with industry professionals, complete two portfolios (often exceeding 10,000 words in length), present a verbal presentation and are required to build a large-scale pit display to showcase their work. In addition to this, students fundraise and find sponsorship to help pay for the competition.
Both State High teams competed excellently and demonstrated true State High Spirit.
Team Cerise (Bhuvanesh Raguraman, Sadipa Hettiarachchi, Yogesh Subramanian and Yeshwant Segu) achieved the Best Managed Enterprise award in the development class.
Team Tachyon (Angus Grant, Minol Mihindukulasuriya, Promod Abayasekara and Stefan Immaraj) achieved the following awards: Best Team Portfolio, Best Managed Enterprise, Outstanding Industry Collaboration, Best Graphic Design, Best Team Marketing and third place overall in the Senior Professional Division.
Team Tachyon's outstanding results secured their position in the National Final which will be held in March next year to coincide with the Australian Grand Prix. Team Tachyon will be one of 18 teams competing to take the next step to the world competition in Singapore.
Well done to both teams!
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