Wyndham Tech School is partnering with Re-Engineering Australia Foundation Ltd to create an F1 in Schools hub for Wyndham and Hobsons Bay.
The hub, which will explore a new educational experience through Formula 1 and STEM appeal, supports Wyndham Tech School’s 37 partner schools to embed industry skills and technology in their curriculum.
“From the School’s perspective, this partnership provides a great opportunity to extend what students are doing in the classroom, building technical skills as well as collaboration, problem-solving and leadership skills with industry experts. We are excited to support our local schools in boosting STEM engagement through this global initiative and at the same time showcasing the talent that exists in Melbourne’s West.” - Sam Nikolsky, Operations Manager STEM Education Wyndham Tech School
The partnership will provide schools with access to student programs and professional teacher learning, industry partnerships and community events while participating in the world’s most competitive STEM competition.
A 10-week introduction program is offered, which starts students on their F1 journey to a world final. Two schools have already committed to a 30-week development program design to have teams ready to compete at the 2022 F1 in Schools Victorian Finals, being hosted at Wyndham Tech School.
Facilitators with backgrounds in engineering, industrial design, and mechatronics will deliver these programs. Students will also work with industry specialists to develop their 3D aerodynamic design and testing skills, design for manufacture, business intelligence, and user experience design.
“Wyndham Tech School connects students to their futures with a focus on the digital, problem solving, communication and personal skills that underpin all careers, and their strong partnerships between schools, industry and the community are a major driver of this” Nikolsky said.
“The expansion of our programs continues at a phenomenal rate. It is relationships with forward-thinking educational institutions like Wyndham Tech School, which are the key to providing opportunities for even more Australian students to develop their lifelong learning and STEM capabilities. We will be using this relationship as a benchmark for growing similar relationships with other educational institutions around Australia,” - Dr Michael Myers, Re-Engineering Australia Foundation.
Partnering to create the next generation of innovators
F1 in Schools
F1 in Schools™ is a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary program based on the design of miniature F1® race cars. It facilitates students collaborating with industry partners within the context of their projects to learn STEM principles. Program focus is toward students between 11 and 18 years of age.
Re-Engineering Australia Foundation Ltd (REA) is a not for profit social enterprise created to facilitates career intervention activities which link schools, industry, TAFE, universities and parents in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment. Their focus is on encouraging students to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and creating the next generation of innovators who will cement Australia’s economic future.
Wyndham Tech School
Wyndham Tech School is where industry, community and education intersect. It is a place where students and teachers can immerse themselves in programs and interact with technology that activates curiosity, challenges thinking and promotes problem solving. Tech Schools are made possible by the vision of the Victorian State Government, supported by annual funding from Department Education and Training and hosted by Victoria University (VU).