INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS
Running in the UAE since 2009, the Formula 1® STEM Challenge is one of the biggest international STEAM competitions in the world, seeing teams of 3 to 6 students plan, research, design, analyse, manufacture and test a miniature 'F1® car' using CAD/CAM/CNC tools.
These cars are powered by CO2 compressed gas and race a 20-meters distance in just over a second. Teams compete within their schools, nationally and regionally for a chance to represent the UAE at the F1® in Schools World Finals and become World Champions. The Challenge inspires students to learn more about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership, teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.
YAS IN SCHOOLS NATIONAL FINALS
Over 690 students from more than 100 schools participated in the 2022 Yas in Schools National Finals. Sidewinder from Hartwinder International School was crowned Rookie Champions, while Nautilus from JSS International School Dubai triumphed in the professional category.
Both teams will be competing in the upcoming F1 In Schools Finals.
HOW FAST IS YOUR REACTION TIME?
Is your reaction speed as fast as an F1 driver? Can you beat your friends and classmates? An important part of Racing Formula Ethara and F1 in Schools program is having a quick reaction time. During the racing, there's a 20-meter racetrack with special start and finish gate timing equipment. When each racer is ready, there's a countdown with 5 red lights. The racers need to press a button once the 5 lights go out and the timing gate says ‘Go’. If a racer presses too early, they will get a false start.
Why not test your own reaction time with our free reaction challenge below.
- Once you're ready to being, click reset
- Wait for the lights to go out
- Press space bar as soon as ‘Go!’ appears and see how fast your reaction time is
- VISHAL MENON, F1 IN SCHOOLS ALUMINI
“SIX YEARS AGO IN JUNIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL, I STUMBLED UPON THIS COMPETITION, WHICH ENDED UP BEING THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAVE EVER HAPPENED TO ME…..THE PROGRAM INSPIRED ME TO LAUNCH MY OWN START UP WITH TWO CO-FOUNDERS WHO ARE ALSO UAE F1 IN SCHOOLS ALUMNI”
- TORQUE RACING – UAE F1 IN SCHOOLS WORLD FINALISTS
“WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO ACCESS THE HIGH-QUALITY F1 IN SCHOOLS FACILITIES IN THE YMC SUCH AS THE RACE TRACK, TESTING MACHINES, MILLING MACHINES, AND ETC. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE ADVICE AND MENTORING YOU HAVE GRANTED TO US THROUGH YOUR TEAM OF EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS.”
- JAMES & GEMMA MCCALLUM, PARENTS. PROJECT SPEED F1 IN SCHOOLS, REPTON SCHOOL DUBAI.
“LEADERSHIP, COMPASSION, COMMITMENT, EMPATHY, DEDICATION AND RESPECT ALONG WITH TEAMWORK WERE THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS THAT GAVE A VERY YOUNG GROUP OF CHILDREN THEIR FIRST REAL TASTE OF ENGINEERING SUCCESS IN A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT.”