This year’s F1 in Schools Victorian State Final is being hosted at Engineers Australia Convention 2014 between 24th – 28th November at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
In addition to the F1 competition students of both F1 in Schools and Subs in Schools will have the opportunity to showcase their efforts in front of a wide audience from the engineering profession.
On display will also be the work of the current F1 in Schools World Champions, a national collaboration between Pine Rivers State High School in Brisbane and Phoenix P-12 College in Bendigo. These students defeated 9,000,000 other students to win the World Title so they truely are the best STEM students in the world.
Convention will bring together all areas of the engineering profession, with national and international keynote speakers exposing delegates and students to megatrends and thought leadership that will influence the future direction of engineering in Australia.
Over the five-day convention, delegates will have the opportunity to access six distinctive conferences:
- Mastering complex projects
- Applied mechanics
- Telecommunication networks and applications
- Climate change, environment and sustainability
- Defence engineering
Convention 2014 will advance the engineering profession by providing an opportunity for professionals and industry leaders to share expertise, knowledge and innovations and to forge long-term partnerships through exclusive networking. It will also be an inspiration for the students, providing them with information about the different career opportunities offered by STEM education pathways.
SUBS in Schools to Showcase at Convention 2014
There is a great deal of new learning being undertaken in schools across Australia by both students and teachers as they bring themselves up to speed with submarine design….a learning skill most thought they would never have to master.
With students from 4 states participating in the Pilot of the SUBS in Schools program the Convention 2014 will be the first opportunity for the students to show off their work and the students are looking forward to the opportunity to interact with professional Engineers.
The showcase will also be an opportunity for industry to gain a perspective of the level of complexity our students are capable of achieving in schools.
Engineering… Girls Rule
Even though the pilot program does not have an official competition component, this has not stopped the students from St Peters Girls School from putting out the challenge to the other schools. “We will design the coolest of Submarines …” said one of the students.
St Peters Girls School is focused on offering the best STEM opportunities available to their students to allow them to see what is possible and to shine in non-traditional careers. The Girls have taken to the SUB challenge with enthusiasm and a belief that they too can solve the most complex of technological problems… so look out Australia… the girls are on the march to Re-Engineer Australia.