Champions of Engineering in Motion competitions set to be crowned at Big Bang Fair this week
 
Engineering in Motion™, the leading provider of exciting and innovative engineering challenges for students will showcase its initiatives when the F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge and Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge stage their National Finals this week at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, taking place at ExCeL in London.
 
Thirty teams will be on the grid for the F1 in Schools National Finals which takes place on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March. With a place at the F1 in Schools World Finals 2013 to be held in Austin, Texas alongside the 2013 FORMULA 1™ UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX on offer to the winners, a hotly contested competition is expected.
 
For the first time, an international entry will be welcomed into the F1 in Schools National Finals, with the reigning Malaysia F1 in Schools champions, supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Education, taking up the challenge to compete against the best in the UK and experience the British version of this global educational initiative.
On the opening day of the Big Bang Fair, Thursday 14th March, the National Finals of the Bloodhound Class of F1 in Schools, a junior category and entry level division of F1 in Schools, will be held with 11 teams racing their model cars inspired by the world land speed record attempt Bloodhound SSC car.
 
The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge National Finals, also being held on Thursday, brings together fifteen student teams who have won their places at one of five regional finals events and will be competing for an Arkwright scholarship from Land Rover, a £1,000 scholarship for Harper Adams University College and the prestigious Land Rover 4X4 in Schools Technology Challenge trophy.
 
Students participating in the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge design and build one-tenth scale remote controlled four wheel drive vehicles. The teams present their work at the regional finals to an expert panel that scrutinise the cars against a comprehensive set of rules and regulations. The most nerve-wracking element of the competition comes when they drive their bespoke designed vehicle on a model off-road track, with a variety of surfaces and obstacles for the vehicle to tackle, testing breadth of capability expected of Land Rover 4x4 vehicles.
 
Andrew Denford, Chairman of Engineering in Motion, says of this week's finals, “Thousands of students around the UK are involved with the programmes we run which engage with students through the appeal of motorsport and automotive engineering and this week we see the best of the 2012-2013 competitions race to be champions; I know it will be very exciting and we'll see some excellent standards of entries.
 
He adds, “We'll also see how valuable these initiatives are in developing teamwork, communication, confidence and many other life-skills which the students will benefit from throughout their careers.”
 
For further information on the Engineering in Motion initiatives visit www.f1inschools.co.uk and www.4x4inschools.co.uk.

 

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