Fronius UK sponsors Aylesbury High School for Girls as they take on the F1 in schools challenge and develop their STEM skills.
Fronius UK sponsors F1 in Schools Racing Team
F1 in Schools is a social enterprise with a mission to help change the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people aged 9 to 19. The scheme also encourages those involved to become more knowledgeable about the career opportunities in engineering, F1, science, marketing and technology.
Being at the forefront of technology in their field, Fronius recognises how important it is to encourage and develop the uptake of STEM subjects which is why Fronius UK are sponsoring a team of sixth form students from Aylesbury High School for girls who are embracing the F1 in schools challenge and developing their STEM skills.
“When the Redshift Racing team from Aylesbury High approached us, we were very interested in the project,” Kim Wharton, Marketing Manager at Fronius UK comments. “The girls will have an opportunity to use their STEM knowledge to design, test and build a model race car to compete in the competition and, as we have some experience within the automotive industry, we knew we could help them more than just financially”. If the team make it through the regional finals, they have the chance to compete in the national finals and, if successful, the international finals.
Two members of the team came to Fronius UK to meet our welding team, get an understanding of the different metals available to them, discuss some of their design options and even had a go on our virtual welder!
For more information about the F1 in School initiative, visit www.f1inschools.co.uk and you can follow the team from Aylesbury High on twitter (https://twitter.com/redshiftahs) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/redshiftracingahs/).