Thursday, December 10, 2009

F1 in Schools World Championships: Winners Celebration

Yesterday evening in the Science Gallery,  I had the pleasure of meeting and giving an award on behalf of Engineer Ireland to the world championship winners of the F1 in Schools Championships,  St David's secondary school in Greystones.   Thirty one teams from 20 countries participated in the world finals in London,  at which the racing driver Lewis Hamilton presented the Greystones team with their prize.

The winning team were Sean Cleary, Conor Daly, Adam Gammell and Eoin O'Connell.  Their teachers were Triona Brosnan and Tom Reynolds.  The principal at the school is Mary O'Doherty.   All were present last night,  along with our STEPS team from Clyde Road,  and together with family and friends.

The Irish Computer Society have been organising the Irish participation in the annual championships,  since 2006.   The competition is to design the fastest compressed air balsa wood based racing car,  using CAD/CAM software.

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