Greek team wins FI in Schools World Finals in Austin
The F1 in Schools World Finals 2016 has been won by a student team from Thessaloniki, Greece who took the World Champions crown, the first team from Greece to be on the World Finals podium. The 12th F1 in Schools™ World Finals 2016 involved 39 student teams from 23 countries competing for the World Champions title. The finals which involved more than 300 students from around the world were held from 16 to 19 October alongside the 2016 Formula 1 USA Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
The F1 in Schools technology challenge, an ISE Demonstrator, is active in over 30 countries and aims to help change perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in Science, Engineering and Technology. Dimitris Polymatidis (SETApps) the F1 in Schools country coordinator for Greece and Cyprus, said of this year’s World Finals, “I’m proud of the professionalism, innovation, engineering capabilities and overall dedication shown by our teams. They had the most amazing time of their life and deserved all their success taking the 1st and 7th places in the world and an impressive haul of trophies, taking the Pressure Challenge Award, the Knockout Competition Award and Team Website Award”.
Find out more In the Facebook and web links below about the student teams from Greece and Cyprus competing in the 2016 F1 in Schools World Finals:
The following press releases provide more information