New Delhi: Quantum, a team of six students from Amity International School Saket, competed in the “F1 in Schools National Open Finals” which is the world’s largest STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Competition for school students in which groups of 6 students deploy CAD/ CAM software to collaborate, manufacture, test and then create race miniature, compressed air powered cars made from F1 model blocks. With more than 6 months of relentless hard work on their skills and activities, Team Quantum bagged the Best Pit Display Award, Enterprise Portfolio Award, Best Innovative Thinking Award, finally emerging as the National Champions of the F1 in Schools National Open Final India 2021.
Team Rapid Racers is an All Girls Team from Amity International School Pushp Vihar with team members Namya Jain from class IX, Suhani Chauhan from class IX, Samara Chauhan class from VIII, Samaya Chauhan from class VIII, Sanjana Chauhan from class VIII participated in the National Finals of the F1 in Schools competition held between 10th to 15th August. The team bagged the Pressure Challenge Award and the Verbal Presentation Award in the open Nationals. They were also nominated for the Women in Motorsport Award.
The team will now be representing India in the Internationals Competition now. On the Occasion, Dr. Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity Group of Schools congratulated the students and wished them a bright future. She said, “I would like my students to win the International Competition as well and seeing girls’ student doing so well in car racing event is very encouraging”.
Mrs. Divya Bhatia, Principal, Amity International School Saket said Team Quantum is a group of six enthusiastic students from Amity Saket who came together to participate in F1 in the School National Open Final. The team included Team Manager Bhuvi Pandey, System and Design Analyst Divyang Seth, Design Engineer Himanshu Sharma, Graphic Engineer Ayushi Raut, Resources Manager Yajika Dagar, Sponsorship and Communication Manager Manya Bhatia. Mrs. Bhatia said primary motto of this team was to build spirit of learning new things is innovation, collaboration and deliberation. Based on the above ideal, the students devised the project strategies be it marketing, financing or car designing.
Mrs. Ameeta Mohan, Principal, Amity international school, Pushp Vihar said, “out of 43 teams that participated, our team secured the 9th position overall thereby coming in the Top 10 teams at National level. Team Rapid Racers collaborated with Amity University for designing and engineering of the car. They also collaborated with IIT Delhi for the wind tunnel testing of the car and Amitasha, an NGO to empower the girl child. They are determined to promote STEM and Motorsport by encouraging more girls to participate in such competitions by breaking the stereotypes,” said Ms Mohan
About F1 in Schools National Open Finals – The competition is currently operational in around 51 countries and was first introduced in 1999 in the UK. The challenge inspires teams to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, designing, manufacturing, teamwork, media skills and apply them in a competitive yet practical and exciting way. The aim is to introduce young students to engineering and entrepreneurship in a fun, experimental way. This was the fourth season of F1 in Schools Nationals in India. Although the platform was virtual due to the unprecedented circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the impeccable way in which the competition was organised kept the atmosphere electrified all through and students did not miss on any aspect of the competition, including the races, which were streamed for all teams to watch.