F1 in Schools Technology Challenge: 2015-16

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On behalf of the Irish Computer Society Foundation, we would like to thank all the teams who participated in the two Regional Finals of F1 in Schools Season 2015-16: the Eastern Regional Finals at Dublin Citywest Hotel on February 25th and 26th, and the Western Regional Finals at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Castlebar, on 4th March.

As the teams quickly realised, to succeed at F1 in Schools you have to work hard on your project from many angles, whether it’s engineering, business skills, marketing, graphic design, public speaking or the quality of your portfolio.

Each team was judged in four categories by our judges: Stands, Verbal Presentation, Engineering and Racing. Judging was spaced out throughout the day to give teams an opportunity to experience and enjoy the event, visit other teams’ stands, and, of course, watch some exciting races!

When things started to wind down and judging had concluded, the teams eagerly awaited the announcement of the afternoon Awards ceremony.

We were delighted to give formal recognition to the schools and their teams for the massive effort they put in over the past few months. Although it was very close, there could only be one winner in each award category.

Eastern Regional Finals

Over 50 teams competing over the two days at the Dublin Citywest Hotel on February 25th and 26th, which made things lively, entertaining and highly competitive throughout. On behalf of the Irish Computer Society, we would like to thank all the teams who participated in the F1 in Schools Eastern Regional Finals at

The list of awards and qualifiers to the National Finals can be seen below. Special congratulations go to the three junior teams and ten senior teams who qualified for the National Finals on 28 April 2016. We look forward to seeing what they can do.

AWARD
CITYWEST DAY 1
CITYWEST DAY 2
Fastest Car (D)


Tiffany & Car
St. Nessan’s Community College (1.0153)
Panther Racing
Presentation College Carlow
(1.111)
Fastest Car (R)


Raging Royals
St. Nessan’s Community College (1.0172)
Nexus
Dundalk Grammar School
(1.094)
Best Engineered Car

Aero Racing
Muinebheag Vocational School
Infinite Racing
Presentation College Carlow
Best Team Website

Phoenix Racing
Coláiste an Phiarsigh
 
 
Best Verbal Presentation

Phoenix Racing
Coláiste an Phiarsigh
Nexus
Dundalk Grammar School
Marketing and Sponsorship
Team Bolt
St. Patrick’s Secondary School
 
 
Innovation

Marist Hurricanes
Marist College
 
 
Qualifier (Junior)

Tiffany & Car
St. Nessan’s Community College
Infinite Racing
Presentation College Carlow
Qualifier (Junior)

 
 
Panther Racing
Presentation College Carlow
Qualifier (Senior)

Marist Hurricanes
Marist College
Athena Racing
Loreto College Swords
Qualifier (Senior)

Aero Racing
Muinebheag Vocational School
Nexus
Dundalk Grammar School
Qualifier (Senior)

BGS Ace
Bandon Grammar School
Motus Racing
Presentation College Carlow
Qualifier (Senior)

Raging Royals
St. Nessan’s Community College
Soar Racing
St. Fintan’s High School
Qualifier (Senior)

Phoenix Racing
Coláiste an Phiarsigh
Reflex Racing
Gonzaga College

Western Regional Finals

At GMIT Castlebar 23 teams competing throughout the one-day event on 4th March, which made for a highly energetic, competitive environment. The list of awards and qualifiers for National Finals can be seen below. Special congratulations go to the two junior teams and five senior teams who qualified for the National Finals on 28 April 2016.

AWARD
TEAM
Fastest Car (D)

Calibre Racing
Presentation College Headford (1.174)
Fastest Car (R)

Dynamic Racing
St. Eunan's College (1.121)
Best Engineered Car

Ignition Racing
Presentation College Headford
Best Team Website

Phoenix Fire Racing
St. Brigid's Vocational School
Best Pit Display

Dynamic Racing
St. Eunan's College
Best Verbal Presentation

Ignition Racing Presentation College Headford
Dynamic Racing St. Eunan's College
Marketing and Sponsorship

Axlerate Racing
Athenry Vocational School
Innovation

Kinematic Racing
HEX CNC
Qualifier (Junior)

Calibre Racing
Presentation College Headford
Qualifier (Junior)

Tintreach Thir Chonaill
Pobalscoil Gaothdobhair
Qualifier (Senior)

Phoenix Fire Racing
St. Brigid's Vocational School
Qualifier (Senior)

Ignition Racing
Presentation College Headford
Qualifier (Senior)

Dynamic Racing
St. Eunan's College
Qualifier (Senior)

Kinematic Racing
HEX CNC
Qualifier (Senior)

Precision Racing
HEX CNC



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