F1 in Schools, the premier global education challenge, is proud to announce a long-term partnership with Aramco, the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company.
From 2021 Aramco will be title sponsor for the annual F1 in Schools World Finals events. The finals brings together the best of F1 in Schools teams to compete for the World Champion title. The partnership announcement follows on from Aramco signing its first global sponsorship deal with Formula 1.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact globally across education at all levels. As a result, the Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals 2020, scheduled to take place in September, will now be held in Melbourne, from 12-19 March 2021 to coincide with the Formula1 Australian Grand Prix.
Aramco’s title sponsorship of the F1 in Schools World Finals events is an extension of its long history of investing in engaging programmes that inspire young people to follow exciting career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), recognising the ever-increasing necessity to embed such skills and foster innovation and creativity. It will introduce the company to some of the most talented STEM students from around the world and provide a platform for Aramco to share with them their innovations and ambitions for sustainability and cleaner energy.
F1 in Schools World Finals events are a celebration of outstanding STEM achievements marking the culmination of many years of work for these talented youngsters. Aramco’s support will help F1 in Schools continue to deliver inspiring events and the chance for students to compete against the best from around the world for coveted university scholarships and the Formula 1 F1 in Schools World Champions trophy.
Fahad K. Al Dhubaib, Aramco General Manager for Public Affairs, said:
“This partnership is another example of Aramco’s commitment to developing young people for STEM careers. From building technology-based classrooms to conducting STEM summer camps, we’re focused on accelerating human potential through the next generation of young talent - equipping them with the tools they need to turn their ideas into reality. At Aramco, we aim to accelerate the ability of young people to make a difference, enabling them to deliver solutions that help their communities make the next leap forward. Through our partnership with F1 in Schools, we hope to achieve new levels of engagement by connecting with young people around the globe.”
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman of F1 in Schools, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Aramco to F1 in Schools, bringing a new title partner to our prestigious World Finals events. At this challenging time, positive news is a real boost for us and we’re excited to be partnering with a forward-thinking, innovative company to help us deliver our impressive World Finals.
“I know that Aramco will reap many rewards from partnering with us, from engaging with our amazing students and meeting future F1 engineers, to seeing new innovations that they develop in their quest to be champions. Introducing our students to a leader in the fuel and energy sector, with ambitions that fit well with our Challenge, will offer huge learning and career opportunities. We look forward to introducing Aramco to our F1 in Schools global community at our World Finals in Melbourne.
Ross Brawn, Managing Director, Motorsport, said:
“ Encouraging students to pusue STEM careers is incredibly important to our sport and wider economies and as an engineer is something very close to my heart. It is vital that we continue to support STEM initiatives as we develop the future stars of our sport from an early age. F1 in School’s partnership with Aramco will open the door to new opportunities and help to connect children globally, ensuring we are offering the best opportunities to build a career in F1”.
F1 IN SCHOOLS PARTNERS WITH PMI EDUCATIONAL
The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge, a leading, multi-discipline, not-for-profit, global education programme, is delighted to announce a new partnership with PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) to educate F1 in Schools' participants and stakeholders in project management fundamentals. PMIEF will provide a grant for training, coaching, and educational resources so youth and not-for-profit staff who deliver the Challenge worldwide develop project management skills and apply those lessons learned to the Challenge as well as to academic and professional pursuits.
PMIEF will collaborate with F1 in Schools to integrate project management into the Challenge so participants strengthen their understanding of concepts like project scope and risk mitigation as they leverage studies in physics, manufacturing, and marketing and branding for an imaginative contest that requires they design the fastest miniature, compressed air-powered racecar. As a result, F1 in Schools will introduce a project management module into the regulations and judging sessions associated with the Challenge beginning in the 2020-21 school year. In addition, PMIEF will provide expert project management training and coaching at no cost to F1 in Schools staff and associates who operate the Challenge in 51 countries.
The partnership with F1 in Schools aligns with PMIEF's focus on youth-serving nonprofits and efforts to both build their capacity and enhance their youth programmes through a myriad of products and services. These include grants, training and coaching, educational materials, and access to a volunteer corps. The organisations with which PMIEF collaborates must deliver programs to youth ages to 5 to 19 in at least two countries, support the foundation's research activities, and offer opportunities for project managers who wish to serve as volunteers.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman F1 in Schools, says of the association with PMIEF, “We’re delighted to welcome PMIEF as a partner of F1 in Schools and look forward to a long and successful relationship. Project management is fundamental in our Challenge, as the students have limited time and resources for taking their F1 in Schools entry from concept to reality and I’m sure that PMIEF will be able to assist our students with this process. The scope of the partnership allows us to extend the learning and training to F1 in Schools staff and our In-Country Co-ordinators (ICCs) who deliver the programme internationally, and I am sure there will be enormous benefit to both individuals and F1 in Schools to have this opportunity.”
"Our partnership with F1 in Schools supports its professionals to learn project management and, in turn, to transfer that knowledge to young people by thoughtfully integrating it into this globally-renowned Challenge," says Jeannette Barr, PMIEF Executive Director. "The organization already appreciates the value of having youth learn through a highly experiential Challenge, so we are confident this collaboration will only enrich their participation in this exciting, project-oriented competition."
The F1 in Schools programme operates with the support of a host of partners including The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Formula One Group, Autodesk, FIA, Denford, Airbus, Lenovo, UCL Engineering , City, University of London and University of Huddersfield.
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ENGLAND TAKE GLORY AND LIFT THE WORLD
Evolve UK, a team of 17 and 18 year old boys from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Faversham, Kent, were crowned F1 in Schools World Champions 2019 tonight, collecting four trophies and the prestigious title at a stunning Awards Celebration Ceremony held on Turn 1 under the iconic Shams Tower at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, just two days before Formula 1 cars take to this track for the ETIHAD FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019. Runners up were Fusion from Gymnasium Unterrieden, Sindelfingen, Germany with Aflex Hose Centurion Racing from Rishworth School, Halifax, UK, in third, completing the podium.
Two of the three boys applied for and won places in the Unilever Williams Engineering Academy (UWEA). Along with the World Champions title the boys have won scholarships to City, University of London, UCL Mechanical Engineering and University of Huddersfield. This weekend they will be treated to a F1 Experience track tour, paddock access for each day of the Grand Prix and a trophy presentation on the Formula 1 podium. Evolve UK, with team members George Stonor, Freddie Bull and Lewis Fowler collected awards for winning the Knockout Racing competition, Pit Display Award and Enterprise Portfolio Awards, before jumping on to the top step of the podium to claim the trophy, as fireworks lit up the sky to celebrate their success.
George Stonor said, “We came here hoping for a top ten finish and possibly an award, so to have won three awards was amazing, but to be World Champions is just so much more than we could have imagined. We really didn’t think we could do it, especially with so many good teams, it’s just incredible. We’ve been devoted to this competition for so many years, it’s taken over our lives, but it’s been so worth it”.
The announcement of the UWEA students for 2019 was made during the Awards Ceremony. Academy application is exclusively for F1 in Schools World Finals students and is a proven pathway to a Formula 1 career. A total of ten students have been selected to join the Academy that is designed to identify talented engineers.
The evening featured 21 awards, presented by representatives from award supporter companies and F1 personalities, including 2016 World Champion, Nico Rosberg and Formula 1 CEO, Chase Carey, with 15 teams, from Australia, USA, Thailand, India, UK, Ireland, Germany, Brazil, China and Malaysia visiting the stage to receive them.
Andrew Denford, Founder and Chairman, F1 in Schools, said of this year’s competition,
“What can I say, but just WOW! We had three really intense, exciting days of competition where all the students put their heart and soul into doing their best and showcasing their skills. We then round it off with the most amazing evening. An awards evening on the track at Yas Marina Circuit sounds insane, but we pulled it off with all our teams having the most fantastic celebration of the World Finals.”
This 15th World Finals is the pinnacle of F1 in Schools, drawing together the best F1 in Schools students from around the world to compete for the ultimate prize in this global competition, to be crowned F1 in Schools World Champions. Reaching the World Finals has been a journey that teams will have been on for at least one year, and in many cases, two or three years. Their hard work and passion for the challenge of F1 in Schools has already brought them success in their home countries and now they do battle with other national winners.
The F1 in Schools World Finals 2019 is held with the support of a host of sponsors including Formula 1, ADNOC, Yas Marina Circuit, Denford, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management, Autodesk, Etihad, FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, UCL Engineering, City, University of London, University of Huddersfield and Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
THE EXPERINCE OF A LIFETIME AWAITS THE
Seeing your own design of miniature F1 car race to the finish line in around one second, overcoming nerves to present your work to expert judges, enjoying the special bond of an elite team, making new friends for life, experiencing an awards ceremony on the actual Formula 1 track at Yas Marina Circuit – sounds impossible, but not for this year’s F1 in Schools World Finals teams.
The F1 in Schools World Finals 2019, supported by ADNOC, takes place on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi from 24 – 27 November alongside the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and will feature 55 teams representing 22 countries competing over four days for the prestigious F1 in Schools World Champions 2019 title.
Over 500 students, teachers, parents, sponsors and supporters, will travel from around the world to compete at the highest level of this highly acclaimed global STEM competition, an education programme that inspires and nurtures young talent to realise their ambitions.
The multi-faceted STEM competition embraces enterprise, design, engineering, marketing and teamwork. Formula 1 is at the heart of the initiative, with students forming F1 teams in miniature to design, make, test and race an F1 in Schools car, competing regionally and nationally, with the best teams winning a place at the F1in Schools World Finals 2019. The stakes are high too, with City, University of London, UCL Mechanical Engineering and University of Huddersfield scholarships on offer to the World Champions, as well as the prized F1 in Schools World Champions trophy and a VIP experience at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The competition days of this year’s World Finals will be staged at du Forum on Yas Island, with the Awards Celebration Ceremony rewarding all the team’s efforts at a unique event that will be on the Yas Marina Circuit track at Turn 1, with the students joined by personalities and representatives from the Formula 1 teams, Yas Marina Circuit and title partner, ADNOC.
The competition features verbal presentations, portfolio, pit display, marketing and engineering judging sessions, as well as the intense pressure of the 20 metre F1 in Schools track racing, For 25 students, there will be the added challenge of the Unilever Williams Engineering Academy Assessment Centre and the chance to win a coveted place in the Academy, that takes its students exclusively from the F1 in Schools World Finals event each year.
A total of 22 awards will be presented at the finale, rewarding the outstanding achievements of the F1 in Schools 2019 World Finals teams, the future Engineers and professionals of the Formula 1 industry.
Countries represented – Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Cyprus, England, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Romania, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam and Wales.
The F1 in Schools World Finals 2019 is held with the support of a host of sponsors including Formula 1, ADNOC, Yas Marina Circuit, Denford, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management, Autodesk, Etihad, FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, UCL Engineering , City, University of London, University of Huddersfield and Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
F1 IN SCHOOLS WORLD FINALS 2019 WELCOMES
ADNOC signs partnership agreement to support the event, reinforcing its commitment to enabling the development of the next generation of the UAE’s talent
55 teams representing 22 countries will compete in Abu Dhabi to win the World Champions Title
F1 in Schools World Finals 2019 welcomes a new title partner with the announcement that the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement to support the event. The partnership agreement reinforces ADNOC’s commitment to enabling the development of the next generation of the UAE’s talent through its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused activities.
ADNOC has partnered with Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM), operators of Yas Marina Circuit, to support the Yas in Schools programme which includes the highly acclaimed F1 in Schools.
The F1 in Schools World Finals 2019 in partnership with ADNOC, which will be held at du Forum on Yas Island and Yas Marina Circuit alongside the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will be the first event to showcase the partnership.
The highlight of the event will be an Awards Celebration Ceremony to crown the F1 in Schools World Champions 2019 which will be held on the track of Yas Marina Circuit at Turn 1, under the iconic Shams Tower, the most exciting and unique venue yet in the 15-year history of F1 in Schools World Finals.
F1 in Schools World Finals 2019 will bring together the top 55 teams from the global F1 in Schools programme that operates in over 58 countries. This year’s crop of STEM talent will represent 22 countries, all vying for the World Champions title that brings with it university scholarships to City, University of London and UCL Engineering, the coveted F1 in Schools trophy and a VIP experience at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Andrew Denford, Chairman and Founder of F1 in Schools commented on ADNOC partnering with the event this year, “We are delighted to welcome ADNOC as our title partner for our World Finals this year as part of their wider collaboration with ADMM. We applaud the vision and wisdom of ADNOC, with their support for Yas in Schools and their commitment to promoting STEM learning throughout schools in the UAE. We look forward to showcasing the young STEM talent from around the world and in the UAE at the World Finals and I know that they will be highly impressed by the standards of work produced by the students and will appreciate the value that F1 in Schools has in promoting STEM and in particular, engineering on a global basis.
The ADNOC partnership agreement with ADMM, which aims to enhance STEM-related learning in UAE was signed by Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Director of the Executive Office Directorate at ADNOC, and Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit.
Commenting on ADNOC’s support for the F1 in Schools World Finals 2019, Al Suwaidi said: “The F1 in Schools World Finals - presented by ADNOC - is an exciting event which will see some of the brightest minds globally compete for the World Champions Title at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
“Supporting and attracting global STEM programs and competitions like “F1 in Schools” aligns with ADNOC’s strategy to provide our youth with new and exciting challenges that push the boundaries of what they can achieve. We believe that investing in our students today will result in a more competitive workforce for tomorrow.”
Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “It is fantastic to have the F1 in Schools Finals back on Yas Island and at Yas Marina Circuit. Having the pinnacle event of a hard-fought season just before the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 means excellent global exposure for the event as well as giving students the opportunity to be inspired by real-life Formula 1 teams and drivers. With ADNOC on board as a title partner, this will give the programme additional momentum and energy, continuing the positive impact it is making on STEM education in the UAE.’
ADNOC continues to focus on creating a sustainable positive social impact by delivering programs that support the UAE’s future economic development plans. Through its STEM-focused activities, ADNOC is developing the next generation of skilled workers, who will be the driving force of the UAE economy.
Since 2017, ADNOC has launched and supported a number of STEM promoting programs and initiatives including Kumon mathematics, UAE coder program, and it has set up LEGO innovation labs across a number of schools in the UAE.
ADNOC has recently partnered with the Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, ADMM, to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related, STEM, learning in UAE, through the "Yas in Schools" program, a youth initiative of the ADMM, which offers schools a pathway of project-based, motorsport-themed STEM learning programs for students aged eight to 21 years.
The “Yas in Schools” program will be provided across the ADNOC’s entire network of schools and technical institutes, as well as government and private schools in the UAE.
ADNOC is one of the world’s leading diversified energy and petrochemicals groups with a daily output of about 3 million barrels of oil and 10.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas. With 14 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies, ADNOC is a primary catalyst for the UAE’s growth and diversification. To find out more, visit www.adnoc.ae
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