F1 in Schools Competition

Noel McGuinness spoke to Gillian Harty. Schools Coordinator for the F1 in Schools competition where teams of school students design, build and race model Formula 1 cars.  The competition is judged on car speed, design, verbal presentation and the team display stand.  It encourages students to take an interest in science and technology in school and it is backed by the Irish Computer Society in response to skills shortages in computing and engineering.  Following the regional finals and the national finals, the overall winners will represent Ireland in the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge World Championships.  Listen to this podcast to hear more about this exciting competition.