SolidWorks drives F1inSchools UK finals

F1inSchools UK SolidWorks Award

SolidWorks sponsors F1inSchools and the UK event this month was more exciting than ever with more teams participating in this engineering competition where students design a miniature F1 race car, test, manufucture, race and have fun project.  The project starts with a block of wood but becomes the foundation to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)  concepts in with product design, marketing and teamwork.

 The F1 in Schools UK National Finals, held at The Big Bang Fair, NEC, Birmingham, brought together the top 32 teams from around the UK, who had won through from ten Regional Final events held earlier this year.

SolidWorks provides F1inSchools curriculum in 7 langauges.  Student use SolidWorks to design, SolidWorks Simulation to perform stress analysis and SolidWorks Flow Simulation to test drag in a virtual wind tunnel. 

SolidWorks Flow Simulation F1inSchools Trajectory Design Change
I like to thank my UK engineering colleague Justin Burton for presenting the SolidWorks Design award at this event.

F1inSchools curriculum can be found on the SolidWorks STEM Teacher Blog:  


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard