Cardiff Racing regularly gets involved in the community, bringing engineering to the masses
At many events and at University Open days, Cardiff Racing offers the chance to use our Racing Simulator. Built from the chassis of CR10, one of our earlier cars. The chassis is decorated with bright red dragons drawn by the children at schools we visited during STEM days as part of our outreach programme.
The simulator itself utilises a games console and surround sound speakers to bring a Formula Student driving experience to the events we attend. It's easy to transport and is often one of the highlights of our visits to schools and other events.
Every year Cardiff Racing visits many local primary and secondary schools to encourage pupil's interest in STEM; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
Cardiff Racing presents the team to the school alongside its car and display. The team members explain the different aspects of the event, how we design, manufacture and test the car.
Tailoring each event to the target audience we often bring along many other components of past cars to excite all ages. We can teach students about wings, engines, suspension, weight saving and much more. If pupils are really lucky, we also sometimes bring along our simulator for them to have a go in.
We also regularly take students on a weeks work experience within the university - let us know if you're interested.
F1 in schools provides an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of Formula One. Teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate in the design, analysis, manufacture, testing and then racing of miniature gas powered balsa wood F1 cars.
Cardiff Racing has a significant involvement in the South Wales region, attending the maritime museum in Swansea that plays host to the regional finals for the area.
This year our team members will display our team at the event whilst also aiding the the marshalling and judging of the event. The powerpoint we gave to inspire the teams is shown below - we are always looking for other events so please get in touch if we can help you.
For the BA Science and Engineering week, Cardiff Racing visits Techniquest in Cardiff Bay to present our car and team to the public. We give the opportunity for hands on experience, Q&A and involvement with our stand; even the chance to sit in a real racing car to promote science and technology to a younger audience.
The event is always very popular with all ages of the public, with our stand attracting lots of positive interest and attention. Each year Cardiff Racing provides an enjoyable and informative display, which educates our audience with engineering knowledge whilst also advertising Cardiff University.
Cardiff Racing is always proud to represent our Team, our University and our Sponsors at any event, near or far.
At these events we always attract a crowd with displays of our 3D printer, show car, simulator, posters and friendly team members.
Reinforcing engineering throughout the community is something we believe strongly in. If you have an event that you would like us to attend, then please let us know. We can cater to your needs and focus on your target audience, so that our sponsors gain the most from a partnership with our team.
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