It’s not often that the whole team of Year 8 to Year 11 students (engineers, designers and media personnel) – who are working with Wilsons on building a racing car – get together.
In fact, this was the first time that a group-wide discussion to decide upon the next stage of design had taken place. The vehicle is ostensibly finished – it’s just the look of the car that needs to be finalised, and the paintwork.
More than 25 students took part in the brainstorming session, after which, everyone committed to come up with ideas over the following fortnight.
During the meeting, the team was visited by John Parvin, an ambassador for STEM, the largest provider of education and careers support in the field. (The acronym derives from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.)
John is the CEO for solutions inc., a business that provides training, education and technical support for Apple products. He also runs a community team – which finished 12th out of 200 during a recent competition. John was able to provide invaluable insight and plenty of helpful hints regarding product testing.
With this exchange of ideas, and John’s critical input, the team is now well placed to take the car to the next level.