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The Australian Grand Prix Corporation invites students to enter a world of STEM

06/04/22

Aiming to showcase what a career in STEM.

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) invites students to enter a world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the Formula 1® Heineken® Australian Grand Prix 2022.

Located in the Yarra Valley precinct, the Versor Tech Hub offers students and teachers free access to the four-day event, on school days Thursday and Friday, as part of the AGPC Driving Learning Program.

Over 17,000 students have registered for the AGPC Driving Learning Program which aims to showcase what a career in STEM could look like through activations by leading tech exhibitors and a series of Tech Talks.

With Tech Talks from the RMIT Racing Team, Lego Masters Brickman, Supercars, Formula 1® and the Australian Defence Force, the Versor Tech Hub showcases the vast array of career opportunities present within Formula 1®, from engineering to mechanics to design. The Tech Talks aim to inspire students to imagine career opportunities not so forthcoming from a classroom.

Students will have the opportunity to see the life size LEGO® Technic™ McLaren Formula 1® Race Car, try the F1® car simulator and dive into drone displays. Mechanical design that pushes the boundaries of innovation and engineering pursuits will be on display with the F1® 2022 spec car, as well as machinery from the Australian Defence Force.

Not to be missed is the AGPC Sustainability Pod, home to the first Sustainability Roundtable for schools and the BAE Systems Powerboat challenge, hosted on the Version Tech Hub main stage.

The challenge will see six school finalists deliver their concepts of a racing powerboat using F1® disciplines, with the winning school awarded the ultimate F1® experience, including a Pit Lane Walk, Paddock Tour and a talk with the Alpha Tauri team and a tour of the teams garage.

“We’re so excited to inspire students to enter a world of endless possibilities through STEM. The Versor Tech Hub will offer students a window into how they can turn their dreams into ideas," said General Manager Corporate Affairs and Communications, Haydn Lane.

We want to inspire students through technological innovation and inspiring Tech Talks, to reimagine their career pathways, whether that be to enter a career in engineering, tech development, or entering the endless pathways to join the world of Formula 1.”

The Versor Tech Hub is where the intersection of disruptive innovation, technology, motorsport and the business world collide.

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