Bright Night gin is proud to announce our minor support for twenty bright minds from Tasmania, who, collectively forming four teams, are gearing up to represent the state at the pinnacle of STEM competitions—the F1 in Schools Challenge. As the largest STEM-based challenge globally, this competition is no small feat, and these students are poised to make waves on the national stage during the five-day event in Adelaide in March 2024.
We have donated our award-winning Barrel Aged gin which uses Tasmanian Chardonnay barrel and our multi-gold award-winning Pink gin which uses Murtis berries from Penguin in Tasmania for the fundraiser to raise funds for travel and other expenses.
F1 in schools – the world’s most competitive STEM competition
The F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is the world’s foremost student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Each year more than 17,000 schools in 51 nations take on the challenge of developing the world’s fastest miniature F1 car. Here in Australia approximately 22,000 students are involved each year with over ten times that being exposed to the program and having access to the same classroom technology used by the students to design and build their cars.
Established in Australia in 2003, the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge is multi-faceted and multi-disciplined. It is about much more than cars, although the idea of being involved in car design has proved to be a powerful means of attracting even the most uninitiated students to discovering more about STEM.