May 20, 2013
The F1 in Schools competition brought Granbury High School's Team Axium together with a squad from Austin Akins High School just prior to the storms that devastated the community on May 15, 2013. Two days after the tornado, the group from Austin delivered several items to assist Granbury students and families affected by the storms.
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Following their races at the national contest on May 10-11, the Granbury and Austin squads decided to collaborate as a combined wild card team at the next level.
During the visit on May 17, the two groups of students – once rivals – discussed ways to unite and compete as one for the world finals set for November 10-13 at the Circuit of the Americas just prior to the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.
Axium members are Ernesto Arriaga, Brendan Crosslin, Westly Kren, Ian McMasters, Brandon Rush, and Chloe Scroggins. F1 in Schools is a multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyze, manufacture, test, and then race miniature gas-powered balsa wood F1 cars. The challenge inspires students to use technology to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.
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