The Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge is a STEM initiative focused on addressing Australia’s shortage of scientists and engineers. Over 700 students were involved in regional final events in 2017 and nearly 200 progressed to the state finals to share in the $5000 student prize pool.
There are three strands to the competition - Bottle Rockets, Propeller Powered Planes & Drones. Design teams partake in challenges to design, produce and battle their creations whilst aiming to achieve maximum velocity and distance travelled. Students compete in teams of up to four students in either the primary, junior (Years 7-9) or senior (Years 10-12) division.
This competition is an ideal opportunity for schools, students, teachers, community and local industry to engage in practical numeracy and literacy activities in a fun and innovative engaging environment in the pursuit of becoming a regional, state or national champion.
For more information visit the official website here.
200/700 go into State Finals from regular students
Specific engineering knowledge required
Some peparation required for challenge