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Southeast High School in Bradenton Earn top Title at F1 in Schools U.S./Canada National Championships

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 22, 2014 -

SAE International announces list of winners at the F1 in Schools U.S./Canada National Championships, which was held May 16-17 at Michigan International Speedway. 21 teams and 105 students from schools in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta participated in the competition.

Managed by SAE International, F1 in Schools introduces middle and high school aged students to the engineering process.

The full list of winners includes:

·         U.S. National Champions - SLIPSTREAM - Southeast High School, Bradenton FL

·         Canada National Champions - Aurora - Crocus Plains Secondary School, Brandon MB

·         U.S. 2nd Place - Affinity F1 - Granbury High School, Granbury TX

·         Canada 2nd Place - Phronesis Group - SATEC @ A.W. Porter Collegiate Institute, Toronto ON

·         U.S. 3rd Place - Polaris Racing - Brentwood High School, Pittsburgh PA

·         Canada 3rd Place - gal - Father P. Mercredi High School, Fort McMurray AB

·         Fastest Car Award - Aurora

·         Best Engineered Car Award - SLIPSTREAM 

·         Best Pit Display Award - SLIPSTREAM

·         Best Portfolio Award -  SLIPSTREAM

·         Judge's Choice Award - El Diablo Azul - Presidio High School, Presidio TX

·         Best Sponsorship and Marketing Award - Aurora

·         Best Team Identity Award - Affinity F1

·         Best Verbal Presentation Award - Enigma Racing - Southeast High School

·         Best Rookie - G.F.I. Lex GP - Lexington High School, Lexington MA

Using 3D CAD (Computer-Assisted Design) software, participating teams design a Formula One™ car of the future. The aerodynamics of their design is analyzed for drag co-efficiency in a Virtual Reality Wind Tunnel using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) software. Then, using 3D CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacture) software, the team evaluates the most efficient machining strategy to make the car out of balsa wood using a CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Router.

For more information about the F1 in Schools U.S./Canada National Championships, visit .

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