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Engineering students shine in F1 competition

Engineering students at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor recently produced the fastest car at a North Wales regional competition for students studying STEM subjects.

The essence of the competition, held at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, was to create a Formula 1 car using Fusion 360 technology and a CNC milling machine. After very competitive semi-finals, two teams from Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor were chosen to go through to the finals.

‘Purple Bullet’ - the team representing the Pwllheli campus, included Daniel, Scott, Loui, Ryan and Jac, who are all studying the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Engineering course at the college.

The ‘Dreigiau Dolgellau’ team represented Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s site in Dolgellau, which included Engineering students, Gethin, Ned and Sïon - who won the award for the fastest car.

During the day the students exhibited their work, gave an oral presentation to a panel of judges and presented technical drawings, as well as taking part in a series of races.

Emlyn Evans, Engineering Lecturer at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor said,

"During the last 3 months the students have held various sessions to raise money for the competition's entry fee, transport to the event, and t-shirts. Each learner had an important part to play as part of the team to ensure their success."

“We’d also like to thank the sponsors of both teams, BEATranslation Services and EESW (Engineering Education Scheme Wales). Thanks also to Bryn Jones from Coleg Menai for his support during the project!”

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