Quantum Victoria PrintACar Challenge
The Quantum Victoria PrintACar Challenge offers a comprehensive and engaging STEM experience for students. It combines design thinking, teamwork, 3D printing technologies, and friendly competition to foster creativity, critical thinking, and a passion for STEM education.
Students have a chance to test their creations against those of other teams. This aspect encourages students to refine their designs, optimize performance, and apply principles of physics and engineering to achieve the best results.
By participating in this challenge, students develop valuable skills that are essential for their future careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Expressions of interest are now open to register up to two teams of 2-4 students to compete for the coveted overall Primary (Year 3-6) and overall Secondary (Year 7-11) winners' prize of a 3D Printer and a championship trophy for your school. A school may enter a maximum of 2 teams into the competition from primary year levels and 2 teams from secondary year levels, with the possibility of an additional team for P-12 schools upon written request.
Registrations close Friday the 2nd of June unless fully booked prior. Places are limited and late entries will not be accepted.
Dates for 2023
Qualifying Days will be held virtually during National Science Week on Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th of August.
Registered teams will be notified of which day they will be competing after registrations have closed. Teams will be required to mail or drop off their printed cars to us at Quantum Victoria.
More information regarding this is located on Pages 3 and 15 of the field guide (see link above).
Finals day will be onsite at Quantum Victoria. Each qualifying team is expected to be on site for the Finals Day.
Cars will compete in time trials to determine the race marks awarded to each team. Teams will have 4 opportunities to achieve the best times, and these will be used to calculate the ranking (taking into account any time penalties the car may have incurred during car marking).
There will be an overall Primary and an overall Secondary winner. The winning teams will have the highest combined scores for each category and will receive a 3D printer and trophy for their school. Please note that a school cannot be awarded a 3D printer two years in a row and prizes will only be awarded to schools, not individual students.