November 23, 2012

St. Columbus wins Jet Toys & Skimmer at SAEINDIA AWIM Regional Olympics

St Columbus' school team, New Delhi, won the AWIM Jet Toy & Skimmer Olympics at Gurgaon for Delhi/NCR. This event was supported by Maruti Suzuki and was held under the banner 'A World in Motion (AWIM)'. This is a program to introduce school children to the
fundamentals of science, mathematics, technology and automotive engineering.

"We are proud to be associated with this initiative. As largest car manufacturer our objective through events like AWIM Jet Toy & Skimmer Olympics is to connect with students in their formative years and provide them an out-of-classroom experience to understand the basics of science and engineering," said I.V. Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki India Limited.

In the competition, students were provided a kit containing raw material to build a toy car. Once the students had built the toy car, the car was scrutinised on various parameters like distance traveled, weight carrying capacity, speed and accuracy, jet propulsion, friction, air resistance, force and design which form the core scientific concepts of automobile engineering. A distinguished panel of judges from the automobile industry further judged these toy cars on parameters such as innovation, creativity, communication, ideas and presentation.
The winning team will represent Delhi/NCR at Indore for the National level competition and could go on to represent India at AWIM International Olympics at SAE World Congress in, Michigan, Detroit, USA. The St. Columbus' school team who had also won this competition last year, proved their mettle and won gold at AWIM International Olympics in Maximum Time event and finished 4th out of 125 teams from all across the globe, held at Detroit, Michigan, US, in April 2012.

This year's AWIM Jet Toy & Skimmer Olympics was rolled out in the month of August 2012.  From 21 schools participating for only the Jettoy challenge last year, this year 34 school teams comprising of more than 200 students competed in the Jettoy & Skimmer Regional Olympics this year.

In the course of this year's competition, Maruti Suzuki engineers have invested time & talent to train around 1,000+ students and 40 teachers from 34 schools in Delhi NCR region and have prepared them not only for the regional but also to be competent at National and International level.

Jettoy: Overall Winner
School: St. Columbus
1. Ronak jain
2. Kartik Gupta
3. Sivans Mishra
4. Rizwan
Teacher - Himika Devnath

Skimmer: Overall winner
School: St. Columbus
1. Rishabh Dhiman
2. Rushil Chawla
3. Siddharth Jain
4. Abhilash Jena
Teacher - Mrs. L. Briganza


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