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Students rev up their race car in Valletta ahead of Science in the City

This project is carried out in a bid to encourage University students to actively study in the engineering and automobile field, use their engineering skills and work together as a team.

23 September 2014, 10:31am
UoM Racing Formula style car being driven by Luke Cini at Victoria Gate, Valletta
UoM Racing Formula style car being driven by Luke Cini at Victoria Gate, Valletta
A team of students from the University of Malta got together to rev up their newly built open-wheel Racing Formula Style Car along Victoria Gate in Valletta as part of the promotion for Science in the City, which is being held on Friday evening.

Students from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy teamed up to design, engineer and manufacture their own racing car in the past months in preparation for  the Formula ATA 2014 competition. 

The competition was held at the end of August at the Riccardo Paletti Circuit in Varano de Melegari (Parma, Italy). Over 80 universities from all over the world participate in the Formula ATA each year. This is the second time that the University of Malta participated in the Formula ATA competition, with the first time being in 2007

 “The team has worked very hard to improve the mechanics of the 2014 car which is reflected in this year’s overall results obtained in Italy. The difference from last year’s car exhibit is that now we have our very own racing car, which can still be driven and has even raced abroad,” said Leonard Agius, UoM Racing PRO.

This stimulating project is carried out in a bid to encourage University students to actively study in the engineering and automobile field, use their engineering skills and work together as a team.

The UoM Racing Formula style car 2014 will be exhibited during Science in the City at the City Entrance. The team members will be showing car enthusiasts the workings within their open-wheel car, visitors can also have a picture taken in the racing car.

UoM Racing Car team would like to thank their main advisors and sponsors namely Dr. Ing. Maurizio Fenech, Dr. Ing, Mario Farrugia, RIDT, The Ministry for Education, OKmalta.com; Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Transport Malta, Alarm Tech, Tek-Moulds and many other supporting companies and entities.

Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night is supported by the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Programme. The event is organised by the University of Malta, Malta Chamber of Scientists, and the Research Trust of the University of Malta (RIDT), in partnership with Karl Borg Events, Studio 7, Valletta 2018 Foundation, MEUSAC, Valletta Local Council, Malta Council for Science and Technology, Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology, Arts Council Malta, PBS, Notte Bianca, St James Cavalier, Lufthansa Technik Malta, General Soft Drinks with Coca Cola, Ta' Mena wines, Italian Cultural Institute, and British Council.

The full programme and venue details can be downloaded from www.scienceinthecity.org.mt

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