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2017 F1 in Schools Formula 1
STEM Challenge

1st Annual Cup of the Americas U.S. National Championships
at the
Circuit of The Americas
Thursday, June 8, 2017 to Saturday, June 10, 2017

Congratulations on advancing to the 2017 F1 in Schools Formula 1 STEM Challenge 1st Annual Cup of the Americas U.S. National Championships at the Circuit of The Americas From Thursday, June 8, 2017 to Saturday, June 10, 2017.  DOWNSHIFT Into STEM is working hard to put together an amazing competition complete with over twenty teams from ten different states across the U.S.A. competing head on in the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge and an exhibition of the Jaguar Land Rover's 4x4 Technology Challenge.  In addition, participating students will have access to some of today's top Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) companies as well as university admission counselors and recruiters.  

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  • REVIEW This Year's Competition and Technical Regulations as Well as the U.S. Addendum for our U.S. National Championships
  • REVIEW Registration Fees for Teams Qualifying for the 2017 U.S. National Championships
  • REGISTER Your Team
  • REMIT Payment for Your Team's Registration
  • RESERVE Your Team's Hotel Rooms
  • Click HERE to REVIEW the Tentative Skeleton Schedule for the U.S. Nationals Championships

Good Luck to all!


2016-17 Competition Regulations

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2016-17 Technical Regulations

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2017 U.S. National Championships Addendum

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U.S. F1 in Schools National Championships Fee(s)

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F1 in Schools STEM Challenge Agreement

Agreement Criteria:

1)  I wish to organize a team for the 2016-17 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge.

2)  I accept that any work entered into the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge may be used for the promotion of future events and that work may be kept and used in such circumstances.

3)  I accept that DOWNSHIFT...Into STEM and its partners, sponsors as well as subsidiaries have no liability for costs incurred by me or my school for the design and construction of car models to be entered in the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge.

4)  Should my team(s) be accepted as an F1 in Schools STEM Challenge team, I will receive a confirmation with a designated team number.

5)  I accept that rules may be amended at the sole discretion of DOWNSHIFT...Into STEM in accordance with guidance provided by F1 In Schools, Ltd. U.K. for standards issued by same.  (Entrants will be informed of any major changes to the rules.)

6)  I understand that DOWNSHIFT...Into STEM shall be entitled, at its sole discretion, to disqualify teams that breach or do not adhere to the rules and guidelines laid out in the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge Competition or Technical Rules as well as this Agreement.

7)  I must  pay a F1 in Schools STEM Challenge fee and complete this agreement in order to participate.

Hotel Information
The Wyndham Garden

Click HERE to Reserve Your Team's Rooms

DEADLINE is May 10, 2017 or When the "Block of Rooms" is Full

The Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin South 


Woodward Conference Center

3401 South IH 35

Austin, TX 78741

is the 

Circuit of the Americas Official Hotel

for the 

2017 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge 

Cup of the Americas 

U.S. National Championships

Discounted F1 in Schools Rates:

115.00 USD per Night Plus 15% tax

Click HERE to Reserve Your Team's Rooms

DEADLINE is May 10, 2017 or When the "Block of Rooms" is Full

NOTE(1):  Rate Includes Breakfast Each Morning in the lady Bird Lake Room

NOTE(2):  Schools are State Tax Exempt (9%) - Form MUST be Submitted at Check-In (SEE:  Available Tax Exempt Form)

NOTE(3):  If Paying Hotel Rooms by School Check - Refer to the Available Invoice Template to Complete With Your Team's Details and Submit to Your School's Accounting Department for Processing

The Hotel Features the Following Amenities...

  • Conveniently Located 3 Miles South of Downtown and 7 Miles From Austin Bergstrom International Airport
  • A Short 10 Miles From the Circuit of The Americas
  • 210 Deluxe Guestrooms With Over-Sized Work Areas, Coffee Maker, Iron & Ironing Board and Laptop Sized Safe
  • SmartFridge in all Rooms
  • Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet Throughout the Hotel
  • Complimentary Business Center
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle
  • Complimentary Self-Parking
  • Complimentary Fitness Center
  • ReVive Restaurant, Featuring Regional Specialties and Local Favorites
  • ReWind Lounge With Outdoor Patio
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool and Whirlpool spa
  • Guest Coin Laundrey