Looking ahead: 2019 Specifications Discussion Paper
As previously reported, 2018 marked the beginning of a new era for the Energy Breakthrough. But whilst our event management team have faced some new challenges this year, we are also presented with some new opportunities. These opportunities include a different way of proposing, consulting on and implementing rule changes for the HPV and EEV categories especially, plus some ideas around Innovations In Technology.
HPV & EEV Rule Discussion Paper
The principles guiding Discussion Paper are:
ensuring safety for all;
updating some specifications to match current-day vehicle standards;
The Crafty Design concept that features in our Innovations In Technology category has largely remained the same for nearly 20 years. We’d like to hear from teachers, educators and inventors who might have ideas in a new schools challenge that could include :
Robotics / Coding
Fighting plastic waste
Still have a ‘Energy Breakthrough’ aspect to it
If there are programs and initiatives that you may have been involved in or would like to explore with us, please do be in touch.
KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING
So, what’s next?
Team Managers, vehicle manufacturers and educators will be invited to a meeting for discussion in December 2018. This will include a review of the post-event feedback surveys from this year and previous years to observe trends.
Express an interest in getting involved and having your say in the next round of discussions via the form below. There will be more opportunities to contribute, but this is one way to put your name forward for consideration.
Nigel Preston is a self-confessed 'HPV Tragic'. After 'catching the bug' from his older brother, he helped launch the Energy Breakthrough program at Eaglehawk SC with his dad and some mates way back in 1998. Having participated in the EB for four years he finished his VCE in 2001 and volunteering to help with the event management straight away. He's been helping out ever since. Nigel has also been a part of teams that have taken line honours at the EB in 2000 & 2001 (Bendigo Senior SC); the Australian International Pedal Prix 2003, 2004 & 2009 (Bendigo Youth Racing); and the Wonthaggi Human Powered Grand Prix in 2019.