Third year mechanical engineering student Jack Anderson was accepted in to university through the Aptitude for Engineering Test towards the end of year 12.
“I wanted to go to Griffith and the option of direct entry by sitting the aptitude test was too good to pass up. Once I started at Griffith I knew I had made the right decision and noticed how hands on the learning is and how helpful the teaching staff are.”
Jack is also the Team Principle and Technical Director of the Griffith Racing Team.
“We are preparing to race in December, 2015. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) holds international competitions and we will be racing in the Australasian competition,” he said.
Jack will be attending this year’s race to check out the competition and get some feedback on Griffith’s plans for the competition next year.
Hoping to get hands-on at the event and drive some of the other Universities racing cars on Driver Swap Day, Jack has found that being apart of the racing team allows him to put in to practice what he’s learning in the classroom.
“The team consists of people from a range of faculties such as mechanical and electrical engineering and business and marketing. We all find that what we learn through this project really helps us with our university subjects. You already have an advanced understanding of some concepts,” he said.
Griffith staff support the project by providing lab spaces, technical support and advise.
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