TechForce Collaboration Offers Curriculum Exploring STEAM in Motorsports
STEAM Sports Foundation Launches the “STEAM Behind Motorsports” Curriculum
(Atlanta, GA, July 18, 2018) – STEAM Sports Foundation, an affiliate of the STEAM Sports Group, recently introduced a six-activity “STEAM Sports Classroom” curriculum about the STEAM Behind Motorsports. Designed as a two-week study, the curriculum focuses on chassis, data analytics, engine, fuel, nutrition and tires. There are both middle school and high school level programs. The curriculum is provided through a grant by TechForce Foundation® (www.techforce.org) whose mission is to champion students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians.
Created in cooperation with Honda Performance Development, it is written by Dr. Laura Bottomley of N.C. State’s The Engineering Place, who has spent the last 25 years working with integrated STEM curriculum. She has taught every grade – kindergarten through graduate school – and has been recognized with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring (PAESMEM) at the White House. She was featured in two national commercials, one during Super Bowl 50 by Chevron, entitled “Doing Good with STEM.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnl79YtItGc)
If any school or educator is interested in obtaining the curriculum, please click HERE and follow the instructions provided. The “STEAM Sports Classroom” curriculum is located on the STEAM Sports Foundation website: www.steamsportsgroup.com. There is a $35 fee for the download, a portion of which will go toward STEAM sports scholarships.