Fwd: NASCAR STEM Opportunity
Mansel A NelsonProgram CoordinatorTribal Environmental Education Outreach928-523-1275
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This just came across my desk. I'm sure we've got a few high school kids
out there who are NASCAR fans:
What is the
Ten80 Student Racing Challenge:
NASCAR STEM Initiative=AE?
It is a project-based STEM* curriculum for middle
and high school students based on the themes of
motorsports and sustainable, safe transportation.
It is also a National STEM Competition League
and coalition of partners which motivate and
support students and teachers.
Students compete and collaborate with each
other through the internet or face-to-face at
local, regional and National events.
The U.S. Army is sponsoring 10 Regions including
the U.S. Southwest around Phoenix, AZ. Direct
funding can only go to high schools though events
and training are open to middle schools as well.
Provided to You: About $3,500 worth of
materials, two days of professional development
and two student events, one in Feb. 2013 and one
to kick-off your initiative for the 2013-14 school
year. Travel is provided for one team to attend
National Finals in Charlotte, NC (May 18, 2013).
Your commitment: The sponsorship is intended
to enhance your project-based STEM offering for
students and to help connect your science, math
and project activities.
Integrate the curriculum into your school=92s
program however most benefits your students.
It can be in a club or STEM/engineering course or
elective. The curriculum can also be integrated
in math, science, enterprise or graphic design
One or more teacher attends professional
development and fields a team of 10 or more
students for the Feb 20, 2013 events and 2013-14
season which can run from September to May.
Any one interested in more information can contact me off list at
And I can send the Information Flyer, (because we can send attachments via
the list serve.
Richard J. McNamara, M.Ed.
STEM Technical Advisor
Science Foundation Arizona
(c) 480 206-9218
*Arizonans want a strong economy, a good education system, and the
availability of high-quality, high-paying jobs. Science Foundation Arizona
was formed as a public/private partnership to help with exactly that.*