Back to school is well into its first month and Mazda’s very own R.A.C.E. STEM program is back to the grind, ready to reach students with the interest and excitement often lost in today’s classrooms. R.A.C.E (Racing Accelerates Creative Education) is an outreach program that has impacted over 10,000 students during its 22 interactive presentations. All programs thus far have been at schools located near the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship events, allowing organizers to incorporate racing themes into the presentations.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs are project-based, collaborative learning programs that focus on hands-on, student-centered education. STEM programs seek to combine all four principles it addresses into one cohesive subject, taught through real-world applications, to help students relate skills to future career possibilities.
Mazda’s R.A.C.E. STEM program makes an effort to bring students to the race track and show them STEM in action. By showcasing just how much STEM goes into the world of racing, students are able to see how much of an impact STEM education will make on their futures.
It is through advocates of R.A.C.E. and the leadership team at the Circuit of the Americas that Mazda’s R.A.C.E. program is able to continue with its presentations and make preparations for the coming year. Here at Bakersfield Mazda we are proud to be a part of a family that supports education and can’t wait to see it grows in the coming years.