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Anderson High Students To Learn About STEM Career Options from Mazda Professionals

Anderson High School students will get the chance to talk to auto racing professionals Sept. 15 about real-world applications of STEM used throughout Mazda Motorsports' activities and the automobile industry.
 
Who: Mazda Motorsports factory race car driver and mechanical engineer Joel Miller
 
What: The interactive presentation is designed to help students understand how STEM is central to Mazda's success on and off the racetrack.
 
Through the national touring program called Racing Accelerates Creative Education, the presentation will show Anderson High School students demonstrations of STEM applications used throughout auto racing and many industries around the world.
 
On-site will be Mazda's SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel prototype race car, professional race car driver Joel Miller in his fire-retardant driving suit and an aerodynamics demonstration.
 
Event Details
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Anderson High School theater, 8403 Mesa Drive
Racecar viewing at Anderson High School south parking lot
  • 9-10 a.m. presentation, followed by race car viewing from 10-10:25 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.-noon presentation, followed by race car viewing from noon-12:25 p.m.
Each presentation will include:
  • Intro with an overview of the STEM disciplines, race car video and other
    interactive segments with the students
  • Question and answers with students
  • Autographs with Joel Miller
Background: Mazda is an engineering-based company that hopes to motivate the next generation of STEM superstars. Mazda's prototype racing program would not exist without STEM.
 
For more information about STEM endorsements,
visit www.austinisd.org/graduation-plans/endorsements/stem
 
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