Ford Encourages Students to Explore STEAM Fields
Ford Motor Company is collaborating with four Girl Scouts Councils – Tropical Florida, Southeastern Michigan, Northeast Texas and Northern New Jersey – on a program that offers avenues for elementary school students to explore STEAM-related fields in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Girls’ Fast Track Races is providing hands-on experience in vehicle engineering and design to 200 Brownies and 200 Juniors from each of the participating councils. Through the program, young girls are given the opportunity to learn about automotive science and engineering by building their own track race cars.
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Ford’s newly launched STEAM Experience works with longstanding Ford programs and outside organizations to help unify, shine a light on, and expand opportunities that inspire and enable students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math. It serves as a hub for creativity and learning.
Girls’ Fast Track Races – one of the many Ford STEAM Experience programs – is designed to provide encouragement and motivation to the four participating councils as they work to build and race their own cars. Race details are as follows:
- Southeastern Michigan Council: 11 a.m., Oct. 15, Athletics Center O’Rena, Oakland University Rochester Hills, Michigan
- Northeast Texas Council: 11 a.m., Oct. 29, Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas
- Tropical Florida Council: 12 p.m., Nov. 6, Fernandez Family Center, St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, Florida
- Northern New Jersey: venue and time to be announced at a later date
Girls’ Fast Track Races gives participants the opportunity to connect and compete at the highest level – all while sparking creativity to ensure a brighter future, not just for Ford, but for the entire community.
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Programs like Ford Next Generation Learning and Ford High School Science and Technology Program give students opportunities for hands-on learning and mentorship.
New ventures with organizations such as FIRST-Robotics, Destination Imagination and Girls Who Code help Ford bring science, technology, engineering, the arts and math to more students in more places.
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan.
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