Monday, May 23, 2011

NASCAR/Ten80 Weekend: Or...35 Middle/High School Kids Racing Scale Model Cars for Three Hours...

  Spent the weekend putting on two workshops through MIT Lincoln Laboratory using a wicked cool STEM curriculum from a company called Ten80.  They've recently partnered with NASCAR to bring some really amazing educational opportunities through a fabulous package which teaches so many real world skills and exposes kids to engineering/ careers in science and mathematics.
  We had a blast, the kids had fun and exposure to the life of a testing engineer, plus they got to drive a wicked cool 1/10th scale model of a NASCAR vehicle.  Next up in the series will be a programming day, and running robotics-modified cars as part of the Lab's ROLL program [Robotics Outreach Lincoln Laboratory.]

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