Ten80, U.S. Army Wrap up Student Racing STEM Challenge
The final event for this year's Ten80 Student Racing Challenge was held yesterday in Miami with more than 1,300 attendees.
Sponsored by the United States Army and the U.S. Army National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) racing team, Ten80 aims to engage students in STEM topics by competing in a series of exercises designed to test critical skills and based on the training required of soldiers and the racing team. Students are invited to learn about STEM through panel discussions, competitions and workshops on topics such as robotics, racing, coding, leadership, marketing and intellectual property.
"Much like U.S. Army soldiers, STEM students are problem-solvers with a heightened interest in innovation," said Terri Stripling, chief executive officer and president of Ten80 Education, in a prepared statement. "The Army is committed to education initiatives and advanced technology, making the partnership with Ten80 a natural fit for both organizations."
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.