With a focus on career opportunities in the world of sports and entertainment, STEAM Sports Group brought a summit to San Jose State University in the heart of Silicon Valley. Featuring key note speakers and panelists from leading Bay Area companies and professional sports teams, the summit emphasized the emerging need for STEAM-centric backgrounds in sports and entertainment.
With Clemson’s International Center of Automotive Research (ICAR) as host, Honda chose to emphasize its Acura sports car team running its inaugural season in the WeatherTech IMSA Sports Car Series.
The University of California-Berkeley was the scene of Honda’s IndyCar third STEAM tour of season featuring driver Max Chilton, HPD engineer Matt Taylor and Firestone/Bridgestone engineer Cara Adams.
The Honda STEAM Connections Tour in concert with Purdue University returned to the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May for two days that featured the science, technology, engineering, arts and math behind motorsports. Last year’s 500 winner, Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport, and Graham Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan, spoke to 1300 middle and high school students from the great Indianapolis area.
The science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) behind one of America’s most famous and popular sports, IndyCar racing, will be featured April 19, during the Honda STEAM Connections Tour at The University of Alabama. Learn how drag, downforce, data analysis, kinetic forces, math, computational fluid dynamics, and ratios are crucial aspects of developing a championship-winning race team.
San Jose State University was the crescendo of Honda’s STEAM Connections Tour as nearly 250 local middle and high school students came to the Silicon Valley campus to learn about the STEAM behind motorsports. Andretti Auto Sport’s Alexandra Rossi, winner of the100th running of the Indianapolis 500; team owner Bryan Herta; and Andretti engineer Luis Oliveras worked with SJSU’s Formula SAE students in a program focusing on putting the “A” in STEAM. The visiting field trip students were asked to enter competitions to either design a race helmet or post video production of the event.
The Ohio State University hosted the second of Honda’s STEAM Connections Tour and added its own high profile local talent. Head football coach Urban Meyer and former Buckeye and NFL standout William White, now regional Vice President of Project Lead The Way, joined Honda IndyCar driver Conor Daly.
Two Indy 500 winners highlighted the Honda STEAM Connections Tour held in concert with Purdue University at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and 2016 winner Alex Rossi were among the speakers to more than 1,200 Indiana middle school and high school students.
The ACC FanFest, organized and managed by Raycom Sports, drew thousands to the off-court activities to the 2016 women’s basketball championship tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum. One of the highlights was two N.C First Robotics teams – 587 “The Hedgehogs” and 2059 “The Hitchhiker” – who thrilled the throngs with a pair of free-throw shooting robots.
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) featured the DeltaWing Technology Group and DeltaWing Racing at a STEM event at Kennesaw State University. Founder Don Panoz provided the keynote at a TAG on-campus breakfast, while professional driver Katherine Legge spoke to 300 middle and high school students about the STEM behind motorsports.