Racing to the Future at the STEM Fair

Join us Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Bryan Station High School for Fayette County’s 12th annual STEM Fair. Students will explain their technology projects as they compete in the areas of community service, instructional, robotics, and technical expertise. We will also be joined by many community partners who will provide activities for all students ages 5 to 95. STEM Fair activities are open to the public 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM with an Awards Ceremony in the Auditorium at 11:30.

Racing to the Future - Student designed slot cars compete on a dragstrip.

New to the STEM Fair this year, students will have the opportunity to experience drag strip racing using 1:64th scale H.O. slot cars in “Racing to the Future.” This will be a preview of the STLP State Championship event at Rupp Arena on March 28th. Although the state event requires students to design and build their own cars, students at the STEM Fair may earn race time with the car provided by learning and reciting STEM related facts about racing. Students may participate as often as time allows, but they must answer questions correctly for each time they race. The official Racing to the Future website provides competition information as well as sources to purchase the needed materials for students wishing to participate at the state event.

Sergio Quezada, Winburn Middle School, has taken first place in the middle school division of the racing portion of the competition at the STLP State Championship for the past two years. STLP Coordinators may register two active STLP members per school for the STLP State Championship by March 1, 2013.

Racing Students
Sergio Quezada, Winburn Middle, first place winner two years running pictured second from the left. Paul Shoemaker, event organizer, pictured on far right.

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