STEM-1A, B Course Overview
Certify then Specialize. In STEM-1A, a half-year Intro to Engineering course, students are certified in three key aspects of race engineering: Problem Solving, Driving through Data and Mechanical Systems. In STEM-1B, students Specialize into projects and roles that interest them personally and that contribute to the team’s performance. The original “Racing Challenge” vehicle comes ready-to-run so the first weeks of engagement are spent learning how systems operate and how to organize data rather than following ‘build’ directions. After being ‘certified’ in mechanical systems, data and problem solving students rebuild the car with improved parts. That is real reverse engineering!
Once students master the fundamentals of problem solving, data and mechanical systems, they specialize into areas of personal interest (see Modular Design section). The industry of motorsports is extremely diverse so there is something for everyone.
* SolidWorks Student Ed. is provided to all Ten80 students at no additional cost.
National STEM League Series
The Student Racing Challenge is the flagship series in the National STEM League (NSL). Racing teams compete online in an annual points race and face-to-face at Open Invitationals across the country. Points leaders and Invitational winners are invited to the NSL Finals. Click here for more information.