Over 500 students, representing 11 schools in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, will be on the fast track to learning at a hands-on Math & Science Day on March 21 as part of the Auto Club Speedway’s Auto Club 400 Weekend. The event will be held at the Speedway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT.
Using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, the students will experiment with exercises on distance, rate, time, friction, gas laws, as well as force vs. changes in height throughout the day.
Featured speakers for the event include:
· Alba Colón, Chevrolet Racing's Program Manager for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 2001 and the only top female engineer in the sport
· Dakota Sun, NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle National Event Champion
· Gary Thomas, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
· Gillian Zucker, President, Auto Club Speedway
Participating schools include Vanguard Prep from Apple Valley Unified; Barstow Junior High from Barstow Unified; Big Bear Middle School from Bear Valley Unified; Almeria and Sequoia middle schools from Fontana Unified; Ranchero Middle School from Hesperia Unified; Oaks Middle Schools from Ontario-Montclair; Kolb Middle School from Rialto Unified; Cobalt Institute of Math & Science from Victor Valley Union High; Mesa View Middle School from Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified; and San Gorgonio Middle School from Beaumont Unified.