September 24-25: Dover International Speedway
Over 50 teachers and curriculum leaders from Maryland and Delaware descended on Dover International Speedway to experience STEM in the fast paced world of racing.
July 1 and 2, 2013
Daytona International Speedway
A core group of Driving Science teachers are developing STEM activities connected to motorsports.
See their work at the activities link.
See their work at the activities link.
May 2013: Racing to Lime Rock
Driving SCIENCE partners with the Connecticut State Department of Education for professional development on May 31 at Lime Rock Race Track.
May 2013: Driving SCIENCE Returned to Darlington
Driving SCIENCE returned to Darlington for a great STEM experience. Teachers investigated driving safety and engineering innovations, toured the garages, and attended a race.
April 2013: Driving SCIENCE Wins Collaboration Award at NSTA
Driving SCIENCE and Clemson University were recognized by DuPont at NSTA for the diverse partnerships involved with Driving SCIENCE. DuPont, Safety Kleen, EcoPower, ICAR, and numerous racetracks partner to engage middle and high school teachers in STEM activities related to motorsports.
March 2013: Driving SCIENCE Teacher Recognized by DuPont
John Friend, a science teacher at Taylor Middle/High School in Volusia County, Florida, has been named a DuPont Teacher for 2013. He will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2013 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, courtesy of DuPont. Driving SCIENCE has provided John with motivation to work more closely with his curriculum team to integrate across disciplines. Congratulations, John!
February 2013: Driving SCIENCE Returns to Daytona International Speedway for Third Year
The award-winning Driving SCIENCE returns to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway for a third straight year on Feb. 19-21. In attendance will be 25 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers from middle and high schools in the Volusia, Flagler, Polk and Seminole school districts for the Daytona STEM Cup Challenge. The challenge is a three-day event focused on improving teacher knowledge about STEM disciplines and best practices, using the world of auto racing as the classroom.
February 2013: United States Conference of Mayors Partners with Driving SCIENCE
DuPont and The United States Conference of Mayors have partnered to assist mayors in promoting and inspiring student interest in science and engineering with a partnership called Cities United for Science Progress (CUSP). For the past 11 years, DuPont has worked with Mayors to bring science and engineering to local elementary schools across the nation. To date, DuPont has visited over 175 cities and over 450 schools teaching close to 40,000 elementary school children with their Science in the School Day program. DuPont is expanding their offerings to reach out to science educators, sponsoring teachers to attend the Driving SCIENCE™ program to broaden their reach to middle and high school science and math teachers so they will have an even greater impact on science education.
January 2013: Driving SCIENCE Wins Excellence in Engineering Collaboration Award
The American Society of Engineering Education's Corporate Member Council (CMC) Awards Committee has,selected Driving SCIENCE as one of the 2013 winners of the ASEE CMC Excellence in Engineering Collaboration Award. This award recognizes that the partnership between Clemson University and DuPont has been a catalyst to engage corporate partners, curriculum leaders, and school districts in STEM through motorsports.
December 2012: Announcing New Partner: Safety-Kleen
Safety-Kleen joins DuPont, Daytona, and CU-ICAR in supporting the mission of Driving SCIENCE. Safety-Kleen is a recognized leader in global sustainability through oil collection, re-refining, and distribution services. From NASCAR to Monster Jam, Safety-Kleen collects and re-refines more than 200,000 gallons of race-used oil annually.