Ten80 and Army Team Up for STEM in 2015

Posted September 23, 2015 by Terri Stripling
Crespo Miami 2015

U.S. Army and Ten80 Education announce new Student Racing Challenge Events

Events showcase Science, Technology, Engineering, Math to students across the Nation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Sept. 23, 2015) – The U.S. Army and Ten80 Education today announced a schedule of Ten80 Student Racing Challenge events sponsored by the U.S. Army in conjunction with the U.S. Army National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Racing team.

Ten80 Education is comprised of engineers, scientists, educators and marketing professionals who have developed a unique and innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum utilizing the racing platform to illustrate various STEM principles. The Student Racing Challenge was the first in a series of Student STEM Challenges, courses and clubs that now include computer science, energy, robotics, and innovation and enterprise topics.

The U.S. Army and Ten80 Education invite local students to learn about STEM through panel discussions with STEM leaders, interactive workshops and competitions during each event.

During the Ten80 STEM Expo, students work in teams to come up with an innovative product or service that can meet a community need. They then deliver a 30-second presentation to gain support for their idea. The teams attend interactive workshops that focus on enterprise topics such as: binary coding, robotics and racing; leadership skills – moving ideas into action; and the art of the marketing pitch. Team members come together for the final workshop session, armed with new concepts and skills to apply to the challenge.

“The U.S. Army partnership with Ten80 Education enables us to reach thousands of high school students each year to emphasize the importance of science, technology, engineering and math education,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “The U.S. Army is the Nation’s most versatile and adaptable team, and STEM and leadership skills are essential to our success. With Ten80 Education, the Army team continues to leverage its deep STEM expertise to help educate students across America about these critical skills.”

The U.S. Army supports Ten80 Education’s initiative to promote an academic curriculum emphasizing STEM. The leadership, adaptability and versatility of the student competitors parallel that of the U.S. Army Racing teams and are highly reflective of today’s Army Soldiers. Like the Ten80 Education program, the Army is successful because of its strong focus on teamwork and technology—which drives Army Soldiers and the Army Racing team.

Schedule of Ten80 Education Student Racing Challenge Events sponsored by the U.S. Army:

  • 23 at Beach Park Event Center in Des Moines, Wash.
  • 30 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver
  • 7 at St. Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis
  • 21 at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston, Ga.
  • 28 at Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Fla.
  • 4 at iTech @ Thomas A. Edison Educational Center in Miami
  • 20 at U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va.
  • 4 at York College (CUNY) in Queens, New York

The event lineup includes a U.S. Army STEMfest on Nov. 4 in Miami. At this event, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) DJ Daniel Crespo will join the panel of industry leaders in STEM and lead one of the STEM pathway workshops. In addition to focusing on the integral role STEM plays in the careers of U.S. Army Soldiers, U.S. Army Racing team members, this STEMfest will feature STEM in the music industry and close with an EDM dance party.

On Sept. 30, Ten80 Education will team up with the Denver Broncos to host the Ten80 STEM Expo sponsored by the U.S. Army at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of STEM education while at the iconic Denver Broncos stadium as part of the team’s Tackle STEM initiative with founding partner Arrow Electronics.

“We’re excited to once again partner with the U.S. Army in support of the Ten80 Student Racing Challenge and in support of the innovation and leadership at the core of all Ten80 Student STEM Challenges,” said Terri Stripling, chief executive officer and president of Ten80 Education. “The U.S. Army is a leader in STEM and is the ideal partner to help aid our mission to promote an education curriculum that emphasizes STEM.”

About the Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG)

The Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG) is the U.S. Army’s national marketing, marketing research and analysis and accessions analysis organization. The AMRG develops innovative and effective ways to: connect with the American public and make the Army more accessible and understood; increase awareness of both the benefits and value of Army service; and motivate the most qualified candidates to choose the Army as their service of choice.


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