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MAZDA’S ACCLAIMED EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM COMES TO SAN JOSE IN CONJUNCTION WITH MINI GRAND PRIX OF SAN JOSE

Students Visiting The Tech Museum of Innovation To Experience Automaker’s New R.A.C.E Program

Apr 25, 2014

WHAT:   Mazda, through its just launched “Racing Accelerates Creative Education” (R.A.C.E.) educational program, will rev up students with real-world, exciting demonstrations of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) applications used throughout Mazda’s Motorsports activities and the automobile industry in general.

As a part of its curriculum, Mazda will present the following to more than 400 4th-10th graders from San Jose local schools visiting The Tech Museum of Innovation:

  • Mazda Motorsports’ Professional race drivers in full race gear, senior executives, and engineers from Mazda Motorsports on hand to provide real life examples of what it takes to race at the highest level of the sport.
  • A powerful, fully illustrated, interactive presentation that’s designed to show in an interesting, fun and engaging way how science, technology, engineering and math are central to Mazda’s success on the race track as well as in the marketplace.

 

WHO:                       John Doonan -- Director, Mazda Motorsports

                                 Tom Long -- Mazda Motorsports factory driver

                                 Tristan Nunez – Mazda Motorsports factory driver (and still in high school!)

WHEN:                    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WHERE:                 The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose – STEM Program

                                201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

                                11:00 a.m.

                                Mini Grand Prix of San Jose

                                Plaza de Cesar Chavez

                                11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

WHY:                     

Mazda is an engineering-based company; Mazda wishes to motivate the next generation of STEM superstars; Mazda’s prototype racing program would not exist without STEM!

 

VISUALS:            

Mazda's SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel Prototype Racecar

  • Aerodynamics demonstration using actual racecar components
  • Mazda’s professional race driver in his fire-retardant driving suit

 

OTHER:                

Mazda is racing with domestic, renewable, synthetic clean diesel fuel and the students will learn how their trip to their local fast food restaurant-- with a dash of science--helps power Mazda’s 200-mph race cars.

 

For further information: Jay Amestoy jamestoy@mazdausa.com 949.466.0928

MAZDA’S ACCLAIMED EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM COMES TO SAN JOSE IN CONJUNCTION WITH MINI GRAND PRIX OF SAN JOSE
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