Genius Garage announces slot car STEM program in Detroit

  • December 03, 2019
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Genius Garage announces slot car STEM program in Detroit
Genius Garage announces slot car STEM program in Detroit

December 4, 2019 – Genius Garage founder Casey Putsch announced the launch of a free-of-charge STEM based educational program for young people in the Detroit area (ages 8 – 13) utilizing slot cars to teach the basics of engineering and automotive design. 

“Engineering is a massively in demand career path and hands-on experience is crucial to landing a job,” said Putsch.  “We hope our program provides young students with a fun learning environment while inspiring them to pursue a career in engineering and the automotive world.”

How to apply- Applicants must write a minimum one-page paper as to why they like cars and racing and what they think they will learn from the program that will be meaningful to their lives. Also, why they would be a good person to be accepted into this Genius Garage program.

Cost- Genius Garage is offering full scholarships for students who are accepted, the only investment for a family is time from the student and parent/legal guardian as well as transportation to the track. When the program is over, the students will get to keep their slot cars, tool box and controller to race at any public race track around the country, anytime they like.

Location- The program will be held at the Downriver Speedway and Hobby shop in Lincoln Park, Michigan (south of Detroit)

Program schedule- The program begins January 12 and will be held every Sunday at 1:00pm for 6 weeks

Applications may be submitted by e-mail and parents or legal guardian will also need to write the Genius Garage as well regarding their commitment to the program and interest in having their son or daughter participate.

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