Honda STEAM Connections Tour Heading to UC-Berkeley Sept. 13

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Honda Performance Development travels to the University of California-Berkeley Sept. 13 for the next round of its Honda STEAM Connections Tour. 

The day-long event at which area middle school and high school students are invited to attend, showcases the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) behind Honda’s Verizon IndyCar Series program with an emphasis on career opportunities in motorsports and the automotive industry.

Cal-Berkeley’s Formula SAE team members will host the event and display their car builds and other projects relating to engineering programs. The Sept. 13 Honda STEAM Connections Tour event also will feature the No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing car of driver Max Chilton, who will participate in a Q&A with students along with a Honda Performance Development trackside engineer.

A Firestone Racing engineer also will join the Honda team to address tire technology and the vital role of analytics in the high-speed and demanding racing environment.
The Honda STEAM Connections Tour event at Cal-Berkeley precedes the Verizon IndyCar Series championship-deciding race Sept. 15-17 at Sonoma Raceway. The tour is organized and managed by STEAM Sports Group.

For more information
Dave Lewandowski (STEAM Sports Group), david@dickinsonpg.com, 317-331-9385

Honda Performance Development (HPD) was founded in 1993 to spearhead Honda’s entry into Indy car racing.  No other manufacturer has matched Honda’s success in Indy cars, which includes 220 race victories, 15 drivers’ championships, six competitive manufacturers’ championships and 10 Indianapolis 500 victories since 2004. 

In addition to Indy car competition, HPD and Honda have a history of success in the classic endurance sports car races, including a pair of LMP2 wins and a privateer LMP1 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2010; as well as multiple American Le Mans Series championships and five LMP2 class victories at the 12 Hours of Sebring since 2007.

HPD offers a complete line of race engines for cars from grass roots to pinnacle; for professional, amateur and entry-level racers. For more information about HPD and the company’s racing product lines, please visit http://hpd.honda.com.

STEAM Sports Group is a marketing and special events firm that focuses on how to integrate corporate STEM and STEAM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) with sporting events, leagues, conferences, governing associations and athletes.  STEAM Sports Foundation is SSG’s ancillary 501c3 that seeks funding primarily for educational programs, curriculums and scholarships in an effort to unite business, education and sports. Recognizing workforce and economic development as an integral part of corporate growth, SSG and SSF work with companies, educators and sports groups to develop initiatives around science, technology, engineering, arts and math that prepare and excite America’s youth in an effort to create tomorrow’s vibrant workforce.