A selected group of Del Valle High School student-athletes had an exclusive tour of the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on Friday, March 23, as they learned about some fundamentals pertaining to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The objective is to give influential Del Valle ISD student athletes confidence and competence to explore careers in STEM, and to promote STEM-related sport career opportunities.
COTA hosted the Pirelli World Challenge on the weekend of March 24-25, and Del Valle High School student-athletes attended the closed practice run to gain insight from Motorsports professionals on the importance of STEM.
“When you look around at all these car brands throughout the event, the student-athletes are understanding how STEM helped achieve their status of excellence,” Montye Edwards, community outreach coordinator at Sterling Acura of Austin, said.
Student-athletes had a chance to ask questions to professional drivers, crew chiefs, field engineers and more.
The Pirelli World Challenge features six separate classes of Sprint and SprintX races from legendary car manufacturers such as Audi, Ferrari, McLaren, Maserati, Porsche, Lamborghini and more.