Student-Built Formula High School Car Visits CNC Software


We recently had the honor of having the STEM Academy Formula High School car visit our main office in Tolland, Connecticut.

Formula High School challenges Wisconsin high school students to build a vehicle for racing. Students must build a car that fits within strict guidelines based off of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) sanctioned Formula First racing series. Although the cars all have similar appearances, students have free reign to engineer different drive trains, alignment, and steering geometry. In creating the car, students learn about engineering, CAD/CAM, welding, creating a fiberglass body, and more. Additionally, students are responsible for securing sponsorship for their projects, creating brochures and speaking with businesses – using skills learned in English and speech classes.

The STEM Academy car was built by the students of Sun Prairie High School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Their instructor, Al Gomez, has become the National Curriculum Director for STEM Academy, a national non-profit organization that is developing curriculum that will help schools meet STEM requirements (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

For more information, please go to:

Formula High School – http://formulahighschool.com
SCCA Formula First – http://formula-first.org/

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