Click this link to learn how you as a faculty or staff member can participate in the : STEM Educational Collaborative and Gravity Racing Challenge
More information is also provided in the video: http://youtu.be/l_xtMYttVmY
The Second Saturday of April brings out the competitor in everyone as teams of homemade soap box racers vie to be named the fastest or most creative car in a thrilling race down the steep hill of Magnolia Street, beside the College Hill Corridor’s beautiful Washington Park in one of InTown Macon’s friendliest neighborhoods. Coupled with the park’s inviting early-spring blossoms and great live music, the derby not only brings out competitors but thousands of spectators and fans who also enjoy a full day in the park with picnics and pets. On-site local vendors and food trucks will be available for those who prefer to picnic without packing. Always family-friendly, the Magnolia Soap Box Derby is full of activities for children, including the Big Wheel Race, bouncy house, and most recently, the addition of the Gravity Racing Challenge, a S.T.E.M.-based initiative inviting high school students from all seven of Macon-Bibb’s high schools. It’s a springtime afternoon of wholesome, old-fashioned fun while we celebrate feats of speed, science, creativity and community in historic downtown Macon, Georgia. Racers and race fans of all ages are invited to participate in one of Macon-Bibb’s best action events – the Magnolia Soap Box Derby on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The S.T.E.M. Educational Collaborative is a partnership between the Magnolia Soap Box Derby, Middle Georgia State College and the Bibb County School System, courtesy of grant funds from the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a project of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. We are excited about this great opportunity to bring the racetrack to the classroom and back and hope that we can add you to our list of participants this year.