Forty McClintock Middle School students recently participated in a Ten80 Education Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp sponsored by McClintock Partners in Education (McPIE). The camp was held from July 16-20. The McPIE community partnership supports McClintock students, families, faculty and staff.
During the program, rising eighth-graders designed and raced their own small-scale cars, utilized a wind tunnel application to observe how changes in design can affect performance and learned about other aspects of racing. Students also took field trips to Michael Waltrip Racing, Penske Racing and Performance Instruction Training (P.I.T.), where they learned about pit crew training. These projects were developed to strengthen students’ math and science skills.
Several McClintock teachers served as instructors. It gave them an opportunity to learn about the Ten80 program, which will continue throughout the school year. It will be the first CMS middle school to sponsor a Ten80 program.
The Ten80 Camp was funded by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student Science Enrichment Program. The camp is in support of McClintock’s STEM focus.