With their Endeavor STEM program, IndyCar driver Zach Veach and digital education company EVERFI are teaming up to show young students why STEM careers are fast, fun, and full of excitement.
Each show airs monthly on FOX Sports Southwest and participating FOX Sports regional networks. Check local listings for availability and show times.
At the ripe young age of 24, Zach Veach is a rising star on the IndyCar Circuit.
Driving for the Andretti Autosport team, Veach has made giving back to young people a central component of his racing career. Recently, his passion for STEM Education has lead to a partnership with digital education company EVERFI, Inc.
Together, Veach and EVERFI are inspiring the next generation of engineers through a hands-on STEM teaching program.
According to Brian Cooley, EVERFI’s President of Sports and Entertainment, Veach is the first auto racing athlete in North America to have his own STEM Education program embedded into school curriculum.
The program, called Endeavor, uses gamified lessons, virtual learning, and interactive experiences to encourage STEM career exploration.
During six races this season, Veach is inviting local students to the track for a behind-the-scenes look at how science, technology, engineering, and math play vital roles in the operation of a racing team. There, Veach will talk to students about his passion for STEM. He and his crew will also show the amazing amount of technology that powers his performance behind the wheel.
These cars are basically rockets on the ground.
Follow Zach on Twitter – @ZachVeach
To learn more about EVERFI, visit EVERFI.com