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The Fastest Job in STEM

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.

IndyCar Driver Zach Veach engaging with students during an Endeavor STEM program field trip at the race track.

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.

Young students participating in one of the Endeavor STEM program's interactive lessons.

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.

In today’s tech-based world, eighty percent of the fastest-growing careers require STEM skills.

Zach Veach may have the fastest job of them all.

Follow Zach on Twitter – @ZachVeach

To learn more about EVERFI, visit EVERFI.com

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