Jaguar Land Rover Austin Inspiring STEM Education
Jaguar Land Rover Austin hosted 40 high school students from the United Kingdom visiting Austin for the School World Finals of F1 in Schools. As part of its efforts to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects and careers to students, Jaguar Land Rover sponsored Team Great Britain, a collective of six competing teams from the U.K. among a total of 39 teams from 23 countries. F1 in Schools challenged students to create their own Formula One team which was commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest miniature Formula One Car of the Future: a scale model built from modeling block and powered by a compressed air cylinder.
Team GB visited Jaguar Land Rover Austin for a deeper look into the application and importance of design, technology and engineering behind the iconic British vehicles in a U.S. retail environment.
By supporting F1 in Schools, Jaguar Land Rover hopes to inspire more students to pursue engineering and other STEM-related career paths with Jaguar Land Rover and also in the broader automotive industry. To date, over 2.7 million young people have engaged in the program. Global growth plans including the U.S. will reach an additional 2 million students by 2020.