STEM activities at Sonoma Raceway

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Speedway Children’s Charities, in partnership with Sonoma Raceway and Verizon Wireless, will present Verizon STEM Day on Saturday, Sept. 15. An effort to facilitate youth engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the “Day” is more appropriately a morning, with a 9:30 a.m. start and an 11 a.m. finish.

The 5- to 12-year-old-friendly event will feature a variety of interactive presentations and activities involving STEM subjects framed through the lens of the racing industry. Attendees will learn about potential and kinetic energy and engineering design through building, racing and taking home their own balloon-powered cars. During a panel discussion, attendees will be able to bridge the gap between kid-friendly simulation and “what the professionals do” as they hear from the experts: engineers and members of IndyCar racing teams. Following the event, kids and their parents are welcome to stay and observe the day’s on-track racing as well; STEM Day is a part of the Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar Series championship race weekend, Sept. 14 through Sept. 16.

Entry to the Raceway is free for children ages 12 and under. Register online by Sept. 13 and accompanying adults will receive one free ticket per pre-registered child. Space is limited.

To register for Verizon STEM Day, visit For more information about STEM Day, visit or contact Chelsea Lazzari at or by phone at 933-3927.

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