While STEM learning is the primary objective, participating in an unlimited hydroplane racing team also builds important 21st century skills including active listening, critical thinking, persistence, negotiation, flexibility, discipline, problem solving and the science of teamwork. STEM education helps students learn to become problem solvers, innovators, creators, and collaborators and go on to fill the critical pipeline of STEM jobs.
Finally, the participant student audience already exists. “The sport has access to 800,000 ticketed fans at five race sites* around the United States” said Scott Raney. The audience is largely made up of families with children who are already fascinated by hydroplanes that travel over 200 miles per hour.
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