Mazda hits the track for STEM education

You know what they say, folks: the children are our future. And if there's anyone out there who truly understands the truth behind that sentiment, it's the brass at our favorite automaker here at Towne Mazda.

Just recently, Mazda announced the launch of their new Racing Accelerates Creative Education (R.A.C.E.) program. Like the name implies, the learning forum brings together the team at Mazda Motorsports with students from high schools across the US in an effort to highlight the many ways that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are central to every facet of the automotive industry. Not only that, but the classrooms are located at nearby racetracks.

Needless to say, we would have given our right arms for a class like this. And with STEM education at an all-time premium, a program like this couldn't have come at a better time.

"We are convinced that our R.A.C.E. program will demonstrate to students in an interesting, fun and engaging way how [STEM is] central to the success of Mazda on the race track and in the marketplace," says John Doonan, Director at Mazda Motorsports. "Our goal is to show students just one example of how exciting problem solving can be in the STEM arena and motivate them to always be curious and open to the possibilities."1

So if you'd like to learn more about the many ways that Mazda is working to give back, we'd be happy to fill you in at our dealership here in Redwood City, CA. And since we clearly can't let these kids have all the fun, your test drive in the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata awaits today.

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