Students Learn About STEM Careers through Play Like a Girl

Play Like a Girl, a non-profit organization that empowers girls to become leaders in the STEM workforce through the power of sports, provided middle-school girls with a deep look inside the technology-rich world of high-performance INDYCAR SERIES racing Aug. 6 during the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tennessee. “Sports provides girls with the leadership skills they need to go from the classroom to the workplace,” said Dr. Kimberly Clay, founder and CEO of Play Like a Girl. Since 2004, Play Like a Girl has served more than 25,000 girls in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. The Play Like a Girl program at the Nashville race included presentations and mentoring sessions with engineers and business executives from the participating organizations, as well as remarks by AMSP race driver Pato O’Ward.

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