What is Ford STEAM?

January 9th, 2018 by

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Ford STEAM collects numerous science, technology, engineering, art, and math programs that help children get involved in these areas. Explore the selection of programs to see Ford’s commitment to education:

  • Girl’s Fast Track Races introduces girls to engineering principles used in racing.

  • Ford is a proud sponsor of Destination Imagination experiences.

  • The Henry Ford Learning Institute provides training support to both students and teachers.

  • The Ford STEAM Lab “Hackathon”-style sessions build basic coding skills.

Find Out Why Ford Has Added the “A” in STEAM

Many people are familiar with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiatives in education, but Ford has added Art to the mix. This enhances learning experiences by combining creative, right-brain thinking with the logic capabilities of the left side of the brain. Ford has collaborated with the following organizations to bring STEAM workshops and sessions to students:

  • Girl Scout Councils in New Jersey, Dallas, Detroit, and Beyond

  • Destination Imagination

  • FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

  • Kode with Klossy

Explore Ford STEAM Workshops

Ford supports numerous events and education opportunities to make sure kids have a strong foundation in STEAM:

  • Girl’s Fast Track Races – Female engineers from Ford lead a group of Girl Scouts through lessons on design, weight distribution, aerodynamics, and more, and the day ends with an thrilling race.

  • Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI) – Experiences like the HFLI Design Thinking workshops help educators integrate creative thinking and collaborative problem solving into their schools.

  • Ford STEAM Labs – This six-part series of workshops give students the basics to take part in the tech industry and STEAM careers. It includes sessions on app prototyping, creating a business plan, and pitch presentations.

Glenwood Springs Ford Gives Back

Ford is committed to giving back to local communities, and at Glenwood Springs Ford, we’re excited to introduce you to these STEAM education initiatives. As part of the Ford Drives U program, we offer current or recently graduated college students a $500 Bonus Cash offer on new Ford vehicles like the capable Ford F-150 . Visit us today at 55 Storm King Rd. in Glenwood Springs, CO, just off of I-70, to find out more!