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Friday, June 27, 2014

The Science of Racing Workshop - Houston, TX

Date(s): June 27, 2014

Time: 7:30 AM  CST - 4:15 AM  CST

Shell Information Center 1500 Old Spanish Trail Houston, TX 77054

Organization Details

Contact Name: Wendi Moss
Contact Phone: 7032571117
Contact Email:

Sponsor Information

Sponsor: Shell


Teachers, get your engines revving! On June 27-29, Shell and Pennzoil will host the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, with world class drivers zooming over 180 miles per hour around Reliant Astrodome and Reliant Stadium.
As the only titled motorsports sponsorship in the U.S., Shell will have the opportunity to showcase innovation and technology for road transport, both on and off the race track, in an impactful way with relevant audiences.  
As partners to Shell education efforts, the NEED Project is recruiting area middle and high school science teachers to participate in a Shell sponsored “Science of Racing” STEM professional development training on June 27th. The training will begin with a workshop and continue with interactive exhibits and an opportunity to view qualifying races at Reliant Park that afternoon. Hands-on materials and activities to take back to the classroom will highlight the fuels of auto racing, polymers in auto racing, and the science of motors and generators. 
What’s provided?:  Continental breakfast, lunch, parking (ample parking in the open lot at the Shell Information Center), tickets to day-of events, and transportation to and from Reliant Park for hands-on activities, viewing exhibits and preliminary races. 
Why attend?: This STEM workshop provides teachers with hands-on experience with all aspects of racing:  material science, fuels, electronics, engines, and more.  Teachers will receive copies of the Science of Racing curriculum.  All participants will be entered into a raffle during the workshop to receive valuable prizes, including an all-expenses paid trip to the NEED Energy Conference for Educators in Savannah, GA July 20-24 and Shell Gift Cards!  
Important Note:  Valid ID required for entry at the gate entrance to the parking lot and the receptionist desk of the building.
Please register by June 18, 2014.   Due to limited space and a significant financial commitment by Shell and NEED to host the event, please honor your commitment to attend.   
Confirmation will be sent via email after your registration is completed, please set your spam filter to accept email from  Directions will be sent with registration confirmation.  

Contact Wendi Moss at 1-800-875-5029 or at

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