CommScope today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Trackhouse Racing with the launch of the CommScope Ignition Program. This leading program leverages the excitement of motorsports racing to advance STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning across the United States while offering solutions to increase access to reliable networks, including public Wi-Fi.
This year’s program brings CommScope racecar driver Daniel Suárez, his Trackhouse Racing team, WAV, LLC, and NASCAR technology—including CommScope-branded Chevrolet racecars—to six schools across the United States. The program includes classroom sessions that illustrate the role of STEM in motorsports and offers broadband network support assessments for each school to help their IT teams reliably and securely connect their students to online resources to feed their curiosity in STEM.
“We travel all over America, and the question we get all the time is: ‘How do I get into NASCAR?’” said Suárez. “We’re here to show them that involvement can be more than just turning kids into drivers. An education in STEM can help them become tomorrow’s motorsports engineers, car designers, and crew chiefs. Technology plays a huge role in motorsports racing, and the future of our sport depends on inspiring the next generation to see what STEM can do for them.”
“The pandemic has really highlighted disparities in access to the internet and the digital devices that support in-person and distance learning,” said Rich Nedwich, Global Director, Education Segment, CommScope. “The CommScope Ignition Program is about bridging that digital divide by helping schools connect students to the content and services to support their education—as it inspires students to take a hands-on role in creating their future by showcasing the possibilities of a career in STEM.”
Daniel Suárez and the CommScope Ignition Program will travel to schools in Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Miami, Florida during race weekends in 2022. For more information on the program, please visit the CommScope Ignition Program page.
For more information on how CommScope is addressing the digital divide, visit the CommScope Digital Society page.
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