South Florida Motorsports (SFM), the organizers of the Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, the City of Miami Gardens and Hard Rock International surprised students and instructors that are part of the F1 in Schools program with tickets to the inaugural event on May 6-8, 2022, at Hard Rock Stadium.
Willy T Ribbs, a diversity and Inclusion representative for Formula 1 was on hand to mentor the students and talk about his illustrious career, inspiring students to seek careers in motorsport by championing pathways into engineering and underlining the importance of STEM subjects in schools.
Created in 2000, F1 in Schools is dedicated to introducing students to design, engineering, project management, branding, marketing, and teamwork using the excitement and appeal of Formula 1®. F1 in Schools is one of the largest global educational programs that raise awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among students and school children.
After the surprise ticket giveaway, program instructors from Seeking Education Empowers Knowledge (S.E.E.K) received tickets to Maluma at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on May 5. Participants also received meals from Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix restaurant partner and Miami Gardens black owned business Lovely’s On The Go.
Willy T Ribbs, a diversity and inclusion representative for Formula 1, said:
“The support from Formula 1 and this investment in the STEM program is going to accelerate the kids learning process. If they want to be in the sport as an engineer, as a designer or as a driver, this all accelerates their goal. It’s amazing what these kids know today as opposed to what I knew. They are lightyears ahead of where I was at the same age.”
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