First of all, welcome to Driving4Education.org. My name is Mike Geldart, I am a racecar driver, college student studying engineering, as well as the founder and lead author of the website. I started Driving4Education in 2012, to encourage students to learn and explain how science and math concepts apply in the real world. Please come and check out the site and don`t forget to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Twitter. I hope you enjoy the site and maybe learn something.
Introducing Nerd Word of the Month!
I have decided to add a feature to the website called Nerd Word of the Month. Every month I will post a “Nerdy” word on the site with a definition and a short explanation. You can use this information to impress: friends family, or better understand CBS`s “The Big Bang Theory”. Remember, Science is fun!
(May 28, 2013) Today Driving4Education launched it`s brand new website Driving4Education.org. The new website will feature information about careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), science facts, as well as events and outreach activates. “I want to get today’s students excited about STEM and using motorsports is a natural fit because it is about engineering, technology and innovation. A quick look at a modern day racecar can show this.” commented Mike Geldart.
One of the new features the website will include is called Nerd word of the month. Once a month, a word relating to STEM will be posted on the website with a definition and illustration of how that particular concept applies in the real world.
The new website will also showcase what programs Driving4Education is currently working with and what events they will be participating in. “The new website will help us continue to ‘make science cool’ and demonstrate why we have spent over 120 hours inspiring and mentoring the next generation of scientist and engineers.”
Driving4Education℠ launched in 2012, is a grassroots initiative founded by Mike Geldart and Geldart Motorsports, LLC intended to draw attention to the many exciting opportunities for today’s students to pursue an education and career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. To learn more go to www.Driving4Education.org
Parabola- a symmetrical open plane curve formed by the intersection of a cone with a plane parallel to its side.
Ok, so basically a parabola is a geometrical shape that looks similar to a U and is mathematically represented in the picture by y=x². The St. Louis arch is an example of a parabola. Parabolas are also used to represent flight and motion. Any time something is thrown like a baseball or “Angry Bird” for example, the projectile`s flight path will resemble a parabola.