Ford Motor Company is bringing science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths (STEAM) education to youth across the country with fun and educational challenges delivered right to their doorsteps.
The company’s newest education-focused programme is a collaboration with Academics in a Box, designers of Groovy Lab in a Box, an award-winning educational kit line designed for children ages 8 and up interested in learning STEAM fields. The unique experience is delivered right to their homes at no cost when they sign up.
The Ford STEAM Box challenges youth to think like a Ford engineer. The box includes a number of activities – designing a vehicle frame out of origami and kirigami modelling, working with copper tape which conducts electricity to create a working motor, and creating headlights and tail-lights using LED lighting – all adding up to a complete prototype of a Ford Mustang GT model.