Honda STEAM Connections Tour Visits UA

Apr 19, 2017

The Honda STEAM Connections Tour raced to the University of Alabama today to expose local students to science and engineering. 

The Honda STEAM Connections Tour and the UA College of Engineering invited over three hundred middle and high school students tour engineering facilities and hear from engineering students and professionals.

University of Alabama students taking part in the Honda STEAM Connections Tour
Credit Allison Mollenkamp

The event is meant to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering. Many of these fields support motorsports.

UA students also shared their work on competition teams. The Crimson Racing Formula SAE team revealed their twenty seventeen car.

Sean Devey is a junior in aerospace engineering major and a member of the Tuska Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team. He explained to a tour group one of the uses for the team’s drone.

“Basically we flew like above the rec fields and above parts of campus and we were able to take a bunch of pictures. And we were able to do that and do kind of surveying of the drought conditions that were on campus. So we worked with the grounds department on that.”

Later in the day students heard from Indy racing champion Ryan Hunter-Reay.