Carroll STEMM Students Job Shadow At Indy Brickyard
This summer, senior Curtis Leny and junior Mattie Carter learned about various engineering techniques used to support performance racing vehicles during a job shadow opportunity at Indy’s Brickyard. Don Smith, of Contour Hardening, provided the opportunity to experience the life of an engineer who supports performance racing.
Curtis and Mattie explored the pits at the Indy 500 racetrack during the recent Moto Grand Prix. Highlights included a stop at the Dunlop tire tent where the motorcycles were getting new tires. Mr. Smith provided a quick lecture on calculating the coefficient of friction for the tires based on what appears to be physics-defying turns made by motorcycles going 150 miles per hour. Another advantage of the job shadow -- watching the Moto Grand Prix from a catered suite!
Carroll extends their gratitude to Contour Hardening and their sister company, RealPower, for their interest and partnership with the Carroll High School Engineering Program.