Haas establish STEM-focused initiative with American International School of Jeddah

Partnership to focus on barriers to entry from education into the workplace.

The Haas Formula One team have established a STEM-focused initiative with the American International School of Jeddah (AISJ).

Confirmed:

  • The partnership will focus on barriers to entry from education into the workplace
  • It will also target specific areas of the school syllabus where the team can add awareness, mentorship, and industry-based case studies
  • An online Q&A session has already been held to mark International Women in Engineering Day

Context: Haas first partnered with the AISJ during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix earlier this year. Engineers Gary Gannon and Trevor Green-Smith visited the school and met with students from various courses to educate on the importance and multitude of roles STEM subjects cover, as well as the importance of sustainability within motorsport.

Comment: Günther Steiner, team principal of the Haas Formula One team, said: “There simply aren’t enough women in engineering, for numerous reasons, but we believe the team can support best by working directly with the next generation of engineers during their education.

“The feedback I received from the team after their visit to the campus in March was their surprise at how knowledgeable the students were, and especially the curiosity from female students about how they too could have a career in motorsport – that was the catalyst in making this partnership happen.

“The work we’ll do with the American International School of Jeddah aims to have a lasting impact on students and really open their eyes about what’s possible for them.” 

Coming next: The Haas Formula One team returns to action this weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix, taking place from 30th June to 2nd July.

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