Ten80 Education is a team of engineers, scientists, teachers, professors and parents all dedicated to a single mission: helping students and teachers understand STEM subjects, STEM careers and how they affect the world around us. Over a decade ago, Ten80’s founding educator, Beverly Simmons, invited local science, engineering and technical professionals into her middle school classroom. She wanted to offer students a broader perspective of math and science at work in the world. This initial group of volunteers would later become the first Ten80 teams that develop engaging, real and challenging supplemental curriculum and programs for students anywhere between kindergarten and Calculus.
Ten80 Education has worked to pair STEM professionals with educators to provide professional development for K-12 teachers and to develop innovative and effective supplemental K-12 programs like the Ten80 Student Racing Challenge. The Ten80 Student Racing Challenge: STEM Initiative is a project-based STEM curriculum and annual competition league that help young people practice being future professionals, with a strong emphasis on careers based on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).