March 28th, 2023: Formula Female and Init Esports Partner to Introduce Sim 4 STEM to 200 Female Students in Indianapolis Area during the Indy 500
Formula Female and Init Esports are pleased to announce an exciting partnership to bring young women into the world of motorsports through Sim 4 STEM. The program will reach 200 female students in the Indianapolis area in the month of May, inviting them to four days of hands-on STEM activities and simulator experiences. The event will be held at the Dallara Factory, a frame manufacturer for the Indy cars, and IMS (Indianapolis Motor Speedway).
Sim 4 STEM is designed to introduce young women to the world of motorsports and inspire them to explore the industry further. Students will participate in STEM activities related to motorsports and apply what they learn in simulators. The most focused students will have the opportunity to visit the Indy 500 and meet with female engineers, mechanics, drivers, team managers, and more.
Stefy Bau, CEO of Init Esports Inc, said, "Our desire is to expose motorsports to as many young women as possible and impact them during such an important time of their lives. Trying hands-on what this industry could look like and then giving them a chance to sit behind the wheel of simulators will spark the imagination of many, including teachers, parents, and grandparents. My hope is for some of these girls to get so into it that they will compete in the Screen to Speed programs, for women by women, and continue to get exposed to the motorsports industry. We may just find hidden talents!"
Nicci Daly, the founder of Formula Female Org, added, " Having successfully inspired over 1500 female students through the Go Girls Karting & STEM program in Ireland since 2019, I am thrilled to announce that we are expanding the program to the US.
Young women still face challenges when it comes to access, being exposed to, and being perceived in male-dominated industries such as Motorsport. Sim 4 STEM challenges that by providing young women with unique opportunities to get behind the wheel, to engage with STEM activities in an exciting, practical, and relevant way, and by increasing visibility through inspiring role models.
Our ultimate goal is to empower young women, by helping them see what they can achieve, we can inspire them to believe that they can achieve it"
Sim 4 STEM will take place on May 1st, 3rd, 8th, and 12th, with the best students having the experience of a lifetime at the Spectacle of Racing at the end of May. Teachers and educators can sign up their students at www.sim4stem.com.
About Init Esports
Init Esports is a woman-led esports company that focuses on sim racing special events and motorcycle esports tournaments. We bring esports content to fans and sponsorship opportunities to brands. Init Esports produces and promotes online competitions and real-life events, maximizing the reach of esports audiences across multiple sports, industries, and platforms. DEI is in our DNA. Init Esports is the producer and organizer of Race Me and Screen to Speed. Our own platform aims to combat bullying and cheating to help make the digital world as safe and fair as possible. Visit https://initesports.gg/ for more info.
About Formula Female
Founded in 2019, Formula Female is an organization that aims to inspire the next generation of female leaders in motorsports through a range of initiatives and programs. The organization's mission is to create a more inclusive and diverse industry by empowering young women to pursue careers in motorsports. For more info visit " https://www.formulafemale.org