Here at Carnegie Mellon Racing, we value and appreciate the local community. When we’re not building extremely fast race cars, CMR often participates in various charitable and promotional outreach activities to benefit local organizations and individuals. Described below are just a few highlights from several of our non-technical activities.
Sci-Tech Day 2014: 3/4/2013
After a successful trip last year, CMR was asked to show one of our race cars at the Carnegie Science Center’s Sci-Tech day. Elementary and middle-school students were excited to sit in CMR 67 and experience a real race car and engineering! Our exhibit was very popular, and the team enjoyed sharing our passion to these aspiring students.
Higher Achievement Scholars: 2/12/2014
Several high school students from the Higher Achievement Scholars program were welcomed into our Garage this week to see exactly what engineers do and to reward their excellent schoolwork. It was great seeing students who are interested in STEM careers visit a real-life engineering project, and be excited about the future. CMR wishes these students the best as the school year closes!
Society of Women Engineers’ High School Day: 10/18/2013
As part of their annual high school day, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) brings dozens of local HS students to CMU to introduce them to science and technology related fields. This year, CMR was invited to participate to help demonstrate real-world engineering, and we were happy to participate!
The students were very energetic about the project and really enjoyed touring our Garage and experiencing engineering first hand We hope these future college students will look to engineering in their career path.
Open Throttle 360: 5/15/2013
A few weeks ago a local news program called “Open Throttle 360” shot some footage of Carnegie Mellon Racing and CMR 67 for their weekly television program. This week’s episode aired featuring CMR at the 12:40 mark. Thank you to Open Throttle 360 and CMR for this great episode!
Sci-Tech Day 2013: 3/7/2013
This year Carnegie Mellon Racing was graciously asked to bring a functional race car to the Carnegie Science Center for students day. Thanks to many volunteers, we were able to transport CMR 57 to the event, and spend several afternoons teaching middle and high school children about engineering and vehicles.
Kibbles for Kitties: 10/25/2012
As part of the Make a Difference Day fundraiser, CMR showed our support by displaying our race car along with other Mechanical Engineering students and faculty. The proceeds from the event went to Pittsburgh’s Animal Shelter League, where they will be used to support rescued animals’ food purchases.
Officer Jame Kuzak Jr. Dedication: 9/26/2012
To honor the Clairton, PA Police Officer James Kuzak Jr., who was shot three times responding to a home invasion last year, Carnegie Mellon Racing recently re-dedicated its most recent car to Officer Kuzak at a thank you ceremony on campus last week. After the incident, Officer Kuzak donated tools to the team that uses every day to keep our cars well maintained. For this, and to commemorate his service to the community a “Thank You” plaque was presented to him along with an honor patch that will remain on the vehicle.
A local news station picked up the story and aired the footage below:
Carnegie Mellon Racing thanks Officer Kuzak Jr. for his dedication and commitment to service, and wishes him the best throughout his recovery.
Communitas Award: 1/25/2012
Carnegie Mellon has been honored to receive a Communitas Award for our Racing Against Hunger Campaign, which strives to support local food banks.
For more information on the event feel free to visit the official CMU Press Release.
For a description of the Communitas Award, please visit the Communitas Website.