UK Professor Accelerates STEM Education With NASCAR

By Amanda Nelson, UK Now

Automotive Technology

Molly Fisher is a University of Kentucky College of Education professor with a passion for NASCAR racing. Her interests converge in classrooms when she delivers NASCAR-inspired lessons in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (collectively known as STEM).

For those who think of NASCAR as a “good ol’ boys” sport where men drive in circles around a track, STEM lessons based on racing may seem a stretch. Others may be especially perplexed by a female with a Ph.D. spending her weekends unabashedly cheering for her favorite NASCAR drivers. But things are not as incongruous as they may seem.

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