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Hyundai Hosts Virtual Motorsports Event For Women In STEM

Women outnumber men on college campuses and may soon represent the majority of the U.S. college-educated workforce, but they’re still underrepresented in high-paying STEM fields both in college and in the real world.

To give female STEM students an opportunity to learn about STEM careers in motorsports from an expert in the field, Hyundai Motor America will host an exclusive virtual event on Friday, June 26, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. PT.

Attendees will hear from Justin Jang, an engineer with Bryan Herta Autosport on the Hyundai Motorsports team, who will discuss his own career journey into motorsports and explain why math and science are important on the race track.  

Jang is a graduate of the California Polytechnic State University, a public university in San Luis Obispo, California. He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly. 

Jang was involved in Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competitions while he was a student at Cal Poly. Formula SAEs challenge students to design, build and test the performance of a real vehicle and compete against other students from across the world.

“If it wasn’t for FSAE, I wouldn’t be involved in motorsports,” Jang told Autoweek. “Heck, I would have never even dreamed that it was possible. As a student, Formula SAE motivated me to work harder in the classroom because I could directly relate the equations in the book into something tangible and competitive.”

Students interested in the Zoom event can register here. The registration process also gives interested students the opportunity to submit questions they would like addressed during the event. 

Space is limited, so interested students should register sooner than later.