Amazing things happen when girls discover Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math – yet according to the University of Washington's I-LABS, girls can start believing that certain activities are for boys as early as the second grade. To show off the true potential of tomorrow’s brightest STEAM minds, Slate Studios brings you Life on the Fast Track: a documentary podcast series that goes behind the scenes of the second-annual Girls’ Fast Track Races, powered by Ford. Join our host, Fawn Qiu, an award-winning technologist and educator, as she follows three Girl Scouts through the design, construction, and race phases of the contest. But just like the race itself, this podcast is about so much more than fast cars. Life on the Fast Track is produced by Slate Studios in collaboration with Ford.
Start Your Engines
It all comes down to this: After weeks of hard work and preparation, Faith, Bryn, and Erin will see if their cars have what it takes against hundreds of other Girl Scouts at regional competitions in San Gorgonio, Detroit, and Dallas. In the third and final episode of Life on the Fast Track, we’ll go inside race day and hear how our girls’ grand designs play out on the track. Life on the Fast Track is produced by Slate Studios in collaboration with Ford.
If You Build It, It Will Run
Translating an imaginative design into a fast and functioning car is what separates winners from the pack. In Episode 2 of Life on the Fast Track, we’ll check in with Faith, Bryn, and Erin to see how they’re managing the design portion of the competition – from making adjustments and solving unexpected problems, to experimenting with power tools. Life on the Fast Track is produced by Slate Studios in collaboration with Ford.
The Track Is the Limit
Every great car starts as a great idea on paper. In Episode 1 of Life on the Fast Track, we’ll get to know our three Girl Scout contestants – Faith, from California; Bryn, from Michigan; and Erin, from Texas – and talk through their thoughts on car design. Hear about what inspires them, what makes cars go fast, and of course, how their cars will stand out from the crowd. Life on the Fast Track is produced by Slate Studios in collaboration with Ford.
Love Love Love
There is nothing not to love here. Girls overcoming the social restrictions most often put upon girls, while having fun and supporting each other and coming closer to their families. Win win.
STEM is for girls too!
Wonderful family oriented podcast. Inspiring, interesting and worth your time.
A bunch of ambitious girls
This is an adorable and thoughtful look into a bunch of girls creating fast-track racing cars for competition. It would be perfect to listen to with kids--fun for the whole family!