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Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame Will Induct Three New Members During Race Week In July 05.17.2016 Three new members will be inducted into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame during the post-race awards ceremony for the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on the evening of Saturday, July 16. Read More Derby Spotlight - Kristi Murphy 05.17.2016 Kristi Murphy knew very early in life that she wanted to be involved with STEM. Characteristics that describe Kristi include being detail-oriented, results driven, and a love to solve problems. Among many other things, Soap Box Derby racing helped fuel Kristi’s desire to go to college and major in a field that included STEM. She enjoyed tinkering with tools while working on her Soap Box Derby car and finding innovative ways to increase the speed of the car. Read More Record Number of Schools and Clubs Competed in the Soap Box Derby's Gravity Racing STEM Team Competition presented by Time Warner Cable 05.16.2016 More than 175 teams from three states competed in the Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge© (GRC) STEM Team Competition presented by Time Warner Cable®. On May 12th and 14th teams competed in the traditional Stock and Super Stock divisions, along with the High School Open Class division. The race is presented by Time Warner Cable through its Connect A Million Minds Program™. Read More Local Companies are Invited to Compete in the 7th Annual United Way Corporate Derby Challenge™ presented by Fallsway Equipment Company 05.06.2016 The United Way Corporate Derby Challenge™ presented by Fallsway Equipment Company. This event is a high-energy competition and ignites a team's competitive fire as they collaborate, assemble, design, decorate, and compete in an entertaining race with their own adult Soap Box Derby car. Corporations, small businesses, groups and community organizations can experience a very unique event that is sure to entertain. Read More Record Number of Schools and Clubs Set to Compete in the Soap Box Derby's Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition presented by Time Warner Cable 05.05.2016 More than 175 teams from three states are set to compete in the Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge© (GRC) STEM Team Competition presented by Time Warner Cable. On May 12th and 14th teams will compete in the traditional Stock and Super Stock divisions, along with the High School Open Class division. The race is presented by Time Warner Cable through its Connect A Million Minds Program™. Read More Derby Spotlight - Alan Uhler 04.15.2016 Alan Uhler grew up in an engineering family, and while that helped cement his decision to study Civil Engineering, so did the Soap Box Derby. He was able to gain abundant knowledge of physics and mathematical concepts from building and racing his car. These principles, learned through gravity racing, proved to be highly valuable during high school and later in college. Read More Derby Spotlight - Todd Hinton 03.16.2016 Todd Hinton grew up racing in the Soap Box Derby and motor cross which kick-started his passion for STEM. From a young age, he learned how to use fundamental tools for engineering and understood how science and mathematics applied in everyday life. Todd has always been enthused by how products are made and how he can improve them for others. STEM has been a tremendous part of Todd’s life and he attributes a lot of that to his experiences with the Derby. His decision to major in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology was a cinch. Read More 2016 Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame Qualifications and Nomination Process 02.23.2016 The Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame was established in 1997, to honor individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the Soap Box Derby by promoting the betterment of the sport and its participants or by enhancing the youth racing program through significant financial or sponsorship support. Read More 2016 President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award Qualifications and Nomination Process 02.23.2016 The President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award was established in 2015, to recognize youth under the age of 21 who have made a positive impact on our program by volunteering and mentoring on the local or national level. Read More Derby Spotlight - Michael Gallo 02.18.2016 When Michael Gallo was young he loved projects associated with math and science and always realized the importance of STEM in everyday life. He showed an interest in engineering through his love of tinkering with cars and working around his house with his father. He also found the challenge of fixing broken appliances and learning how they functioned fascinating. Read More