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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 Derby Spotlight - Nicole Stout 01.18.2016 Nicole Stout spent 12 years participating in Soap Box Derby® races around the country. From 2003 to 2014 she raced against the top gravity racers in the world. Her years as a top Derby racer inspired her to study engineering and eventually land a job in the highly competitive field of motorsports. Read More Soap Box Derby Board of Directors Elects New Officers and adds new members 11.23.2015 The International Soap Box Derby’s Board of Directors added new members and elected new officers at its annual meeting November 12.The Board serves as the governing body of the ISBD and provides management and direction for the non-profit organization.
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The Soap Box Derby lost one of our Hall of Famers, Norm Perry 11.20.2015 Norm has been a driving force for the Soap Box Derby's program by lending his technical expertise to a number of network television productions and he designed Derby Park in Sanford, Florida. Norm brought innovation to the race he loved and insured that every inspiring youngster had an opportunity to race. Read More Soap Box Derby Hosts Third Annual Autism Day With Autism Society of Greater Akron 09.11.2015 The Autism Society of Greater Akron and the International Soap Box Derby will once again hold its “Autism Day” at the Derby for the third year on Saturday, September 11, from 1 – 4 p.m. This extraordinary event is a community day for children of all ages to enjoy the benefits of having a treasure like the Derby in its hometown. Read More Soap Box Derby Senior Day Hits Record Attendance 09.04.2015 More than 500 seniors participated in the 5th annual Soap Box Derby Senior Derby presented by Akron General and the City of Akron on Thursday, September 3. Read More