NEOSTEM August Meeting: All-American Soapbox Derby

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NEOSTEM August Meeting: All-American Soapbox Derby

Join us at the All-American Soapbox Derby's headquarters and world championships race track for our August meeting!


When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, August 1 · 4 - 5:30pm EDT


789 Derby Downs Dr 789 Derby Downs Drive Akron, OH 44306

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Did you know soapbox derby racers have been around since the turn of the 20th century? True story. In fact, soapbox racers were featured in the 1914 Charlie Chaplain short Kid Auto Races at Venice. Throughout the 1950s and 60s, as many as 70,000 people gathered to watch the event. Today, the event draws thousands of people and hundreds of racers from all over the world.

And it’s right here in Akron.

Join us at 4:00 p.m. on August 1 at Derby Downs in Akron for our monthly ecosystem meeting. We’ll be treated to a tour of the 953.9-foot racetrack and surrounding grounds and, for the bravehearted, a chance to race an official All-American Soapbox Derby car! We’ll also have a bite to eat and good conversation. We'll see you there!

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NEOSTEM holds meetings each month to provide updates on its work, and to highlight the many other organizations throughout northeast Ohio working to improve STEM education access and opportunity for all students. OUr meetings are free and open to anyone interested in our ecosystem's work. Click here to regisgter for all of our meetings, and please share the link with your families, friends, and networks.