SEGMENT: Let’s Grow STEAM to hosts soap box derby race in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Let's Grow Steam Soap Box Derby is making its way back to the Fountain City.

On Friday afternoon, Robbie Branscomb, CEO of Let's Grow Steam joined News Leader 9 live in studio to talk more about the upcoming event.

Branscomb says the program is a community supported platform which delivers exciting experiences based on the STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts and math for Pre-K through 12th-grade students.

The platform host a variety of engaging and relevant events to include: educational challenges, a youth career expo/college fair, career readiness activities, racer clinics and a community soap box derby race.

Branscomb says, "The program recognized a lot of engineering opportunities for kids and it presented it to the kids in a way that was very conceptual and allowed them to grasp it."

The soap box derby will be Saturday, July 29 with an opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m.

The starting point for the race will be on 17th Street next to Columbus High School and the finish line will be right in between the park.

For more information on Let's Grow Steam, click here.

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