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The USGA scientists use STEM principles to improve the pace of play and much more.
The golf ball's core can drastically affect the ball's flight and spin.
Robots can swing clubs over 100 mph in the USGA Test Center!
Science, technology, engineering, and math shape the game of golf.
The Test Center keeps a close eye on equipment standards.
Technology plays an integral role in the Test Center.
The USGA and Chevron have formed a partnership designed to encourage students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math disciplines (STEM) through the world of golf.
Chevron and the USGA are bringing math and science to life by fueling a multi-media golf-based educational platform featuring an array of hands-on, minds-on STEM learning experiences. Through charitable grants and the creation of STEM content and lessons, the USGA and Chevron are making a difference in STEM education.
Some of the most impactful teachable moments happen outside the confines of the classroom. It is our hope that this partnership will use the game of golf to inspire students to consider STEM disciplines as careers.
Visit the Chevron STEM ZONE™ for a hands-on, educational experience that highlights the science and math behind the game of golf. Fans of all ages are encouraged to come by and experience a variety of interactive exhibits, showcasing an inside look at the USGA Test Center and the making of a television broadcast.
In 2013, the STEM ZONE™ will be at the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women's Open, and the U.S. Senior Open. For more Chevron STEM ZONE™ experiences, visit chevronstem.com.