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      Visit from race car driver will show Indian Hills students how to apply skills to the real world

      School may be out for the summer, but the calendar of events at Indian Hills Community College is anything but empty.

      On June 20, race car driver Oriol Servia will be on campus to show off his tools, car and crew and take questions from IHCC students.

      For the students in the Advanced Technology program, this is a chance to see how what they're learning in the classroom translates to a career.

      "They're going to have a chance to ask him questions like - what's it like to be a professional race car driver, what's it like to tour the world with this crew and this race team?" said Andy Summers, Auto Technology Instruction at Indian Hills. "They'll also get to ask him about the car - is it aerodynamic, what kind of fuel economy does it get, how much horsepower does it make and how fast will it go? That's all the normal things we like to learn from racecar drivers."

      There is not yet a time set for the event, so be sure to check back here early next week. The event is not just for students -- everyone is welcome to attend.

      In addition, Indian Hills will hold a Girls Engineering, Math and Science, or GEMS, camp June 20 and 21 for girls in grades fourth through sixth. The camp offers girls the opportunity to get involved in and excited about careers in science and math.

      There are still a few spots available, so call Indian Hills at 641-683-5269 for more information.