Barrett-Jackson Launches Semester-Long STEM Initiative: Gearing Towards the Future Presented by Honeywell

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – March 12, 2024 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, has launched its semester-long STEM initiative, Gearing Towards the Future presented by Honeywell. In partnership with the SciTech Institute, this community, education and outreach initiative focused on STEM education is designed to serve a leading role in encouraging and developing future automotive engineers and technicians through learning modules focused on teaching students how to solve problems and develop new skills using challenge-based projects.

“Gearing Towards the Future is an outstanding initiative designed to further enhance STEM education opportunities within our communities here in Arizona,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Barrett-Jackson is passionate about ensuring the growth and vibrancy of the collector car hobby and the automotive industry for generations to come, and it’s programs like this that create fun and engaging opportunities for our future community of automotive enthusiasts.”

Gearing Towards the Future kicked off during Barrett-Jackson’s STEM Fest as part of the company’s 2024 Scottsdale Auction in January at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The initiative features three separate contests for elementary, middle and high school students, and their respective learning modules are available online at Submissions for each of the three challenges are due Friday, April 19. Winners will be announced on May 3, and each will receive a $1,000 donation to their school’s STEM program.

“Honeywell’s countless innovations have been rooted in science, technology, engineering and math for generations, so it’s a natural fit that we support Barrett-Jackson in its STEM initiative here in Arizona,” said Honeywell Aerospace Technologies President and CEO Jim Currier. “Gearing Towards the Future will help to create a new generation of automotive and aerospace engineers with skillsets that are in high demand, and we’re excited to see what these amazing students create.”

The 2024 Gearing Towards the Future challenges include:

  • Grades K-5 – Create a Mars Rover that can navigate the Martian terrain – Presented by Arizona SciTech.
  • Grades 6-8 – Design and build an Advanced Air Mobility Vehicle – Presented by Honeywell.
  • Grades 8-12 – Life cycle analysis, energy engineering and STEM careers in dairy production – Presented by Arizona Milk Producers.

For more information on Gearing Towards the Future and how to participate in the projects themselves, including outlines, registration and submission, visit

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About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. Welcoming hundreds of thousands of attendees per year, Barrett-Jackson produces several live collector car auctions where thousands of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience. With broadcast partner A+E Networks, Barrett-Jackson features live television coverage of their events on FYI and The HISTORY Channel, as well as all the cars, all the time via their produced livestream on Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit, or call 480-421-6694.