Mecum Auctions: Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Students to Enhance STEM Skills with the Mecum Challenge

By Auto News Log • October 25th, 2012

– Discovery Education, Velocity and Mecum Auctions to take students beyond the classroom to ignite their interest in STEM through a scavenger hunt and behind-the-scenes tour of a live Mecum Auto Auction

– Students to be featured in a piece on Velocity HD, available on AT&T U-verse® channel 1104, on Saturday, Oct. 27

WHAT: On Friday, October 26, Discovery Education, Velocity and Mecum Auctions will provide Naperville Community Unit School District 203 students and their mentors the opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt through the Mecum Auto Auction at Pheasant Run Resort and get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the auction. A unique learning opportunity designed to ignite students’ interest in STEM, the scavenger hunt will feature 12 questions about the science of cars and engines. To kick off the scavenger hunt, Velocity host Dana Mecum will speak to participants about Mecum cars, Mecum Auto Auctions and the importance of STEM education. A production crew will film the students as they conduct the scavenger hunt and produce a feature that will air on Saturday, Oct. 27, on Velocity HD, which is available on AT&T U-verse® channel 1104. Thirty-six students from Naperville Community Unit School District 203 have been selected to participate in the Mecum Challenge, including students in an automotive program at Naperville North High School and students form Jefferson Junior High, Kennedy Junior High, Lincoln Junior High, Madison Junior High and Washington Junior High.

The Mecum Challenge is designed to provide students an opportunity to connect skills learned in school to a real-life situation; inspire students to develop a lifelong passion for science, technology, engineering and math; and encourage students to explore STEM careers in the future.

WHO: Naperville Community Unit School District 203 students and their mentors
Dana Mecum, President/CEO, Mecum Auctions
Representatives from Discovery Education, Velocity


Friday, October 26 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

8:30 – 10 a.m. – Presentations in Salon 2
10 – 11 a.m. – Mecum Challenge in the Mega Center
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Tours of the Auction from Salon 2


Heidi May, Discovery Education, 240-662-2661

Brittany Whiteford, Velocity, 240-381-8170

Christine Giovingo, Mecum Auctions, 815-526-2198

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by providing high quality, dynamic, digital content for grades K-12 and community colleges. Powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital media, professional development, assessment tools and a passionate educator network to support districts in accelerating student achievement. Discovery Education services like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Techbook and Discovery Education Higher Ed, are in more than half of all US schools and 35 countries around the world. Explore the future of education at

About Velocity

Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the upscale men’s cable network that provides thrilling HD programming for its viewers. Velocity programming is diverse, intelligent and engaging, with series and specials representing the best of the automotive, sports and leisure, adventure and travel genres. Formerly HD Theater, the fully HD network is available in approximately 40 million homes. For more information on Velocity, please visit, on Facebook at or on Twitter @VelocityTV1.

About Mecum Auctions

The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit or call 262.275.5050. Join the social buzz and LIKE us on Facebook at or join the conversation on Twitter @mecum.

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Source: Mecum Auctions


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