PLANNING AHEAD: Learning math and physics through building and racing their own miniature cars? Yeah, we know a few students who’d be into that. (Including us.) But at $200,000, few public school districts can afford the engineering curriculum from Project Lead the Way. At the Sublette County School District in Wyoming, regional energy company QEP Resources is footing the bill. More from NPR on how energy suppliers including QEP Resources and Chevron are investing in the future of STEM—and possibly their future employees, and how teachers and parents are keeping an eye on the curriculum.