Video celebrates 20th Anniversary of SAE International's Award-winning A World in MotionÂ® Program
WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 16, 2011 - SAE International’s award-winning, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education program, A World in Motion® (AWIM), celebrates its 20th anniversary, having touched the lives of millions of school students.
Click here to check out a video and hear Matthew Miller, director of the SAE Foundation and pre-college programs, talk about why AWIM was created and the importance that it has for teaching the STEM concepts to today’s children.
The AWIM curriculum offers interdisciplinary, project-based learning to students in kindergarten through high school. With 10 interactive curricula called “challenges,” AWIM allows students to participate in an “engineering design experience” - a problem-solving process taught at many engineering schools and used by engineering design teams working in the field. Challenges include designing and constructing a JetToy, Skimmer or Gravity Cruiser, and more sophisticated fuel cell, electronic and motorized cars.
Since the program’s inception:
- More than four million students have participated in the AWIM program.
- Over 25,000 professionals have contributed time as AWIM classroom volunteers.
- SAE International has distributed more than 70,000 AWIM kits.
- AWIM has won numerous national and regional awards including The National Science Board’s 2008 Public Service Award
To see the AWIM activities in action, or for more information on AWIM, visit www.awim.org .
SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm, the SAE Foundation supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.
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