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Sixth Annual A World In MotionĀ® International JetToy Competition Winners Announced

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 26, 2012 - SAE International hosted the sixth annual A World In Motion® (AWIM) International JetToy Competition on Wednesday, April 25, in Detroit.  The challenge focused on explaining scientific concepts to K-12 students in an easily approachable, hands-on environment.

Sponsored by Johnson Controls, Bosch and TRW, the competition challenged 500 upper elementary students working in engineer design teams to construct JetToy vehicles using only materials supplied on the day of the event.  The competition was judged in four categories:  accuracy, distance, time and weight carrying abilities. 

With the assistance of teachers and industry professional volunteers, the JetToy Competition showed students the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in real world situations.  Student competitions were awarded prizes as follows:  gold, silver, bronze event awards as well as an overall grand champion award.  The grand champion is recognized as the overall highest scoring team in all four of the judged competitions.

Competition results were as follows:

2012 Grand Champion--Team 49 (Clemson ElementaryClemson, SC)

Distance

· 1st - Team 31 (Cooper Upper ElementaryWestland, MI)

· 2nd - Team 49 (Clemson Elementary)

· 3rd - Team 48 (Clemson Elementary)

Weight

· 1st - Team 30 (Cooper Upper Elementary)

· 2nd - Team 49 (Clemson Elementary)

· 3rd - Team 27 (Cooper Upper Elementary)

Accuracy

· 1st - Team 27 (Cooper Upper Elementary)

· 2nd - Team 32 (Cooper Elementary)

· 3rd - Team 37 (Cooper Elementary)

Time

· 1st - Team 118 (St. Columba's SchoolIndia)

· 2nd - Team 15 (St. John Fenton SchoolFenton, MI)

· 3rd - Team 31 (Cooper Upper Elementary)

“With the support of partners like Johnson Controls, Bosch and TRW, programs like A World In Motion® make math and engineering cool in the eyes of these young students,” said Matt Miller, Director, SAE Foundation & Pre-Professional Programs.  “To date the SAE Foundation K-12 and collegiate programming has reached more than 4 million students in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces and territories.”

About the SAE Foundation
The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International that strives to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through educational programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 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.

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