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Alcoa Foundation Donates Money to SAE International's AWIM Program

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 3, 2007 - The SAE Foundation’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) program is the recipient of a $102,020 pledge from The Alcoa Foundation.

Through AWIM, math and science come to life for students in grades 4 through 10. AWIM provides interactive learning experiences through its “Challenges” (its series of four cirricula). Each AWIM Challenge is designed around a current math, science, and/or technology standard.

The funds from Alcoa will be used to host teacher training sessions for the Challenge 1 modules, designed for grades 4 through 6, for school districts in Nashville and Cleveland.

"We very much appreciate Alcoa Foundation's donation to the A World In Motion program," Carson Walburn, SAE Foundation Director, said. "This generous contribution shows the commitment that the Alcoa Foundation has to supporting math and science education."

A part of SAE International, the SAE Foundation supports and nurtures students' enthusiasm for science and technology through educational outreach programs, awards and scholarships. Programs such as A World In Motion and the Collegiate Design Series offer hands-on learning through fun and challenging curricula to elementary school and college students.

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