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SAE International Sponsors Engineers Week 2007 at Carnegie Science Center

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 31, 2007 - Recognizing the importance that engineering plays in every facet of life, SAE International is a sponsor of Engineers Week 2007 events at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Feb 16-17.

SAE will showcase its Collegiate Design Series competitions and its Booster Seat Awareness Campaign. In addition, teachers can learn about SAE's A World In Motion® curriculum, which makes the challenges of math and science exciting for students in grades 4-10 by bringing authentic engineering design experiences into the classroom.

Why is SAE involved in these Engineers Week activities?

Reports indicate that there is a decline in the number of American students training to be scientists. Such a trend could result in a shortage of trained engineers to meet the rising demand for such skills. The number of scientific and engineering-related patents awarded in the United States has fallen nearly 10 percent since 1980, while the number awarded to Asian countries has increased more than 10 percent. 

SAE is working to reverse these trends and help introduce and educate today's students to science, math and engineering. SAE is a global mobility engineering society of more than 90,000 members. Through its Foundation, SAE works to better train students and help them get the experience and education needed to be effective professionals. Through award-winning K-12 educational programs like A World In Motion and its dynamic Collegiate Design Series competitions, and numerous scholarship and award programs, SAE builds bridges between corporations and classrooms and gives engineers, school teachers and students the opportunity to work together and learn.

Engineers Week is a coalition of more than 75 engineering, professional, and technical societies and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The event is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science.

For more information about SAE's programs, visit www.saefoundation.org

 

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