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WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 18, 2007 - If seeing is believing, then attending the "A World in Motion" competition with 140 fifth-graders from the 186th Street School should be quite a convincing site. 

A World in Motion is SAE International's curriculum program that joins teachers, students, and industry volunteers in an exploration of physical science while addressing essential mathematic and scientific concepts and skills. A World in Motion will hold a Jet Toy competition at the Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall) on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

The event is part of the SAE 2007 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition.

The students will design, construct and race these balloon-powered toy vehicles. Track sponsors are Alcoa Fastening Systems, Northrop Grumman and Toyota .

To explain the popularity and success of this award-winning and nationally recognized program, one has only to do the math:

  • A World In Motion is part of elementary, middle and high-school classrooms in all 50 states and 10 of 's 13 provinces/territories. 
  • More than 60,000 A World in Motion kits have been shipped to schools since the program began in 1990.
  • It's estimated that more than 3.75 million students across North America have participated in A World in Motion programs.
  • More than 15,000 engineers have volunteered time to A World in Motion programs.

Of course, the numbers don't tell the whole story, so please click on the video that is part of this release – true evidence that excitement, learning and fun can all go hand-in-hand to prepare children for the technology based-future ahead of them.

Press credentials for SAE 2007 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition may be obtained by emailing or calling 1-248-273-4092.

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