SAE International Announces Winners of JetToy Olympics

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 20, 2010 - Winners of SAE International’s JetToy Olympics have been released. The JetToy Olympics were held during the SAE 2010 World Congress last week in Detroit.

St. Edith School from Livonia, Mich., took overall top honors.

More than 500 students competed during the competition on Tuesday, April 13 held in Macomb Hall at Cobo Center. Teams of four students worked together to construct a JetToy  car as a supplemental experience to SAE International’s A World in Motion® (AWIM) program. The students built the balloon-powered JetToys and then competed for various distance, time, weight carrying and accuracy awards.

Following are final results for the JetToy Olympics:

·         Grand Champion
  
St. Edith School (Livonia, MI)     Team 2

·         Distance

o    Bronze              St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (Fenton, Mich.)  Team 19

o    Silver                St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (Fenton, Mich.)  Team 15

o    Gold                 St. Michael School (Livonia, Mich.)                                             Team 55

·         Weight Carrying

o    Bronze              Cooper Upper Elementary School (Livonia, Mich.)                       Team 29

o    Silver                Cooper Upper Elementary School (Livonia, Mich.)                       Team 31

o    Gold                 St. Edith School (Livonia, Mich.)                                                Team 9

·         Accuracy

o    Bronze              Maybury Elementary (Detroit, Mich.)                                           Team 73

o    Silver                St. Edith School (Livonia, Mich.)                                                Team 11 Gold                 St. Edith School (Livonia, Mich.)                                                Team 2

  •   Time

o    Bronze              St. Edith School (Livonia, Mich.)                                                Team 13

o    Silver                St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (Fenton, Mich.)  Team 24

o    Gold                 St. Michael School (Livonia, Mich.)                                             Team 58

The AWIM curriculum is supported by the SAE Foundation. The SAE Foundation will hold its banquet on May 20, 2010, at The Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, Mich.

Industry Leadership Awards will be presented to Rodney O'Neal (2010), CEO and president of Delphi, and Jim Press (2009), automotive advisor and consultant, retired vice chairman and president Chrysler LLC and former CEO and president of Toyota Motors North America. For more information on the 2010 SAE Foundation Banquet, visit http://www.saefoundation.org/banquet/ . For press credentials, e-mail pr@sae.org or call 1-724-772-8522.

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 is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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