Second Annual A World In Motion International Motorized Toy Car Competition Winners Announced

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 17, 2013 - SAE International hosted the second annual A World In Motion® (AWIM) International Motorized Toy Car Competition on Tuesday, April 16.  The competition focused on explaining scientific concepts to K-12 students in an easily approachable, hands-on environment.

Sponsored by Honeywell and Kia, the International Motorized Toy Car Competition invited more than 150 upper elementary and middle school students to create and compete motorized vehicles.  The competition is judged in four categories:  hill climb, speed, obstacle-course and weight carrying.

 

With the assistance of teachers and professional industry volunteers, the International Motorized Toy Car Competition showed students the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in real world situations.

“Our nation faces a crisis in STEM education.  In recent studies, 31% of eighth-graders scored “proficient” or better in science,” said Tony Schultz, Vice President of the Americas, Honeywell Transportation Systems. “The SAE Foundation programming is helping to erase these deficits by getting students engaged in STEM education through programs like A World in Motion’s Motorized Toy Car Competition.”

“Honeywell and Kia’s support are integral to our ability to bring an interest in STEM education to these students,” said Lori Gatmaitan, Interim Director, SAE Foundation.  “A World in Motion is unique in that students are encouraged to learn in a hands-on method.  Thank you to our sponsors for helping us demonstrate that STEM education is practical, and students can leave this competition with knowledge they can apply to their lives.”  

Competition results were as follows:

2013 Grand Champion—Team #5 (St. John – Fenton, MI)

The grand champion is recognized as the overall highest scoring team in all four of the judged competitions.

15 Degree Hill Climb
1st - Team #7 (Roosevelt – Keego Harbor, MI)
2nd - Team #5 (St. John)
3rd - Team #26 (St. John)

30 Degree Hill Climb
1st - Team #7 (St. John)
2nd - Team #8 (St. John)
3rd - Team #21 (St. Edith – Livonia, MI)

Speed
1st - Team #8 (St. John)
2nd - Team #26 (Roosevelt)
3rd - Team #15  (Burton International – Detroit, MI)

Obstacle-Course
1st - Team #6 (St. John)
2nd - Team #21 (St. Edith)
3rd - Team #18 (Burton International)

About Honeywell Transportation Systems
Honeywell Transportation Systems is a strategic business group of Honeywell International and is comprised of Honeywell Turbo Technologies (http://turbo.honeywell.com) and Honeywell Friction Materials (http://www.honeywell-frictionmaterials.com). Honeywell Turbo Technologies is a leading automotive turbocharger developer, supplying technology solutions to nearly every major automaker and truck manufacturer in the world. Honeywell Friction Materials is a leading global automotive supplier of braking components. Honeywell Transportation Systems enhances vehicle performance, efficiency and appearance through state-of-the-art technologies, world-class brands, and global solutions tailored for its automotive customers around the world.

About Honeywell
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

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.

 

 

 

Contact:  Nic Wilson, Mullen, nic.wilson@mullen.com, (412) 402-0148

 

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