500+ Elementary Students Will Participate in SAE International's AWIM Jet Toy Competition Next Week at Cobo Center in Detroit

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 1, 2014 - More than 500 elementary school students from Detroit area schools will participate in the 8th Annual A World In Motion® (AWIM) International Jet Toy Competition, Wednesday, April 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Hall B (Macomb Hall), Cobo Center, Detroit.

The International Jet Toy Competition, which is hosted by SAE International and sponsored by Johnson Controls, BOSCH, Kia, TRW and Pure Michigan, set up as a friendly competition where students (in Engineering Design Teams of 4) compete in distance, accuracy, weight carrying and timed events.

The schools scheduled to participate include:

Anderson District 3                                Starr Elementary

Anderson One School District             Wren Elementary

Arch Diocese of Detroit                         St. Edith Elementary

Arch Diocese of Detroit                         St. Michael-Livonia

Detroit Public School District               Bunche Elementary

Detroit Public School District               Golightly Education Center

Detroit Public School District               Harms Elementary

Detroit Public School District               Hutchinson Elementary/Middle

Detroit Public School District               Carver STEM Academy

Detroit Public School District               Emerson Elementary

Detroit Public School District               Gompers Elementary/Middle

Detroit Public School District               Mann Elementary

Detroit Public School District               Munger Elementary

Detroit Public School District               Thirkell Elementary

Detroit Public School District               Cooke Elementary

Detroit Public School District               Mackenzie Elementary

Detroit Public School District               Greenfield Union Elementary/Middle

Fox Point-Bayside School District                  Bayside Middle School

Livonia Public Schools                         Cooper Upper Elementary

National Heritage Academy                 Canton Achieve Charter Academy

Plymouth Canton Community Schools         Smith Elementary

Plymouth Canton Community Schools         Bird Elementary

School District of Pickens County      Forest Acres Elementary

South Redford School District             Addams Elementary

South Redford School District             Fisher Elementary

For more information about the 8th Annual A World In Motion® (AWIM) International Jet Toy Competition, visit http://www.awim.org/events/jettoy_challenge/. 

For more information about the SAE 2014 World Congress, visit http://www.sae.org/congress/; to request press credentials, call 1-724-772-8522 or email pr@sae.org .

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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