A World In Motion

Our program brings Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education to life for students in grades K-8 with hands-on activities.


Introducing AWIM® Preschool Explorations


Building on SAE’s award-winning A World In Motion (AWIM) hands-on STEM education curriculum, the new AWIM Preschool Explorations program harnesses children’s natural curiosity to explore, play, and experience the world around them. Each module aligns with established preschool standards and helps build a foundation of problem solving, critical thinking, and language skills.

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Programming Each Other

Students learn about thought processes involved in converting problems into subproblems and logical steps. Teams investigate the characteristics and write examples of flawed instructions as well as effective programs, using technical terminology to explain their revisions.

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Helping Today's Students Become Tomorrow's Engineers and Scientists

Our PreK-8 STEM education solution—A World In Motion (AWIM)—is a teacher-administered, industry volunteer-assisted program that brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to life in the classroom for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Benchmarked to national standards, the AWIM program incorporates integrated STEM learning experiences through hands-on activities that reinforce classroom STEM learning.

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Parents and caregivers can access hands-on PreK-8 STEM experiences and activities based on SAE’s award-winning A World In Motion STEM curriculum. Our goal is to ensure all learners continue to thrive at home every day by providing fun and engaging STEM activities. Check back each week as we continue to add new SAE STEM@Home™ resources.

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Chowdhury STEM Innovation Contest

SAE is excited to announce the Chowdhury Student Innovation Contest, an exciting opportunity for elementary and middle school students to apply the skills they’ve cultivated through AWIM’s various programs to solve a real world problem. Students, as teams or individuals, are asked to select one of the provided prompts and develop a fun learning resource that illustrates their solution. For more information including contest rules, prompts, and timeline, visit the contest webpage.

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AWIM Preschool Explorations

Browse curriculum for preschool.

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Primary School Challenges

Browse curriculum for grades K-3.

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Elementary School Challenges

Browse curriculum for grades 4-6.

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Middle School Challenges

Browse curriculum for grades 6-8.

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Volunteer with AWIM

Lend your industry expertise to help the next generation of engineers and innovators!

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Special Initiatives

Corporate and organization support through the SAE Foundation helps us fulfill our mission to provide hands-on STEM experiences for all students.

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For more than 20 years, SAE has partnered with Education Development Center Inc. (EDC) to develop student challenges for the AWIM program. EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, economic opportunity, and health throughout the U.S. and around the world. For almost 60 years, the nonprofit’s services—including STEM curriculum design—have helped educators and leaders promote the school, college, and career success of learners.


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Questions about our A World In Motion (AWIM) program? Contact our team today!

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Due to concerns around the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SAE International and the SAE Foundation are working with all stakeholders to provide contingency plans and alternative solutions for all A World In Motion (AWIM) classroom deliveries, events and engagements for the remainder of 2020.

We are firmly committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our volunteers, teachers and students, and are taking precautions to follow all guidance from international health authorities, government- and corporate-imposed travel restrictions, as well as all restrictions imposed by schools and school districts for AWIM classroom activities.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this trying time. If you have specific questions about an AWIM activity you are engaged with, please reach out to awim@sae.org. If you have specific questions about funding, please reach out to foundation@sae.org.

More information available at www.sae.org/coronavirus.