500+ Elementary Students Will Participate in AWIM JetToy Competition During SAE International WCX World Congress Experience

More than 500 elementary school students from 27 schools will participate in the 12th Annual A World In Motion® (AWIM) International Jet Toy Competition, Wednesday, April 11 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Hall D, Cobo Center, Detroit.

The JetToy Challenge, which is hosted by SAE International and sponsored by Adient, ZF, Kia and Henkel, is set up as a friendly competition where students (in Engineering Design Teams of 4) compete in distance, accuracy, and timed events.

“The JetToy Competition is truly unique,” Chris Ciuca, Director of Pre-Professional Programs, SAE International, said. It enables students, teachers and volunteers to come together and share their engineering skills and knowledge. We appreciate the support from all of our sponsors who are helping to bring STEM education to life for students.”

Each AWIM activity incorporates a curriculum built around the "Engineering Design Experience," and requires students to work in teams to solve a “challenge” to design, build and test a product. In addition, an industry volunteer works in the classroom to assist teachers with AWIM content delivery and serve as a role model, community liaison and professional resource. This winning combination of a pedagogically sound curriculum, teacher professional development, and the use of STEM professionals in the classroom is proven to be effective. AWIM is working to engage and inspire students at the earliest age possible to pursue STEM subjects and careers.

For more information about the 12th Annual AWIM JetToy Challenge, visit https://www.sae.org/learn/education/curriculum/jet-toy.

The SAE International WCX World Congress Experience, to be held April 10-12 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

For more information and to register for WCX World Congress Experience, visit http://wcx18.org/.

Journalists can register with media credentials by visiting: http://wcx18.org/register/

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 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™.

                                                            - www.sae.org -


Continue reading »