SAE International to Demonstrate Award-Winning JetToy Engineering Program During Southern Automotive Conference in Atlanta

SAE International will hold a demonstration competition of its award-winning JetToy Challenge competition on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Southern Automotive Conference, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Ga.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc., will sponsor the competition, which will involve 15-20 sixth grade students from the Troup County School System in Georgia. The competition will be held at SAE International’s booth, which will be located in the Workforce Development section of the exhibit area.

Credentialed media are invited to attend the competition for interviews, photos and video. Journalists interested in attending should email or call 1-724-772-8522.

The JetToy Challenge is part of SAE International’s A World In Motion curriculum.

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.

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.

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™.

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