SAE International Award for STEM Education Excellence Honoring Lloyd Reuss


This Award recognizes elementary school teachers that develop students’ understanding of math and science through the use of SAE’s A World In Motion® (AWIM ®) curriculum.

The award honors the work and dedication of Lloyd Reuss, former President of General Motors Corp. and Chair of the SAE VISION 2000 Executive Committee. Reuss was a steadfast supporter of SAE’s AWIM program.


  • Demonstrated, through qualitative and quantitative data, exemplary use of the AWIM curriculum.
  • Nominees (individuals or teams) must be elementary teachers (K-6) from public, parochial, or private schools.


  • Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award while serving on the committee. Two years must pass before former members of the Selection Committee are eligible to receive the award.


This includes a certificate and honorarium and is presented at the recipient’s school.

Past Recipients:

2020 Jennifer Lewis Ojibwa Elementary
2016 Ginger Pate New Mountain Hill Elementary School
2015 Kathy Koperski Warner Upper Elementary School
2014 Stephanie Gendron Detroit County Day School
2012 Christina Del Pizzo St. Michael the Archangel School
2011 Michelle Layer Clarence Center Elementary School
2010 Becky Rose Western Peaks Elementary School

Nominations Accepted April 15 - May 31