This award honors an outstanding middle school teacher or a team of teachers who have made creative and exemplary use of the A World In Motion® (AWIM ®) program to develop students' understanding of math, science, and engineering.
This award was established through a generous gift from the SAE Detroit Section in 2001 to commemorate the life of industry leader, long-time GM executive Gary Dickinson, an advocate for providing math and science education to middle school students. Dickinson played a major role in the development of the AWIM program Motorized Toy Car and Glider Challenges.
Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for this 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 an honorarium and certificate presented to both the teacher and the middle school.
|2022||Connie Eisenhart||Guardian Angels Catholic School|
|2022||Jane Wood||Patterson Elementary School|
|2022||Sara Proctor||Ethel W. Kight Elementary School|
|2021||Mia De la Rosa||Sevilla West School|
|2020||Stephanie Budzban||Country Place Leadership Academy|
|2020||Pam Walch||East Hills Middle School|
|2019||Tiffany Graham||Long Cane Middle School|
|2018||Lee Ann Hanner||Callaway Middle School|
|2016||Southest Polk 7th Grade Science Team||Southeast Polk Junior High School|
|2015||Bridgette Smith||Valley View Elementary School|
|2013||Karen Rascon||Kino Junior High School|
|2011||Kimberly Forbes||Ferndale Middle School|
|2010||Trish Merrill||Taylor Junior High School|
|2010||Karen Rascon||Taylor Junior High School|
|2009||Trish Merrill||Taylor Junior High School|
|2009||Karen Rascon||Taylor Junior High School|
|2008||Shawn Lent||Western Peaks Elementary School|
|2008||Becky Lynn Rose||Western Peaks Elementary School|
|2008||Yvonne Yancey-Stroud||Western Peaks Elementary School|
|2007||Angela Kirschner||Western Peaks Elementary School|
|2006||Nicole Trombetta||Hathaway Brown School|
|2005||Mary Sanders||Derby Middle School|
|2005||Patricia Ann Schneider||Derby Middle School|
|2004||Rick Comeau||Lexington Public Schools|
|2004||Robyn Viloria||William Diamond Middle School|
|2003||Tim A. Worthy||Welborne Avenue Public School|
|2002||Pamela Schmitt||St Patrick School|
|2001||Edith Cranor-Buck||Western State College of Colorado|
Nominations reopen September 2024