Among AISIN’s corporate culture is the phrase “Be With”. AISIN embraces their role as a corporate citizen and encourages employees to volunteer in local charities and civic groups. Among the causes ASIN supports is the SAE Foundation and they have done so for 25 years.
We have seen AISIN live their “Be With” philosophy time and time again through their generous support of STEM education and their Mentor Sponsorship of the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration where they host Lawrence Technological University Collegiate Design Series students at the event.
We are proud to have AISIN as a true partner and ally in our mission and look forward to the next 25 years.
Arconic’s strong commitment to the Cleveland community and to STEM education is exemplified in their support for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). The Arconic Foundation (formerly known as the Alcoa Foundation) has supported the A World In Motion® (AWIM) for CMSD elementary school students since 2007.
The program began as a summer camp but the district quickly saw AWIM’s benefits and wanted to implement AWIM into its science curriculum. With the support of the Arconic Foundation, this wish became a reality.
In addition to funding, Arconic provides the opportunity for employees to volunteer in AWIM classrooms. These passionate, energetic volunteers make an enormous impact on student learning and in students developing an interest in STEM subjects and careers. For many CMSD students, their connection with an Arconic volunteer is their first exposure to a STEM industry professional.
Arconic’s support impacts more than 700 students and more than 25 teachers each year and has reached 8,000 students since the program began.
As the world's largest independent company for the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines as well as instrumentation and test systems, AVL understands the importance of a strong science, technology, engineering and math education.
By funding the prestigious Gordon Millar Award, AVL helps the SAE Foundation recognize individuals and organizations who best demonstrate continuous philanthropic support of our mission.
From their support to their support of the Gordon Millar Award to their support of A World In Motion and the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration, AVL is a longtime friend and valued partner.
Since 1987, BorgWarner has partnered with the SAE Foundation to help deliver STEM programming to students in South Carolina. A partnership in the truest sense of the word, their investment includes volunteer support in addition to financial support.
BorgWarner provided funding to implement the A World In Motion Primary (K-3) program in addition to supporting programming for higher grades with curriculum such as the JetToy in the Anderson One School District. After impacting thousands of students in Anderson One, they have expanded their reach to Oconee County schools in an effort to expose this community to the same worthwhile experiences that Anderson One students have had.
BorgWarner has also supported the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration, most recently as a Platinum sponsor.
BorgWarner’s partnership is a great example of a mutually beneficial relationship impacting a community full of young learners, providing meaningful volunteer experiences for employees and building goodwill as a corporate citizen.
Bosch has been an integral part of the growth and successes of the SAE Foundation and its STEM education programs since 1988. Bosch has demonstrated a strong commitment to furthering the cause for the critical need for STEM education with its early support of the development of A World In Motion®, consistent sponsorship of the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration and continuing funding for AWIM program distribution.
Bosch has supported programming throughout the country, with a focus on the Bosch communities of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Mt. Prospect, Illinois and Charleston/Greenville, South Carolina.
In addition to this critical funding, more than 150 Bosch employees volunteer in AWIM classrooms each year. Bosch support has impacted nearly 8,000 students since 1988.
Bosch is also an active supporter of SAE’s Collegiate Design SeriesTM.
The Cross Charitable Foundation, located in West Yellowstone, Montana, has been a strong supporter of the SAE Foundation since 2012 donating $190,000 to the Western States AWIM Initiative. One of Cross’ focus areas is to provide education that actively engages youth and promotes them to become productive and contributing members of their communities. With the Cross Charitable Foundation’s support—we reach more than over 1,200 students each year—introducing STEM concepts to children as early as kindergarten.
With 64% of Montana’s population in rural and remote areas, Montana suffers from a shortage of teachers with strong backgrounds and teaching experience in math and science—particularly in rural and remote areas. The Western States Initiative provides educators with STEM knowledge and skills needed to teach STEM curriculum in order to develop and retain quality teachers. The Western States AWIM Initiative increases access to STEM education to include all students—with emphasis on closing opportunity gaps for rural, female and minority students. Improving students’ access to challenging STEM experiences boosts their learning outcomes and greatly improves students’ future college and career opportunities.
Since 1904, Dana Holding Corporation has been providing axles, driveshafts and other crucial parts to the mobility industry and they also have a long history of supporting the SAE Foundation.
Dana has supported the SAE Foundation for more than two decades through their consistent participation in the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration and support of the A World In Motion® (AWIM) program.
Based in Maumee, Ohio, Dana’s partnership with the SAE Foundation has directly impacted students in Toledo and Springfield, Ohio school systems. With a strong cadre of volunteers, Dana has certainly taken ownership of their community, ensuring that students in their region have access to the best STEM programming available.
Formerly known as the Delphi Foundation, this organization is passionate about helping people live better lives. This is evident in their commitment to global citizenship and giving back in the communities where their employees live and work.
Since 1993, Aptiv has been a steadfast supporter of our mission, supporting STEM education and regularly participating as a Mentor Sponsor for the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration. Their partnership with us is helping to ensure that young people are exposed to science and math in an exciting and hands-on way, paving the way for a STEM-educated workforce pipeline.
For more than 20 years, DENSO has been one of our key partners, demonstrating their commitment to STEM education and to our mission to inspire curiosity in STEM. A proud Mentor Sponsor of the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration, DENSO hosts SAE Collegiate Design SeriesTM (CDS) students at the event so that they have the chance to network with industry executives.
In 2018, DENSO became the sponsor of SAE Foundation’s Young Industry Leadership Award, which recognizes young STEM professionals for outstanding leadership and accomplishment
Understanding the strong academic foundation needed for students to succeed in college and beyond, DENSO extends their support from young learners with the A World In Motion® (AWIM) program to university students in SAE’s CDS program.
The company’s support of AWIM helps to provide K-8 students with high-quality STEM education programming, helping to ignite the spark of curiosity in a new generation of scientists and engineers. Most recently, DENSO has supported the program in third – fifth grade classrooms in McMinn and Polk counties, Tennessee, engaging DENSO’s Athens, Tennessee employees as classroom volunteers.
FCA’s relationship with the SAE Foundation dates to 1987 when FCA began supporting SAE’s STEM programs. Since then, FCA has supported the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration and A World In Motion® with funding and volunteers in FCA communities including Auburn Hills, Clinton Township and Warren, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio.
FCA’s Motor Citizens volunteer program has provided dozens of passionate classroom volunteers that have made an impact on students, introducing them to the possibilities of STEM professions and inspiring their interest in STEM subjects.
In 2015, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne received the SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award at our annual celebration event. Mr. Marchionne captivated event attendees with an insightful speech after spending time visiting with young students and learning about their enthusiasm for STEM.
Ford Motor Company and The Ford Motor Company Fund have supported the SAE Foundation since 1987. A longtime sponsor of the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration, Ford also supports A World In Motion® (AWIM), the Collegiate Design SeriesTM (CDS) and the SAE/Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship for Ford Next Generation Learning high school students.
Ford has supported AWIM in Ford Next Generation Learning communities, helping to build a pipeline for middle school students who are on a path to attend a Ford Next Generation Learning high school. Ford also supports AWIM in Detroit Public Schools and has provided funding for AWIM LearnTwice, an initiative that places CDS students as volunteers in AWIM classrooms.
Ford has worked diligently to improve teaching and learning and to promote the redesign of high schools to better serve students and their families. By extending this support to younger learners with AWIM and to university students participating in CDS, Ford is truly building a solid pipeline of STEM talent that will benefit companies like Ford well into the future.
The General Motors Foundation is a long-time supporter of the SAE Foundation and the A World In Motion® (AWIM) program. The development of the AWIM Fuel Cell, Gravity Cruiser and Making Music Challenges are the direct result of GM Foundation’s funding. Equally valuable, GM continues to maintain a strong AWIM volunteer base with over 1,800 GM volunteers currently volunteering in local schools annually.
Click here to learn more about the GM Foundation's long-standing partnership with the SAE Foundation and their commitment to STEM education.
In partnership with the John Deere Inspire Initiative and through the A World In Motion® (AWIM) program we are providing STEM education to K-8 students in a variety of John Deere communities across the United States.
Since 1994, John Deere has supported AWIM, working to increase the number of high-quality students, including underrepresented talent, who enroll, graduate and are successfully working in STEM-related professions, and consider John Deere an employer of choice.
The partnership effectively inspires and excites the generation of scientists and engineers by exposing them to real-world, hands-on experiences in the classroom through the perspective of a STEM professional volunteer in that classroom. With John Deere’s support, we have reached between 1,000 – 2,000 students each year and have trained more than 100 teachers, with a focus on the following John Deere communities:
Since 1994, Johnson Controls has supported our mission and our relationship is tremendous example of how a partnership can impact an entire community.
Johnson Controls was the first corporate partner to support a district-wide initiative, implementing the A World In Motion® program throughout Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Michigan. This successful partnership has impacted thousands of students in Plymouth-Canton and was expanded in 2011 to include schools from the FoxPoint/Bayside School District in Milwaukee, home of Johnson Controls’ headquarters.
Perhaps most impressive is the level of employee dedication within Johnson Controls. A team of volunteers works tireless to ensure that classrooms are equipped with an industry volunteer.
Johnson Controls continues to support AWIM for nearly 300 students each year in Milwaukee both with funding and enthusiastic, committed volunteers.
The SAE Foundation couldn't be more pleased with its partnership with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG). In 2012, KMMG made a commitment to Troup County schools in Georgia and expanded the relationship to include Alabama in 2015. This support will significantly impact science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in these areas by bringing the SAE A World In Motion (AWIM) program into the K-8 classrooms.
"Our team members take great pride in Kia serving as a responsible and respected citizen in the local community, especially when it comes to youth education. This pledge to fund the AWIM program allows KMMG to uphold a philosophy we call the Kia Way, which says we will all work together to make today better than yesterday. SAE's proven reputation and the experience it has working with the automotive industry were key factors in forming this partnership."
– J. Randy Jackson, vice president of human resources and administration, KMMG
In 2007, Nissan Motor Company announced a generous contribution to the SAE Foundation for the development, testing, and launching of SAE's A World In Motion (AWIM) primary learning materials. These cutting-edge, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education activities were launched in 2012 at the Detroit International Auto Show, with long awaited anticipation and fanfare.
After the product launch, Nissan generously renewed its commitment to the SAE Foundation to continue reaching students at the earliest age possible with AWIM's primary, elementary, and middle school curriculum and activity kits. It was a year of outstanding results and Nissan has played a significant role in making this success possible!
"The Straw Rocket and Rolling Things programs are wonderful cross-curricular programs that grab the student's attention and pull them into the learning. It gives the students the opportunity to test, collaborate, question, and challenge the ideas taught in the program and make connections to the real world! It is absolutely amazing how students use the vocabulary correctly, realize that math and science are exciting, and apply what they learn in the program such as, problem solving, team work, and collaboration to other situations both in the classroom and outside of the classroom."
- Debbie Herman, Third Grade Teacher
In 2012, the SAE Foundation built a partnership between the Subir and Malinl Chowdhury Foundation to incorporate quality thinking and practice into SAE educational programing as part of the Subir Chowdhury SAE Student Quality Competition. This Competition brings together defined quality thinking and practice and the research-proven STEM learning experiences of SAE to foster participation in both organizations' work.The Subir Chowdhury SAE Student Quality Competition first began in the 2013-2014 school year and continued through the 2014-2015 school year.
The Toyota USA Foundation and Toyota Manufacturing together have comprised one of the strongest corporate supporters of the SAE Foundation and A World In Motion® (AWIM) programming since it began in 1990. In fact, since 2006 Toyota has contributed over $1.4 million dollars to encourage K-8th grade students in understanding and exploring STEM subjects. Toyota support makes it possible to truly inspire the next generation of innovators!
In addition this corporate support, Toyota employees contribute their time and talent to support AWIM programs in Toyota communities and ensure a STEM industry professional in every classroom working with AWIM and to maintain a 24:1 ratio which is critical to a positive student experience. Toyota's commitment to STEM education and the SAE Foundation has had a significant impact on students.