SAE Programs are Impacting STEM Education

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SAE Foundation Will Honor Roger Penske with its Prestigious Industry Leadership Award in 2019

November 27, 2018
The SAE Foundation will honor Roger Penske with the prestigious Industry Leadership Award which will be presented at the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Mr. Penske has been chosen for his guiding impact in the automotive  and transportation industry and for his philanthropic support, especially in the Detroit, Michigan area.

New Cybersecurity Curriculum from SAE International Teaches Middle School Students Components of Securing Data and Systems

November 6, 2018

SAE International announces the launch of “Cybersecurity: Keeping Our Network Secure” Challenge, a new program in its award-winning A World In Motion® (AWIM)curriculum. The challenge was released in January of 2018 within General Motors (GM) classrooms and will expand its reach to additional communities during the 2018-2019 school year.

Made possible through a grant by GM, the Cybersecurity Challenge deepens students’ understanding of the architecture of the internet and how it was designed to withstand both physical and electronic attacks.

“Every new advance and innovation in technology comes with the opportunity to benefit of society, but so often the threat of malicious misuses,” David L. Schutt, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of SAE International, said. “SAE is committed to helping improve society and as a part of that is educating students on the secure use of today’s advancing and ever-evolving technologies. The entire nation is relying on cybersecurity education to secure our precious infrastructure and to protect our privacy. This education starts with the youngest learners and is possible through the support of our industry partners, like GM.”

In the first of many planned curricula in the AWIM Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity curriculum project, the Cybersecurity: Keeping Our Networks Secure Challenge, students explore several physical models that simulate the movement of information through the internet; identify problems with each model, and test different enhancements to help make the network operate better and faster. Students investigate the two basic components of securing data and systems: encryption (changing information from one form to another, especially to hide its meaning), and authentication (proof that something is real, true, or genuine). After learning about these important attributes of cybersecurity while exploring network security regarding self-driving cars from a fictional car company, Jupiter Motors, students work in teams to create marketing materials to help the target audience feel more comfortable and confident about Internet security.

Curriculum for the Cybersecurity Challenge was developed in conjunction with Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), a global nonprofit organization that develops, delivers and evaluates programs designed to address challenges in education, health and economic development.

To learn more about the IT and Cybersecurity AWIM curriculum project, please contact the SAE Foundation at [ __title__ ].

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 Grade 8. AWIM provides high-quality, hands-on STEM programming that aligns with educational standards and teaches students not only critical STEM skills, but also how to work in teams and how to present and defend their ideas. Students who use the AWIM curriculum gain the skills needed to succeed in real-world work environments.

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 charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. 

Bosch Community Fund Awards $30,000 to SAE International’s A World In Motion STEM Program

November 6, 2018
The Bosch Community Fund has awarded a grant of $30,000 to SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) program to provide hands-on, classroom-based STEM programming to students throughout Bosch communities.

PPG Donates $60,000 to Support AWIM in PPG Communities

June 21, 2018

WARRENDALE, Pa. (June 22, 2018) – PPG and the PPG Foundation have provided $60,000 in grant funding to support SAE’s award-winning A World In Motion® (AWIM) science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program to nearly 2,000 students throughout suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. The program includes training teachers to increase their knowledge of and comfort in teaching science, technology and math, and providing schools with SAE’s classroom-based, hands-on STEM curriculum and materials.


The SAE Foundation raises nearly $300,000 for STEM Education

May 31, 2018
Nearly 300 guests along with 50 students, educators and volunteers came together May 24 for the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration at the historic Detroit Masonic Temple. The event – in its 21st year -  is the largest SAE Foundation fundraiser.

Double the Power of Pi by Donating to the SAE Foundation on the Day that Celebrates STEM Learning

March 1, 2018

Dan Nicholson, Vice President of Global Propulsion Systems at General Motors and Chair of the SAE Foundation Trustees, has generously offered a 2:1 match (up to $10,000) for all Pi Day donations.

Looking to the Future: The Automotive Industry Goes Full-Throttle to Support The Engineers and Designers of Tomorrow

December 21, 2017

Science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM, permeate every aspect of life today- particularly the cars we drive. Currently, however, the United States suffers from a deficit of scientific innovators, with the demand for these professionals far outpacing the supply. 

Nissan Puts the “World in Motion” Through 24 Years of School-Based Partnership with SAE International’s STEM Program for K-8 Youth

December 11, 2017

Through a long-term partnership with Nissan Motor Company, SAE International - the global engineering association - has successfully reached over 5,000 students in deserving communities with its A World in Motion (AWIM) science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education program for K-8 students. 

Bosch Partnership Benefits Farmington Schools Students in STEM

November 27, 2017
More than 100 engineers from Farmington Hills-based Robert Bosch LLC will work with Farmington Public Schools (FPS) students next year, through a program that launched seven years ago at Warner Middle School.

Hundreds of Fifth Grade Students Learned STEM Skills at SAE International/Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Event

November 21, 2017

Creating the most efficient and smooth-running balloon-powered vehicle was the task for 500 fifth grade students on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Atlanta during the SAE International A World In Motion (AWIM) JetToy Competition, hosted by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG).

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