The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International, which strives to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
A recognized leader* for innovative programs, the SAE Foundation serves to help today's students become tomorrow's scientists and engineers.
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 with a 2-year renewal grant 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