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Students Race for Gold at the Virtual JetToy Competition Supported by Kia Georgia

January 20, 2022 | Posted in News From Us
Students Race for Gold at the Virtual JetToy Competition Supported by Kia Georgia

At the end of every year, children excitedly anticipate school breaks, snow days and holiday traditions, but added to that list for nearly 500 elementary students this December was SAE International’s Virtual JetToy Competition. Sponsored by Kia Georgia, the signature …


PreK Students in Arizona Use Building To Explore STEM

December 12, 2021 | Posted in Stories
PreK Students in Arizona Use Building To Explore STEM

“Are we building today?” For 29 PreK students in Chandler, Arizona, Fridays were their chance to transform their classroom into an active construction zone. One-by-one, they put on their safety helmets as they got ready to learn about buildings and …


Auto Mechanic and Nurse Spark Daughter’s Lifelong Passion for STEM

October 27, 2021 | Posted in Stories
Auto Mechanic and Nurse Spark Daughter’s Lifelong Passion for STEM

What might look like an everyday socket wrench to some, was an introduction to mathematics and numbers for five-year-old Myra Blanco. The daughter of an auto mechanic and nurse living in Puerto Rico, Myra spent every waking hour in her …


Students Get Creative, Build Fully-Electric Toy Cars at STEM Camp

August 13, 2021 | Posted in Stories
Students Get Creative, Build Fully-Electric Toy Cars at STEM Camp

Creativity. When you ask most middle and high school students about engineering, that’s one word that usually doesn’t come to mind. That is unless you ask students from the Electric Vehicle Learning Center (EV-LC), a non-profit in San Marcos, California. …


Cleveland Teacher Changes Perceptions About STEM for Young Girls

August 12, 2021 | Posted in Stories
Cleveland Teacher Changes Perceptions About STEM for Young Girls

“You’re the science teacher?” a fourth grader asks. “Yes” the teacher responds. “But you’re a girl.” When Carla Neely’s all-girl class of fourth graders first met her at Cleveland Metropolitan School District, it was almost like they were in disbelief …


Team Calgary Flies High, Navigates COVID to Win SAE AEROCONNECT Challenge 

July 29, 2021 | Posted in News From Us

The inaugural SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ was just over a week away. As a team of engineering students from the University of Calgary prepared to travel to California to participate in the competition, COVID-19 hit—putting a halt to their plans and …


Fifth Grader Finds Love for Art Through Engineering

July 22, 2021 | Posted in Stories
Fifth Grader Finds Love for Art Through Engineering

Fifth grade was a really big year for Arielle at Gompers Elementary School. She participated in her first international STEM competition and was one of only 30 girls selected for the prestigious Girls in Engineering Academy in Detroit. Now about …


AWIM STEM Training Equips Teachers in Montana

July 19, 2021 | Posted in Stories
AWIM STEM Training Equips Teachers in Montana

When the LINKS for Learning Afterschool Program at Livingston Public Schools in Montana needed STEM teacher training, they didn’t have to go far. Throughout the school year, students from Montana State University were already participating in pre-service field experiences at …


Kia Georgia Partners with SAE to Bring STEM Experiences to Youth

July 16, 2021 | Posted in News From Us
Kia Georgia Partners with SAE to Bring STEM Experiences to Youth

Since 2012, Kia Georgia and SAE International have partnered together to reach over 83,000 students in over 60 schools. Their partnership is fueled by spreading the joy of STEM learning to kids in Kia communities in Georgia and Alabama. A …


Advancing Organizational Culture for Improved DEI

July 13, 2021 | Posted in News From Us

Experts from education and industry came together to discuss improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the mobility industry at the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership (IDEAL) Summit during SAE 2021 AeroTech.  During the engaging discussion, eight panelists shared …