Author Archives: Joy Lancaster

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

October 26, 2021 | Posted in California, Emerging Technologies, Stories
AWIM STEM challenge electric car

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. …


SAE A World In Motion Wins SIIA CODiE Award 2021

July 6, 2021 | Posted in News From Us

We are thrilled to announce that the SAE A World In Motion® (AWIM®) PreK-8 STEM program has been named winner of the SIIA CODiE 2021 award for “Best Foundational Technology/ Engineering (STEM) Instructional Solution.” The Software & Information Industry Association …


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 …


Kia Georgia Partners with SAE to Bring STEM Experiences to Youth

July 16, 2021 | Posted in News From Us

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 …


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 …


Fifth Grader Finds Love for Art Through Engineering

July 22, 2021 | Posted in Stories
STEM competition

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 …


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 …


Cleveland Teacher Changes Perceptions About STEM for Young Girls

AWIM Straw Rocket STEM Competition

“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 …


Navy Veteran Goes Back to School, Competes in Baja SAE

October 24, 2021 | Posted in California, Life & Physical Science, Stories
University of San Diego Baja SAE team

“If you can get it running, go ahead.” That’s all Chad Bear needed to hear from his dad before he launched into fixing up the 1968 Bridgestone 50 motorcycle that was given to him by his Uncle Ron. The bike …