Author Archives: Joy Lancaster

SAE Foundation Celebration Raises Money for STEM, Honors Industry Leaders

May 26, 2023 | Posted in Michigan, News From Us, Stories

Standing in wonder, a first grader from Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) waited patiently to present his STEM project from inside the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Soon he would be sharing what he learned with Jim Farley, …

Engineer Follows Heart, Finds Love for Teaching STEM

May 9, 2023 | Posted in Ohio, Stories, Teachers & Volunteers

Three patents hang on the wall behind Linda Hallinan’s desk in the makerspace at Miami Valley School in Dayton, Ohio. Across the room is a shadowbox with a slide rule, Fortran punch cards, and other tools she used as a …

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day 2023

May 2, 2023 | Posted in Stories, Teachers & Volunteers
Teacher Appreciation Day 2023 STEM education

Join us in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day as we say thank you to the amazing educators who are inspiring curiosity in STEM for all students. Every day, teachers are making extraordinary contributions to their classrooms and to their communities. Teachers …

Inspire Young Learners During Engineers Week 2023 and Beyond

February 20, 2023 | Posted in Stories, Teachers & Volunteers
SAE Engineers Week 2023

Volunteers play a critical role in delivering SAE’s award-winning A World In Motion® (AWIM®) PreK – High School STEM education program. Each year SAE members and volunteers as well as employees from our organizational partners, help bring STEM to life …

Third Graders in Austin Cheer On Classmates During STEM Experience

ridgetop elementary AWIM STEM classroom program

Self-driving trucks? Building your own race car? For 18 third graders at Ridgetop Elementary School in Austin, TX, the world of STEM came to life thanks to classroom volunteers from TORC, a self-driving truck technology company, and the University of …

Eighth Grader Finds Superpowers Through STEM Experience

For Tony, a neurodiverse eighth grader at Sevilla West Elementary School, the start of classes couldn’t come soon enough. “Can I have a chassis? I think this year I want to build a limo,” he eagerly asked Sevilla West STEM …

Straw Rockets Launch STEM Experience for Neurodiverse Students

Straw Rockets STEM Challenge

For students at New Story Schools Monroeville in Southwestern Pennsylvania, all it took was one inspiring story about the inventor of the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket. Learning about Dr. Robert Goddard not only brought STEM to life, it also got …

Elementary Students Learn STEM, Compare Notes with Northrop Grumman Volunteers

June 29, 2022 | Posted in Arizona, Stories, Teachers & Volunteers

Sixth graders at Patterson Elementary School in Gilbert, Arizona, weren’t the only ones taking notes during their STEM class. They soon noticed a classroom volunteer from Northrop Grumman brought his own notebook and was writing down everything during their AWIM® …

SAE Announces STEM Innovation Contest 2022 Winners

April 22, 2022 | Posted in News From Us
Chowdhury STEM Innovation contest winners 2022

When you’re trying to solve complex real-world issues, the best place to start is to look for problems–ideally problems with which you have a personal connection. From traffic congestion, to global food insecurity, and climate change, winners of the Chowdhury …