Author Archives: Joy Lancaster

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

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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 …


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 …


Baja SAE Inspires High School Student to Attend College and Study Engineering

April 20, 2022 | Posted in Georgia, Life & Physical Science, Stories
Baja SAE Arizona

College was never an attractive option. In fact, it was hardly a consideration. When Alex Solakian was a junior in high school south of Atlanta, he planned on attending a local trade school after graduation. Right around that time, his …


SAE STEM Program Recognized By EdTech Awards 2022

April 21, 2022 | Posted in News From Us, Teachers & Volunteers

For the second year in a row, SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM®) PreK-12 STEM education program has been recognized by The EdTech Awards being named a finalist in two categories “Best Coding, Computer Science, Engineering Solution” and “Best …


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 …


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 volunteer from Northrop Grumman brought his own notebook and was writing down everything during their AWIM® Gravity …


Straw Rockets Launch STEM Experience for Neuro-Diverse 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 …


Qualcomm: Strengthening Communities to Inspire Young Minds

February 24, 2021 | Posted in News From Us

During the uncertainties of 2020, Qualcomm saw an opportunity to support students and educators by making an investment to transform STEM education and build generational wealth in their communities. As a leader in mobile and computing platforms for automotive applications, Qualcomm understands that a strong STEM-savvy workforce …


STEM Stories: Q & A with Christian Hubbell, Rivian, a former Collegiate Design Series Participant

June 4, 2020 | Posted in News From Us

On his path to becoming the Software Engineering Lead at electric truck manufacturer, Rivian, Christian Hubbell participated on the Michigan State University Formula SAE (FSAE) team. We spoke with him to discover how his FSAE experiences impacted his journey to …


Announcing the 2020-21 SAE International Scholarship recipients

August 6, 2020 | Posted in News From Us

Congratulations to all of the 2020-21 SAE International Scholarship recipients! Wishing you all the best as you advance in your STEM education and endeavors. We can’t wait to see and experience the amazing contributions that you make. BMW/SAE Engineering Scholarship …