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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 …


SAE Foundation Celebration Raises Nearly $400,000 for STEM Education

May 10, 2022 | Posted in News From Us, Stories
SAE Foundation Celebration Raises Nearly $400,000 for STEM Education

More than 400 students, volunteers, donors, corporate partners, and members of the SAE Foundation community were in attendance at the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration 2022, held at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Now in its 24th year, …


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

April 20, 2022 | Posted in Stories
Baja SAE Inspires High School Student to Attend College and Study Engineering

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 …


Navy Veteran Goes Back to School, Competes in Baja SAE

October 24, 2021 | Posted in Stories
Navy Veteran Goes Back to School, Competes in Baja SAE

“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 …


DEI Chat: Native American Heritage Month and STEM Education

October 24, 2021 | Posted in Stories
DEI Chat: Native American Heritage Month and STEM Education

An ideal working environment brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds whose unique experiences and perspectives allow for new ideas through multiple forms of personal expression that contribute to one cohesive goal. This is as true for students as it is …


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 …


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 …


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

October 26, 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. …


Engineer Gives All Students a Chance at STEM

December 15, 2020 | Posted in News From Us, Stories
Engineer Gives All Students a Chance at STEM

Fifth grade. Like many kids, for Cory Cathrea that meant being rambunctious, running around at recess, and playing football. STEM was the furthest thing from his mind. In fact, it wasn’t until years later as an 8th grader that he …