Our Impact

The SAE Foundation is committed to delivering equitable PreK-12 hands-on STEM education to inspire diverse, STEM-fluent future innovators. Through the generosity of the donors and corporate partners who support the SAE Foundation, to date the A World In Motion (AWIM) PreK-12 STEM education program has impacted more than 6 million students around the globe and engaged over 30,000 industry volunteers.

Achieving Student Progress

Based on results from a 2021 survey of teachers who have used AWIM over the past 10 years, the hands-on STEM curriculum consistently generates strong student engagement and improves learning outcomes:

Helpful Resources

See Our STEM Education Programs In Action

A World In Motion and the Collegiate Design Series

Annual Reports

From A World In Motion hands-on STEM classroom activities for all students to the Collegiate Design Series (CDS), learn more about how SAE Foundation is helping to make a lasting impact on equitable STEM education.

Innovation Driving Community Impact: 2022 Year In Review

SAE Foundation Annual Report 2022

STEM education has the power to unite communities–bringing together children, families, educators, and organizations to provide crucial learning experiences and scholarships for the students who need them most. As we reflect on 2022, the impact of STEM education is more evident than ever.

At Ridgetop Elementary School, 18 enthusiastic third graders were thrilled as near-peer volunteers from the University of Texas at Austin and engineers from Torc Robotics brought STEM to life through SAE’s A World In Motion® (AWIM®) Rolling Things challenge. In Gilbert, Arizona, volunteers from Northrop Grumman opened doors to potential career paths for sixth graders in Jane Wood’s class at Patterson Elementary School.

Your generous support made it possible to empower local communities.  We hope you will be inspired by our Year in Review.

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Case Studies

Highlighting the impact of our award winning STEM educational programs

SAE Foundation and Kia Georgia STEM educationSAE & Kia Georgia — Realizing a Future of Possibilities for Students and Communities

Learn about Kia Georgia’s decade-long partnership to foster STEM education and work readiness for students in Georgia and Alabama.

View Kia Georgia Case Study

BorgWarner and SAE — Supporting Communities by Providing Equitable Access to STEM Globally

Learn about BorgWarner’s commitment to providing early access to hands-on STEM education to young learners around the world.

View BorgWarner Case Study

Nissan Puts the “World in Motion” Through School-Based Partnership Spanning 20+ Years

Learn about Nissan’s long-term support of the SAE Foundation’s A World in Motion program–reaching more than 500,000 students worldwide.

View Nissan Case Study