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 served more than 6 million students around the globe and engaged over 30,000 industry volunteers.

Achieving Student Progress

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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:

98% of teachers reported AWIM increases excitement about learning STEM

96% of teachers reported AWIM increases students’ understanding of STEM

91% of teachers reported improved academic performance in STEM

Latest STEM Stories

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.

Better and Stronger Together: 2021 Year In Review

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Through all of the uncertainty of 2021, we are grateful for the students, teachers, and SAE Foundation℠ community for the constant reminder that we are better and stronger together.

Thanks to donors like you, SAE A World In Motion® (AWIM®) was able to develop a number of exciting new STEM resources including STEM Sagas: Virtually Rerouted—an interactive digital comic book that introduces computer science concepts and facilitates discussions around diversity, equity, & inclusion. AWIM was also recognized with multiple prestigious awards including an SIIA CODiE for “Best Foundational Technology/Engineering (STEM) Instructional Solution.”

2021 was also an important milestone for the SAE Foundation as it marked our 35th anniversary of delivering AWIM’s preschool through high school STEM education

Launch Our 2021 Year In Review

See Our STEM Education Programs In Action

A World In Motion and the Collegiate Design Series

Case Studies

Highlighting the impact of our award winning STEM educational programs

Intel and SAE Partner to Cultivate Tomorrow’s Engineers

Learn about Intel’s commitment to preparing and inspiring our young people toward meaningful careers in STEM fields.

View Intel Case Study

Nissan Puts the “World in Motion” Through School-Based Partnership

Learn about Nissan’s long-term support of the SAE Foundation’s A World in Motion program.

View Nissan Case Study


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