Kia Georgia

Kia Powers STEM through School-based Partnership

Kia Georgia has a strong commitment to move the needle forward on STEM education in local communities through the SAE International A World In Motion® (AWIM) program. Since the start of the partnership in 2012, hundreds of teachers in Georgia and Alabama have received AWIM resources, training and support to deliver engaging, hands-on STEM learning experiences reaching over 83,000 students in more than 60 schools.

This focused support starts with AWIM program distribution and extends to Kia Georgia volunteers working with students and educators to enrich the AWIM learning experience by sharing their personal expertise and serving as positive role models.

In 2013, Kia Georgia began supporting an annual culminating AWIM competition giving students the chance to put their skills to use in a friendly regional competition. Students work in teams to apply concepts they learned in the classroom to design the most efficient and smooth-running balloon-powered vehicle.

“Students get excited about the hands-on learning opportunities AWIM brings to the classroom. Combined with the real-world experience of Kia volunteers, we hope more students become interested in STEM careers and understand the value of skills such as teamwork, problem solving and innovation.”

─ Chris Miller, chief administrative officer, Kia Georgia

Learn more about Kia Georgia’s strategic STEM outreach approach in partnership with the SAE Foundation and discover tips for launching your own STEM initiatives to support your communities.

Contact the SAE Foundation today to explore opportunities that support your community relations strategy and make an impact: foundation@sae.org