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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, …


SAE Announces STEM Innovation Contest 2022 Winners

April 22, 2022 | Posted in News From Us
SAE Announces STEM Innovation Contest 2022 Winners

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 …


SAE STEM Program Recognized By EdTech Awards 2022

April 21, 2022 | Posted in News From Us
SAE STEM Program Recognized By EdTech Awards 2022

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 …


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 …


SAE International’s A World In Motion STEM Program Receives Grant From PPG Foundation

March 10, 2022 | Posted in News From Us

SAE International’s SAE Foundation announced today that it received a grant from the PPG Foundation to expand SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) program efforts. This expanded program will impact more than 3,000 middle school students in Southeast Michigan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Ontario, …


Exciting Opportunity for Car Collectors to support STEM Education

January 31, 2022 | Posted in News From Us
Exciting Opportunity for Car Collectors to support STEM Education

Premium electric vehicle manufacturer Polestar has offered to donate the last Polestar 1 built to US specs to the SAE Foundation to support life-changing STEM education experiences. SAE has partnered with the Electric Vehicle Learning Center (EV-LC) in San Marcos, …


Students Race for Gold at the Virtual JetToy Competition Supported by Kia Georgia

January 20, 2022 | Posted in News From Us
Students Race for Gold at the Virtual JetToy Competition Supported by Kia Georgia

At the end of every year, children excitedly anticipate school breaks, snow days and holiday traditions, but added to that list for nearly 500 elementary students this December was SAE International’s Virtual JetToy Competition. Sponsored by Kia Georgia, the signature …


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 …


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. …