Le Lézard
Classified in: Science and technology, Business
Subject: SRI

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

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 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, Canada.

The project-based STEM programming afforded through the grant aligns with educational standards and explores STEM, teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills, both in the classroom and online.

"The PPG Foundation has been a strong supporter of STEM education and the AWIM program as we aim to spark knowledge and creativity among students as they embark on their educational journey," said Lori Gatmaitan, executive director of the SAE Foundation. "Through their generous financial and volunteer support, we can collaborate to make an impact on students' lives during a critical learning period to help develop a diverse, STEM-fluent talent pipeline."

SAE International's AWIM program provides more than 100,000 students annually with the skills needed to succeed in real-world work environments and helps connect their classroom learning with real-life application. During the program, students engage in the Engineering Design Experience, which includes setting goals, building knowledge, designing, building, testing and presenting their findings to an audience of peers and/or teachers. AWIM also supports professional development opportunities for teachers through training to effectively teach the curriculum, supplying all program materials and supplies to each participating classroom, and offering a STEM industry volunteer to support each teacher's lessons.

"At PPG, we believe education is a powerful way to create positive impacts in our communities and enable pathways for local students to ignite their passions for learning, curiosity and STEM exploration," said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility. "We invested in the AWIM program to support its work to advance STEM discovery, create a diverse, skilled STEM workforce, and help students thrive in science-related fields."

PPG Foundation's grant provides each of the three regions with funding to train middle school teachers and implement the AWIM program:

SAE's AWIM program provides educators with resources to help increase students' understanding of and achievement in STEM subjects, including information technology and computer science. Over the past three decades, AWIM has reached six million students globally and has been supported by more than 30,000 industry professionals as volunteers.

To learn more about how PPG invests in the next generation of diverse and innovative STEM leaders, visit communities.ppg.com.

For more information on how to get involved with the SAE Foundation, visit: http://www.saefoundation.org.

To learn more about SAE's AWIM program, visit: https://www.sae.org/learn/education/.

About SAE Foundation
The mission of the SAE Foundation is to increase student achievement and participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to build a STEM-fluent workforce. Funds raised by the SAE Foundation support SAE International's award-winning A World In Motion® (AWIM) program, Collegiate Design Seriestm (CDS), awards and scholarships. SAE's STEM education programs enable students to develop the 21st century skills needed to succeed in real-world work environments and connect classroom learning with real-life application. SAE's STEM programs have reached more than 6 million students worldwide and engaged more than 30,000 STEM industry professionals as volunteers. SAE International is a global association engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers to advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. Get involved today http://www.saefoundation.org

Jeff Laskowski
SAE International
[email protected]


SOURCE SAE International

These press releases may also interest you

7 aoû 2022
Accenture has agreed to acquire Romp, a brand and experience agency in Indonesia renowned for its creative talent and innovative services across branding, creative and performance marketing. The move will strengthen Accenture Song's (formerly...

7 aoû 2022
The 2022 Taihu Bay Future Healthcare Conference held Thursday in Wuxi City in east China's Jiangsu Province witnessed the launch of Wuxi Intellectual Property Protection Center with 52 biomedical projects contracted, involving a total of more than 30...

7 aoû 2022
The demand for mobile point-of-sale (mPOS)...

7 aoû 2022
BioDuro-Sundia, an industry-leading drug discovery, development and commercial service CRDMO backed by Advent International, and X-Chem, a DEL technology pioneer in small molecule drug discovery, jointly announced the launch of DNA Encoded Compound...

7 aoû 2022
LG Electronics USA announced today the 2022 lineup of TONE Free® true wireless earbuds. The new models provide the ultimate sound experience with advanced audio technologies, a better-fitting design, and a host of useful, new features. The new TONE...

7 aoû 2022
On August 1, 2022, U.S. time, ImmVira's brand new oncolytic herpes simplex virus ("oHSV") product MVR-C5252 targeting Malignant Glioma has obtained Orphan Drug Designation ("ODD") from U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"). Malignant glioma has...

News published on 9 march 2022 at 09:00 and distributed by: