WARRENDALE, Pa., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SAE International hosted the first-ever A World In Motion® (AWIM) International Motorized Toy Car Competition on Tuesday, April 24, in Detroit, MI. The challenge focused on explaining scientific concepts to K-12 students in an easily approachable, hands-on environment.
Sponsored by Honeywell, the Motorized Toy Car Competition featured more than 150 middle school students working in engineering design teams to construct a motorized toy using only materials supplied on the day of the event. The competition was judged in three categories: hill climb, speed and obstacle-course.
With the assistance of teachers and industry professional volunteers, the Motorized Toy Car Competition showed students the practical applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in real world situations. Student competitions were awarded prizes as follows: gold, silver, bronze event awards as well as an overall grand champion award. The grand champion is recognized as the overall highest scoring team in all four of the judged competitions.
Competition results were as follows:
2012 Grand Champion – Team #13 (St. Edith—Livonia, MI)
15 Degree Hill Climb Competition
- 1st – Team (St. Johns—Fenton, MI)
- 2nd – Team #6 (St. Johns)
- 3rd – Team #5 (St. Johns)
30 Degree Hill Climb Competition
- 1st – Team #12 (St. Edith)
- 2nd – Team #17 (St. Edith)
- 3rd – Team #14 (St. Edith)
- 1st – Team #26 (Cesar Chavez—Detroit, MI)
- 2nd – Team #19 (College Elsa Triolet – France)
- 3rd – Team #29 (Cesar Chavez)
Obstacle Course Competition
- 1st – Team #13 (St, Edith)
- 2nd – Team #12 (St. Johns)
- 3rd – Team #27 (Cesar Chavez)
"We are proud to partner with the SAE Foundation on an event that allows students to discover opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics related fields in a fun way," said Mike Stoller, Director of Communications, Honeywell Transportation Systems. "Programs like A World In Motion® inspire today's students to be the scientists and engineers of tomorrow and Honeywell is committed to the success of these platforms."
"Partners like Honeywell help propel us forward, as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary of the SAE Foundation," said Matt Miller, Director, SAE Foundation & Pre-Professional Programs. "In 2011, programs like A World in Motion, The Collegiate Design Series, F1 in Schools have reached more than 53,000 students—to date over 4 million students have been touched by the programs."
About Honeywell Turbo Technologies
Honeywell Turbo Technologies is the leading automotive turbocharger developer in the world, supplying technology solutions to nearly every major automaker in the world. The Turbo Technologies business is part of Honeywell Transportation Systems, which enhances vehicle performance, efficiency and appearance through state-of-the-art technologies, world-class brands, and global solutions tailored for its automotive customers around the world.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
About the SAE Foundation
The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International that strives to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through educational programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.
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