SAE International to Thank AWIM Program Volunteers

Aug 05, 2010, 11:00 ET from SAE International

DETROIT, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Volunteering time and expertise is a crucial part of the success of SAE International's A World In Motion® (AWIM) program. On Friday, Aug. 13, SAE International is going to say "thank you" to those who have given so freely of their time.


AWIM Volunteer Recognition and Recruitment Breakfast


Friday, Aug. 13 – 8-10 a.m.


NorthRidge Church-Underground Theater

49555 North Territorial Road

Plymouth, MI 48180

The AWIM Volunteer Recognition Breakfast is sponsored by Johnson Controls.

AWIM is a teacher-administered, industry volunteer-assisted program that brings science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to life in the classroom for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Benchmarked to the national standards, AWIM incorporates the laws of physics, motion, flight and electronics into age-appropriate hands on activities that reinforce classroom STEM curriculum. Through the support of corporations, foundations, volunteers, SAE members and the SAE Foundation, AWIM opens a window of possibilities for students as they discover the exciting application of science principles and learn about rewarding engineering, science and technical careers. The students learn to work as a team with their classmates and apply creative problem solving during the activities.

In addition to thank you recognition, the program will feature the announcements of:

  • the AWIM Longitudinal Study which examines the impact of the AWIM program on students and teachers; and
  • a new challenge for the AWIM curriculum – the Gravity Cruiser, designed for sixth-grade students.

Plus, several teacher and volunteer awards will be presented during the event.

Media interested in attending should contact Shawn Andreassi at or by calling 1-724-772-8522. For more information on the AWIM Volunteer Recognition Breakfast, visit

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 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. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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Contact: Shawn Andreassi of SAE International, 1-724-772-8522 or

SOURCE SAE International