500+ Elementary Students Will Participate in SAE International’s AWIM JetToy Competition During SAE 2016 World Congress

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More than 500 elementary school students from 31 schools will participate in the 10th Annual A World In Motion® (AWIM) International Jet Toy Competition, Wednesday, April 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Hall D, Cobo Center, Detroit.

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'The JetToy Competition is unique in that it enables students, teachers and volunteers to come together and share their engineering skills and knowledge.' - Chris Ciuca, Director of Pre-Professional Programs, SAE International

More than 500 elementary school students from 31 schools will participate in the 10th Annual A World In Motion® (AWIM) International Jet Toy Competition, Wednesday, April 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Hall D, Cobo Center, Detroit.

The JetToy Challenge, which is hosted by SAE International and sponsored by Johnson Controls, KIA, BOSCH, TRW and Henkel, is set up as a friendly competition where students (in Engineering Design Teams of 4) compete in distance, accuracy, weight carrying and timed events.

“The JetToy Competition is unique in that it enables students, teachers and volunteers to come together and share their engineering skills and knowledge,” Chris Ciuca, Director of Pre-Professional Programs, SAE International, said. “We appreciate the support from all of our sponsors. They truly are helping to bring STEM education to life for students.”

Each AWIM activity incorporates a curriculum built around the "Engineering Design Experience," and requires students to work in teams to solve a “challenge” to design, build and test a product. In addition, an industry volunteer works in the classroom to assist teachers with AWIM content delivery and serve as a role model, community liaison and professional resource. This winning combination of a pedagogically sound curriculum, teacher professional development, and the use of STEM professionals in the classroom is proven to be effective. AWIM is working to engage and inspire students at the earliest age possible to pursue STEM subjects and careers.

For more information about the 5th Annual AWIM JetToy Challenge, visit http://awim.sae.org/events/jettoy_challenge/.

The SAE 2016 World Congress will be held April 12-14 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Toyota will provide Executive Leadership and Aisin will serve as Tier One Strategic Partner for the event, which has a theme of “Powering Possibilities.”

For more information about the SAE 2016 World Congress, visit http://www.sae.org/congress/; to request press credentials, call 1-724-772-8522 or email pr(at)sae(dot)org .

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 128,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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