SAE International’s A World In Motion® Program Receives Grant to Advance STEM Programming in Arizona

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The grant on behalf of ON Semiconductor Foundation will support K-8 STEM activities

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"Our partnership with ON Semiconductor is helping grow Arizona's diverse, STEM-fluent workforce and opening up a world of opportunities for young learners who may not otherwise be exposed to STEM programming." Lori Gatmaitan, director, SAE Foundation

SAE Foundation announced today that ON Semiconductor Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in seven Phoenix-area classrooms. The grant will support SAE’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) STEM programming for grades K-8.

"ON Semiconductor's grant will build on the work we're doing in Arizona to ensure that all students have access to hands-on STEM learning experiences," said Lori Gatmaitan, director, SAE Foundation. "Our partnership with ON Semiconductor is helping grow Arizona's diverse, STEM-fluent workforce and opening up a world of opportunities for young learners who may not otherwise be exposed to STEM programming."

This funding expands on a partnership that began with the ON Semiconductor Foundation in 2018 when they provided funding to support AWIM in several Phoenix middle school classrooms.

The ON Semiconductor Foundation is committed to serving the needs of communities across the globe through the investment of resources. The ON Semiconductor Foundation, which was launched in 2019, is overseen by an employee-based board of directors who manage its daily operations and approve recommendations from grant advisors globally. Since 2016, the company has funded more than $5 million in grants, employee matching and in-kind donations, as well as sponsorships and dollars-for-doers for employee volunteerism.

“Investing in the communities in which we operate and where our employees live is critical to our organization as we look to continue our legacy of giving and volunteering,” said Theresa Haywood-McCarley, senior director of corporate social responsibility at ON Semiconductor and board secretary for ON Semiconductor Foundation. “On behalf of the ON Semiconductor Foundation, we’re proud to support the work of the SAE Foundation as we work toward making the world better together.”

SAE’s AWIM program provides students with the skills needed to succeed in real-world work environments and helps connect their classroom learning with real-life applications. 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.

For more information on SAE’s AWIM program, please visit: https://www.sae.org/learn/education.

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

For more information on the ON Semiconductor Foundation, please visit: https://www.onsemi.com/about/foundation.

About ON Semiconductor Foundation
The ON Semiconductor Foundation is committed to serving the needs of communities through the investment of resources. After a conversion of ON Semiconductor’s global corporate giving and employee volunteer programs, the ON Semiconductor Foundation was established in February 2019 and became a nonprofit organization formed under the laws of the State of Arizona in January 2020, in an effort to continue the legacy of giving and volunteering in the communities where it does business and where its employees live. Its primary focus of giving is in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Education, Health, Disaster Relief, Environment and Human Services. For further information about the ON Semiconductor Foundation, read more at http://www.onsemi.com/about/foundation.

About the 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.

About SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. 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 award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at http://www.sae.org.

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