STEM Grant to Benefit Hoosier Schools

Posted: Updated:
(photo courtesy of the SAE Foundation) (photo courtesy of the SAE Foundation)

Schools in north central Indiana are among several to land more hands-on STEM experiences for students. A grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is allowing for the expansion of the A World in Motion program, which incorporates STEM learning into the classroom. 

The program is managed by the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit SAE Foundation. The organization says the funding from the FCA Foundation will allow it to expand the program to a total 75 classrooms in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. The Hoosier schools that will receive the program include:

  • Elwood Haynes Elementary School - Kokomo
  • Maple Crest Elementary School - Kokomo
  • Tri-Central Middle School - Sharpsville
  • Tipton Middle School - Tipton

The SAE Foundation says the students will experience hands-on, project-based learning that aligns with national education standards and "teaches students not only critical STEM skills, but also how to work in teams and present and defend their ideas." 

"The FCA Foundation has been an incredible partner of the SAE Foundation for many years," said Lori Gatmaitan, SAE Foundation Director. "This year, we’ve partnered to target their support throughout multiple communities, reaching a broad spectrum of students who otherwise may not have access to hands-on, engaging STEM programming."

You can learn more about the A World in Motion program by clicking here.

  • Perspectives

    • Mitigating Your Company’s Cybersecurity Risk

      Frequently, I encounter people who think that a software developer understands all languages and can “fix” anything tech related. While that may be true for a few, areas of expertise within tech evolve as rapidly as the technology itself. For instance, there was a time (not long ago) when operating in the cloud was revolutionary. Today, it is considered best practices for some or all of an organization to function within a cloud. Managed information technology began with...



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • (photo courtesy Dax Norton)

      Whitestown Tops Indiana's Fastest-Growing Communities

      The Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says Whitestown in Boone County is Indiana's fastest-growing community for the eighth consecutive year. The center says the town's population nearly tripled, from 3,132 in 2010 to 8,627 last year. Westfield in Hamilton County is not far behind. Its population grew 5.2 percent in 2018, according to information reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Other communities on the list include...

    • The Waterside project aims to transform 100-acres of the former GM Stamping Plant site. (photo courtesy of Ambrose Property Group)

      Ambrose, Glick Partner on Waterside

      Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group has announced a key partnership for the redevelopment of the former GM Stamping Plant in downtown Indianapolis. The commercial real estate firm is teaming up with the Gene B. Glick Co. to build and manage apartments as part of the $1.4 billion mixed-use redevelopment project. Ambrose says the partnership is also part of plans to catalyze "philanthropic and community-centric strategies to strengthen Indianapolis." The firm also...

    • Despite Profit Increase, Shoe Carnival Predicts Store Closings

      Evansville-based Shoe Carnival Inc. (Nasdaq: SCVL) is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $13 million, up from $8.2 million during the same period last year. Despite the increase, the company says it expects to close up to 25 stores throughout the fiscal year while adding three new locations.

    • Carmel Ranked Among Best Places to Live

      Carmel has been chosen as the 3rd best place to live in the U.S. according to MONEY.  The publication only looked at cities with a population of 50,000 or greater, and eliminated any place that had more than double the national crime rate, less than 85-percent of the state's median household income, or lack of ethnic diversity.  MONEY was able to pare the list down to 50 communities after delving into data concerning economic health, public education, cost of...

    • NIBCO is headquartered in Elkhart. (photo courtesy of NIBCO)

      Companies Detail Closures, Layoffs

      Four companies have announced plans to lay off a total of nearly 300 employees. In separate notices filed with the state, the companies say the moves will affect workers in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Charlestown and Peru.