Thousands of students in three states, including Indiana, will benefit from SAE International’s “A World In Motion” program, which provides STEM education to classrooms. The FCA Foundation is the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and awarded $95,000 to the organization to support the program.
The initiative supports existing Pre-K through 8th grade curriculums with the immersive “Engineering Design Experience”, which has students work in teams to solve problems by designing, building and testing products. The funding will be able to continue AWIM programs in Kokomo and Tipton, Indiana, Toledo, Ohio and Belvidere, Illinois. The funding also allows for the expansion of the program to the Barack Obama Leadership Academy in Detroit and Huron and the Ojibwa Elementary Schools in Macomb County, Michigan.
“In order to fully realize the potential of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other new technologies, we must continue to find innovative ways to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers,” said FCA Foundation Chief Operating Officer Christine Estereicher.
FCA Foundation funding now supports programs in 95 classrooms, including 20 near Kokomo and Tipton. More information on the SAE Foundation can be found here.