“SAE International wins National Science Foundation Award - 12 May 2008
The US’ National Science Foundation has awarded SAE International and Bayer Corporation with the 2008 Public Service Award. Both organisations were recognised for their work to increase the public’s understanding of science and engineering.
In particular, SAE was honored for its A World In Motion (AWIM) (www.awim.org) curriculum and Collegiate Design Series (http://students.sae.org/competitions/). AWIM joins together teachers, students, (elementary through high school) and industry volunteers in an exploration of physical science while addressing essential mathematic and scientific concepts and skills. SAE’s Collegiate Design Series is a series of competitions that provides college students with real-world, hands-on engineering experience by designing, building and testing the performance of real vehicles.
The award presentation took place during a black-tie dinner at the U.S. Department of State on May 6. The presentation was attended by SAE 2008 President Dr. Thomas W. Ryan III, PhD, and SAE International Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. David L. Schutt, PhD.”
Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, May 12, 2008