Adding hands-on, real world experiences to your curriculum can seem a daunting task particularly with an already "over-filled" teaching day. A World In Motion has taken all the work out of it for you! Now our program staff can train you to bring an amazing experience to your students that is a fully integrated STEM curriculum and show you how it correlates to all your STEM standards. This curriculum does so much more than cover the academic material. AWIM teaches students to problem solve and think analytically.
The curriculum is benchmarked to the Next Generation Science, Common Core Mathematics and Language Arts Standards and is keenly aligned to both the developmental and educational milestones of children 5-14. AWIM uses an integrated hands-on, age--appropriate curricular experience identified as the Engineering Design Experience (EDE). The EDE provides a problem-solving context in which students design a product or devise a solution to a problem through a teacher-facilitated challenge. Teams of students examine who the product is for; what must be accomplished; gather and synthesize information; design, develop, and test a prototype design; and prepare a presentation of their design ideas.
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The unique F1 in Schools Challenge introduces middle and high school aged students to the engineering process. From business planning, design, manufacturing, analyzing, and marketing to racing, students get to participate in a true hands and minds-on activity. Again, the same curricular concepts of the EDE of AWIM are reinforced through F1 bringing math, science, language arts and other key subject material to life in a real-world setting for students.
F1 made its debut in the UK in 1999 and in 2011 SAE began managing the program in the United States. F1 in Schools is the world's largest and most successful school-based STEM program, reaching more than 40 million students world-wide. Spanning age ranges from 11-18; its main objective is to inspire students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills, and financial strategies. Students must then apply these skills in a practical, imaginative, competitive, and exciting way. In 2013, 42 teams of 3-6 students from 26 schools competed in F1 across the country. Including those students who chose not to compete, F1 reached 650 students. A major issue impeding implementation of the program in more high schools across the United States is the cost of the equipment necessary to complete construction of the cars. Last year, TE Connectivity was very generous in donating the money necessary to purchase a race track system that supported growth in hosting regional competitions and the national finals at Michigan International Speedway in conjunction with SAE International’s Formula SAE Collegiate Design Series event.
F1 in Schools requires students to engage in the entire science and engineering process. Students build business plans, develop real budgets, design, manufacture, analyze and market/present their designs to a panel of judges where they must defend their design choices. This process prepares students for the ultimate educational design experience at the university/graduate school level. F1 in Schools is designed to help change the perceptions of STEM by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, science, marketing and technology.
Students take learning beyond the foundation set by AWIM to:
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At the university level, Extreme Engineering is what you get with the SAE Collegiate Design Series™. CDS takes learning beyond textbook theory to designing, building and testing the performance of a real vehicle. CDS provides world-class, hands-on learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, developing and training the next generation of mobility engineers. The diverse menu of competitions includes Aero Design, Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Formula SAE, Formula Electric, Baja SAE, and Supermileage. All competitions within CDS prepare undergraduate and graduate engineering students in a variety of disciplines for future employment in mobility-related industries by challenging them with a hands-on, team engineering experience which also requires budgeting, communication, project management, and resource management skills (the top skills most valued by today’s innovative organizations). Students from around the globe unite in this intense experience and regularly land their first engineering job by talking with recruiters from leading companies in the mobility industry at CDS events.
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