K-3 Development Sponsored by Nissan
Nissan is made up of a richly diverse group of people, as reflected in the company's leadership team and the numerous corporate outreach programs in which they participate in the community. As one of their outreach programs, Nissan has provided a generous 5-year grant of $1,500,000 for the development of four primary learning activities:
Nissan is currently providing the SAE Foundation with a two-year grant of $250,000, which is being used to continue the distribution of these K-3 activities, as well as provide overall support to the full line of A World In Motion® (AWIM) products.
SAE's goal is to engage the largest number of students at the earliest age possible in learning about STEM subjects and STEM careers. AWIM now reaches young learners in their most formative learning years, in grades K-3, thanks to Nissan. These primary activities, similar to all AWIM activities, benchmark to national math and science standards. In addition the literacy-based curricula teach students how to read while integrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts into fun and challenging building exercises. The AWIM curriculum provides a unique way for educators to be able to teach STEM concepts to younger students, while providing a path for districts to help meet the standards for science and technology.