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Making a difference

SAE Foundation

Inspiring curiosity in STEM

Total Awarded: £60,000
Current Grant awarded: £50,000
Timescale: 1 year – 2023 – 2024
Location: USA (wide)

The Spectris Foundation are excited to be continuing our impactful partnership with the SAE Foundation. Providing students with high-quality, STEM programming that ignites their interest in STEM subjects and delivering training for teachers that helps increase their comfort level with teaching STEM subjects.

The SAE Foundation’s award winning A World In Motion (AWIM) programme incorporates 21st century power skills like critical thinking and communication in addition to inspiring young learners in STEM. They’re mission is to reach all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, race, or ethnicity, thereby increasing equitable access to STEM.

AWIM program sparks passion for STEM, Kei’Andre a student who participated in the project last year loved learning about Newton’s laws of motion and gravity. Through the Straw Rockets Challenge Kei’Andre created an interactive comic book where students could battle computer viruses.

Because of his experience with AWIM, Kei’Andre wants to become a scientist!

The goal of the program is to provide students with high-quality, STEM programming that ignites their interest in STEM subjects. As well as providing training for teachers which will increase their abilities and interest in STEM, thus helping many more young minds of the future.

Our grant will continue to facilitate creative STEM learning, making a big difference in schools and communities who haven’t had the chance to access such amazing STEM education.

In 2022 we reached 300 students by supporting AWIM and over the next year our aim is to reach a further 800!