Chrysler Foundation Supports STEM Education

By LouAnn  Gosselin

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Chrysler Foundation has awarded $25,000 to SAE Foundation Canada in support of its efforts to advance math and science education through the award winning A World In Motion program, which helps ensure the technical competency of the future talent pool.

“In order to succeed in the society of tomorrow, all children need to understand and apply STEM concepts in a real-world integrated setting. Participating in AWIM teaches them to solve complex problems, communicate clearly, raise questions, assimilate information and work cooperatively toward common goals,” commented Lori Gatmaitan, Director, SAE Foundation. “We are grateful to The Chrysler Foundation for its support of critically important STEM programs such as AWIM.”

SAE Foundation Canada’s relentless pursuit of innovative, effective STEM education is made possible by corporations like FCA US LLC, who value the technical competency of the future workforce.

The Chrysler Foundation’s support will help inspire and educate over 1,000 elementary and middle school students by teaching them critical math and science concepts in a hands-on, interactive program while exposing and preparing them for the possibilities that exist in STEM-related careers.

“The Chrysler Foundation supports educational initiatives like AWIM, because it is vital to our country and to our industry’s future that we develop and produce the best and brightest minds in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Chrysler Canada.  “Once a passion for these subjects is ignited in the students, it directly impacts the careers they choose.”

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