Three DPS schools take part in the A World In Motion Competition

Clippert Academy wins Grand Championship in Fuel Cell Competition

Several Detroit Public Schools were invited to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) International A World in Motion (AWIM) Competition this week at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Participating schools were Clippert Academy, Farwell Elementary-Middle School, and Gompers Elementary-Middle School.

DPS students participated in the 6th Annual International JetToy Competition on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 and the 2nd Annual International Fuel Cell Competition on Thursday, April 26, 2012 where students traveled from as far as India to compete.

Clippert Academy won first, second and third place in the accuracy competition; third place in the endurance with weight competition; and third place in the speed competition.

Gompers Elementary School won second place in the speed and sportsmanship competition.

Farwell Elementary-Middle School was the only DPS school to participate in both the International JetToy Competition and International Fuel Cell Competition.

Clippert students were crowned the Grand Champions of the Fuel Cell Competition and also received an award for posters, as well as an award for good sportsmanship.

Both the Fuel Cell Challenge and the JetToy Challenge offer students, teachers and volunteers who have participated in the A World in Motion program an opportunity to come together and share what they have learned through their experience, according to

The Fuel Cell Challenge is set up as a friendly competition where students in Engineering Design Teams of three or four compete in distance, accuracy, weight carrying and speed events. SAE International hosts this competition through a sponsorship from the General Motors Foundation.

In the JetToy Challenge, students are set up in Engineering Design Teams of four to compete in distance, accuracy, weight carrying and timed events. This yearly competition is sponsored by Johnson Controls.

About AWIM
SAE International’s A World In Motion is a teacher-administered, industry volunteer-assisted program that brings science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to life in the classroom for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. Benchmarked to the national standards, AWIM incorporates the laws of physics, motion, flight and electronics into age-appropriate hands on activities that reinforce classroom STEM curriculum.

Through the support of corporations, foundations, volunteers, SAE members and the SAE Foundation, A World In Motion opens a window of possibilities for students as they discover the exciting application of science principles and learn about rewarding engineering, science and technical careers. The students learn to work as a team with their classmates and apply creative problem solving during the activities.

The A World In Motion program builds bridges between corporations and classrooms by giving teachers, volunteers, and students the opportunity to work together and learn from each other.

Source: A World in Motion


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