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Integrate Engineering Design & Inquiry-Based Teaching into the Classroom

Join ASSET STEM Education and SAE International for an in-depth professional learning program to bring STEM education to life. During this two-day workshop, educators in Pre-K through grade 8 will discuss ways to integrate engineering design and inquiry-based teaching into the classroom and preview hands-on activities from SAE International’s A World in Motion® (AWIM) program.



Exton, PA

September 24-25
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Universal Technical Institute 
750 Pennsylvania Drive
Exton, PA 19341

Includes facility tour of Universal Technical Institute’s
state-of-the-industry labs and equipment.


Beaver, PA

October 21-22
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Community College of Beaver County 
1 Campus Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Includes tour of the Aviation Science Center in Beaver



Other Locations: Sessions in Edinboro in November and Pittsburgh in December to be announced soon 



Pre-K through Grade 1

Students explore the effects of changing ramp height and vehicle weight to answer questions based specific performance criteria.
Core Concepts: Gravity, energy, friction, momentum, mass, velocity, and acceleration
Literature Piece: The Three Little Pigs Sledding Adventure explores how different sled materials affects three pigs’ ability to outfox the Big Bad Wolf.

Grades 2-3

Students build, test and modify a non-electronic pinball machine that meets specific performance criteria.
Core Concepts: Gravity, potential and kinetic energy, and inclined planes
Literature Piece: Malarkey and the Big Trap introduces students to the design process as a lazy cat attempts to catch a mouse.

Grades 4-5

Students build, test and modify gravity-powered cars based on specific performance criteria.
Core Concepts: Potential and kinetic energy, friction, inertia, momentum, diameter, circumference, measurement, and graphing

Grades 6-8

Students build, test and modify gliders based on specific performance criteria, basing their decisions on consumer demand.
Core Concepts: Force and motion and the effects of weight and lift

Grades 6-8

Students model the movement of information through the internet, securing data and systems, and develop marketing materials that meet specific criteria.
Core Concepts: The Internet, nodes and packets, TCP/IP, cybersecurity, encryption, decryption and keys



Early Bird Discount: Register by 8/31 for 20% off

Group Discounts: Register 5 educators for $1,500 

Save an additional 25% on AWIM kits when you engage a volunteer to help you administer the curriculum:   
For educators who engage a volunteer prior to the workshop, this discount can be combined with above 10% special offer for a total discount of 35% applied to orders placed onsite or by September 30, 2019.

Resources to secure funding:  

Sample grant application questions and answers:  



Contact or call 412-481-7320