Students from India win gold at SAE International AWIM Jet toy Olympics held at Detroit, USA: SAEINDIA National AWIM

6th class students at St. Columbus School, New Delhi took top honours at SAE International AWIM Jet Toy Olympics in Maximum Time Category. 6th SAE AWIM (“A World in Motion”) International Jet Toy Olympics 2012 held on 25th April’12 at Detroit, Michigan USA saw 125 teams participate and the young SAEINDIA National AWIM Olympic winners put India on top.

Support for SAE student level initiatives like AWIM, Supra SAEINDIA and Efficycle come from company’s like Maruti Suzuki that foster students’ visions. Ankit Sharma, Paanshul Jarrel, Bhavishya Bhatt and  Kshitij Malik made up the AWIM team this year.

Overall, the students bagged 4th position.  The St. Columbus team made it to the International Jet Toy Olympics when they emerged winners amidst 25 competent teams pan India at the SAEINDIA National Olympics that were held in November, 2011 in New Delhi. In India AWIM is promoted by SAEINDIA, and other industry leaders.

Press Release: India wins gold at SAE International AWIM Jet toy Olympics held at Detroit, USA

Students of St. Columba’s School, New Delhi created history by winning the Gold medal at the SAE International AWIM Jet Toy Olympics in Maximum Time Category.

Competing with 125 teams from across the globe at the 6th SAE AWIM (“A World in Motion”) International Jet Toy Olympics 2012 held on 25th April’12 at Detroit, Michigan USA, the SAEINDIA National AWIM Olympic winners made India proud.

Congratulating the students on this achievement, I.V. Rao, Managing Executive Officer (Engineering) – Maruti Suzuki and Chairman – SAE Northern India Section said “The students from St. Columba’s, New Delhi have made India proud by becoming the only Indian team ever in the history of SAE International Jet Toy initiative to win a Gold medal. We hope that the SAE initiatives like the AWIM will help bring in a scientific mindset amongst the young Indians. My heartiest congratulations to the students and their school and parents on this success.”

Maruti Suzuki supports SAE student level initiatives like AWIM, Supra SAEINDIA and Efficycle, which nurture the creativity amongst students.

AWIM teamThe 6th class students Ankit Sharma, Paanshul Jarrel, Bhavishya Bhatt and  Kshitij Malik along with their teacher Ms. Rita Monterio from St. Columba’s School, supported by enthusiastic volunteers, K.V. Sunil of Maruti Suzuki and Ms. Shikha Malik of IGIT- New Delhi have shown that with devotion, dedication and passion, anything can be achieved.

These extremely bright and enthusiastic students also bagged the 4th position overall. The team from St. Columbus had qualified for the International Jet Toy Olympics after emerging victorious among 25 most competent teams from all across India at the SAEINDIA National Olympics held in New Delhi in Nov 2011. AWIM is promoted in India by SAEINDIA and supported by industry leaders like Maruti Suzuki.

About AWIM:  SAE International’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) 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. Industry support is essential to this program. Corporations and their employees can influence the ways in which youth are prepared to meet the future by sponsoring schools in their communities.

About SAEINDIA

SAEINDIA, a non-profit society of automotive engineers in India, has been in the forefront to identify and transmit relevant technologies to the society in general, and stakeholders, in particular. It is affiliated to the parent body SAE International which is head quartered in USA with a glorious record of more than 100 years of service to the mobility community.

SAE International has more than 121,000 members – engineers, business executives, educators & students from more than 97 countries – who share information & exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is a premier resource for standards development, events, and technical information & expertise useful in designing building, maintaining & operating self-propelled vehicles for use in land, sea or air.