Special Initiatives

Nissan Communities

Enriching people's lives" - this is the global vision of Nissan and all of its operating companies across the world. The Nissan Foundation was created in 1992 as a thoughtful response to a societal need that still impacts communities today. The mission of the Foundation is to support educational programs that promote a greater appreciation and understanding of America's diverse cultural heritage.

Thanks to a generous grant of $1,500,000 from Nissan, four primary units were developed and released in 2012:

Nissan continues to be a strong supporter of the SAE Foundation and the A World In Motion program. Their current gift of $150,000 is enabling students in Tennessee, Michigan and Mississippi to experience the award winning A World In Motion program.

Objective

Nissan is made up of a richly diverse group of people, as reflected in the company's leadership team and the numerous corporate outreach programs in which they participate in the community. The partnership between SAE and Nissan allows STEM programming to be introduced throughout Nissan communities. This will show Nissan's support of local education. Nissan's funding will open the door of opportunity for students to experience Science and Engineering in their classrooms in Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.

Goals/Expectations

  • To expose students to a unique experience where literature is integrated with science, math and technology education
  • To provide an opportunity for students to participate in hands-on activities that provide a foundation for STEM learning
  • To bring math and science to life for the next generation of scientists, engineers and problem solvers.