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PLYMOUTH, Mich., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Toyota USA Foundation has been named winner of the fourth annual SAE Foundation Gordon Millar Award. Bruce Brownlee, Senior Executive Administrator, Toyota Technical Center, accepted the award.
The award, which is funded by AVL, is given in special recognition of an individual or organization that best demonstrates continuous philanthropic support of the SAE Foundation Mission to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
"Toyota USA has long been a champion of education for young people, supporting programs with a focus on math, science and environmental science," Don Manvel, Chairman, AVL Americas, said. "Their actions embody what this award is all about."
"SAE's role as true champions of STEM education has never been more important or timely, and Toyota is proud to be a long-time supporter of their work," said Latondra Newton, chief corporate social responsibility officer, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. "There are amazing and wonderful things going on in STEM fields – and it is our duty to get our children energized and engaged in these subjects at an early age. SAE helps bring the everyday magic of STEM experiences to the lives of young people while paving the road for future career paths."
About Toyota USA Foundation
The Toyota USA Foundation is a $100 million charitable endowment created to support education programs serving kindergarten through 12th-grade students and their teachers in the United States, with an emphasis on mathematics, science and environmental science. For more information about the Toyota USA Foundation, visit http://www.toyota.com/usa/community/articles/toyota_usa_foundation.html.
About SAE Foundation
The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International that strives to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.
Founded in 1948, AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL's Technology Leadership Center has become a mainstay at the SAE World Congress, and annually hosts some of the industry's best and brightest in discussions critical to our industry's future. AVL's North American Headquarters are located in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, Michigan. For more information, contact Chris Barecki, AVL Americas Marketing Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.738.8778.
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