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William C. Brubaker to Receive the 2004 Bill Agnew Award for Outstanding A World in Motion (AWIM) Volunteers

Warrendale, PA, Jan. 15, 2004 - William C. Brubaker has been selected as the first recipient of the Bill Agnew Award for Outstanding AWIM Volunteers. Brubaker will be presented with the award during the opening address at the 2004 SAE Government/Industry Meeting on May 12, 2004 in Washington, D.C.

This award, established in 2003, recognizes volunteers who further students' understanding and experience in math and science by helping teachers use the AWIM materials in the classroom. The nominee must be a volunteer that has assisted a teacher integrating the AWIM program and must have participated in classroom activities during the current academic year. The award honors Dr. William G. Agnew, retired from General Motors Research Laboratories, for his work in establishing and continued support of the AWIM program.

Brubaker's career spanned 25 years with Martin Marietta in military and commercial aircraft work, three years with Bellcomm on the Apollo and Skylab programs, and 20 years with the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) where he helped develop crash protection standards for passenger cars and school buses. Since his retirement from NHTSA, he received a citation in recognition of his superior achievement in developing the technical and legal foundation for improved side-impact crash protection for passenger cars.

Brubaker is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and has been an SAE member for 21 years. He established the AWIM Program in Maryland, and has conducted 286 AWIM sessions. Brubaker holds a bachelor's in aeronautical engineering from Tri-State College. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Maryland and currently lives in Lutherville, Maryland with his wife.