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SAE Announces Winners of the 2004 Aero Design East Competition

DELAND, FL, April 20, 2004 - 1st Place Regular - Rice University 29.36 pts. 2nd Place Regular - Universite Federal Grande do Norte 29.66pts 1st Place Open - University of Akron 25.13pts 2nd Place Open - Universite Federal Grande do Norte 24.93pts

“SAE extends thanks to all of the competitors, sponsors, and volunteers for this event”, stated Shanin Hart, SAE Collegiate Programs and Transition Activities Manager, “In addition to great weather, we saw a great example of how students can transfer technical theories to real world application and learn from the experience. Education is what this event is all about.”

Lockheed Martin Corporation is set to host the SAE Aero Design West competition, the second of two annual aerospace events, in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 18-20, 2004.

Additional information regarding this event or the SAE Collegiate Design Series can be found on-line at, click on the students tab. Media questions may be directed to Mark Burd, SAE Public Relations, 1-800-441-2919 or