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Dr. Chantal S. Parenteau Receives 2003 SAE/ InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award for Young Engineers

Warrendale, PA, June 16, 2003 - Dr. Chantal S. Parenteau, a Biomechanical Engineer at Delphi Corporation, received the 2003 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/ InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award for Young Engineers. Dr. Parenteau was presented the award on March 4, 2003 during the Honors Convocation at the annual SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.

This award, established in 2001 by InterRegs, Ltd. and the SAE Foundation, recognizes a practicing engineer under the age of 40 who is involved in standards, regulations, or conformity assessment systems which improve safety of reduced emissions in a mobility product. The intent of the award is to encourage participation of young engineers in the standards and regulations development process early in their technical careers.

Dr. Parenteau joined Delphi in 1998, where she is currently leading and supporting various advanced occupant protection systems projects. Her main expertise lies in analyzing field data accidents and in carrying out biomechanical research to provide recommendations for various new technologies.

Her contributions to SAE are extensive, as she has written many publications and journal articles and has participated in several conferences for the organization. Since 2000, she has been the co-organizer for the Biomechanics Session at the SAE World Congress.

A resident of Troy, Michigan, Dr. Parenteau graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. After receiving her bachelor's and master's degrees in bioengineering, she pursued her doctoral studies at Chalmers University in Sweden.