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SAE International's Applied Vehicle Dynamics Course Wins Innovation Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 3, 2015 -

SAE International has won the 2015 Innovation of the Year Award for Learner Engagement from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) for its “Applied Vehicle Dynamics” course.


The IACET Innovation of the Year Award - Learner Engagement recognizes the "best-of-the-best" in engagement and the classroom learning environment.


“Applied Vehicle Dynamics” is a three-day course that teaches automotive engineers fundamental vehicle handling concepts through a combination of lecture and hands-on driving exercises. While the principal instructor, a highly regarded vehicle dynamics engineer, delivers most of the lecture material, several other engineer-driving instructors handle small guest-lecture slots. Lecture is heavily sprinkled with CarSim-generated animations and constant Q&A, which further enhances learner interactivity.


“The uniqueness of this course stems from both James Walker’s engaging teaching style and the in-car driving exercises that provide the engineering and the performance driving perspectives. Being able to conduct the course at a facility like the BMW Performance Center further enhances the experience. We’re gratified that an organization like IACET recognized the learner value and innovation in this course design,” said Kevin Perry, Global Manager, Professional Development, SAE International


Award recipients will be honored at an reception on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago.


SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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