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Chris Sanger to Receive the 2003 SAE Henry O. Fuchs Student Award

Warrendale, PA, Oct. 6, 2003 - Chris Sanger, a graduate engineering student at the University of Illinois, has been named this year's recipient of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Henry O. Fuchs Student Award. Sanger will be presented with the award at the 2003 SAE Fatigue Design and Evaluation Committee Meeting, October 6-8 in Iowa City, Iowa.

This award is given in memory of Professor Henry O. Fuchs and recognizes a graduate student (or recently graduated, i.e., post doctorate or new professor) for his or her work in the advancement of engineering practice in the area of fatigue. It is made twice annually by the SAE Fatigue Design and Evaluation Committee and provides for the winning student's attendance at the Committee's spring or fall meeting to present their work. In October, Sanger will present his findings on "Relaxation of Welding Residual Stresses and Their Effect on Variable Amplitude Fatigue Life."

Sanger, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1999 and worked at Chicago Bridge & Iron for 3 years before beginning the Masters of Science program at the University of Illinois.