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Dr. Kenneth R. Buckholtz to Receive 2002 SAE Russell S. Springer Award

Warrendale, PA, Dec. 10, 2003 - Dr. Kenneth R. Buckholtz of The Boeing Corporation's Integrated Defense Systems Division has been selected to receive the Society Automotive Engineers (SAE) Russell S. Springer Award. The presentation of the award will take place on March 9, 2004 during the Honors Convocation at the annual SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan.

This award is given to recognize original and outstanding technical papers which are distinct contributions to the literature of the professions of mobility engineering, and for the encouragement of the younger members. The award is made annually by the SAE to a young eligible SAE member whose paper, presented at an SAE sponsored technical conference, is published in SAE Literature in the year for which the award is made. Dr. Buckholtz was selected to receive the award for his technical paper entitled, "Use of Fuzzy Logic in Wheel Slip Assignment - Part 1: Yaw Rate Control" (2002-01-1221).

Currently, Dr. Buckholtz works in guidance, navigation and controls engineering on Boeing's Joint Unmanned Combat Air System (J-UCAS) program. Prior to joining Boeing, he worked for Delphi Corporation for more than three years, as a co-op student, a Manufacturing Controls Engineer in shock absorbers manufacturing, and as an Advanced Chassis Controls Engineer developing anti-lock braking (ABS) algorithms for Delphi's Brake-by-Wire effort.

Dr. Buckholtz is active in several professional societies as a member of SAE, IEEE, the IEEE Control Systems Society and AIAA. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University in Flint, MI (1994), a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH (1997), and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton (2001). He is currently pursuing a MS in aerospace engineering from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO.