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Allport Receives SAE Excellence in Engineering Education Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 12, 2006 - Chuck AllportChuck Allport, assistant to the academic vice president at Cedarville University, has been selected to receive SAE International’s Excellence in Engineering Education (EEE) Award.  He will be presented the award at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Mich., April 3-6, 2006.

The EEE award, established in 1995, recognizes outstanding contributions made by an individual toward activities related to the SAE Engineering Education Board.

Allport’s passion for the past 15 years has been integrating SAE International into engineering education. In 1990, he used his extensive industry experience to establish a new engineering school at Cedarville University.  Since then, Allport has immersed his students in the school’s SAE chapter, winning several honors for his work.  In his students’ first 10 years, they received seven consecutive Outstanding Collegiate Branch Awards, attended high-level internships in Washington, D.C.and won top honors in the SAE World Congress Student Booth competition.  Allport’s students, who are active in the SAE Collegiate Design competitions, designed and built four advanced alternative fuel vehicles, resulting in a feature article in Car and Driver magazine. 


Allport has advised more than 30 competition teams during his career at Cedarville, earning an Outstanding Advisor Award from the Governors’ Ethanol Coalition, a personal commendation from the Secretary of Energy and an Award of Outstanding Professional Achievement from the Dayton Engineering and Science Foundation.  A dedicated member of SAE International, Allport serves on several committees, including the SAE Board of Directors.  He also serves on various professional boards and directs the Math & Science Teaching Enhancement Program for teachers in Dayton, Ohio area schools.


Allport earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the US Air Force Academy.  He earned his master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from  Arizona  State  University and in personnel administration from The George Washington University.