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Jeremy Taylor to Receive the 2003 SAE Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award

Warrendale, PA, Oct. 6, 2003 - Jeremy Taylor, a Kettering University Mechanical Engineering graduate, has been named this year's recipient of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award. Taylor will accept the award in March 2004 at the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Michigan. Included as part of the award, Taylor will receive a free, SAE lifetime adult membership and a monetary stipend.

This award, established by Max E. Rumbaugh, Jr., SAE Executive Vice President Emeritus, annually recognizes an outstanding SAE student leader, encouraging continued participation in SAE throughout his or her professional career. The award is based on leadership skills demonstrated during the student's senior year of undergraduate studies, and the recipient must be employed in a mobility-related industry at the time of selection.

Taylor was nominated by his mechanical engineering professor at Kettering University based on his exceptional participation and support of SAE activities while a student. As an SAE student member, Taylor served as both vice president and president of the Kettering University SAE Student Chapter, co-captain of the Mini Baja Design® Competition team, and team leader of the Clean Snowmobile Challenge team for two successive years.

Taylor led his Clean Snowmobile Challenge teammates to a second place finish in 2001 and a tie for first place in 2002. "The lessons learned in the student competition teams prove invaluable in everything I do," said Taylor. "(Participation in) the teams taught me everything from design and fabrication, to responsibility and managerial skills. These skills are immediately recalled during inter-departmental projects at my job."

Taylor graduated Cum Laude from Kettering University in 2003 and is currently a testing engineer at LuK Incorporated in Wooster, Ohio.