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Krueger to Receive SAE Outstanding Student Leader Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 6, 2007 -

Darrell Krueger of Rail Sciences, Inc., in Decatur, Ga., is the recipient of SAE International's Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award. He will be presented the award during the SAE 2008 World Congress in Detroit, April 14-17.

This award, established in 2002, recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills in SAE International activities. The award honors past SAE Executive Vice President Max E. Rumbaugh, Jr., who believes in encouraging leadership qualities and opportunities within the ranks of SAE International supporters.

This award is funded through the SAE Foundation. In addition to supporting the awards, recognition and scholarship programs of SAE International, the SAE Foundation develops and funds programs and incentives that foster student interest in engineering, scientific and technical education.

Krueger is a mechanical engineer at Rail Sciences, specializing in rail car vehicle design and testing and derailment investigations.

A member of SAE International, Krueger is a National Technical Inspector for the Baja SAE series. He has been involved with Baja SAE since 2000, previously serving as the Auburn University Baja SAE team leader. He also was a key player in organizing the 2006 Baja SAE competition at Auburn University, designing endurance courses, building obstacles and supporting other dynamic events.

At Auburn University, Krueger was the officer of the school's SAE International chapter. He also was named Outstanding Student in Computer Aided Engineering by the mechanical engineering department and received scholarships from SAE International and the National Science Foundation's Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship Program.

Krueger holds his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Auburn University. He resides in Chamblee, Ga.

For more information on Krueger, please contact Sara Foltz at Rail Sciences, sara@railsciences.com.

For more information on SAE International's Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award, please contact pr@sae.org.