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Students Selected for SAE Leadership Development Program

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 6, 2009 - SAE International selected 24 student leaders to participate in its fifth annual Leadership Development Program.  The program was held in conjunction with the SAE Section Officers Leadership Seminar last month in Orlando, Fla.

The Leadership Development Program recognizes some of the most promising SAE student leaders – individuals who have exhibited outstanding leadership skills through SAE activities on campus. Particular consideration was given to nominees who demonstrated leadership skills during their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies or while in pursuit of a graduate degree.

The program works to further develop these skills for application to future leadership roles in SAE International and in students’ professional engineering careers.  

Students selected to participate in the 2009 Leadership Development Program are:

  • Anthony Castaneda, Illinois Institute of Technology  
  • Mike Cola, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Matt Cromer, Auburn University
  • Robert Cudini, University of Michigan
  • Chris Dirkes, California Polytechnic State, San Luis Obispo
  • Ryan Ferro, California Polytechnic State, San Luis Obispo
  • Randy Floresca, San Jose State University
  • Sarah Gerbig, Western Michigan University
  • Daniel Goray, Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Christina Ibrahim, University of Alabama
  • Martin Johnson, University of California, Davis
  • Billy Karlen, South Dakota State University
  • Katherine Lapham, University of Michigan
  • Matt Leon, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Andrew Lisabeth, Central Michigan University
  • Stephen Mayer, Andrews University
  • Mike Neal, Ohio Northern University
  • Ray Noel, Cedarville University
  • Kelly Patterson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Greg Robbins, University of Buffalo 
  • Anthony Salvo, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Andrew Tan, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 
  • Michael Thompson, Auburn University  
  • Greg Uhlenhake, Ohio State University

SAE International is a global association of more than 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.