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SAE International�s Collegiate Design Series Announces 2009 Season

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 5, 2009 - SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series kicks off its 2009 season this week at SAE Aero Design West in Van Nuys, Calif.

SAE forges a strong bond with college students who will become the next generation of mobility engineers through its popular Collegiate Design Series, a winner of the National Science Foundation’s Public Service Award. Through this educational competition, students worldwide have the opportunity to apply classroom theory by designing, building and testing vehicles that range from hybrid cars to model aircraft.

Here’s the 2009 schedule of events:

·         SAE Aero Design West, Van Nuys, Calif., March 6-8

·         SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Houghton, Mich., March 16-21

·         SAE Aero Design East, Marietta, Ga., April 3-5

·         Baja SAE Alabama, Auburn, Ala., April 16-19

·         Formula SAE Virginia, Alton, Va., April 22-25

·         Formula Hybrid, Loudon, N.H., May 4-6

·         Baja SAE Oregon, Portland, Ore., May 7-10

·         Formula SAE Michigan, Brooklyn, Mich., May 13-16

·         SAE Supermileage, Marshall, Mich., June 4-5

·         Baja SAE Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisc., June 11-14

·         Formula SAE California, Fontana, Calif., June 17-20

For more information about this educational competition, visit http://students.sae.org/ .

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.

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