Ford Engineer Michael Nienhuis Honored with SAE International's Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 10, 2013 - Michael J. Nienhuis, Engineer; Ford College Graduate Program for Product Development; Powertrain Controls, Calibration and NVH, was honored with the SAE International’s Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award. He received the award during the Awards Ceremony at the SAE 2013 World Congress.

Established in 2002, this award recognizes an outstanding student leader of one or more SAE International activities and encourages a vision within the recipient to become an SAE International leader during his/her adult career. 

The award honors past executive vice president of SAE International, Max E. Rumbaugh Jr., and exemplifies his interest in encouraging leadership qualities and opportunities within the ranks of SAE International supporters.

Nienhuis earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University. He was a student member of SAE International from 2007-2012, during which time he was involved in Formula SAE™ and Baja SAE™. He was president of the Western Michigan University Student Chapter from 2010-2012.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus 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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