SAE Foundation Annual Celebration Slated for May 22 in Detroit -Osamu Nagata of Toyota to be Honored

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 10, 2014 - The SAE Foundation will hold its 2014 Annual Celebration on Thursday, May 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. The evening will feature award presentations, along with a unique VIP Tour, Sponsors Reception and Guest Networking Reception where local students present exhibits from their participation in  SAE International’s award-winning STEM education programs - A World In Motion®, F1 in Schools™ and the Collegiate Design Series™.

Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefit the SAE Foundation, the charitable arm of SAE International. The SAE Foundation is addressing one of the most pressing issues facing industry today - the decline of students enrolling in science and technology programs – by providing programs that bring math and science to life and sow the seeds of endless possibilities for today's students.

During the celebration, Osamu Nagata will be honored with its 2014 Industry Leadership Award. Nagata is the president and chief executive officer of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), where he leads Toyota’s North American manufacturing and engineering operations. He also is senior vice president, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMA) and managing officer, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC).

Since 1990, Toyota has been one of the strongest corporate partners of the SAE Foundation. In addition to its generous financial support and sponsorships, Toyota employees contribute their time and talents to support SAE’s A World In Motion® (AWIM) programs in Toyota communities.

In addition to the Industry Leadership Award, the Foundation will also present its annual Stefan Pischinger Young Industry Leadership Award. This award recognizes professionals with less than 12 years of industry experience who have significant accomplishments and potential for leadership growth. To nominate an individual, visit by April 1, 2014.

For more information visit or call Renée Hayes at 724.772.8508.

About the SAE Foundation
The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International that strives to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through educational programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. 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.

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