Established in 1984, this award promotes engineering developments and the presentation of SAE papers on turbomachinery and/or developments that enable or advance the use of turbomachinery. The award honors Cliff Garrett and the inspiration he provided to engineers by his example, support, encouragement, and many contributions as an aerospace pioneer. To perpetuate recognition of Garrett's achievements and dedication as an aerospace pioneer, SAE administers an annual lecture by a distinguished authority in the engineering of turbomachinery and/or engineering related to creating, enabling, or advancing applications of turbomachinery in power systems, on-highway, off-highway, aircraft, and/or spacecraft uses.
The award is made possible by a contribution from the Garrett Corp. (now a division of Honeywell).
This award consists of a framed certificate, a commemorative gift and a $2,500 honorarium and is given immediately following the presentation of the lecture at the SAE Power Systems Conference or at WCX World Congress Experience.