Henry O. Fuchs Student Award

Nominations are to be made by submitting a one-page summary explaining the students' work. Please submit your nomination to our Awards staff at awards@sae.org.

Established in 1991, this award recognizes a graduate or recently graduated student (i.e. post doctorate or new professor) that is working in the field of fatigue research and applications. The purpose of this award is to promote the education of engineering students in the area of fatigue technology.

This award honors the memory of Professor Henry O. Fuchs. Professor Fuchs participated in the SAE Fatigue Design & Evaluation Committee's research projects, was a member of the faculty who founded the SAE Fatigue Concepts in Design short course, published extensively in SAE and elsewhere in the technical community, and actively participated in the Surface Enhancement Division of the Committee which is responsible for many standards relating to surface treatments of metals for withstanding fatigue damage.

The award is made twice annually by the SAE Fatigue Design & Evaluation Committee and is granted to one graduate student. The award consists of a framed certificate, a $100 honorarium, and a transportation allowance to attend the SAE Fatigue Design & Evaluation Committee meeting where the award is presented. The student selected will be required to discuss his/her work related to the field of fatigue research and applications in the form of a one half hour presentation with time for questions and answers at the SAE Fatigue Design & Evaluation Committee meeting.

Honeywell Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Award

This award recognizes SAE Collegiate Chapters for exemplary performance in the areas of technical meetings, networking opportunities, SAE Collegiate Design Series teams, membership and recruitment, and community service programs, like A World In Motion®. By participating in these activities, they will increase the value of SAE student membership and add to the stature of the SAE Collegiate Chapter on campus and in the community. This award was established in 1963 and is administered by the Education Board.

SAE Collegiate Chapters are defined as a group of students at a given university that have a Faculty Advisor, 15 or more paid student members for at least three years in a row, and have submitted a slate of elected student officers to SAE International.

Chapters compete in the following classes based on the number of paid student members:

  • Class 1 (75+ student members)
  • Class 2 (50 to 74 student members)
  • Class 3 (25 to 49 student members)
  • Class 4 (24 or fewer student members)

In addition, there is an Award of Excellence that can be awarded to SAE Collegiate Chapters that excel in certain areas (such as meetings, projects, membership and recruitment) but did not qualify for the entire Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Award. The number of awards in each class is left to the discretion of the judges.

Awards will be based upon the following criteria:

  • Membership, Organization, Planning and Finances - 30%
  • Meetings - 20%
  • Projects - 20%
  • Involvement - 25%
  • Innovation - 5%

Each of these areas is described in depth on the application.

NOTE: This award is not available for Collegiate Chapters at universities in countries where we have SAE Affiliate Programs (Brazil, India).

Myers Award for Outstanding Student Paper

Established in 1997, this award is given annually for the best technical paper presented by a student. The paper must be based on work done by the lead author(s) while a student. The presentation of the technical paper must be made by the student at a major SAE meeting. Technical papers presented from June through May of the following year are eligible for the award annually.

The award recognizes the late Dr. Phil Myers and his wife Jean for their lifelong devotion to students and SAE. Myers was a renowned expert on internal combustion engines, and before his retirement, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Together with his wife, they set a high standard for excellence, concern for students, and involvement with SAE.

The award consists of an attractive memento as well as a cash honorarium to the lead student author. This award will be presented at a major SAE event or conference

Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award

Purpose: To identify and recognize an outstanding student leader of one or more SAE activities and, through the award, encourage a vision within the student to become an SAE leader during his/her adult career.

SAE student members will be nominated by their SAE faculty advisor who will provide a citation detailing the student's outstanding leadership skills during the past academic year. All nominees will meet the following criteria:

  • Student member of SAE who is about to graduate or has already graduated from a university or college in a technical field related to automotive engineering (This includes undergraduates and graduates.)
  • The student will have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in one or more SAE activities during the academic year being concluded during the year of selection.  (The purpose of this provision is to preclude an individual from being selected for leadership demonstrated solely in years prior to the year of his/her selection.)  One recipient will be selected.
  • The recipient must have begun employment when selected.
  • Nominations will be judged based on SAE-related leadership activities during the year of nomination, and imminent support of SAE and its activities.

This award recognizes an outstanding student leader of one or more SAE activities and encourages a vision within the student to become an SAE leader during his/her adult career.  Through a generous contribution from Max E. Rumbaugh Jr., past Executive Vice President of SAE (1986-2001), this award exemplifies his interest in encouraging leadership qualities and opportunities within the ranks of SAE supporters.

This award, established in 2012, is administered by the Rumbaugh Award Selection Committee and consists of a framed medal, a $750 honorarium, a lifetime professional membership in SAE and a trip to a major SAE meeting where the award is presented.

Russell S. Springer Award

Established in 1954, this award recognizes the author of an original and outstanding technical paper presented at an SAE meeting that is published in SAE literature in the year for which the recipient is selected. To encourage younger member achievement, the recipient must be an SAE member who is at most ten years out of school at the time of the presentation and whose paper is a distinct contribution to the literature of the professions of engineering. The technical paper will be judged for original content and contribution to the profession. All eligible papers will be considered.

The award honors the late Russell S. Springer who funded this award through his bequest.

William R. "Bill" Adam Formula SAE® Vehicle Development Grant

This grant provides funding to a Formula SAE® team to assist with the development of their project. Applicants must be registered for the competition at the time of application. Teams wishing to use these funds for anything other than vehicle design will be eliminated. Special attention will be given to those teams who were unable to secure major sponsors for their team.

This grant honors William R. "Bill" Adam's contribution to FSAE and his lifelong dedication to mentoring young engineers. A 35-year member of SAE and long time supporter of FSAE, Bill was an engineer in the automotive industry for more than 40 years working on vehicle development, testing and correlation. He was a co-patent developer of integrated Manifold-Muffler-Catalyst design and had seven years experience with exhaust development and exhaust pass-by noise levels.

Established in 2004, this grant is administered by the SAE Foundation, and applications are reviewed by Mrs. Pat Adam and Mrs. Julie Koerber, Bill's daughter. The selected applicant will receive a $500 grant which must be used toward the development of the vehicle.