This award recognizes individuals for their sustained outstanding contributions toward the work of the SAE Engineering Events in the planning, development, and dissemination of technical information through technical meetings, conferences, and professional development programs at SAE events or outstanding contributions to event operations in facilitating or enhancing the interchanges of technical information. Established in 1979, this award is administered by SAE Engineering Events and honors the late Forest R. McFarland who was himself an outstanding session organizer, a chairman of the Passenger Car Activity and a member of the Engineering Meetings Board. Funding for this award is through a bequest by McFarland to SAE and consists of a framed certificate presented at an appropriate event.
Established in 2004, this award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of improved federal automotive policy. Government policy is an increasingly important and complex influence on the ability of the mobility community to serve humanity. Through this award, SAE recognizes the importance of sound policy analysis and inspires members of the mobility community in government, industry and elsewhere to strive for excellence. This award recognizes Barry D. McNutt for his contributions to rational and effective public policy and to encourage others to strive to advance the ability of government and industry to serve the public good. His contributions reflected his conviction that effective public policy must be firmly grounded not only in the reality of the problems to be solved but also in the economic and technical reality of the affected industry.
Teetor Awards Faculty Scholarship Program to Access SAE Professional Development Programs The Ralph R. Teetor fund was established to promote information sharing and interaction between academia and industry. Over the years, a variety of programming has been established that supports this mission including: Annual Teetor Awards program, which provides funding for faculty to attend SAE World Congress or a Congress of their choice and to attend an industry tour organized by a host company Annual Faculty Advisors Award, which recognizes outstanding faculty, which includes funding to attend an SAE conference of choice Industrial Lecture Series, a speaker’s bureau of engineering experts that Universities can request. Teetor funds the speaker’s travel and speaking honorarium. NEW University Faculty Scholarship Program University faculty who are SAE members are now eligible to receive a scholarship that provides access to one SAE Professional Development course per year.
Established in 1986, this award recognizes and honors a living SAE member for unique and significant contributions to SAE which strengthen or add to SAE's ability to further its purpose. The significance of such contribution(s) shall have been tested over time and shall be regarded as a major factor in SAE's success. SAE Past Presidents are eligible for this award, but the contribution(s) for which they may be nominated must have been initiated and proven as major factors to SAE's success after their term of office has been completed; any initiated prior to, or during their Presidential term, are not acceptable as the basis for nomination. Unlike other SAE awards that honor technical achievements or outstanding accomplishments in the various fields of mobility engineering, this award recognizes an individual's contributions to the overall SAE organization. The award consists of a bronze medal and is presented at the WCX World Congress Experience.
Established in 1987, this award recognizes individuals whose accomplishments include outstanding international research, innovation and contributions to crash injury protection, crash injury biomechanics and crash injury design for all mobility vehicles: land, air, sea and space. Nominees should be those persons in leadership positions who have made a significant transportation safety impact on their organizations or on society worldwide. This award, was initially administered by the Stapp Advisory Committee. The award is funded through the generous support of Arnold W. Siegel, SAE Fellow and Medal of Honor recipient. Siegel's work was in Crash Injury Research conducted at UCLA. This pioneering research has contributed to modern crashworthy transportation vehicles and to the understanding of human tolerance in collisions. The award consists of a framed medal a $10,000 honorarium, and is presented at the Awards Ceremony during WCX World Congress Experience.
This award is the highest recognition that the SAE Foundation Trustees bestow upon an individual who has exhibited exemplary leadership that benefited SAE International, the SAE Foundation, and/or SAE Foundation Canada. Recipient must have more than 20 years of service to the mobility community, representing industry, academia, or government and must have made notable contributions serving in a leadership capacity. Recipient must have served as a SAE Foundation Trustee or on the SAE Foundation Canada Board of Directors for more than three years or be a leader who has made significant contributions toward improving math, science, engineering, or technology education. Recipient must have led at least one initiative that resulted in noteworthy advancements of the SAE Foundation's mission. The SAE Foundation encourages and increases student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Established in 1976, this award recognizes a unique and outstanding contribution over a period of time to the work of the technical committees under the SAE Technical Standards Board in developing standards, specifications, technical reports, and data through cooperative research. The medal was named in honor of Arch T. Colwell, its first recipient and 1941 SAE President. Dr. Colwell symbolized the dedication and devotion of SAE members who work to further the objectives of the SAE Technical Standards Program. The award is intended to stimulate technical committee members to greater accomplishments and the realization of satisfaction that comes from sharing their expertise. The award consists of a $2500 honorarium, a medal and a framed certificate and is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the SAE World Congress or at another appropriate venue. Rules
Awarded to promote careers in the engineering community by recognizing men and women who have significant accomplishments and who show potential for significant leadership growth in industry. Nominees must have less than 12 years of industry experience. These individuals must have: Proven accomplishments in their career; Shown promise and possess leadership ability; Received recognition from their employer or organization; and Demonstrated commitment to the community, professional societies and/or STEM Education (science, technology engineering and math) Award Sponsor: DENSO
Established in 1998, this award recognizes elementary school teachers that further develop the understanding and experiences in math and science in elementary students. To be eligible for this award, nominees (individuals or teams) must be elementary teachers (K-6) from public, parochial, or private schools, and must have demonstrated exemplary use of the AWIM program curriculum. Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: Quality of the teacher/volunteer partnership, Quality of the teaching experience, and Quality of the student experience. This award honors the work and dedication of Lloyd Reuss, former President of General Motors Corp. and Chair of the SAE VISION 2000 Executive Committee. Reuss' support of the AWIM program was the building block of this award. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $2,000 honorarium that will be divided equally between the teacher and the elementary school where the program was implemented.
The SAE Teetor Program stimulates contacts between younger engineering educators and practicing engineers in industry and government. Reflecting the firm belief of its donor that engineering educators are the most effective link between engineering students and their future careers, the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Fund's major program is focused on younger engineering educators. Its objective is to provide an engineering atmosphere in which these teachers can meet and exchange views with practicing engineers. The current decade places greater expectations upon the colleges and universities of the world to educate individuals who must successfully meet the challenges that face society. The purpose of the Teetor Award is to recognize and honor those younger educators who are successfully preparing engineers for this task.
Established in 1988, this award annually recognizes an individual for significant technical contributions and/or innovation related to operational availability of aircraft. Operational availability includes areas such as repair design, tooling, maintenance practices, logistics, inspection, modification and safety. The award acknowledges and commemorates the distinctive management contributions of the late Marvin Whitlock, Senior Vice President-Maintenance and a member of the Board of Directors of United Air Lines. The award consists of a bronze medal and an honorarium and is presented at an SAE aerospace meeting.
This citation was created to provide public recognition to an individual well known internationally for continuous professional involvement and participation in SAE's meetings, conferences, congresses and/or unique assistance and support in helping SAE achieve its goals and objectives, either in the broadest sense or related to one specific conference abroad. This citation, established in 1988, is administered by the Sustainable Development Program Committee. It consists of a bronze and wood plaque and is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience.
Established in 2000, this award recognizes a practicing engineer who has provided significant contributions to standards, regulations or conformity assessment systems for improved safety or reduced emissions in a ground vehicle mobility product. The individual can work on the standards/regulation language and/or on product to comply with the standards/regulation. The award was established by InterRegs Ltd. as a way to reward significant participation in standards, regulations or conformity assessment systems by engineers and to encourage increased participation in the future. The award consists of an engraved memento and a $1000 honorarium presented at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting or at an appropriate SAE International meeting.
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. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $2000 honorarium. It is presented at the Awards Ceremony during WCX: World Congress Experience.
Established in 1997, this award recognizes an author, who, in his/her paper, effectively demonstrates ways to further the use of sheet steel in automotive applications. The paper must be well organized, written in a succinct manner and possess excellent technical merit. It should also foster long-term benefits to sheet steel industry professionals worldwide. The award honors the memory and accomplishments of the late Sydney H. Melbourne of Dofasco Inc., and encourages others to strive for the level of excellence he attained within his organization, the steel industry and the automotive marketplace. The winning paper authors each receive a silver brushed plaque and split a $3500 honorarium. The award is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience.
Established in 1988, this award recognizes SAE members who use their engineering skills to achieve product or manufacturing process contributions which are assessed to have had the greatest positive effect on the passenger car, truck, and bus industries. The Ford Motor Company has funded this award to honor Henry Ford II and to recognize his enormous impact on the mobility industry. Individual or teams responsible for designing a product or developing a manufacturing process which is assessed to be a significant technical effort and which has had the greatest positive impact on the passenger car, truck, and bus industries. Providing supervisory or managerial engineering direction does not fulfill the requirement. The award consists of a plaque and is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience.
This award recognizes SAE Collegiate Branches 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 Branch on campus and in the community. This award was established in 1963 and is administered by the Education Board. SAE Collegiate Branches are defined as a group of students at a given university that have a Faculty Advisor, 25 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. The Collegiate Branches selected as recipients will be recognized at the SAE World Congress each year where they will receive a plaque and a monetary prize.
The A4A-SAE NDT Innovation Award recognizes a government-industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems. Improvements will be assessed as a function of process sensitivity, reliability, and cost effectiveness. The A4A-SAE NDT Innovation Award is sponsored by Airlines for America (A4A) and SAE International. The award will be presented at the A4A NDT Forum and shall consist of a plaque, and a letter of commendation for each team member. Team eligibility includes both U.S. government and private industry personnel. Employees of universities, national labs, and non-profit organizations are also eligible as supplemental recipients of this award. Membership in A4A or SAE is not required. Teams may have up to twelve members.