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 2014, the impetus for the SAE Emeritus recognition was a desire by the SAE Membership Board to honor those distinguished, retired SAE members who have helped make our organization the place for engineers to learn, grow, and collaborate across industries through their continued support and volunteer engagement. Members chosen for this recognition include recipients of the SAE Medal of Honor, SAE Fellows, and former SAE Presidents, Officers, Directors and Chairs of SAE Operating Boards and Board Committees. All recipients of the Emeritus Recognition receive a plaque, which is presented at the Award & Recognition Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience or at another appropriate venue and free registration to all of SAE International’s three major congresses: WCX, AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, and COMVEC™.
The Industry Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the mobility industry. Nominees must have achieved the following: A significant level of success in their STEM careers. Demonstrated innovation and risk taking. Established a new direction or developed a position which challenged their industry. Made contributions outside of their industry, exemplified through community education, philanthropic or government activities. Award Sponsor: DENSO
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.
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 1972, this award annually recognizes the author(s) delivering the most outstanding paper at a Society or section meeting on the subject of automotive safety engineering. It may recognize an individual for distinguished accomplishment in automotive safety engineering, in which case the individual shall be invited to present a Ralph H. Isbrandt Memorial Lecture on an appropriate subject at a designated meeting of the Society. During his 45-year automotive career, Isbrandt, SAE's 1967 President, provided a constant inspiration to young engineers seeking and following a mobility engineering career. The award is funded from an endowment comprising donations from American Motors Corp., Chrysler Corp., Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., the 2nd International Passive Restraint Systems Conference Banquet Committee, and Isbrandt's many friends. The award consists of a framed certificate and bronze medal and is presented at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting.
Established in 1996, this award recognizes an outstanding young engineer in the off-highway or powerplant industry. The nomination and the supporting document should clearly state information to judge the individual's capabilities against the qualifications listed below. Candidates are nominated by their managers, with the nomination supported by an SAE member: Degreed engineer from the off-highway or powerplant industry Less than 10 years of industry experience Innovation Leadership Teamwork Integrity Community involvement Leadership in SAE activities The award consists of a framed certificate and a $500 honorarium and is presented at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition.
Established in 1992, this award honors an individual at the corporate official level for outstanding contributions to the field of aerospace engineering through his/her leadership skills. It recognizes an individual who has applied their leadership skills in aerospace engineering to make contributions leading to great positive impact on the aerospace community. Recognition may be for a singular accomplishment or lifetime achievement. The award consists of an original design of aluminum and marble presented each year at a major SAE aerospace meeting.
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.
Established in 1986, this award annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to the adaptation of lubricants and lubricated automotive systems or components presented at a Society meeting, or it may recognize an individual for distinguished accomplishments in research on automotive lubricants. It consists of a framed certificate and a bronze medal.
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.
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.
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.
Established in 1928, this award annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to theory or practice in the design or construction of, or research on, aerospace engines, their parts, components, or accessories at a meeting of the Society or its sections during the calendar year. Manly served as SAE President in 1919 and following his death, many of his associates formed a committee to establish a memorial as a lasting tribute to his work in aeronautic engineering. The award consists of a framed certificate, a bronze medal, and a $1500 honorarium and is presented each year at an SAE aerospace meeting.
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 1999 and previously named WEC/BREED Award for Women's Leadership, the J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders is designed to recognize a woman active in the mobility industry who has achieved the best balance of life by outstanding performance or significant contributions in two or more of the following areas: Exhibits outstanding service to her company and community. Demonstrates excellent leadership as a supervisor, manager, or in team environments. Displays innovation and uniqueness in achieving corporate and personal goals. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills. Provides important engineering or technical contributions to the mobility industry. Overcomes adversity. Participates in and is involved with SAE activities. This award was established by the SAE Women Engineers Committee to recognize the role of women in the mobility industry by the contributions they make both professionally and personally.
Established in 1953, this award provides for an annual lecture that deals with automotive ground vehicles for either on- or off-road operation in either commercial or military service. The intent is to provide procedures and data useful in formulating solutions in commercial vehicle design, manufacture, operation, and maintenance. L. Ray Buckendale, 1946 SAE President, by his character and work, endeared himself to all who were associated with him. Foremost among his many interests was the desire to develop the potential abilities in young people. To this end, the lecture is directed primarily to the needs of young engineers and students with emphasis on practical aspects of the topic. Sponsorship of the lecture is rotated among companies within the commercial vehicle industry. Current sponsors include: Cummins Inc. Dana Holding Corp. Eaton Corp. Meritor Inc.