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 annually recognizes an individual or team 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.
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 1927, this award annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper(s) relating to the invention, development, design, construction, or operation of an aircraft and/or spacecraft presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections. Consideration is given to the value of the author(s) contribution to the state of the art in furthering flight technology, whether it pertains to aircraft or spacecraft systems or their parts, components, subsystems, or accessories. This award honors Orville (an early SAE member) and Wilbur Wright, the first successful builders and operators of heavier-than-air flying equipment. The award consists of a bronze medal and a framed certificate, a $300 honorarium and is presented each year at an SAE aerospace meeting.
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 2008, this award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and leadership in the area of diesel engines. Two awards are given each year, one for Best Paper and the other, the Diesel Engine Research Medal, given to an individual for outstanding leadership in research and development in the field of diesel engines through a singular accomplishment or lifetime achievement. The Best Paper award recognizes the authors of an original and outstanding technical paper presented at an SAE meeting on the subject of diesel engines in the on- or off-road industries. Preferably the paper will be published in an SAE Journal and must address research advancements in diesel engines regarding efficiency and low emissions achieved by innovative experimental and modeling research of the engine, fuel and/or after treatment systems. Oral presentation scores must also be above average.
Established in 1992, this award recognizes individuals or a team who have distinguished themselves by making significant contributions during their career in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft. The criteria for the selection of the award shall include the following: A distinguished career involving significant contributions in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft. The recipient shall be judged primarily for the technical value and originality of the contributions which have expanded the knowledge of aerospace engineering. Providing supervisory or managerial engineering direction, although important, would not solely fulfill the requirements for this award. The SAE Board of Directors established the Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award to honor the memory of Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson and the enormous impact he had on the aerospace industry.
This award honors renowned inventor and businessman Magnus Hendrickson, who founded Hendrickson Motor Truck Company in 1913, by recognizing individuals or teams (SAE members or non-members) whose efforts in commercial vehicle dynamics represent true innovation and have created significant, lasting change in the commercial vehicle industry. The ideal award recipient(s) is an individual or team (SAE member or non-member) whose research and/or practical application represents unique, original concepts that when applied to vehicle dynamics, cause significant, positive change and elevate vehicle dynamics to new levels of innovation. Nominees must have earned at least one U.S. Patent that represents an original concept or design and qualifies as a significant engineering achievement in vehicle dynamics for the commercial vehicle industry. Previous engineering achievements and innovation will be considered when determining nominees' eligibility for this award.
Established in 2014, and made possible by a generous gift from Arnold and Stephanie Siegel, this award proudly represents members and non-members of the Society whose mobility industry contributions have made a lasting social benefit on humanity. The award will honor individuals, teams, organizations or entities, both domestic and internationally, whose mobility industry contributions - research or practical application - have made a significant, positive, multi-generational impact on the world such as, but not limited to: mobility safety or the environment, creating a safer, healthier world. The SAE Arnold W. Siegel Humanitarian Award honors Arnold W. Siegel, an SAE Fellow and Medal of Honor recipient, whose pioneering crash injury research began in 1954 at the University of California-Los Angeles.
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.
Established in 1978, this award recognizes an individual or a team for unique and outstanding contributions to air transportation and/or to the work of the aerospace technical committees in developing aerospace standards, specifications, technical reports, and data through cooperative research. SAE established the Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award to acknowledge and commemorate the distinctive contributions of the late Franklin W. Kolk to the advancement of civil air transportation and to the associated work of the Society. Kolk was renowned for the many significant contributions he made in the design of commercial transport aircraft. He was an active participant in many government/industry committees and was the founding chairman of the SAE A-21 Committee on Aircraft Noise Measurement. The criteria for the selection shall include the following: The significance of the individual's/team's contribution in terms of the originality of the work.
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.)
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 time of the work determines student status. The presentation of the technical paper must be made by the student at a major SAE meeting. Papers can be on any topic and from students worldwide. 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 $4,000 honorarium to the lead student author.
Established in 1971, this award provides for an annual lecture dealing with a broad phase of civil air transportation considered of current interest and major importance. The objective is to advance air transport engineering and to recognize those who make personal contributions to the field. The award perpetuates the memory of William Littlewood, the only person ever to be president of both SAE (1954) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was renowned for his contributions to the design of, and operational requirements for, civil transport aircraft. The award consists of a framed certificate and a $8000 honorarium and is presented each year at a national meeting of one of the sponsoring societies.
This award annually recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections during the calendar year. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering. Colwell, who funded this award, served SAE in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as President in 1941. His own technical papers were outstanding examples of engineering excellence and clear writing. Established in 1965, this award annually recognizes the authors of papers of outstanding technical or professional merit presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections during the calendar year. Papers are judged primarily for their value as new contributions to existing knowledge of mobility engineering. Colwell, who funded this award, served SAE in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as President in 1941.
Established in 2007, this award recognizes an engineer from the automotive industry for outstanding contributions to the technology progress and dissemination in the area of automotive transmission and driveline. The award acknowledges new ideas, concepts, innovations or applications that will assist in improving this technology. This award has been funded through an endowment from the Timken Company to honor Howard Simpson, an extremely talented and innovative engineer who has invented and developed a revolutionary planetary gear set which constituted the basis for the Ford C4 and C5 transmission produced over more than 20 years starting in 1964, for the famous Chrysler Torqueflite transmission, a ground-breaking unit introduced in 1956 and for several General Motors transmission models. The award is also testimony to Timken's commitment to technical innovation and creativity.
Purpose: The A4A/SAE Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Innovation Award, formerly known as the Better Way Award, is an annual process established to recognize a government and/or 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. Eligibility: Team eligibility includes both 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 two to twelve members. The accomplishment may involve research, development, engineering, application, management, or policy, and should have occurred not more than 18 months prior to the NDT Forum.
Established, in 1995, this award recognizes an outstanding engineering executive in the off-highway industry. Candidates are nominated by their employees, colleagues, supervisors or the local SAE Section, with the nomination supported by another individual from the same group. The nomination and the supporting document should clearly state information to judge the individual's capabilities against the qualifications listed below. The nominee will be judged primarily on the basis of the following qualifications: Field proven products and/or services Successful protégés Outstanding teams developed Unquestioned integrity Charismatic leadership Creation of a supportive environment allowing a customer/product focus. This award honors Sid A. Olsen, his contributions to the off-highway industry, and the outstanding engineering management values he personified. Olsen, an SAE Fellow, was Manager of Engine Engineering at John Deere Product Engineering Center.