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Wright Brothers Medal - Participate - SAE International

2020-07-16
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.
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William Littlewood Memorial Lecture - Participate - SAE International

2018-11-06
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.
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Trevor O. Jones Outstanding Paper Award - Participate - SAE International

2020-09-15
The former Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA) in June 1992 developed the Convergence Outstanding Paper Award (later renamed the Trevor O. Jones Outstanding Paper Award). An endowment established by Siemens Automotive, Ford Motor Company and ITT Automotive supports the award in perpetuity. This Award honors the author of written paper which covers aspects of passenger car, truck, and commercial vehicle electronics systems. This award recognizes Trevor O. Jones, Founder of Convergence®, for his contributions to the field of transportation electronics. Papers will be judged primarily for their value as technically new and innovative contributions to the existing knowledge base of transportation electronics. Reviews shall be based upon the value of the paper itself as an original contribution, not upon the value of a development or invention already known which the paper may describe. The Trevor O.
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Steven M. Atkins Ability and Achievement in Science, Engineering, and Technology (AASET) Award - Participate - SAE International

2018-08-10
Established in 2011, the purpose/objective of this award is to recognize the significant technical achievements brought about by innovation, leadership and inspiration of employees with disabilities working in the aerospace engineering industry. It also demonstrates the deeper scope and reach of SAE International to mobility engineering professionals. The Steven M. Atkins Ability and Achievement in Science, Engineering, and Technology (AASET) Award was established to recognize aerospace employees with disabilities who, through their technical achievements, innovation, leadership and inspiration, have contributed to the aerospace industry. This award was enabled by a contribution from The Boeing Company to honor Steven M. Atkins, Vice President, Product Integrity and Functional Excellence, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
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SAE/Timken-Howard Simpson Automotive Transmission and Driveline Innovation Award - Participate - SAE International

2020-06-22
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.
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SAE/Ramesh Agarwal Computational Fluid Dynamics Award - Participate - SAE International

2020-05-15
The SAE/Ramesh Agarwal Computational Fluid Dynamics Award recognizes professionals (individual or team) who have made significant science and engineering contributions to computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Nominees may be professionals from industry, academia, or government who have made contributions to CFD and its applications within the aerospace or ground vehicle industries. Nominees will be assessed based upon their development of CFD methods/technology, their significant contributions such as new methods, new or enhanced software, or simulation processes and their positive impact in the Industry or Engineering Community 10-years of demonstrated professional contributions to CFD and its applications preferred but not required (this does not include graduate school studies) The award was established with a generous gift from the Agarwal family and honors Ramesh Agarwal, the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, a world-renowned leader in CFD.
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SAE/Magnus Hendrickson Innovation Award - Participate - SAE International

2018-11-06
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.
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SAE/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award - Participate - SAE International

2020-02-11
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. 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.
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SAE Sid Olsen Engineering Executive of the Year Award - Participate - SAE International

2020-05-06
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.
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SAE Fellow Grade of Membership - Participate - SAE International

2019-07-11
The highest grade of membership, this recognizes and honors long-term members who have made a significant impact on society's mobility technology through leadership, research, and innovation. Established in 1975, the grade of Fellow is administered by the SAE Fellow Committee. Election to Fellow is an exceptional professional distinction bestowed on around 20 recipients each year. A distinctive Fellow pin is presented to the new Fellow at the annual Fellow dinner and a framed Fellow certificate is presented during the SAE Awards Ceremony. Both functions are held at the WCX World Congress Experience. The SAE Board of Directors oversees the Fellows program and approves the nominations submitted by the Fellows Committee. 2019 submission period is over - the 2020 nomination period will open March 1st” . Please email Nicole Iorfido with any questions.
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SAE Aerospace Engineering Leadership Award - Participate - SAE International

2018-11-05
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.
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Rodica Baranescu Award for Technical & Leadership Excellence - Participate - SAE International

2018-11-05
Established in 2011, this award celebrates the successes of women in the engineering profession and recognizes their leadership and technical contributions in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle sectors. The award serves to broaden the awareness of the reach and impact of women working in mobility engineering. Its goals are to stimulate the involvement of women in engineering as well as open doors for young girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) who wish to pursue engineering careers. The award is enabled by a gift from Rodica Baranescu, Ph.D. Baranescu is an SAE Fellow, Past President of SAE International, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She is a mechanical engineer who started her professional and academic career in her native country, Romania, before immigrating to the United States in 1980. In 2000, she was the first woman elected President of SAE International.
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Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation

2018-11-05
Established in 2001, this award annually recognizes an SAE member whose work has furthered innovation in the manufacture, design and improvement of engine technology for ground, air or space vehicles. The award honors Max Bentele for his contributions to the field of mobility engines and his encouragement for others to innovate and promote advances in the area. The award is designated for engineers who have at most been out of school for ten years, who have made a major contribution through a new idea, concept, innovation or application which provides a recognized improvement in engine technology and which has been verified through proof of concept demonstrations. It is intended to recognize the global nature of the SAE and the breadth of the mobility community that it serves. The award is made possible by a contribution from the Max Bentele Foundation. The award consists of a engraved memento, a $6,000 honorarium, and a copy of Dr. Bentele's book "Engine Revolutions."
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Marvin Whitlock Award - Participate - SAE International

2018-11-08
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.
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L. Ray Buckendale Lecture - Participate - SAE International

2020-09-15
Established in 1953, this award provides for an annual lecture that deals with 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. Thank you to the following companies for their sponsorship and support of this award: Cummins Inc. Dana Holding Corp. Eaton Corp. Meritor Inc. ZF/ TRW Automotive In 2021, this award will involve a lecture ONLY which will be presented at COMVEC.
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Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering - Participate - SAE International

2018-05-29
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.
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Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award - Participate - SAE International

2018-11-08
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.
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Environmental Excellence in Transportation (E2T) Award - Participate - SAE International

2018-06-11
Established in 2000, this award recognizes an individual or groups of individuals who through their ingenuity and dedication make significant innovations in reducing the environmental impact caused by the transportation industry. These innovative achievements may occur in motorized vehicles for land, sea, air, and space in the areas of fuels, alternative propulsion methods, fuel usage, materials, energy usage, manufacturing methods, logistics support, as well as in education, training and improving public awareness. The key criteria for recognition are innovation, originality, demonstrated significant favorable impact on the environment and improvement over any existing technologies, methods and public acceptance. The award consists of a crystal globe and is presented at the Awards Ceremony during the WCX World Congress Experience.
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