Perhaps the most satisfying recognition that an individual in any profession can achieve is peer recognition of accomplishments. This type of recognition is not only gratifying but frequently is the spur to even greater accomplishment, with the result being technological and, often, social benefits for the individual's associates, employer and the general public.
SAE administers more than 60 award and recognition programs and co-sponsors three programs in cooperation with sister societies.
SAE International offers a series of awards to to promote the education of engineering students, recognize outstanding SAE Collegiate Branches, and support the development of Formula SAE vehicles.
Among the nearly 60 professional awards offered by SAE International are honors for technical paper excellence, powertrain innovation, environmental improvement, supreme leadership, and achievements related to motorsports, intelligent transportation systems, vehicle safety, and aerospace vehicle design and development.
Recognizing the importance of engineering educators, SAE International offers awards for exceptional Collegiate Design Series faculty advisers, A World In Motion volunteers, and teachers who further develop students' understanding and experience in math, science, and engineering.