The SAE Industrial Lecture Program’s goal is to foster networking and exchange of knowledge between practicing engineers and SAE faculty and students. This goal is accomplished through the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Fund sponsoring engineers to travel to universities with SAE chapters across North America.
Educational institutions that have SAE collegiate chapters or student design teams may invite lecturers to their campuses. In addition to giving their technical lecture presentation, the lecturer can participate in other various activities, including informal discussions with students and faculty, and laboratory and classroom tours. The lecture is presented through a department seminar, to a class, or to a student section of a professional society. The intention is to have the guest lecturer communicate their industrial experience, attitudes, needs, and viewpoints to faculty and students. There is no cost to the educational institution or chapter to host a lecturer, aside from providing the equipment needs.
Selection of lecturers is based on timeliness and appropriateness of their specific area, speaking ability, and industry representation. The SAE Teetor Committee members suggest topics that are of relevance and interest to a majority of SAE's Collegiate Chapter's students and faculty. SAE staff solicits individuals to be lecturers based on these suggestions. Lecturers are often recent SAE paper and book authors but can be experts in their respective fields. The campus lecture is prepared by the lecturer and is either based on their paper, book or is prepared from their industry experience. Educators and government employees are not eligible to participate in this program.
Lecturers are available on a first come first served basis and at the lecturer's availability. Review Instructions for Hosting a Lecture Visit to find out how to request a lecturer to visit your campus.
*Available to SAE North American Collegiate Chapters only.*
Sponsored by the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Awards Committee.