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Volunteer and Paid Engagement Opportunities

With your help, we can continue to advance the mobility profession for the benefit of humanity. Whether you’re interested in serving on a technical or standards committee, volunteering virtually or in person to inspire young learners through SAE’s nationally recognized STEM education programming, authoring a technical paper, or helping to plan a mobility event, there are countless ways to share your time and expertise.

    • Get involved with standards development
    • Inspire and provide guidance to future engineers
    • Connect with industry peers
Click here to Join the SAE Volunteer Pool

View all of SAE's Volunteer Opportunities

SAE’s Preprint Server

SAE MobilityRxiv® is a free online preprint server and sharing service for English-language preprints in the mobility/transportation field. Preprints are defined as original manuscripts (including white papers, theses, and dissertations) that have not yet been published by any journal or other publication. If you are an SAE author and have submitted a manuscript to one of our journals, non-event technical papers, or an event, we allow the posting of the original manuscript to MobilityRxiv while the manuscript is undergoing peer review. Peer-reviewed manuscripts that have been rejected for publication are also eligible for posting on the MobilityRxiv, but we do not accept preprints that have been posted on another preprint server. 

This service allows researchers and other users to read and comment on a manuscript immediately without waiting for formal peer review. All users can read all documents for free without creating an account, but you must be logged in (using your SAE credentials) to upload a paper or to leave comments.

All preprints are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows for immediate citation.


  • Feedback on your work from expert authors and subject matter experts in your field
  • Help in advancing your career, tenure track, or student success
  • Early access to research
  • Ethicalsharing of your own and others' research with no delay or cost​
  • Early citations of your work by DOI


Visit MobilityRxiv to upload your preprints or to browse papers.

Volunteer Recognition Month

Starting June 1, we have an entire month of activities lined up to celebrate YOU, our SAE Volunteers!

One activity during SAE 2022 Recognition Month,  volunteers have the opportunity to recognize one another for the work they do to move the mobility industry forward. You can submit a nomination through this form and our team will post it on your behalf, or directly into this discussion thread here yourself. All Nominees will have a choice of a $15 Starbucks or Amazon gift card.  

You can find out about all the Recognition Month activities here. 


Introducing the Newest Class of SAE Fellows

Fifteen engineers cemented their mobility industry legacies by being elected SAE Fellow. 

In the 2021 class, 15 SAE Fellows were cited for their achievements in the automotive sector (11), the commercial vehicle sector (2), and the aerospace sector (2)-although there are varying degrees of industry overlap for certain Fellows. Implemented in 1977, the SAE Fellows program has honored a total of fewer than
1,000 individuals over the years since. 

Interested in becoming an SAE Fellow? Nominations are being accepted now through July 1.  Find out more here. 

Read about the Fellows 2021 Class now.

SAE Mentor Program
Accelerate your career growth by tapping into industry insights from experienced engineers or make a lasting impact on the future of mobility by serving as a mentor. The SAE Mentor Program allows you to find, connect, and share experiences with mentors and mentees locally or from around the world. Our powerful, member-driven online mentoring program includes a number of new features:

  • Enhanced Mentor Matches. Input your preferences and you’ll be matched using proprietary MatchIQ® Technology or you can choose your own match.
  • Convenient Access. Android and iOS mobile apps make it even easier to stay connected with your mentor/mentee.
  • Fully Customizable Mentor/Mentee Experiences. Save time with a guided mentor experience or create your own.

Getting started is quick and easy. You can enroll now here if you are an SAE Member.  Not an SAE Member? Join here now

There is no better way to learn than by example. SAE’s Mentor Program offers students and professionals in the mobility industry an opportunity to connect directly with experienced industry veterans willing to share their knowledge and expertise. 

Virtual Mentor Mixers
Yet another SAE Member benefit, Virtual Mentor Mixers are hosted by industry experts and are mentors in the program. These mixers provide the perfect space for  students and industry professionals to network and build relationships, while still remaining flexible through their remote nature. View a calendar of all the mixers here

Mentor Chat – Career Advancement June 21–22, 2022



In May, we are giving away an Amazon Fire TV Cube, Hands-free streaming device with Alexa, 4K Ultra HD, includes latest Alexa Voice Remote and a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

All you have to do to enter is Opt in to the Volunteer Pool.  Opt-in here!

Are you already opted in? You can still enter by updating your profile here.

Looking to Volunteer? Receive an entry each time you apply to an opportunity this month.


 Drawing will be held May 31st at 12:00 PM.

SAE Senior Celebrations
Beatriz Acuna is ready to explore.

The mechanical engineering major is finishing up her degree at California State University, Northridge, where she was a member of the SAE Collegiate Chapter.

“I wanted to learn more about the world, how everything functions, and how everything arounds us is designed,” Acuna said.

Throughout her educational career, Acuna learned from important experiences both in and outside of the classroom that gave her foundational knowledge for her future. She cites mentors Melissa Flores, Aero-Thermal Fluids Engineer at Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Alexander Wisinger, Senior Material Process Engineer at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, as major influences along her path.

Working with her mentors and fellow students, Acuna has developed her skills and deepened her understanding of the world of mobility, and the possibilities for the future.

“The biggest changes that I see are the use of more eco friendly material that could be reusable to reduce waste,” she said.

As she looks to make a difference in the technology field and contribute to science research following her graduation, Acuna has accepted a position with an aerospace and defense technology company and is considering pursuing a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering.

 During May, SAE is celebrating our graduating SAE Student Members by recognizing their accomplishments. We’re happy to see you achieve this milestone and can’t wait to see what you do next.

SAE Local Sections
26 states. 7 countries. Chances are the most talented engineers and mobility experts are right in your back yard, members of one of the 47 SAE Local Sections around the globe. This is where you have a chance to take deep dives into the latest advancements in the mobility industry and expand your network on a local level. Local Sections are by far one of our most valuable and popular Member Benefits year after year and there’s no additional cost to join.
Find Your Local Section

Here are a few local sections looking for new members:
SAE Austin Section Officers Needed
SAE New England Sections Officers and Open Positions
Call for Section Officers-SAE Pittsburgh Section
Call of Volunteers for Mid-Michigan Section

Learn More Today!