SAE Recognition Day

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SAE Recognition Day: Thank YOU

In light of SAE Recognition Day,  SAE Staff would like to share an important message to all contributors, participants, organizers, committee members, and volunteers.

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SAE Recognition Month 2021

A day to thank all our volunteers and contributors for their dedication to SAE International . 

We understand the importance of recognizing our volunteers for their dedication to the success of our organization.  Their time, knowledge and passion for the betterment of the mobility community allows SAE to develop world class content, publish leading technical standards in both the Aero and Ground Vehicle communities, inspire the minds of future engineers and serve the needs of our students and members worldwide.

As a thank you for all you do,  SAE will be highlighting some of our amazing volunteers and contributors.  We will also be giving  out prizes throughout the month leading up to the third annual SAE Recognition Day on Monday, June 28th, 2021. It's SAE International's way of saying "Thank you"!
Don't miss out.  Sign up now for your chance to participate.   

New Volunteers can sign up for the SAE Volunteer Pool  or   volunteer via SAE Propel for the chance to win additional prizes!

How to Participate

 To be eligible to participate in Recognition Day, individuals must have completed one of the following in the past 12 months:

Opted into the Volunteer Pool
Updated Your Volunteer Profile

Signed up for a Volunteer Opportunity through SAE Propel
Completed a Volunteer Activity for SAE (via Propel or elsewhere)

Recognition Month Activities:

June is SAE Recognition Month  -  All throughout the month, we will be spotlighting volunteers to showcase just how much they live out SAE's mission of advancing mobility for the benefit of humanity.  Be sure to opt into our volunteer pool to participate in all of the activities and give-a-ways happening all month long! Special activities include:

  • SAE Student Community Contest. Wednesday June 16, members and volunteers in the student community, will be asked to show how they engage with SAE.

    Two winners will be chosen – each will receive an SAE prize bag consisting of an SAE cooler, outdoor speaker and water bottle.

  • Volunteer Contest - A Competition in the Member Connection starting June 23 asking members and volunteers the following question:  

Why are you proud to be a volunteer with SAE? Tell us, either as a student or professional, what volunteer experiences have brought you the most satisfaction either personally or professionally, and what drives you to continue to volunteer?

      •  Best answer receives a pair of Oakley sunglasses and a $50 gift card
  • Names drawn at random every Friday from the SAE Volunteer Pool for a prize pack that includes a set of Apple air pods and a SAE backpack. Join the SAE Volunteer pool now!
  • Weekly volunteer spotlights featuring unique volunteer stories
  • Free trial of SAE Member Connection. Connect with the best minds in mobility engineering via Member Connection starting June 1. Join real-time discussions on critical advancements in the mobility industry, get answers to technical questions, and grow your network in this online community.
  • Thank you gifts for our volunteers. SAE is sending gift cards to our Volunteers and Contributors all month long in celebration of SAE Recognition Month - keep your eye on your inbox. We will email you if you are a winner to confirm your mailing address!
  • We have several grand prizes to give away on June 28, including an Apple Watch, Amazon prize pack, a golf set, and a Grill prize pack, among other things.
  • Helpful hints on getting more engaged with SAE - Staff will share some helpful hints about getting involved in their areas of the organization.

Spotlight on:
Dave Andrea
Executive Vice President, Research
Center for Automotive Research

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It is hard to believe I have been an SAE member now for some thirty years – the span of my entire career. I became a member the first year I joined the auto industry as a researcher with the
University of Michigan’s Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation. I worked for David
Cole, and as an SAE Fellow, he encouraged me from day one not to be just an SAE member but
to be an involved SAE member. I thought that encouragement was mainly because as a corporate finance and business economics major in undergraduate school and an MBA in graduate
school he thought SAE would teach me to be conversant in engineering – a helpful language to
know to be successful in the automotive industry.

Eventually, I took on more activities in the Detroit Section and
was elected Section Chair in 1998. It really was at this point
when I appreciated the true value of SAE International and the
Section – it is all about the quality of the people you meet and
the relationships you build.

As I look back on my roles with the SAE International Board or my current roles on the SAE International Finance Committee
and Section Treasurer I have brought my formal education into SAE. With thirty years of SAE experience I bring my personal
experience with a much deeper understanding of what it takes to design, engineer, and manufacture a personal vehicle. Like
they always say, the more you put into something the more you get out. My SAE career has proven that adage. I just hope I am
more conversant in engineering.