Engineering professors to receive SAE educational award

Published: Mar 13, 2007 10:46:55 AM
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David Bevly, a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University, is one of ten professors from around the world who were selected to receive SAE International's Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. They will be presented their awards during the SAE 2007 World Congress, April 16-19 in Detroit, Mich.

Established in 1953, the award recognizes outstanding engineering educators, and offers them the opportunity to meet and exchange views with practicing engineers in their fields. The award honors the late Ralph R. Teetor, 1936 SAE International president, who believed that engineering educators are the most effective link between engineering students and their future careers. The award is funded by the SAE Foundation, which develops and funds programs and incentives that foster student interest in engineering, scientific and technical education.

Bevly is the director of Auburn's GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (GAVLAB). He has received two Young Investigator Proposals from the Office of Naval Research and the Army Research Office, and was recognized by the college of engineering with the Alumni Engineering Council Outstanding Faculty Award and Alumni Engineering Council Junior Faculty Research Award. His work has been published in a number of journals, including ones from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Bevly earned his bachelor's from Texas A&M University, his master's from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his doctorate from Stanford University, all in mechanical engineering.