Published: Oct 8, 2009 3:34:00 PM
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Mechanical engineering students Michael Thompson and Matthew Cromer have been awarded SAE International's Long Term Member Sponsored Scholarship. Thompson is a former Baja SAE team captain and organizer of the 2009 Alabama Baja SAE event, and Cromer previously served as the SAE collegiate branch president and is now the incoming Formula SAE team captain. Each student received a $1,000 award.
The scholarship is funded by long-term members of SAE International foregoing their recognition plaques, providing the support to students who contribute to SAE on the collegiate, regional and international levels. Only six of these scholarships are awarded each year from among SAE International's 20,000 student members.
Previous Auburn winners have included Ben Steele from criminology—the first student outside of engineering to win—and aerospace engineering graduates Sarah Gallops and Robert Wilmot.
Formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE International is an organization of more than 84,000 engineers, business executives, educators and students from more than 97 countries. Members exchange ideas about the latest advancements in the engineering of mobility systems. Besides the many publications, engineering standards, projects and exhibitions developed by its members, SAE International is also involved with the engineering-related education of children, college students and teachers. Its industry, faculty and student awards provide recognition to outstanding contributors in several areas of engineering.
Contributed by Cassity Hughes