SAE Foundation to Honor Edsel B. Ford II


tWARRENDALE, PA — The SAE Foundation will honor Edsel B. Ford II with its "Industry Leadership Award" at a celebration on May 16 at Ford Field in Detroit. The celebration will also mark the SAE's Foundation's 25th Anniversary.

t"Leaders such as Mr. Ford are a key element of our efforts to attract, educate, and retain engineers," saidMatt Miller, director of the SAE Foundation. "Our programs are among the most effective in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and we are honored to include Mr. Ford among our leaders and supporters. Our 25th Anniversary Celebration promises to be a great evening for the industry."

tMr. Ford is a member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and also is a consultant to Ford, active in company affairs and corporate dealer relations. Ford also is a board member of the International Speedway Corporation and the former chairman of the Detroit branch of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. Ford is very active in several charitable, philanthropic, and community organizations. He is the former chairman of the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, Chairman of the Detroit 300 Conservancy and a board member of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and the Skillman Foundation.

tThe 25th Anniversary Celebration – "The Future STEMs from You!" – will bring together companies, volunteers, teachers, and students who participate in and benefit from SAE's programs: A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. In addition to the Industry Leadership Award, the Foundation will also present its annual Stefan Pischinger Young Industry Leadership Award in recognition of young men and women with significant accomplishments in their careers and potential for leadership growth in the industry. Two recipients will be named at the dinner, and nominations are currently being sought. Nominees must be under 35 years of age. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2012. For more information or to complete a nomination form, visit

tThe 25th Anniversary Celebration will also recognize its major donors and supporters as well as the teacher and volunteer of the year. The evening will include VIP and sponsor receptions and attendees will be able to meet with students who participate in SAE International's award-winning STEM education programs. To become a sponsor or supporter, or for more information on the SAE Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration, visit or contact Renee Hayes (724) 772-8508 or Interested media should contact Shawn Andreassi (724) 772-8522