WATCH: Highlights of the 2018 SAE Foundation Annual Celebration (Gala) in Detroit

Students from St. Edith School demonstrating their motorized toy car

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the historic Masonic Temple for the 2018 SAE Foundation Annual Celebration. The annual gala celebrates the STEM education successes of the past year. Nissan Chief Performance Officer José Muñoz was this year’s SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award. In addition, there was a special tribute to Arne Siegel, former SAE Fellow and Medal of Honor recipient. The Donald W. Abelson Award for Visionary Leadership went to Bruce Aubin from Air Canada. Meanwhile, the FCA Foundation won the Gordon Millar Award. In addition, the DENSO Young Industry Leadership awards were presented to Amanda Martin from Caterpillar Inc. and Patrick Miller from Faurecia.


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