SAE Heinz C. Prechter Award for Automotive Excellence

The application can be completed by an individual or a group of individuals. At this time, applicants are limited to graduate and undergraduate engineering students from Kettering University and the University of Michigan Ann Arbor who are participating in the university's"incubator" programs.

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Applicant/Lead Applicant

SAE Member Number
(if applicable)
*Applicant's last name
*First name
Middle name
*Is the following address: Home
Mail Stop
*Street Address
*Name of College or University
*Graduate Date
*Name of College or University
*Graduate Date
Name of College or University
PhD (if applicable)
Graduation Date

Please note: Teams of up to six members may be submitted as a single application. If you are submitting a team application, include all team member information below.

Team Leader Name
Team Member Name(s)

Note: The boxes below are expandable and will accommodate an indefinite amount of text. It is suggested that you type your text elsewhere and copy and paste the information electronically into the boxes.

*Basis for Application
Below include detailed discussion setting forth the basis for the application. Comments should specifically highlight information on the entrepreneurial concept. Applications will be judged on the basis of the creativity, ingenuity, and practicality of the applicant's entrepreneurial idea and how it will positively impact the automotive industry.

*What market segment of the automotive industry does the entrepreneurial idea target?

A minimum of at least two (2) letters of recommendation are required to complete the application process. The references should be from faculty advisors or industry contacts and should support the information supplied under "Basis for Application". References must go to and click on the appropriate reference indicator to submit their reference online. References must be received by the October 31 deadline.

Nomination Deadline: October 31

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