SAE Foundation to Honor STEM Education Supporter Mary Barra with the
Leadership Award at Annual Celebration Dinner in May
WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 17, 2012
WARRENDALE, Pa., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --SAE Foundation
announced today that it will honor Mary T. Barra with its Industry Leadership
Award at the 2013 SAE Foundation Celebration Dinner. Barra, who is General
Motors' Senior Vice President of Global Product Development, and an active
supporter of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Barra will also be the first woman to receive this award in its 25 year
"Ms. Barra is the exact kind of leader who sets an example for young people
beginning their careers in the auto industry," said Matt Miller, director, SAE
Foundation. "Her professional accomplishments, community involvement and
leadership on various boards set the kind of standards to which others can
aspire. We look forward to honoring her and other leaders at the celebration
Previous recipients of the Industry Leader of the Year Award include: John
Krafcik, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hyundai Motor America; Alan
Mulally, Ford Motor Company; Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.; Robert A.
Lutz, General Motors Corporation; Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, Toyota Motor
Corporation; J.T. Battenberg, III, Delphi Corporation.
At GM, Barra is responsible for the design, engineering, program management
and quality for General Motors' vehicles around the world. She is also a
member of the Executive Operations Committee and serves on the Adam Opel AG
Supervisory Board. Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a co-op student
at General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), sponsored by the
Pontiac Motor Division. Barra also serves on the boards of General Dynamics,
the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Kettering University Board
of Trustees. She is GM's Key Executive for Stanford University and the
University of California-Berkeley.
The 2013 SAE Foundation Celebration Dinner will take place on May 22, 2013 in
the Detroit area and 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. Further details on the location and other
honorees will be announced later.
The event will also recognize SAE's 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.
About SAE Foundation
The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International that strives to
encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science,
technology, engineering and math through educational programs, including A
World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. SAE International is a
global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical
experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE
International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary
consensus standards development. For more information about SAE Foundation:
CONTACT: Matt Miller, Director, SAE Foundation, +1-724-772-7504,
SOURCE SAE Foundation
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