The SAE team has been awarded with the 2011 SAE Honeywell Outstanding Collegiate Branch Award. The award, which comes with a $600 prize, recognizes a college chapter for exemplary performance in technical meetings, networking opportunities, Collegiate Design Series competitions, promoting SAE membership and community service. In addition to excellent performances at SAE Baja and Formula competitions, Cal Poly Pomona’s team of about 112 students give presentations at elementary schools and community events to promote math, science and engineering.
“These students are very self-motivated,” says Cliff Stover, director of engineering and professor. “They talk to kids about engineering. Nobody’s asking them to do it. They’re seeking it out.”
(Photo: The SAE Formula team competes in the international competition in Nebraska in June.)