Source: SAE International announcement

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The SAE International announced the third-annual student SAE Brake Colloquium Poster Competition to be held online in conjunction with this year’s 40th anniversary of the industry event.

Entries are due by March 1st.

For the past four decades, the SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition (BRAKE) has been the forum for industry experts to learn about advancements in brake systems and friction materials in North America. BRAKE offers networking opportunities for individuals to come together and make first-hand connections with leaders in the brake community, all while exploring the science and technology of brakes.

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The poster competition provides an opportunity for students to present their research to industry professionals as well as have private networking opportunities with executives. Part of the prize monies awarded by the SAE Myers Award.

1st place $1000
2nd place $600
3rd place $400

Posters will be displayed in the exhibit hall and a diverse panel of industry leaders will be on-site to review and provide feedback. SAE will provide a blank poster board and easel. Posters can also be presented virtually if students are not able to attend in person.

Poster Requirements:

• School/University/Organization represented.

• SAE Student Members submitting this entry and their SAE Faculty Advisor.

• Brake Innovation description and how it is directly applicable to the industry.

  • The Brake Innovation itself can be the:
  1. actual design of a part/assembly used in a vehicle, tooling, equipment, etc. or a
  2. method of design, analysis, testing, manufacturing (prototype or series), etc. applied to develop a result.

• Problem statement/need/desire/interest/story that led to the students’ search for a solution/answer/improvement.

• Discussion of the potential solutions (pros/cons, etc.) considered.

• Criteria and data for choosing the Brake Innovation as the preferred response/solution.

• Parameters for the students when choosing/developing this Innovation (budget, time, tools, etc.).

• Method, data, and results of evaluating to the Innovation’s effectiveness in meeting the desired outcome.

• Questions/considerations/lessons learned while working through this process.

• Next steps suggested for further refinement of this Brake Innovation.

• An appendix giving/showing/sharing:

  • a single page introduction/bio/contact information of each of the students,
  • specific recognition to partners with the School/University/Organization that were involved, description of their involvement, and
  • any other noteworthy information.

To view the entire announcement, with specific entry information, click HERE.