SAE Brake Poster Deadline

WARRENDALE, Penn. — Calling all students to share their latest research at the 3rd annual SAE Brake Colloquium Poster Competition in San Antonio, Texas.  In addition to a cash prize, this is a great opportunity to showcase one’s activities and present technology 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 on your display.  SAE will provide a blank poster board and easel.  If a group needs additional display space, it should contact SAE.  Posters must be presented in person.

Poster Requirements:

  • 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
      • actual design of a part/assembly used in a vehicle, tooling, equipment, etc. or a
      • 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.


  • The judges on the panel (5-7 judges) will jointly score the poster based upon their professional views and the following percentages:
    • Poster display & organization – quality of the display and organization as conveyed by the poster (35 percent)
    • Scientific content: scientific content will be judged on its rigor, innovation, and significance as conveyed by the poster and presentation. Poster displays must be self-explanatory and show the highlights. The accompanying presentation must be able to give a high-level overview of the research that was conducted and the conclusions that were drawn. (40 percent)
    • Answer to questions (25 percent)
  • The highest three scores will determine the three winners of the contest and recipients of the Award.


In order to participate, you must be a registered, full-time student, working on a bachelor, master or Ph.D. w photo I.D.   

Awards & Recognitions:

The top three student posters will be selected on-site and cash prizes awarded.

Students submitting abstracts and having them accepted will have their membership fees covered for the following year. 

To apply, please submit the poster’s title, 300 word abstract and author names, affiliations and contact information by June 15, 2023 to:

Melissa Jena
SAE International
Phone: 724-612-3884
[email protected]

Acceptances will be provided no later than July 1, 2023.  If accepted, a draft of your poster needs to be submitted electronically by September 29, 2023.

Registration Fee:

SAE will waive the registration fee to all students whose submit a poster and present.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.