Kyle Ramey, a mechanical engineering senior in the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Extended Campus program in Paducah, has been selected to participate in the 2008 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Leadership Development Program. He will attend training in Orlando January 30-February 1. Applications are considered from throughout the United States and Canada.
Ramey, a graduate of Caldwell County High School, serves as president of the SAE student chapter in Paducah.
The purpose of the program is to identify SAE student members who have exhibited outstanding leadership skills through SAE student activities on campus and to further develop those skills for future leadership roles in SAE and their professional engineering career.
Nominations are submitted by a faculty advisor of the SAE Collegiate Chapter or Collegiate Design team, or an officer of the local SAE Section.
All nominees must:
- be current student members of SAE, must be either a team captain of an SAE collegiate competition or an officer of their SAE Collegiate Chapter
- be a in their junior or senior year of their undergraduate degree OR currently enrolled in a graduate degree program
- have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in one or more SAE activities
Nominations were judged based on demonstrated leadership skills in SAE-related activities.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Section Officers Leadership Training Seminar, giving the future leaders of SAE a chance to network with SAE members who influence both SAE and vehicle engineering industries.