AVL Names Bosch Community Fund as Winner of 10th Annual Gordon Millar Award

Bosch Community Fund Wins SAE Foundation Gordon Millar Award

In addition to critical funding, around 200 Bosch associates volunteer in A World In Motion classrooms each year.

Bosch in North America and The Bosch Community Fund have been named winner of the 10th annual SAE Foundation Gordon Millar Award. The award, funded by AVL, is given in special recognition of an individual or organization that best demonstrates continuous philanthropic support of the SAE Foundation Mission to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

“By supporting students today, we further the intersection of technology and art, which drives innovation for the world of tomorrow,” said Don Manvel, chairman, AVL Americas. “Bosch and the Bosch Community Fund have demonstrated a strong commitment to STEM education with their early support in the development of A World In Motion program and sponsorship of the SAE Foundation Annual Celebration.”

In addition to critical funding, around 200 Bosch associates volunteer in A World In Motion classrooms each year. Their support has impacted nearly 24,000 students since 1998.

“On behalf of Bosch, we are honored to receive the Gordon Millar Award; our company, associates and the Bosch Community Fund have been long-time supporters of SAE,” said Kathleen Owsley, President, Bosch Community Fund, who accepted the award with Jason Keith, Director of Sales for Powertrain Solutions and Commercial Vehicles at Bosch. “A great example of our continued engagement with volunteers and funding is A World in Motion, which provides high quality, experiential STEM education experiences for students.”

Gordon Millar joined SAE International in 1949. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1975 and, in 1984 served as SAE President, the same year that he concluded a noteworthy career at John Deere. He was a noted author and a consultant to the Southwest Research Institute, as well as a recognized expert in the history and restoration of classic marine engines. Millar was a lifetime advocate for improving STEM education and encouraging women to seek engineering careers.”

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