SPE issues call for scholarship, award nominations

The SPE Automotive Division is looking for nominations for this year’s Automotive Innovation Awards and ACCE student scholarship recipients. 


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SPE Automotive Division Innovation Awards

The winners of the team that developed the 2019 SPE Automotive Innovation Award Grand Award and Body Exterior category winner — the composite pickup box on the 2020 GMC Sierra LD FST pickup from General Motors Co. Source | SPE Automotive Division


The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Detroit, Mich., U.S.) has recently issued two calls for award applications: for award nominees for its 50th annual Automative Innovation Awards Competition and Gala, and for student scholarship applications for its Automotive Composites Conference & Expo (ACCE).

The Automotive Division of SPE’s Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, the oldest and largest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries, will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at the Burton Manor in Livonia, Mich., U.S. Part nominations are due by Sept. 15, 2020, and can be submitted for one of 11 different categories. The parts and the teams that developed them will be honored during an evening that celebrates automotive plastics innovation. A Grand Award will be presented to the winning team from all category award winners. Nominations for Hall of Fame awards are due by May 29, 2020.

For more info and to submit nominations, visit http://speautomotive.com/innovation-awards-gala.

In addition, the organizing committee for the SPE ACCE invites graduate, undergraduate and community college students to submit applications for SPE ACCE scholarships and an additional award from the endowed scholarship funded in honor of the late Dr. Jackie Rehkopf, a long-time SPE ACCE volunteer and automotive composites expert.

Applications are due April 1, 2020 and winners will be announced prior to the 2020 SPE ACCE event, which takes place Sept. 9 - 11, 2020.

Applications for ACCE, Rehkopf and other SPE scholarships can be found on the SPE Foundation website at http://www.4spe.org/Foundation.

For more information on the ACCE and Dr. Jackie Rehkopf Scholarships, contact Dr. David Jack, Baylor University, David_Jack@baylor.edu.