Kennesaw State’s Motorsports team honored as a National SAE Chapter of the Year

SAE International named Kennesaw State's engineering student race car team as one of top three…

Georgia (Feb 24, 2016)

SAE International named Kennesaw State's engineering student race car team as one of top three in the country

MARIETTA‚ Ga. (Feb. 26, 2016) — Kennesaw State University’s Motorsports Formula SAE student competition team was named a 2015 Honeywell Outstanding Collegiate Branch by SAE International, a global body of scientists, engineers and practitioners that advances self-propelled vehicle and system knowledge for societal benefit.

Each year, SAE International recognizes three outstanding collegiate SAE chapters from around the nation that excel in community outreach and volunteering and inspire younger generations to pursue STEM careers.

“This is exciting news for the team and the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology,” said Randy Emert, assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology in the College and faculty advisor to the team. “It is the first time that our student chapter has been recognized with this prestigious honor from SAE International. As our Motorsports team continues to grow, their capacity to do more within the community will only continue to strengthen.”  

The award, established in 1963 by the Bendix Corporation, recognizes SAE collegiate branches for their exemplary performance in the areas of technical meetings, networking opportunities, promoting SAE members, as well as activities such as the Collegiate Design Series and community service programs.  

Based on chapter membership size, the Kennesaw State team won the honor for Class 2 with 50-74 members, competing against colleges such as Cornell, Purdue, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin and Missouri University Science and Technology.

As part of the recognition, Kennesaw State team will receive $850 from SAE International.

The team will demonstrate its racecar prowess during the Formula South Invitational, a competition of student racecar teams from throughout the Southeast, on Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at KSU’s Marietta Campus. 


Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 33,000 students from over 130 countries. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country. 


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit