Professor Receives Prestigious Engineering Award

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

Cedarville, Ohio—SAE International honored Jay Kinsinger, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Cedarville University, with the 2007 SAE Faculty Advisor Award. Kinsinger has served as faculty advisor to the University’s student chapter of SAE for 8 years.

    SAE — established in 1905 with Henry Ford serving as vice president — now consists of 90,000 members in over 97 countries. The annual award is given to society members who have demonstrated outstanding competence as advisors. Recipients receive a trip to the SAE World Congress in Detroit, as well as an award plaque.

    “I was pleasantly surprised,” shares Kinsinger, “since the nominations were initiated by students.”

    Kinsinger earned two B.S. degrees from the University of Dayton in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technologies and an M.S. in biomedical engineering from Wright State University. Prior to his employment at Cedarville, he was a research engineer for the Ohio Willow Wood Company, where he designed and manufactured lower extremity prosthetic components. During his tenure at Ohio Willow Wood, he received two patents and was honored as Innovator of the Year.

    In addition to his work at Cedarville, Kinsinger serves as vice chair to a committee of the Dayton, Ohio professional chapter of SAE.