VP, Programs at SAE International
Chris Ciuca is the Vice President of Programs at SAE International. In this role, Chris is responsible for the strategic direction of SAE’s programmatic portfolio serving the mobility community through SAE membership, aerospace and ground vehicle standards development and pre-professional educational workforce development initiatives. Chris joined SAE in 2006 and led SAE’s educational outreach initiatives to recognition as a National Science Board Public Service Award winner and has since built infrastructure that services over 120,000 students each year through SAE STEM outreach programing. Under his leadership, SAE has grown the outreach portfolio to service students in 31 counties through workforce development initiatives focused on cybersecurity, software development, simulation, and systems integration of connected and automated vehicle technologies. In the broader community, Chris serves in advisory roles for the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Engineering and other private and publicly funded STEM projects, is a published author on educational strategies and techniques for delivering classroom-based instruction and serves as a recognized expert on multiple preK-16 STEM projects.