The 25th Annual SAE Detroit Section Golf Outing is SOLD OUT!

To be put on the wait list for this event, contact Renee´ Bovair at the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445 or rbovair@sae-detroit.org.
Social Events
The Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition offers high school student teams to design and build a miniature electric vehicle powered by one AA dry cell battery. Vehicles race up a fixed incline while pulling a weighted trailer. This can be an after-school activity or part of your classroom curriculum. Challenge your students’ problem-solving skills and set their sights on future transportation and career opportunities while developing their physics, math and engineering skills.

The first objective of the competition is to design and build a dry cell powered vehicle (battery supplied) to race up a fixed incline while pulling a six ounce weighted trailer (supplied).
The second objective is to be the first to pass the finish line with the trailer in tow. In addition, a four-minute presentation and a one-page, typed written report about the vehicle are required. Cash prizes awarded.

To download the flyer for this event click here.
To register for the event click here.
For rules on this event click here.
Collegiate
This is a great opportunity for students to win a scholarship to the college or university of their choice based on their artistic ability, without regard to GPA or financial need. Students must incorporate the SAE 2011 World Congress theme "Charging Forward Together” into their posters.

For more information about the event click here.
For the rules on the event click here.

Posters must be delivered to the SAE Detroit Section office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011. For questions, please contact Renee´ Bovair at the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445 or rbovair@sae-detroit.org.
Collegiate
Student Exhibit Competition offers SAE student members the opportunity for high visibility among manufacturers, suppliers, and alumni. All SAE collegiate chapters worldwide are invited to compete for cash prizes.

A limited number of booth spaces have been allocated to SAE collegiate chapters to display their projects in the main lobby and provide visibility for chapter activities. Exhibits must be professional in appearance and incorporate the SAE 2011 World Congress theme “Charging Forward Together”. Exhibit judging will include a ten minute formal presentation by one or more team members and an informal Q&A session.

Included with booth Space:

1 Skirted table - 6ft x 30"
2 Chairs
Carpet
1 Standard 110 Electrical Outlet
Wastebasket

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, February 25, 2011

To register for the event click here. 
For rules on this event click here. 

If you have questions, please contact Renee´ Bovair at the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445 or rbovair@sae-detroit.org. FAX REGISTRATION FORMS TO (248) 324-4449.
Collegiate
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is in the vanguard of the auto industry’s shift from the petroleum-based model that has sustained it for more than 100 years, to the electrified model which many experts believe will literally propel it for another century. With its new Voltec propulsion system, GM’s pioneering extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) brings a unique approach to vehicle electrification.

Speakers:

Michael (Micky) J. Bly - General Motors Executive Director, Group Global Functional Leader, Global Electrical Systems, Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Infotainment & OnStar Engineering, General Motors Company
Andrew J. Farah - Vehicle Chief Engineer, Global Electrical Vehicle Development, General Motors Company
Pam Fletcher - Global Chief Engineer, Volt and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Powertrains, General Motors Company
Doug Parks - Global Vehicle Line Executive & Chief Engineer, Global Electric Vehicle, General Motors Company

The social hour, sponsored by Lear Corporation, will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 and the presentation at 7:30.

Tickets are $40 for SAE members, $55 for non-members, $15 for student members or a reserved table of 10 for $400. No refunds will be issued after April 6.

Cobo Center
Room W1-51 & W1-52
One Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
Section Meeting
Tickets are available onsite!

The 2012 Ford Focus fulfills Ford Motor Company’s goal of delivering a true global car, as both Europe and North America will build exactly the same vehicle, incorporating the best of both worlds with a wider track for nimble handling characteristics, a longer wheelbase for a more comfortable ride, and exceptional interior and exterior design attributes. Getting behind the wheel of the 2012 Focus with its well-placed array of technology gives one the feeling they’ve leapfrogged to the front of the fleet, making the Focus yet another example of how Ford is building vehicles that exceed customer expectations.

Speakers:

Paul Mascarenas - Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company
• Jim Hughes - Ford Focus Chief Nameplate Engineer, Ford Motor Company
John Schneider - Chief Engineer for HMI, Driver Controls and Infotainment, Ford Motor Company
Rob Webber - Site Manager, Michigan Assembly Plant, Ford Motor Company

The social hour, sponsored by Johnson Controls, will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 and the presentation at 7:30.

Tickets are $40 for SAE members, $55 for non-members, $15 for student members or a reserved table of 10 for $400. No refunds will be issued after May 10.

Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Road
Dearborn, MI 48124
Section Meeting
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dick O' Dows
West Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 642-1135

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Come join fellow SAE members and their guests for an evening at the Detroit Tigers game as they take on the Kansas City Royals at 4:10 p.m.

Limited tickets must be purchased in advance and are available on a first-come basis for only $27 per person and include all processing/shipping & handling fees. Ticket price includes a voucher for a hot dog, drink, and bag of chips.  Seats are located in section 328 - Upper Box Infield.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit our website or contact the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445.

Detroit Tigers Night
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Comerica Park- Detroit, MI
Social Events
Come join fellow SAE members and their guests for an evening at the Detroit Tigers game as they take on the Cleveland Indians at 7:05 p.m.

Limited tickets must be purchased in advance and are available on a first-come basis for only $27 per person in section 218 - Mezzanine Level.

Ticket prices includes all processing/shipping & handling fees and a voucher for a hot dog, drink, and bag of chips.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445.

Detroit Tigers Night
Friday, August 19, 2011
Comerica Park- Detroit, MI
Social Events
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - YOU CAN REGISTER ONSITE!
Registration is at the Ford Research and Development Center at 8:30 a.m.
18800 Rotunda Dr. Dearborn, MI - Building 2

Dress Code:

Due to the rainy weather anticipated this weekend, you are more than welcome to dress for the occasion as long as it complies with the Ford Motor Company Dearborn Development Center dress code (you may want to bring a poncho!). You will want to dress business casual- please do NOT wear shorts, or you will be asked to change.  Ford’s dress code is as follows:

Attire NOT permitted:
  • Cut-offs or shorts
  • Capri pants or slacks above the ankle   (you must wear long pants)
  • Sandals
  • High Heels
  • Open heel or open toe shoes
  • Tank tops
  • Midriff tops
  • Worn, frayed or fringed clothing
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Clothing made from Spandex or Spandex-like material

The SAE Detroit Section along with this year’s host, Ford Motor Company, invites you to attend the 8th Annual Young Automotive Professionals Conference on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the Ford Dearborn Development Center (Proving Grounds). The event will include Keynote Speaker, James Buczkowski, Henry Ford Technical Fellow and Director, Electrical and Electronics Systems Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company, and a panel discussion and Q&A with prominent industry executives. The afternoon highlight will be a Ride & Drive event featuring some of Ford’s most exciting vehicles on various courses.

Conference Agenda
8:30 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker, James Buczkowski, Henry Ford Technical Fellow and Director, Electrical and Electronics Systems Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company
10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30–4:30 p.m. Ride & Drive

Moderator:
Jeff Varick, Founder and President, Brandmotion, LLC

Panelists:
Michael (Micky) Bly, General Motors Executive Director, Group Global Functional Leader, Global Electrical Systems, Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Infotainment & OnStar Engineering, General Motors Company
David Graff, Automotive Industry Sales Director, Microsoft Corporation 
Mike Lukuc, Program Manager, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Registration is limited to 200 participants so register early! The conference is open to all ages (Ride & Drive requires drivers license and 18 years of age) and is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry. The cost is $40 for SAE members, $60 for non-members, and $20 for SAE student members and includes breakfast and lunch.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Click here for the sponsorship form.

For additional information contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@sae-detroit.org or (248) 324-4445.
Young Professionals
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
General Motors Proving Grounds
3300 General Motors Rd., Milford

The 10th Annual YAPC will include a morning panel discussion with prominent industry leaders and an afternoon Ride & Drive with several of GM’s hottest vehicles.

Agenda
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Keynote Speaker, Jim Campbell, Vice President - Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, General Motors
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Networking Lunch
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Ride & Drive

Hosted by General Motors

Sponsored by Aisin, BOSCH, CoreTechnologie and Eaton

Click here for flyer.

Important Note:  Registration closes Thursday, June 6 at 5:00 p.m.  There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after May 31.

*Speakers and vehicles are subject to change.
Young Professionals
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Como's Restaurant
22812 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 548-5005

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Woody's Diner
208 W 5th Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3813
(248) 543-6911

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Post Bar
42875 Grand River Avenue # 104 
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 465-9600

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Lockhart's BBQ
202 East 3rd Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2620
(248) 584-4227

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Rosie O' Grady's
279 West Nine Mile
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 591-9163

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m
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Mr. B's Pub
215 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2611
(248) 399-0017

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m
.

Black Lotus Brewing Company
1 E 14 Mile Rd Clawson
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 577-1878

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

    Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Bailey's Pub & Grille
1965 W Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 435-3044

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Coming to market this fall, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is ready to change perceptions of an American-made subcompact car. Chevy's latest product is full of character with its youthfully-aggressive design, turbocharged performance and agile ride and handling. Combined, these characteristics deliver an efficient, fun-to-drive small car. The Sonic is offered in two body styles: a stylish four-door sedan and a sporty five-door hatchback. Each delivers class-leading rear-seat roominess and cargo space.

Speakers:

• Alicia Boler-Davis - Plant Manager Orion Assembly and Pontiac Stamping, General Motors Company
• John Buttermore - Lead Development Engineer, Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors Company
Joaquin Nuño-Whelan- Vehicle Line Director, Vehicle Chief Engineer for North America, Chevrolet Sonic, General Motors Company

The social hour, sponsored by Lear Corporation, will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 and the presentation at 7:30.

Tickets are $40 for SAE members, $55 for non-members, $15 for student members or a reserved table of 10 for $400. No refunds will be issued after September 8.

San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48083
Section Meeting
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONSITE!

SAE Detroit Section has arranged a special tour of the Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, scholars, analysts and the media. Located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, just north of the GM Technical Center, the GM Heritage Center is not just a museum. Rather, it’s a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

The GM Heritage Center has 81,000 square feet of flexible space, housing more than 180 vehicles spanning 10 decades. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology and innovation. Among the vehicles are past and current concept vehicles and historically significant vehicles from various eras (including a 1931 V16 Cadillac, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, and a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette). In addition to vehicles, the Heritage Center will be the custodian of important historical automotive records and items.

The tour is open to a limited number of attendees, so be sure to register early, as it usually sells out!

The SAE tour fee is $15 for SAE members and guests and $10 for student members. There will be no refunds issued after June 17.

Time: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

GM Heritage Center
6400 Center Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Tour
Learn to rewire yourself with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blogs to connect with companies and identify new career opportunities. This workshop will focus on teaching engineering and technical professionals how to use social media as a career strategy and development tool.


Topics to be covered include:

  • Establishing a blog as a resume
  • Developing a strong LinkedIn strategy
  • Building your social network before you need it
  • Defining your online personal brand as a career strategy
  • Learning to listen, engage and participate online
  • Learning to use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other social media channels for career advancement

The workshop registration is at 1:00 p.m. with the program following from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at the ESD Headquarters in Southfield.

The cost is $15 for SAE & ESD members and $25 for non-members.

The Engineering Society of Detroit
20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450
Southfield, MI 48076
Ph: (248) 353-0735
Social Events
Come join fellow SAE members and their guests for a day at Cedar Point on Saturday, July 16. Limited tickets must be purchased in advance for $33 per person ($18 per person for children under 48" tall OR age 62 or older). Retail price: $47.99 adult / $22 child.

Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, June 23 to receive the discounted rate.  Tickets ordered  between June 24 and July 8 will be $37 per person ($22 per person for children under 48" tall OR age 62 or older) due to expedited shipping fees.

Please note, tickets purchased after June 23 must be picked up at the SAE Detroit Section office. Tickets purcahsed by the June 23 deadline will be mailed out.

For additional information, contact Lisa Moore at the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445.

Cedar Point Amusement Park
1 Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, Ohio 44870-5259
Social Events
Registration is available onsite!

Is the internal combustion engine destined to be obsolete, or will advancements to the tried and true platform keep it alive indefinitely? With the increasing popularity of electric and hybrid electric vehicles and the predicted shortage of fossil fuels, how will this affect the design of the internal combustion engine in the coming decades? The panel will address their view of the future of the internal combustion engine – where does the technology go from here?

Moderator:
Dave Lancaster, GM Technical Fellow, General Motors Company

Panelists:
Curtis Collie, Chief Engineer, IAV Automotive Engineering Inc.
David Genise, Director of Engineering - Valvetrain, Eaton
Dr. Dean Tomazic, Vice President of FEV Engineering Technologies, FEV

The Future of the IC Engine Technical Meeting will take place at Tre Monti Ristorante at 1695 E. Big Beaver Rd. in Troy. The social hour is sponsored by IAV, Inc. and will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation and Q&A from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The cost to attend is $30 for SAE members, $45 for non-members and $15 SAE student members.

For the event flyer click here.

Tre Monti Ristorante
1695 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Technical Meeting
4th Annual Automotive Innovation Competition Call for Entries!

SAE Detroit Section and MITEF will hold their 4th Annual Automotive Innovation Competition. The competition goal is to shortcut the arduous filtering process in large organizations to bring new innova­tions to the industry in a time of need.

Entry Guidelines
Qualifying entries should be innovations based on vehicle content (hardware or software), what helps design the vehicle, and what helps produce the vehicle. Target vehicles are limited to driver-driven, land-based vehicles. This year, we are looking for entries from both emerging and established companies. The two categories will be judged separately.
 
Timeline
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - Applications due
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 – Quarter-final judging
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - Semi-final judging
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 – 4th Annual Automotive Innovation Competition. Five finalists will present their entries. Winner will be selected.

Click here to register.

Judging/Prizes
The winner of the competition will receive more than $50,000 worth of the business commercialization acceleration services.

Past participants said the evaluation feedback and coaching was helpful for improving their commercializa­tion plans. Should you have questions, please contact Lisa Moore at the SAE Detroit Section office at (248)324-4445 or lmoore@sae-detroit.org.
Young Professionals
Reducing the carbon footprint in the production of automobiles is important to all manufacturers. One way to reduce this footprint is to use biomaterials and natural fiber materials. The new biomaterials will reduce the amount of petroleum based products used. Bio-based materials are materials where one of the components or raw material used to make the polymer is made by a living thing. Many new polymers are now available and these are being used in a number of new novel applications. As these materials expand in usage, there will be more opportunities for development of other materials and ultimately a reduction in petroleum use and green house gases.

This joint Tech-Fast with SPE Detroit will discuss materials, applications, and advantages of using these materials in automotive applications.

Panelists:
  • Richard Bell, Development Manager, DuPont Automotive
  • Dr. Rose Ryntz, Senior Director Advanced Engineering and Material Development, IAC
  • Ankil J. Shah, Manager Materials Engineering Department, Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA)
Moderator:
  • Mike Powers, Vice President Sales and Business Development, Wellman Engineering Resins

The networking session and breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m., followed by the presentation and Q&A from 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. The cost, which includes a buffet breakfast, is $30 for SAE/SPE members, $45 for non-members, $15 for SAE student members, or a reserved table of six for $180.

San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48083
Technical Meeting
SAE Detroit Section will host a racing event at Kart 2 Kart on Thursday, August 11 2011 at 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills on Kart 2 Kart’s high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members. The cost to attend is $35 per person, which includes two races and a third race for the top drivers, pizza and non-alcoholic beverages.

Kart 2 Kart’s 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to give the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 G’s in the corners. Participants compete against up to 11 other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart’s Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results for broken down by lap.

No refunds will be issued after Wednesday, August 3, 2011.
Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Social Events
Due to popular demand, the SAE Detroit Section will host a second Golf Outing this year on Monday, August 15, 2011, at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak. The day will begin with a buffet lunch/registration from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start and will end with a Networking Reception. The outing is limited to 144 players and assignments will be allocated on a first-come basis, giving sponsors first preference.

The May event sold out quickly so make sure you register early! Each foursome leader will be notified by e-mail approximately one week prior to the event with registration details. Golf fees include 18 holes of golf, a powered cart, event scoring, buffet lunch, hot/cold hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar for alcoholic beverages), First Place and Contest prizes. 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Register by Friday, July 22

Sponsored foursome - $800 ($900 after July 22)
Non-sponsored foursome - $600 ($700 after July 22)
Individual - $150

Please note summer golf rates are higher than May rates.  

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

Sponsored foursomes will receive the following:

HOLE SPONSOR - $800 (before July 22)

*One foursome of golf
*Hole sponsor lawn sign with company logo
*Company logo on banner and event material
*Company recognition on Section website

LUNCH SPONSOR - $1,500

*One foursome of golf
*Hole sponsor lawn sign with company logo
*Company logo on banner and event material
*Company recognition on Section website
*Table of (10) at Section Meeting of your choice
*One full page color ad in Supercharger

NETWORKING RECEPTION SPONSOR - $2,000
*One foursome of golf
*Hole sponsor lawn sign with company logo
*Company logo on banner and event material
*Company recognition on Section website
*Table of (10) at Section Meeting of your choice
*Two full page color ads in Supercharger

For more information, contact Renee' Bovair at the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445 or rbovair@sae-detroit.org 

Red Run Golf Club
2036 Rochester Road
Royal Oak, MI 4807
www.redrungolfclub.com
Aug 15

Golf Outing

Social Events
SAE Detroit Section will host a racing event at Kart 2 Kart on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills on Kart 2 Kart’s high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members. The cost to attend is $35 per person, which includes two races and a third race for the top drivers, pizza and non-alcoholic beverages.

Kart 2 Kart’s 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to give the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 G’s in the corners. Participants compete against up to 11 other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart’s Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results for broken down by lap.

No refunds will be issued after Tuesday, October 19, 2011.
Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Social Events

4th Annual Automotive Innovation Competition

Our industry is facing immense challenges. New ideas abound, however, the issue is not innovation - the real issue is how do they get through to implementation? The SAE Detroit Section, in concert with MIT Entrepreneurial Forum (MITEF), will offer its member engineers a chance to meet new inventors that have potential solutions for some of these industry challenges. The 4th Annual SAE Detroit Section/MITEF Automotive Innovation Competition will be made up of new entrepreneurs with great ideas for the automotive industry. SAE Detroit and MITEF have reviewed a number of applicants and are presenting five finalists in this competition that have demonstrated excellent business cases and robust innovations with supporting science.

This competition is making a difference to help OEM’s pre-screen the best new innovations that are ready for rapid commercialization and new high value creation.  As proof, some of the past three year winners and finalists have already created specific OEM on boarding projects.

The Five Finalists Include:  

Dynamic Intelligent Solutions, LLC (DIS) - developed an innovative, patent-pending process called ChamberCam™ that takes measuring the dimensional stability of components under extreme climatic conditions to a whole new level in terms of efficiency, reduced development, time and cost. www.dynamic3dmeasure.com   
 
International Metals & Energy Technology LTD (IMET) - developed a retrofit diesel particulate filter system that traps all diesel particulate matter from exhaust gases and periodically regenerates the filter using fuel-borne and engine-oil-borne catalysts. www.autogreenpower.com & www.dieselnet.com/dr.rim  
 
MagWerks LED - developed energy efficient and environmentally benign solutions in LED headlamp and fog light designs.

Quantum Signal - developed an innovative, forward-looking, monocular-based vision system for automotive safety, navigation and related applications. www.quantumsignal.com  
 
Inphodrive LTD - developed innovative solutions that combine its proprietary algorithms with advanced technologies for speech analysis and replication to give drivers access to information and controls through voice activation and vocal interface. www.drivesynphony.com  
 

The Social Hour, sposored by AVL, will begin at 5:15 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by the Presentations / Q&A from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. Additional networking will immediately follow the presentations from 8:00 - 8:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $30 for SAE and MITEF members, $45 for non-members and $15 for student members. No refunds will be issued after November 8, 2011.

San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48083

Section Meeting
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from key industry leaders as they present and discuss current issues and concerns within the automotive world.

Speakers:
Dr. David Cole, Emeritus Chairman, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Click here to view Dr. David Cole's presentation.

Neil De Koker, President & CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
Click here to view Neil De Koker's presentation.

Anthony Pratt, Director of Forecasting, Polk
Click here to view Anthony Pratt's presentation.

Jason Stein, Editor, Automotive News
Click here to view Jason Stein's Presentation.

Moderator:
J Ferron, Director of Judges, PACE Innovation Awards



San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48083  
Event
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

BlackFinn
530 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 582-9460

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Annual Holiday Party: Hosted by SAE, ESD & ASME
Tuesday, December 6
Emagine Theater, Royal Oak
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a night of family, fun and festivities.

Evening line up will include:
  • Visit with Santa. Bring your children and have them share their wish lists! A professional photographer will be on hand to capture these moments.
  • Letter Writing to Santa
  • Kids Craft & Raffle
  • Bowling, Pool Table, Video Games (bowling, pool, and video games are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis)
  • Behind-the-scenes Venue Tours
  • Dinner (pizza, light hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks)
  • Cash Bar
Costs:
  • $35 - SAE Detroit Section, ESD Members
  • $45- Nonmember
  • $20- Student/Children ages 6 and up
  • FREE - Children 5 and under

    Emagine Theater, Skybox Lounge
    200 N. Main Street
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
Social Events
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dick O'Dow's
160 West Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009-3322
(248) 642-1135

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
 
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Rosie O'Grady's
279 West Nine Mile Road
Fernadale, MI 48220
(248) 742-1299

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Wings
1873 East Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 742-1299

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Complimentary appetizers will be provided and enjoy live entertainment.

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Beans & Cornbread - (sidebar)
29508 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield MI, 480364
(248) 208-1680

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Woody's
208 W. 5th Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 543-6911

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Kona Grille
30 E. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48067
(248) 543-6911

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Royal Oak Brewery
215 E. 4th Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 544-1141 

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Networking Night at Mr. B's - Royal Oak 
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
215 South Main Street, Royal Oak

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Click here for link to Mr. B's Royal Oak.
*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Click here for flyer.
Networking Night
SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Bailey's Pub & Grille
1965 W. Maple Road
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 435-3044 

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
SAE Detroit Section will host a racing event at Kart 2 Kart on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills on Kart 2 Kart’s high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members.

Kart 2 Kart’s 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to give the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g’s in the corners. Participants compete against up to 11 other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart’s club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza will be served at 6:00 p.m. and races will start at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $35 for SAE members and $45 for non-members, which includes two races and a third race for the top drivers, pizza and non-alcoholic beverages.

To register, visit www.sae-detroit.org. For questions, please contact Lynn Norwood at the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445 ext. 5 or lnorwood@sae-detroit.org.

No refunds will be issued after Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Social Events
The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30, and the presentation at 7:30.

Speakers:

Giovanny Arroba
Senior Manager
Nissan Design America

Carla Bailo 
Senior Vice President
Research & Development
Nissan Americas

Susan Brennan
Vice President,
Manufacturing - Smyrna
Nissan North America, Inc.

John Curl
Senior Manager,
Product Planning
Nissan North America, Inc.

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Cobo Center - Room: WI-51/52
1 Washington Blvd # 401
Detroit, MI 48226-4420
Vehicle Event
Have you seen the new 2013 Ford Escape? It's completely restyled and getting rave reviews.  You'll have a chance to view the vehicles and hear from the engineers who led the project as they share their presentation.

Speakers:
  • Eric Loeffer - Global Chief Engineer, Ford Escape and Kuga, Ford Motor Company
  • Hau Thai-Tang - Vice President Engineering, Global Product Development Ford Motor Company
  • Scott Makowski - Manager, Global Large Four-Cylinder Engine Programs Ford Motor Company

The social hour sponsored by Magna will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 and the presentation at 7:30.

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Ford Conference & Event Center 1151 Village Road
Dearborn, MI 48124-5033
Vehicle Event
Don't miss this opportunity to view the new Cadillac XTS and hear from the engineers who developed it.
The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 and the presentation at 7:30.

Speakers:
  • Renee Conneally - Program Engineering Manager, General Motors Company
  • Mike Hichme - User Interface Design Group Manager, General Motors Company
  • Jeanne Merchant - Vehicle Chief Engineer, General Motors Company
  • Christine Park - Cadillac Lead Designer, General Motors Company
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San Marino Club
1685 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083-2032
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ford Fusion Vehicle Event
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Road, Dearborn

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour Sponsored by Magna International, Inc. 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program 

Speakers:
Hau Thai-Tang - Vice President, Engineering, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company
John Jraiche - Global Chief Engineer, Ford Fusion and Mondeo, Ford Motor Company
Gil Portalatin - Global Electrified Powertrains Integration Manager, Ford Motor Company

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Vehicle Event
SAE Detroit Section will host a racing event at Kart 2 Kart on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills on Kart 2 Kart’s high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members. The cost to attend is $35 per person, which includes two races and a third race for the top drivers, pizza and non-alcoholic beverages.

Kart 2 Kart’s 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to give the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 G’s in the corners. Participants compete against up to 11 other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart’s Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results for broken down by lap.

Food Sponsored by GVS Filter Technology 

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No refunds will be issued after Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Social Events
Focus: HOPE Tour
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
8:00-10:00 a.m.

Focus: HOPE has been engaged in “intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice” in metropolitan Detroit for more than 40 years. Since 1981, it has been training people for careers, including those in machining, manufacturing, engineering, information technologies and weatherization.

On this tour you will see its Center for Advanced Technologies, which houses the Information Technologies Center (IT training); an engineering degree program; R&D for the U.S. Department of Defense; a manufacturing and assembly partnership with Android Industries (producing components for the Chevy Volt);and more.

You will also have the opportunity to see Focus: HOPE’s green business incubator space, Center for Children, food distribution center and warehouse, and its neighborhood revitalization efforts. Come and learn about one of our region’s most important and longstanding non-profit organizations.

The cost for this tour is $15 with all proceeds being donated to Focus: HOPE. For questions, please contact Lynn Norwood at the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445 ext. 5 or lnorwood@saedetroit.org. The tour will begin at the Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) at 1400 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48238. Secure parking is available in the lot across the street from the CAT (enter the lot from LaSalle).

About Focus: HOPE

In 1968, Father William Cunningham (1930-1997) and Eleanor Josaitis (1931-2011) co-founded Focus: HOPE , an organization dedicated to intelligent and practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education, and racial divisiveness. Together, they adopted the following mission.

Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection. Black and white, yellow, brown and red from Detroit and its suburbs of every economic status, national origin and religious persuasion we join in this covenant.

—Adopted March 8, 1968
Tour
The networking session and breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m., followed by the presentation and Q&A from 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. The cost, which includes a buffet breakfast, is $30 for SAE/SPE members, $45 for non-members, $15 for SAE student members, or a reserved table of six for $180.

Awareness on the impact of emissions from internal combustion engine powered automobiles is increasing and is leading to new legislation aimed at progressively improving overall vehicle performance. Automakers and suppliers have been closely collaborating to implement technologies that will decrease overall emissions and improve vehicle efficiency. Of all areas of the vehicle, powertrain has received the most attention to act on emissions at the source.

Different technological advances have been made in the powertrain to optimize engine combustion, advantageously utilize gas recirculation and charging, increase transmission efficiency, and improve after-treatment. One other area of interest has been reduction of friction between moving components in engines, transmission and axles. In particular, innovation in rotational and reciprocating sealing systems has led to designs that significantly reduce the power requirements.

The panel will address technological trends and low friction sealing systems that enable low vehicle emissions and improve the environmental footprint of the automobile.

San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48083
Technical Meeting
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
Saturday, June 9, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Chrysler Chelsea Proving Grounds  

The event will include a morning panel discussion with prominent industry executives and the afternoon afternoon highlight will be a Ride & Drive event featuring some of Chrysler’s most exciting vehicles on various courses.

Keynote Speaker: MARK CHERNOBY - Senior Vice President Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC   
Panel Discussion and Q&A  

Panelists:
      • CHRIS BROWER - Manager, Strategic Services, KPMG LLP
“Worldwide Enterprise Challenges & Opportunities”
      • RYAN NAGODE - Chief - RAM/Dodge/Fiat Int. Studios, Product Design Office, Chrysler Group LLC
“Future Design Trends”
      • JASON STEIN - Editor - Automotive News and Publisher, Automotive News Europe
“Diversity & Prominence in the Marketplace”

Moderator: JEFF VARICK - Founder and President, Brandmoton, LLC 

The conference is open to anyone 18 years or older (Ride & Drive requires valid driver’s license) and is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry.

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Click Here for dress code and rules.

SAE Member - $40
Non-members - $60
SAE Student Member - $25

Chrysler Chelsea Proving Grounds
3700 South M-52
Chelsea, Michigan 48118
Young Professionals
Help us reestablish Toledo's networking base of excellent talent. Come meet local executive-minded professionals from the area and discuss current social, business and industry topics. The event is strictly social so bring extra business cards, invite your colleagues and take advantage of this opportunity to connect with other auto industry professionals.

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Table Forty 4
1430 Holland Road
Maumee, Ohio 43537

Complimentary appetizers will be provided.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night

GM Heritage Center Tour
Thursday, March 22, 2012
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.


In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

SAE Detroit Section has arranged a special tour of the GM Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, scholars, analysts and the media. Located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, just north of the GM Technical Center, the GM Heritage Center is not just a museum. Rather, it’s a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history. The GM Heritage Center has 81,000 square feet of flexible space, housing more than 180 vehicles spanning 10 decades. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology and innovation. Among the vehicles are past and current concept vehicles and historically significant vehicles from various eras (including a 1931 V16 Cadillac, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, and a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette). In addition to vehicles, the GM Heritage Center will be the custodian of important historical automotive records and items.

Every artifact at the GM Heritage Center inspires curiosity and respect for the people who built GM over the past century. By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. The GM Heritage Center is located at 6400 Center Dr., Sterling Heights, Michigan, 48312. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $15 for SAE members and $10 for student members. To register, please visit www.sae-detroit.org or call the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445 ext. 5.
Tour
SAE Detroit Section will host a Golf Outing on Friday, May 18, 2012 at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth. The day will begin with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start on Golden Fox and end with dinner around 3:00 p.m. The outing is limited to 216 players and assignments will be allocated on a first-come basis, giving sponsors first preference.

Fox Hills is proud to be a Certifed Audubon Sanctuary golf course providing the best in course conditions while being dedicated to the care and preservation of the environment. They provide nest boxes for Eastern Bluebirds, plant diverse species to attract wildlife, and conserve and preserve our water quality as part of an ongoing and continuously expanding program.

Fox Hills is proud to be a Certified Audubon Sanctuary golf course providing the best in course conditions while being dedicated to the care and preservation of the environment. They provide nest boxes for Eastern Bluebirds, plant diverse species to attract wildlife, and conserve and preserve our water quality as part of an ongoing and continuously expanding program.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Register by Friday, April 20 to receive discount!
•  Sponsored Foursome – $800 ($900 after April 20)
•  Non-sponsored Foursome – $600 ($700 after April 20)
•  Individual Golfer – $150
SPONSORED FOURSOME - $800 ($900 after April 20)
•  (1) Golf Foursome ($600 value)
•  Hole sponsor lawn sign with company logo
•  Company logo on banner and event material

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM 

Both of our golf outings sold out last year so make sure you register early to receive a discount!
Each foursome leader will be notified by e-mail approximately two weeks prior to the event with hole assignments and registration details. 
Golf fees will cover a powered cart, complete event scoring, breakfast, lunch, dinner, prizes and non-alcoholic beverages (cash barfor alcoholic beverages).

For more information, contact Renee´ Bovair at the SAE Detroit Section office at rbovair@sae-detroit.org or (248) 324-4445 ext. 2.

Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
8768 N Territorial Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170
May 18

Golf Outing

Social Events
CARB LEV3 and ZEV Standards and the Impact on Powertrain and Aftertreatment Tech-Fast

The networking session and breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m., followed by the presentation and Q&A from 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. The cost, which includes a buffet breakfast, is $30 for SAE/SPE members, $45 for non-members, $15 for SAE student members, or a reserved table of six for $180.

This Tech-Fast will provide an overview of the upcoming LEV3 legislation and the impact on engine and aftertreatment technology required to meet LEV3. Presentations will include an overview of the regulations, their impact on the design and controls of gasoline and diesel engines and a roadmap of aftertreatment technologies to deliver clean and efficient engines.

Panelists:
  • Douglas Ball, Director of Systems Integration - Gasoline, Umicore Automotive Catalysts
  • Alexander Freitag, Engineering Director - Diesel System Development, Robert Bosch LLC
  • James Zizelman, Director of Engineering - Gasoline EMS and Powertrain Products, Delphi Automotive

Moderator: Steve Majkowski, Global Marketing Director, Dow Automotive Systems

This will be the frst of a series of LEV3 and Greenhouse Gas Tech-Fasts in 2012.
 
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48083
Technical Meeting
Registration deadline extended to May 11! Location: Various companies
The event gives collegiate students the opportunity to spend a day on the job shadowing the routines of a practicing engineer in the student’s field of choice. This event provides the student with insight into the engineering field, and provides companies with insight into potential engineering talent. This event is “broad in scope” yet allows for individualization by placing students with engineers who have similar interests.

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Click here for Engineer Invite. 
Click here for Engineer Registration Form.
Click here for Student Invite.
Click here for Student Registration Form.
Students - Collegiate
SOLD OUT!

SAE Detroit Section will host a second Golf Outing on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak. The day will begin with a 1:00 p.m. (shotgun start registration/lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.) and end with a networking reception around 5:30 p.m. The outing is limited to 144 players. 

Red Run Golf Club, a private club established in 1914, offers a traditional style 18-hole championship course designed by Willie Park, Jr. The relatively flat terrain of the course is challenging yet enjoyable for all levels of play and ranges from 5,565 yards from the forward tees to 6,785 from the championship tees. All fairways are lined with a wide variety of young to mature trees providing beautiful scenery year-round. Through the years, Red Run has become known for the very high quality and fast speed of the greens. The course has 81 strategically placed bunkers and water comes into play on seven holes.  

Golf fees will cover a powered cart, complete event scoring, lunch, hors d’oeuvres during the reception, prizes and  non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar for alcoholic beverages).  

For more information, contact Renee´ Bovair at the SAE Detroit Section offce at rbovair@sae-detroit.org or (248) 324-4445 ext. 2.

Red Run Golf Club
2036 Rochester Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Social Events
Thursday, August 16
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Como’s, Ferndale  

SAE Detroit Section will host a Car Show during Networking Night on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Como’s in Ferndale. As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Como’s is a prime location at 9 Mile and Woodward for a sneak peak of what’s to come.  

We encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. This will be a private event on Como’s patio for SAE members and their guests to enjoy. Appetizers and live entertainment will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The Car Show will take place in a reserved parking lot behind Como’s (Click here to view map). There will be two categories:  Classic Cars (25 years or older) and Custom Cars. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote until 8:00 p.m. for their favorite car. The winner from each category will receive a trophy (and bragging rights).  

To reserve a parking space for the Car Show, you will need to register by Friday, August 3. Only 44 spaces will be available, so be sure to register early. Wristbands will be provided onsite to allow guests access to the patio area where the food will be served.

Cost per person: (SAE members/guests only)
$25 – Classic Car Registration - includes exhibit space and wristband for patio
$25 – Custom Car Registration - includes exhibit space and wristband for patio
$10 – Wristband for patio

For more information, contact Lynn Norwood at the SAE Detroit Section office at lnorwood@sae-detroit.org or (248) 324-4445 ext. 5.

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Como’s
22812 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220


Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.
Networking Night
Components for CO2 Reduction Tech-Fast

The networking session and breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m., followed by the presentation and Q&A from 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. The cost, which includes a buffet breakfast, is $30 for SAE/SPE members, $45 for non-members, $15 for SAE student members, or a reserved table of six for $180.

The aim of this Tech-Fast is to demonstrate how component design is evolving due to the ongoing requirement for reduced CO2 emissions. CO2 reduction can come from many sources. The panelists and presentations will address and discuss many different components from powertrain through the less obvious effects of braking systems. A very important aspect is the ongoing requirement for reduced CO2 emissions and its impact on brake/corner module mass and drag torque targets.

Panelists:
•  Jim Cederstrom, Automotive Business Development Manager, Bulk Molding Compounds, Inc.
•  Hendrik De Keyser, Marketing Manager, Vyncolit n.v.
•  Scott Meyland, Chief Engineer - Foundation Brake Engineering, Akebono

Moderator: Andrew Sanders, Corporate Marketing Manager, Sumitomo Bakelite North America Inc.

San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48083
Technical Meeting
Detroit Tigers Night

Come join fellow SAE members and their guests for an evening at Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers game as they take on the Chicago White Sox on Friday, July 20 at 7:05 p.m. Don’t forget to stay for the fireworks immediately following the game.

Limited tickets must be purchased in advance and are available on a first-come basis for only $22 per person and includes all processing/shipping & handling fees. Seats will be located in Section 344, Upper Reserved, Rows 8–11.

For additional information, contact Lynn Norwood at lnorwood@sae-detroit.org or (248) 324-4445 ext. 5.
Social Events
Turbocharging vs. Supercharging: The Key to Engine Downsizing Tech-Fast

The networking session and breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m., followed by the presentation and Q&A from 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. The cost, which includes a buffet breakfast, is $30 for SAE/SPE members, $45 for non-members, $15 for SAE student members, or a reserved table of six for $180.

Long used by hobbyist and performance enthusiasts, engine boosting technologies are now at the forefront of the fuel economy discussion. Engine downsizing is being used across the industry as a means of increasing fuel economy. Turbochargers and Superchargers can offset performance losses generally associated with smaller displacement engines. This Tech-Fast will explore technology trends associated with each technology as it attempts to set the stage for future vehicle powertrains.

Panelists:
  • Grant Terry - Business Development Manager, Eaton Corporation
  • Tom Grissom - Director, Business Development, Turbo Systems, BorgWarner
  • Jeff Kittridge - Manager, Application Engineering, Honeywell
Moderator: David Dronzkowski - Senior Manager, System & Component Reliability, Chrysler Group LLC

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San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48083

No refunds after July 10.
Technical Meeting
GM Heritage Center Tour
Tuesday, September 11
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

SAE Detroit Section has arranged a special tour of the Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, scholars, analysts and the media. Located in Sterling Heights, the GM Heritage Center is not just a museum. Rather, it’s a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history. The Center has 81,000 square feet of flexible space, housing more than 180 vehicles spanning 10 decades. In addition to vehicles, the Heritage Center will be the custodian of important historical automotive records and items.

The tour will take place Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. and is limited to SAE members and their guests. The address is 6400 Center Dr., Sterling Heights, Michigan, 48312. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $15 for SAE members and $10 for student members.
Tour
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills on Kart 2 Kart’s high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members. The cost includes two races and a third race for the top drivers, pizza and non-alcoholic beverages.

Kart 2 Kart’s 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to give the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 G’s in the corners. Participants compete against up to 11 other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart’s Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results for broken down by lap.

No refunds will be issued after Monday, November 26, 2012.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Click here for flyer.
Social Event
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Following the Electron Through the Electric Vehicle
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Discussion on various forms of hybrid and electrical vehicles continues to be one of OEMs' continued high priorities. Presenters will take a deeper dive by looking at some of the major subsystems that will be required for such cars. Join us for presentations by Infineon Technologies, Magna International and Mission Motor Company as we follow the electron through the vehicle.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations and Q&A

Speakers
Dr. Sayeed Ahmed, Director, Powertrain and Electric Vehicle Segment, Infineon Technologies
Kevin Pavlov, COO, Magna E-Car
Derek Kaufman, COO, Mission Motor Company

Moderator
Mazen Hammoud, Chief Engineer, Core Electrification Engineering, Ford Motor Company

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Technical Event
Friday, February 8, 2013
Detroit Pistons Night
7:30 p.m.
The Palace, Auburn Hills

Come join fellow SAE members and their guests for an evening at The Palace Sports and Entertainment as they take on the San Antonio Spurs.

Limited tickets must be purchased in advance and are available on a first-come basis. Ticket price includes all processing/shipping & handling fees. Seats will be located in Section 209, Row 4, Seats 1-9; and Row 5, Seats 1-11.
   
Social Event
Thursday, February 21, 2013
State of the Industry Event 
Registration for this event has closed.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from prominent industry experts on the current state of the automotive industry.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour Sponsored by CT Core Technology
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Panel/Q&A

Speakers:
Dave Andrea - Senior Vice President, Industry Analysis & Economics, OESA
Eric Fedewa - Director, Global Powertrain and Components Forecasts, IHS Automotive
Jason Stein - Associate Publisher and Editor, Automotive News

Moderator:
Andrew Smart - Director, Society and Industry Programs, SAE International

Click here for flyer.
Industry Event
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights
Online registration has closed.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

SAE Detroit Section has arranged a special tour of the Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, scholars, analysts and the media. Located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, just north of the GM Technical Center, the GM Heritage Center is not just a museum. Rather, it’s a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history. The GM Heritage Center has 81,000 square feet of flexible space, housing more than 180 vehicles spanning 10 decades. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology and innovation. Among the vehicles, are past and current concept vehicles, and historically significant vehicles from various eras (including a 1931 V16 Cadillac, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, and a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette). In addition to vehicles, the Heritage Center will be the custodian of important historical automotive records and items.

Every artifact at the Heritage Center inspires curiosity and respect for the people who built GM over the past century. By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. 

Tour
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
TARDEC Tour (SOLD OUT) 
7:45 – 11:00 a.m.
6501 E. 11 Mile Rd., Warren

This is a unique tour of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC), which is home to one of the best collections of advanced vehicle and vehicle support systems research and testing laboratories in the world with laboratory resources that cannot be matched in industry or the government. The tour will include visits to the Concepts, Analysis and Systems Simulation & Integration Lab; the Ground Vehicle Power & Energy Lab (brand new as of April 2012); the Center for Ground Vehicle Development & Integration, and Ground Vehicle Robotics.

Cost is $15 per SAE member. Space is limited to 20 SAE members, so sign up today! All attendees must be U.S. citizens. Please park in back of Regal Lanes, located at 27663 Mound Rd. (near 11 Mile Rd.). A shuttle will transport attendees to the TARDEC facility at 7:45 a.m. Click here for TARDEC’s Website.

Tour
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Networking Night at Detroit Prime
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
32769 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Click Here for flyer.
Click Here for link to Detroit Prime.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
 
Networking Night
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Networking Night at Duggan's Irish Pub 
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
31501 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak 

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Click Here for flyer.
Click Here for link to Duggan's Irish Pub.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Networking Night
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Networking Night at Big Beaver Tavern
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
645 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

* Please note: This event will take place the 4th Thursday of February due to the State of the Industry Event.

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Click here for flyer.
Click here for link to Big Beaver Tavern.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
 
Networking Night
Thursday, April 11, 2013 (second Thursday due to 2013 SAE World Congress event)
Networking Night at Library Sports Pub and Grill
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
42100 Grand River Avenue, Novi 

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Click here for flyer.
Click here for link to the Library Sports Pub and Grill.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Thursday, January 24, 2013
TARDEC Tour (Sold Out)
7:45 – 11:00 a.m.
TARDEC Facility, Warren
 
This is a unique tour of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC), which is home to one of the best collections of advanced vehicle and vehicle support systems research and testing laboratories in the world with laboratory resources that cannot be matched in industry or government.

The tour will include visits to the Concepts, Analysis and Systems Simulation & Integration Lab; the Ground Vehicle Power & Energy Lab (brand new as of April 2012); the Center for Ground Vehicle Development & Integration, and Ground Vehicle Robotics.

Space is limited to SAE members, so sign up today! All attendees must be U.S. citizens. Please park in back of Regal Lanes, located at 27663 Mound Rd. (near 11 Mile Rd.). A shuttle will transport attendees to the TARDEC facility at 7:45 a.m.

Click here for TARDEC’s Website.
Tour
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Networking Night at The Emory
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
22700 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Click here for flyer.
Click here for link to The Emory.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - Rescheduled from Wednesday, February 27, 2013
TARDEC Tour
7:45 - 11:00 a.m.
TARDEC Facility, Warren

This is a unique tour of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC), which is home to one of the best collections of advanced vehicle and vehicle support systems research and testing laboratories in the world with laboratory resources that cannot be matched in industry or government.

The tour will include visits to the Concepts, Analysis and Systems Simulation & Integration Lab; the Ground Vehicle Power & Energy Lab (brand new as of April 2012); the Center for Ground Vehicle Development & Integration, and Ground Vehicle Robotics.

Space is limited to SAE members, so sign up today! All attendees must be U.S. citizens. Please park in back of Regal Lanes, located at 27663 Mound Rd. (near 11 Mile Rd.). A shuttle will transport attendees to the TARDEC facility at 7:45 a.m.

Click here for TARDEC’s Website.
Tour
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Toyota Avalon Vehicle Event
Burton Manor 
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia

Take an opportunity to see and hear about the new sedan that helps shift the Avalon’s generational appeal while symbolizing Toyota’s exciting design and product direction for future designs.

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program

Speakers:
Randall Stephens - Avalon Chief Engineer, Planning Development Office, Toyota Technical Center, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Benjamin Jimenez - Project Chief Designer, Calty Design Research, Inc., A subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation
Jeff Ayotte - Sub Chief Product Engineer, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc.

Click here for flyer.

Social Hour Sponsored by Johnson Controls

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, 3/15 at 5:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales.
No refunds will be issued after March 12.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, January 20, 2013 (Application Deadline, extended!)
5th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Competition
Due by 8:00 p.m. EST

Thursday, January 20, 2013 – Applications Due (by 8:00 p.m. EST)

Thursday, January 31, 2013 – Competition Semi-Finals
The Semi-Finals are part of the 13th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE), at Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Semi-finalists will receive a table top display and present to automotive industry new technology business development leaders. Finalists will receive coaching from these leaders. Global applications are encouraged and web video capability will be provided.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – Competition Finals (held in conjunction with SAE 2013 World Congress at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan)

Click Here for application.
Click Here for flyer.

For further questions, please contact Dennis Nash from MITEF at mitgreatlakes@gmail.com or (248) 432-0175.
Technical Event
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 
Model-Based Systems Engineering Tech-Fast
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
San Marino Club 1685 E. Big Beaver, Troy

What do the EPA’s 54 mpg fuel efficiency requirements for 2025, infotainment, active safety and vehicle-to-vehicle communication have in common? Each application area contains highly interactive and modular embedded electronic and mechanical components requiring a multidisciplinary, systems engineering approach for new product development. Model-Based System Engineering, or MBSE, takes the popular Model-Based Design (MBD) philosophy into a holistic, strategically planned product design and validation direction. By readily interfacing today’s most popular graphical modeling environments to real world system-level scenarios and incorporating a system validation strategy, MBSE seeks to enable modular component design success within the context of system level operation and constraints.

The Model-Based Systems Engineering Tech-Fast will include a discussion on System Level Design and Validation Trends by a panel of leading executives from automotive and aerospace companies responsible for system level vehicle development.

Agenda:
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Presentations
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Q & A Session

Moderator:
Keith Lang, Engineering Manager Advanced Transmission Algorithm and Integration Group, General Motors

Panelists:
Larry Michaels, Principal Vehicle Systems Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory
Tony Phillips, Senior Technical Leader, Vehicle Controls, Ford Motor Company
William Tecos, Electronic Subsystem Design & Integration Manager, General Dynamics Land Systems

Click here for flyer.

No refunds will be issued after March 19.
Registration will close at 12:00pm on Monday, March 25.
Technical Event
Monday, May 20, 2013
May Golf Outing
Red Run Golf Club
2036 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak

11:30 a.m. Registration/Lunch
1:00 p.m. Shotgun start (scramble format)

The day will begin with a shotgun start followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. The outing is limited to 144 players and assignments will be allocated on a first-come basis, giving sponsors first preference.

Red Run Golf Club, a private club established in 1914, offers a traditional style 18-hole championship course designed by Willie Park, Jr. The relatively flat terrain of the course is challenging yet enjoyable for all levels of play and ranges from 5,565 yards from the forward tees to 6,785 from the championship tees. All fairways are lined with a wide variety of young to mature trees providing beautiful scenery year-round. Through the years, Red Run has become known for the very high quality and fast speed of the greens. The course has eighty-one strategically placed bunkers and water comes into play on seven holes.

Click here for registration form and sponsorship details.
Click here for Red Run details.

Important Note:  The golf outing is currently sold out.  If you would like to be put on a waiting list please contact the office at (248) 324-4445 ext 1.
Golf Outing
Friday, July 26, 2013
July Golf Outing
Links of Novi
50395 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi

7:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Shotgun start (scramble format)

The day will begin with a shotgun start and end with a steak dinner. The outing is limited to 216 players and assignments will be allocated on a first-come basis, giving sponsors first preference. The Links of Novi is easily accessible from all major freeways, less than three miles from I-96 via Wixom or Beck Road exits.

Designed by Jerry Matthews, the Links of Novi is a favorite among golfers and was voted “best golf course” in the area for the second consecutive year in 2012. The Links of Novi features native woodlands and natural wetland areas, lakes and rolling emerald green fairways, even a little Michigan heather. Multiple tees on every hole make the course playable and enjoyable for all level players. Although the course and clubhouse rival many private clubs, all this, with a state of the art driving range and two practice greens, is available to the public.

Click here for registration form and sponsorship details.
Click here for Links of Novi details.
Golf Outing
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Cadillac ATS Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd, Troy

Agenda:
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program

Come and view the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sports sedan at the San Marino Club in Troy. Developed on an all-new, lightweight rear-drive architecture, the ATS reflects a new expression of Cadillac’s Art & Science design philosophy, centered on a foundation of driving dy­namics and mass efficiency. It is the most agile and lightweight Cadillac, with one of the lowest curb weights in the segment.

Speakers:
David Masch, Cadillac ATS Vehicle Chief Engineer, General Motors
Kris Keary, GM Powertrain - Model Year Manager/Lead Engineer, General Motors
Ken Kornas, Cadillac ATS Global Product Manager, General Motors
Rob Kotarak, Cadillac ATS Vehicle Performance Manager, General Motors

Social Hour sponsored by Continental Automotive

Important Note:  Registration will close Friday, May 10 at 5:00 p.m.
There will be no onsite ticket sales. No refunds after May 7.

Click here for flyer.  
Vehicle Event
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Parade Company Tour
9:00–10:30 a.m.
The Parade Company
9500 Mt. Elliott, Studio A, Detroit

What goes into the makings of a parade? Take a journey on a Behind The Scenes Studio Tour of The Parade Company. Explore a unique creative kingdom and view a storyland of floats, paper-mache heads and award-winning artisans at work. This is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with larger than life characters in a parade. Cameras are allowed, so take plenty of photos to share with the kids, family, and friends.

Space is limited to SAE members and guests, so sign up today. Secured parking is located next to the facility and there is no charge. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. The tour will last approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Attendees must wear closed-toe shoes.

Directions to The Parade Company are not consistent with internet or GPS devices. Click the link below for a map that includes precise directions. 

Click here for a map.
Tour
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Vehicle Event
(Held during SAE 2013 World Congress)
Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit
(Room W1-51/52)
Due to high demand limited seats are now available until 1 p.m. 
Call the SAE Detroit Section office at (248) 324-4445 ext 4 to register.

Agenda:
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program

Speaker Lineup:
Ben Winter, Vice President Vehicle Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC
Jim Morrison, Director, Jeep Brand Product Marketing, Chrysler Group LLC
Ray Durham, Vehicle Line Executive SUV Vehicles, Chrysler Group LLC
Larry Nowak, Platform Manager Diesel Engines, Chrysler Group LLC
Mircea Gradu, Vice President-Powertrain, Transmission and Driveline Engineering and Head of Virtual Analysis, Chrysler Group LLC; SAE 2013 World Congress General Chair

Social Hour sponsored by ZF.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m.
There will be no onsite ticket
sales. No refunds will be issued after April 10.

Click here for flyer.
 
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
TARDEC Tour
7:45 - 11:00 a.m.
TARDEC Facility, Warren

This is a unique tour of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC), which is home to one of the best collections of advanced vehicle and vehicle support systems research and testing laboratories in the world with laboratory resources that cannot be matched in industry or government.

The tour will include visits to the Concepts, Analysis and Systems Simulation & Integration Lab; the Ground Vehicle Power & Energy Lab (brand new as of April 2012); the Center for Ground Vehicle Development & Integration, and Ground Vehicle Robotics.

Space is limited to SAE Members, so sign up today! All attendees must be U.S. citizens.
Please park in back of Regal Lanes, located at 27663 Mound Rd. (near 11 Mile Rd.). A shuttle will transport attendees to the TARDEC facility at 7:45 a.m.

Click here for TARDEC’s Website.
 There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after May 31.
 
Tour
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Networking Night at Mr. B’s
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
215 South Main Street, Royal Oak

SAE Members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary month to month throughout the metro-Detroit area. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!

Click here for flyer.
Click here for link to Mr. B’s.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Networking Night at Woodward Avenue Brewers
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
22646 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary every other month throughout Metro-Detroit. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tabs. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!  

Click here for flyer.
Click here for link to Woodward Avenue Brewers. 

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE Members.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races and a third race for the top drivers.

Click here for flyer.
Click here for sponsorship details.

No refunds will be issued after Thursday, August 1.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events.
 
Social Event
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
5th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Competition Finals
8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit
(Room D0-07B)
 
Hosted by SAE Detroit Section and MIT Enterprise Forum. The five finalists will compete for prizes of cash and in-kind services worth $50,000. The Finals will take place during SAE 2013 World Congress at Cobo Center where more than 10,000 people are expected to attend.

Click here to register for SAE 2013 World Congress.
Click here for list of finalists.

For further questions, please contact Dennis Nash from MITEF at mitgreatlakes@gmail.com or (248) 432-0175.
Industry Event
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Car Show & Networking Night Event
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Como’s
22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Como’s is a prime location at 9 Mile and Woodward for a sneak peek of what’s to come. We encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. This will be a private event on Como’s patio for SAE members and guests to enjoy. Appetizers and music will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The Car Show will take place in a reserved parking lot right behind Como’s. There will be two categories: Classic Cars (25 years or older) and Custom Cars. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 8:00 p.m. The winner from each category will receive a trophy (and bragging rights).

Car Entries Must Be Registered by August 13 at 4:30 p.m..

Sponsored by Eaton, Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center and Clips & Clamps Industries.

Click here for flyer.
Click here for sponsorship details.  
Social Event
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia

Event Cancelled: Unfortunately, due to low attendance this event has been cancelled. Tickets already purchased will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions, please contact Kacie Bukosky at kbukosky@sae-detroit.org or (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Agenda:
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour Sponsored by JATCO
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program

Speakers:
Dan Heur, Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer for D-Platform Sport Utility Vehicles, Nissan Technical Center North America
Adam O'Shaughnessy, Senior Manager Nissan Truck & SUV Product Planning, Nissan North America
Mike Smith, Pathfinder Vehicle Performance Development Manager, Nissan Technical Center North America
Owen Thunes, Manager, Zero Emission-Research/Technology Planning, Nissan Technical Center N.A. - California Fuel Cell Partnership

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid and hear a presentation from key members of the Nissan Team surrounding the development of the vehicle.
       
Vehicle Event
Thursday, October 17
Networking Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bailey's Sports Grille
1965 W. Maple Road, Troy

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. The event location will vary every other month throughout Metro-Detroit. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!  

Appetizers sponsored by Victrex Polymer Solutions 

Click here for link to Bailey's Sports Grille.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Tuesday, September 10
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

SAE Detroit Section has arranged a special tour of the Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, scholars, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum. Rather, it’s a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history. The GM Heritage Center has 81,000 square feet of flexible space, housing more than 180 vehicles spanning 10 decades. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology and innovation. Among the vehicles, are past and current concept vehicles, and historically significant vehicles from various eras (including a 1931 V16 Cadillac, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, and a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette). In addition to vehicles, the Heritage Center will be the custodian of important historical automotive records and items.

Every artifact at the Heritage Center inspires curiosity and respect for the people who built GM over the past century. By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle and the Pontiac Solstice.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. 

Click here for GM Heritage Center Website.
Tour
Tuesday, November 19
2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Agenda:
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program

Speakers:
Jully Burau, Chief Engineer Full-size Pickup Trucks, General Motors
Jordan Lee, Small Block Engine Family Chief Engineer and Program Manager, General Motors
Mike Norrito, Performance Integration Lead Development Engineer 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, General Motors

Social Hour Sponsored by Flex-N-Gate.

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the 2014 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado and hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the development of the vehicles.

Toys for Tots

SAE Detroit Section is partnering with Toys for Tots
this holiday season to collect new, unwrapped toys.

These toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to
less fortunate children in the Metro Detroit community.
If you would like to take part in this wonderful program,
please bring a new, unwrapped toy to this Vehicle Event.

Click here for event flyer.
Click here for the full Supercharger article.

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 12.
Vehicle Event
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 
TARDEC Tour 
7:45 - 11:00 a.m.
TARDEC Facility, Warren

This is a unique tour of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC), which is home to one of the best collections of advanced vehicle and vehicle support systems research and testing laboratories in the world with laboratory resources that cannot be matched in industry or government.

The tour will include visits to the Concepts, Analysis and Systems Simulation & Integration Lab; the Ground Vehicle Power & Energy Lab (brand new as of April 2012); the Center for Ground Vehicle Development & Integration, and Ground Vehicle Robotics.

Space is limited to SAE members. All attendees must be U.S. citizens and provide a photo ID.
Please park in back of Regal Lanes, located at 27663 Mound Rd. (near 11 Mile Rd.). A shuttle will transport attendees to the TARDEC facility at 7:45 a.m.

Click here for TARDEC’s Website.

There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after July 10.
Tour
Tuesday, November 12
Walter P. Chrysler Museum Tour
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Walter P. Chrysler Museum
One Chrysler Drive, Auburn Hills

The museum closed its doors to the public in January 2013, but will open for SAE members and their guests. Rising three stories on Chrysler's Auburn Hills campus, the 55,000 square foot museum houses more than 65 production and concept vehicles showcasing the corporation's American heritage. Cars are interspersed with interactive displays and exhibits illustrating the automaker's impact on American culture and the industry. The museum features:
  • The first floor traces the industry’s first 50 years. Rare vehicles date back to the early 1900s and a timeline wall details the key executives and predecessor companies that shaped today’s Chrysler Group LLC. The vintage collection includes such historic marques as DeSoto, Hudson, Nash, Plymouth, Rambler and Willys-Overland.
  • The second floor continues Chrysler’s story, beginning with the introduction of the first HEMI® in 1951 and spotlighting the automakers design, engineering and marketing successes. Exhibitions illustrate decades of styling brilliance, the electronic age of transistors, Mopar® Muscle, turbine technology, the family transportation revolution and leadership in safety and fuel economy.
  • The lower level, called “Boss Chrysler’s Garage,” houses dream machines from the ‘50s – ‘70s, including classic and muscle cars from the heyday of cruising to one-of-a-kind record setting race vehicles. Rounding out the Garage’s eclectic collection is a number of trucks and Jeep® vehicles and its newest addition, the Viper Café Exhibit and Visitor’s Lounge, made possible by the generous donations from the Viper Club of America.
  • Classic advertising and photo displays and newsreel-style video kiosks highlighting important historic and social events since the 1920s.
  • Life-size vignettes capturing historic moments in Walter Chrysler – and the company’s – life.
  • Three continuously running short movies spotlighting Walter Chrysler’s life and times, muscle cars of the ‘50s and ‘60s, and a look inside the Chrysler Technology Center.
This is a self-guided tour and pre-registration is required. The fee is $20 for SAE members and their guests.

Cameras are allowed.

Click here for Chrysler Museum website.
Tour
Wednesday, September 18
TARDEC Tour
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
TARDEC Facility, Warren
 
This is a unique tour of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC), which is home to one of the best collections of advanced vehicle and vehicle support systems research and testing laboratories in the world with laboratory resources that cannot be matched in industry or government.  

The tour will include visits to the Concepts, Analysis and Systems Simulation & Integration Lab; the Ground Vehicle Power & Energy Lab (brand new as of April 2012); the Center for Ground Vehicle Development & Integration, and Ground Vehicle Robotics.  

The tour is limited to 20 SAE members, so sign up today! All attendees must be U.S. citizens and provide photo ID. Please park in back of Regal Lanes located at 27663 Mound Rd. (near 11 Mile Rd.).

A shuttle will transport attendees to the TARDEC facility promptly at 8:00 a.m.  

Click here for TARDEC website. 

There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after September 11.  
Tour
Thursday, November 14
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races and a third race for the top drivers.

Click here for sponsorship details.
Click here for flyer.
 
No refunds will be issued after Thursday, November 7.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events.
Social Event
Thursday, December 12
Networking Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Goodnite Gracie Jazz & Martini Bar
224 Sherman Dr., Royal Oak

Join SAE members and guests for the last Networking Night of the year. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections while discussing current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Networking Night will resume in February 2014. As always, we encourage members to share location ideas. If you know of a good location to visit in Metro Detroit, send your suggestions to Lynn Norwood.

Click here for sponsorship details.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Wednesday, October 30
TARDEC Tour
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
TARDEC Facility, Warren

  Due to the Government Shutdown, this tour has been cancelled.

TARDEC executives extend an apology to all SAE members, and look forward to offering tours again in 2014

Refunds will be issued to all paid registrants shortly.
If you have any questions about your refund, please contact Maria Spencer at 248-324-4445 ext 4.

   
 
Tour
Thursday, November 21
TARDEC Tour
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
TARDEC Facility, Warren
 
Due to the Government Shutdown, this tour has been cancelled.

TARDEC executives extend an apology to all SAE members, and look forward to offering tours again in 2014

Refunds will be issued to all paid registrants shortly.
If you have any questions about your refund, please contact Maria Spencer at 248-324-4445 ext 4.

 
       
Tour
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Formula SAE Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Institute for Advance Vehicle Systems (IAVS) Building
4901 Evergreen, Dearborn

All SAE student chapters are invited to this interactive workshop designed to provide valuable information to make your Formula SAE design team more successful. Students are encouraged to bring their Formula SAE vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas with fellow student members.

The workshop will consist of a morning session where speakers will cover various topics relating to the Formula SAE Competition, and a selection of breakout sessions in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided.

WebEx will also be offered up until the breakout sessions. With this year’s workshop being more hands-on, it is highly recommended that students attend in person in order to get the maximum value of this workshop.

Who Should Attend?
SAE Student Chapter members from your school are invited to attend - targeting students from the freshman through junior classes to assist future projects.

What Will Be Covered?
•   Competition Overview
•   2014 Rules Changes
•   Team Organization
•   Design Event
•   Sponsorship Overview
•   Design Considerations
•   Breakout Sessions
     °   Presentation
     °   Electrical Inspection
     °   Technical Inspection
     °   Chassis & Suspension
     °   Aero

Click here for a detailed agenda.

Fees - per student:
$10  Pre-registered SAE student member
$15  Non-member and/or SAE student member registering day of event
$20  WebEx with code (up to two computers) - code will be provided to participants prior to the event

To pay by credit card:
Please select the Register button below for online payment, and email your completed Registration Form to Lynn Norwood.

To pay by check:
Please mail your completed Registration Form with a check made payable to SAE Detroit Section.

For questions, contact Lynn Norwood at (248) 324-4445 ext. 5 or lnorwood@sae-detroit.org. 

Click here for sponsorship details.
Students - Collegiate
EVENT SOLD OUT
Tuesday, November 18
Ford F-150 Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Rd., Dearborn

Note:  Please email Cheryl Mudd at cmudd@sae-detroit.org if you wish to be added to the wait list.

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Alcoa Inc. and Novelis Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation on the Ford F-150 from key members of the Ford Team.

Speakers
Matt O'Leary, Vehicle Line Director North American Truck/SUV/Commercial Vehicles, Ford Motor Company
Pete Reyes, Chief Engineer, Ford F-150, Ford Motor Company 
Bruno Barthelemy, Chief Engineer for Body Structures and Closures, Ford Motor Company
 


SAE Detroit Section is partnering with Toys for Tots
this holiday season to collect new, unwrapped toys.

These toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to
less fortunate children in the Metro Detroit community.
If you would like to take part in this wonderful program,
please bring a new, unwrapped toy to this Vehicle Event.

Click here for event flyer.
Click here for the full Supercharger article.

Important Note: There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 11.
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, May 13
2015 Chrysler 200 Vehicle Event - This event has SOLD OUT.
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Faurecia
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the 2015 Chrysler 200 and hear a presentation from key members of the Chrysler Team.

Speakers:
Mitch Clauw, Vehicle Line Executive – C/D Segment, Chrysler Group LLC
Shawn Jeffers, UF Launch Manager & Senior Manager - General Assembly, Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, Chrysler Group LLC
Jon Gaudreau, Interior Design Manager, Chrysler 200, Chrysler Group LLC
Chris Barman, Unit Responsible - Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC

Supercharger article
View flyer

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after May 6.
Vehicle Event

$2,500 Scholarship for Children or Grandchildren
of SAE Detroit Section Members

Established in 2001, this scholarship is sponsored by SAE Detroit Section to encourage children and grandchildren of current SAE Detroit Section members to pursue careers in engineering or science. The Section anticipates a need for more student candidates in these fields as a shortage of qualified graduates is expected.


Application Deadline: January 31, 2014

Click here for more information.

Students - Collegiate
Thursday, June 5
Chevrolet Corvette Vehicle Event
This event has SOLD OUT.
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Brembo
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the Corvette and hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the development of the vehicle.

Speakers:
Tadge Juechter, Corvette Executive Chief Engineer, General Motors
Ken Parkinson, Executive Director Chevrolet Design and Global Architecture, General Motors Global Design

Flyer
Supercharger article

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after May 29.
 
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, March 11
Nissan Rogue Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Jatco
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

Speakers
Dan Heur, Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer for Common Module Family Vehicles, Nissan Technical Center North America
Todd Stroh, Director of New Vehicle Production Engineering, Nissan North America - Smyrna
Scott Pak, Regional Product Senior Manager, Nissan Crossovers, Nissan North America

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the 2014 Nissan Rogue and hear a presentation from key members of the Nissan Team surrounding the development of the vehicle.

Click here for flyer.

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after March 4.  
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, February 11
State of the Industry Event
5:30 - 8:45 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Agenda
5:30-6:30 p.m. Social Hour (Sponsored by CoreTechnologie)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30-8:45 p.m. Panel/Q&A

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from prominent industry experts on the current state of the automotive industry.

Panelists
Dave Andrea, Senior Vice President, Industry Analysis and Economics, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
Dr. David Cole, Chairman Emeritus, Center for Automotive Research and Chairman, AutoHarvest
Joe Langley, Associate Director, IHS Automotive

Moderator
Jason Stein, Publisher and Editor, Automotive News

Click here for flyer.

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, February 7 at 5:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 4.  
Industry Event
Thursday, February 20
Networking Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Shield’s Pizza
25101 Telegraph Rd., Southfield

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Click here for sponsorship details.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Social Event
Thursday, April 17
Networking Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Jolly Pumpkin Café and Brewery
311 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor

This event is a great opportunity to expand your network. SAE members and guests come to this event every other month to make new connections while discussing current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Click here for sponsorship details.

*Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Social Event
Thursday, June 19                                                    
Networking Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Red Fox English Pub
100 S. Main Street, Royal Oak

Join SAE members and guests for a “Bill of Fare” while networking at this unique British-themed pub. Bring your colleagues and make new connections while discussing current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Appetizers sponsored by Arrow Strategies.

Social Event
Thursday, August 14
Car Show & Networking Night Event
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Como’s
22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Como's is a prime location at 9 Mile and Woodward for a sneak peek of what's to come.

We encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. Some fun additions for kids this year will be face painting by Carey Ann the Clown, balloon twisting, coloring contest, and fun giveaways. This will be a private event on Como's patio for SAE members and guests to enjoy. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available for alcoholic beverages.

The Car Show will take place in a reserved parking lot behind Como's. There will be two categories: Classic Cars (25 years or older) and Custom Cars. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 7:30 p.m. The winner from each category will receive a trophy (and bragging rights).

How do I register to attend the event?
Click "Register" below to purchase a wristband. This provides access to the patio and parking lot to view the classic or custom vehicles. Wristbands will be distributed onsite at the registration desk. There is no charge for children 12 and younger, however, please register them to be included in the food count.

How do I register a classic or custom vehicle for the Car Show?
Click "Register" below to enter your vehicle in the Car Show. Vehicles must be registered by Friday, August 8 and only 25 spaces are available. Each entry includes one wristband for admission. The parking lot behind Como's has been reserved exclusively for Car Show entries. Each vehicle will need to be in the lot by 4:45 p.m. and will be assigned a space.

Sponsorship details

Important Note: Registration of cars closes Tuesday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m. No refunds after August 7.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Sponsored by Eaton and Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center/Clips & Clamps Industries

Social Event
Thursday, October 16
Networking Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bailey’s Sports Grille
1965 W. Maple, Troy

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Click here for sponsorship details.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Appetizers sponsored by AAA Michigan

Social Event
Thursday, December 11
Networking Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mr. B’s
215 S. Main St., Royal Oak

Join SAE members and guests for the last Networking Night of the year. Bring your colleagues and make new connections while discussing current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Appetizers Sponsored by Competitive Vehicle Services
Social Event
Wednesday, April 9
Hyundai Genesis Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
AVL Technology Leadership Center / Grand Riverview Ballroom B
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Magna
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program

Speakers
John Juriga, Director, North American Powertrain Systems, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.
Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America
Chadd Price, Product Planning, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.
John Robb, Senior Manager, North American Electronic Systems Development, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the Hyundai Genesis and hear a presentation from key members of the Hyundai Team surrounding the development of the vehicle.

Click here for flyer.
Click here for Supercharger article.

Purchase a Hyundai Genesis Vehicle Event ticket and receive a
FREE Expo-Only Pass for three days of free admission
to the exhibit displays at World Congress.

  Important Note: Registration will close Friday, April 4 at 5:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after April 2.
Vehicle Event

Wednesday, February 19 (Must register by February 12)
General Dynamics Land Systems Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
38500 Mound Road, Sterling Heights

The tour will begin with an orientation on how the Maneuver Collaboration Center works in the virtual and physical world, and will also include visits to various laboratories and vehicle high bays.

Attendees will see the cutting-edge Battle Lab where concepts and ideas are evaluated in a combat environment; the Warfighter Integration Lab, which is a Soldier-centric environment that provides a 3D experience of warfare; and the world class Dynamometer Lab which has the most state-of-the-art test equipment available and can handle a vehicle weight of up to 72 tons.

Space is limited to SAE members and their guests. Attendees must be U.S. citizens. Photo I.D. required. Cameras are not allowed and cellphones must remain in the vehicle.


Click here for General Dynamics Land Systems website.
Click here for visitor information.

Important note: Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 12.
Tour
Global Automotive Innovation Competition

SAE Detroit Section and MIT Enterprise Forum of the Great Lakes (MITEF) will host the 6th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Com­petition. The competition’s goal is to shortcut the arduous filtering process in large organizations to bring new innovations to the indus­try in a time of tremendous change.

Timeline
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - Applications Due (by 8:00 p.m. EST)
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Semi-Final Notification
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Competition Semi-Finals
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Competition Finals (held in conjunction with SAE 2014 World Congress at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan)

Click here for flyer.
Technical Event
Tuesday, April 8
Student Exhibit Competition
Cobo Center, Detroit
Registration deadline Friday, February 28

The annual SAE Detroit Section Student Exhibit Competition will take place in conjunction with SAE 2014 World Congress from April 8-10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. All SAE collegiate chapters worldwide are invited to compete for CASH PRIZES. The competition offers SAE student members the opportunity for high visibility among suppliers, manufacturers, and alumni.

Click here for more information.
Students - Collegiate
Saturday March 29
Formula Hybrid & Formula SAE® Electric Workshop (NEW!)
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
University of Michigan – Dearborn (IAVS) Building
4901 Evergreen, Dearborn

Are you a student experiencing challenges with your Formula SAE-EV or Formula Hybrid vehicle? Do you need a better understanding of competition rules or what to expect from the competition? If so, you don’t want to miss this new workshop.

Click here for more information.
Click here for Supercharger article.

Important Note: No refunds will be given after Wednesday, March 26.

Sponsored by General Motors, Honda, Kaz Technologies, VR3 Engineering, Ltd.

Students - Collegiate
Wednesday, April 30
Munro & Associates Tour - Cancelled
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
1749 Northwood Dr., Troy

 
Tour
Wednesday, May 7
Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Yazaki North America, Inc., Canton
Registration Deadline Wednesday, April 16

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are a central focus of SAE Detroit Section’s K-12 programs. This year marks 21 years for the Section’s Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition; a STEM project that provides an opportunity for students to build a mini-vehicle and compete with other schools for CASH PRIZES.

Supercharger article More information
Students - High School
Thursday, March 6
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

SAE Detroit Section has arranged a special tour of the Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, scholars, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum. Rather, it’s a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history. The GM Heritage Center has 81,000 square feet of flexible space, housing more than 180 vehicles spanning 10 decades. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology and innovation. Among the vehicles, are past and current concept vehicles, and historically significant vehicles from various eras (including a 1931 V16 Cadillac, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, and a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette). In addition to vehicles, the Heritage Center will be the custodian of important historical automotive records and items.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. 

Click here for Supercharger article.
Click here for GM Heritage Center website.

Important note: Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 28.
Tour
Wednesday, July 23
Annual Golf Outing
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth

The day will begin at 7:00 a.m. with a networking breakfast followed by an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start (scramble format) and end with a sit-down dinner. Fox Hills is proud to be a Certified Audubon Sanctuary golf course providing the best in course conditions while being dedicated to the care and preservation of the environment. The jewel of Fox Hills is the Golden Fox, an upscale links style 18-hole championship course, designed by Arthur Hills. Reminiscent of the great Scottish seaside courses, it features prairie grasses, wetlands, steep bunkers and large gently-undulating bent-grass greens.

Note: The Golden Fox course is limited and assignments will be allocated on a first-come basis, giving sponsors first preference.

Register by Friday, June 13 to receive discount!

Registration form
Fox Hills website
Supercharger article
Golf Outing
Wednesday, March 19
The Evolution of Vehicle Connectivity Tech-Fast
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Agenda
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentations and Q&A

The options for in-vehicle connectivity have expanded greatly over the past year, with OEMs continuing to find innovative methods for balancing the connectivity provided to vehicles by Embedded Telematics and Personal Mobile Devices connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth. These technologies provide great opportunities for improving the driver’s user experience through entertainment content, safety and security, navigation, diagnostics, and many more. With these vast layers of opportunity, there are endless methods for efficiently leveraging the available technologies.

How will these technologies influence vehicle connectivity by 2018? Will they be integrated technologies that complement each other, or will they be competing technologies that all OEMs find greatly different paths to follow? How will government regulations, usage cost, driver distraction, and safety influence these implementations?

Panelists
Dave Acton, President, Transformation Network, Inc.
Colin Goldsmith, Managing Principal Engineering Solutions, P3 North America, Inc.
Tsuyoshi Nakashima, Director IVI Engineering, DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.

Moderator
Richard Wallace, Director Transportation Systems Analysis Group, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)

Click here for Supercharger article.
Click here for flyer.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, March 17 at 12:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after March 17.  
Technical Event
Tuesday, March 25
High School Poster Competition
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield
Submission deadline Thursday, March 13

High school students in Metro Detroit can win a scholarship or cash award by participating in the 37th Annual High School Poster Competition. Students are challenged to be creative by designing a poster that incorporates the theme for SAE 2014 World Congress which is “Creating New Possibilities.”

Click here for more information.
Click here for Supercharger article.
Students - High School
Tuesday, March 11
Student Engineer Day
Various locations
Registration deadline Tuesday, February 25.

Student Engineer Day gives collegiate students the opportunity to spend a day on the job shadowing the routines of a practicing engineer in the student’s field of choice.

Click here for more information.
Students - Collegiate
Tuesday, April 8
6th Annual Global Automotive Innovation Competition Finals
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Room IDM 800, Cobo Center
(Held during SAE 2014 World Congress)

Ten talented young entrepreneurial organizations competed at the Burton Manor in Livonia on Thursday, January 30, for the opportunity to be a finalist at the 6th Annual SAE Detroit Section/MIT Enterprise Forum Global Automotive Innovation Competition Finals, with prizes of $50,000 in cash and in-kind services. The inventor/entrepreneur teams from California, Illinois, as well as Northern, Southeast, and Southwest Michigan, and Ontario, Canada presented great innovations to help the vehicle industry and consumers in the future. The Finals will take place during SAE 2014 World Congress at Cobo Center in Detroit where more than 10,000 people are expected to attend.

Note: This event will take place during SAE 2014 World Congress. No RSVP is required, however, you must register for Congress in order to gain full program admittance. Click here to register.  

2014 Finalists and Innovations

Company Innovation
Phoenix Imaging
gbudd@phoeniximaging.com
New, patented visual inspection system to detect damaged tools and incorporate predictive tool wear in real time.
LiteBrake Tech, LLC
www.litebrake.com
Steel clad, aluminum brakes for improved performance.
Covaron Advanced Materials
www.covaron.com
Advanced, rugged ceramics with low firing temperature, no cure shrinkage, and lower application costs.
Parknav
www.faspark.com
Smart phone application to rapidly find less expensive urban parking.
PaxGrid
paxgrid@rogers.com
Wireless telemetry system for connected vehicle application with enhanced application open system architecture.

Click here for Supercharger article.

Sponsored by Ford Motor Company

Competition
Thursday, August 21
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200-foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races and a third race for the top drivers.

Flyer
Sponsorship details

No refunds will be issued after Thursday, August 14.

Please note: Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Social Event
Sunday, September 14
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ford Dearborn Development Center

The 11th Annual YAPC is open to anyone 18 years and older (Ride & Drive requires valid driver’s license) and is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry. The conference will include a morning panel discussion, Q&A with prominent industry leaders, and an afternoon Ride & Drive with many of Ford’s hottest vehicles. Attendance is limited to 150 individuals, so register today. 

Agenda
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Ford Keynote Speaker
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Ride & Drive

Keynote Speaker
Raj Nair, Group Vice President, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company

Speakers
Gregory DeGrazia, Intellectual Property Attorney and Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Huei Peng, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan; Associate Director, University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center
Marcus Randolph, Ground Vehicle Robotics Senior Computer Scientist, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
Mike VanNieuwkuyk, Executive Director, Global Automotive, J.D. Power

Important Note:  Registration closes Thursday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after Friday, September 5.

*Speakers and vehicles are subject to change.

Click here for Supercharger article.
Click here for Sponsorship details.
Click here for flyer.

Hosted by Ford Motor Company

Sponsored by BOSCH and Henniges Automotive

Young Professionals
Tuesday, May 20
Improving the Value Proposition:
Greener Products and Processes Tech-Fast - Cancelled

Purchased tickets will be refunded. Unprocessed registrations will be voided.
For additional information, please contact Maria Spencer at (248) 324-4445 ext 4.

Safer products and processes are a key value proposition for business and can drive regional economic development. For a manufacturing facility, Green Chemistry and Engineering practices can yield costs savings in reduced energy and materials. For product development, greener chemistry and engineering can lead to new sources of revenue and quality improvements with more sustainable products and new performance characteristics. Greener chemistry and engineering can also improve compliance and reduce liabilities, such as the generation of hazardous waste, by substituting safer chemicals and processes.

This Tech-Fast will introduce you to the greener chemistry and engineering value proposition and tools to help adopt these practices, including the Green Chemistry Checklist, a tool developed by the Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable. The discussion should be of particular interest to engineers and managers who design, use, or specify materials or chemical products.


Technical Event
Tuesday, October 28
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

SAE Detroit Section has arranged a special tour of the Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, scholars, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum. Rather, it’s a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history. The GM Heritage Center has 81,000 square feet of flexible space, housing more than 180 vehicles spanning 10 decades. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology and innovation. Among the vehicles, are past and current concept vehicles, and historically significant vehicles from various eras (including a 1931 V16 Cadillac, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, and a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette). In addition to vehicles, the Heritage Center will be the custodian of important historical automotive records and items.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. 

Click here for GM Heritage Center website.

Important note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27. There will be no refunds after October 21.
Tour

Thursday, August 28  (Must register by August 25 at 9:00 a.m.)
General Dynamics Land Systems Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
38500 Mound Road, Sterling Heights

The tour will begin with an orientation on how the Maneuver Collaboration Center works in the virtual and physical world, and will also include visits to various laboratories and vehicle high bays.

Attendees will see the cutting-edge Battle Lab where concepts and ideas are evaluated in a combat environment; the Warfighter Integration Lab, which is a Soldier-centric environment that provides a 3D experience of warfare; and the world class Dynamometer Lab which has the most state-of-the-art test equipment available and can handle a vehicle weight of up to 72 tons.

Space is limited to SAE members and their guests. Attendees must be U.S. citizens. Photo I.D. required. Cameras are not allowed and cellphones must remain in the vehicle.

Click here for General Dynamics Land Systems website.
Click here for visitor information.

Important note: Registration will close at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 25. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after August 25.

Tour
Saturday, November 8
Formula SAE Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Institute for Advance Vehicle Systems (IAVS) Building
4901 Evergreen, Dearborn

All SAE student chapters are invited to this interactive workshop designed to provide valuable information to make your Formula SAE design team more successful. Students are encouraged to bring their Formula SAE vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas with fellow student members. A recruiter will be available to discuss job opportunities. Be sure to bring a resume.

The workshop will consist of a morning session where speakers will cover various topics relating to the Formula SAE Competition, and a selection of breakout sessions in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided.

WebEx will be offered up until the breakout sessions. It is highly recommended that students attend in person in order to get the maximum value of the workshop.

Who Should Attend?
SAE Student Chapter members from your school are invited to attend – targeting students from freshman through junior classes to assist future projects.

What Will Be Covered? Click here for detailed agenda
*   Competition Overview
*   Team Organization
*   2015 Rules Changes
*   Business Logic Case
*   Sponsorship Overview
*   Design Considerations
*   Fasteners
Breakout Sessions
°   Design Practices
°   Suspension & Steering
°   Aero
°   Powertrain
°   Fasteners

Click here for abstracts.

Fees - per student
$10  Pre-registered SAE Student Member
$15  Non-member and/or SAE Student Member registering day of event
$20  WebEx with code (up to two computers) - code will be provided to participants prior to the event

To pay by credit card
Please select the Register button below for online payment, and email your completed Registration Form to Lynn Rucker.

To pay by check
Please mail your completed Registration Form with a check made payable to: (Check payments must be received prior to the event.)

SAE Detroit Section
28535 Orchard Lake Rd., Ste. 200
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

For questions, contact Lynn Rucker at (248) 324-4445 ext. 5.


Hosted by University of Michigan-Dearborn

Sponsored by solidThinking, Kaz Technologies, Mechanical Simulation Corporation,
VR3 Engineering, Performance Electronics, DASI Solutions/DS SolidWorks,
and The Timken Corporation
 

 
Students - Collegiate
Thursday, February 19
Networking Night
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Maggiano's Little Italy
2089 W. Big Beaver, Troy

Appetizers sponsored by Cequent Performance Products

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab. Registration is not required.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Social Event
Thursday, April 16
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bar Louie
44375 W. 12 Mile Rd., Novi

Appetizers sponsored by The Timken Company

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab. Registration is not required.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Social Event
Wednesday, February 11
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

SAE Detroit Section has arranged a special tour of the Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, scholars, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum. Rather, it’s a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history. The GM Heritage Center has 81,000 square feet of flexible space, housing more than 180 vehicles spanning 10 decades. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology and innovation. Among the vehicles, are past and current concept vehicles, and historically significant vehicles from various eras (including a 1931 V16 Cadillac, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, and a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette). In addition to vehicles, the Heritage Center will be the custodian of important historical automotive records and items.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. 

Click here for GM Heritage Center website.

Important note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10. There will be no refunds after February 4.
Tour
EVENT SOLD OUT
Tuesday, February 24
2015 Ford Mustang Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Rd., Dearborn

Note: This event has sold out. To be added to our wait list, please email your name, phone number, and number of tickets requested to Cheryl Mudd at cmudd@sae-detroit.org.

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Brembo
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation on the Ford Mustang from key members of the Ford Team.

Speakers
Raj Nair, Group Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Global Product Development, Ford Motor Company
Dave Pericak, Director, Global Performance Vehicles, Ford Motor Company
Robert Fascetti, Vice President, Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company

Click here for flyer.

Important Note: This event has sold out.
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 17.
Vehicle Event
Wednesday, March 25
2015 Jeep® Renegade Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Magneti Marelli
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the 2015 Jeep® Renegade and hear a presentation from key members of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Team.

Speakers
Mark T. Allen, Head of Jeep® Design, FCA US LLC
Arthur Anderson, Director - Vehicle Line Executive, B/C SUV, Journey, and 500, FCA US LLC
Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand Product Marketing, FCA US LLC
Fabio di Muro, Vehicle Line Executive, FCA Italy S.p.A.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). 
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after March 18.

Vehicle Event
Tuesday, June 2
Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by NYX Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the development of the vehicles.

Speakers
Anita Burke, Vehicle Chief Engineer, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors
Jeffrey Luke, Executive Chief Engineer, Global Full-size and Midsize Trucks, General Motors
Shawn Ryan, Vehicle Architect, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, General Motors

Flyer

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, May 29 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after May 26.
Vehicle Event
Wednesday, April 22
Honda Vehicle Event: The All-New Acura NSX
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
Grand Riverview Ballroom B
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
(held during SAE 2015 World Congress & Exhibition)

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Brembo North America, Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have a chance to join media and learn about the all-new Acura NSX directly from its development engineers. New product details and technology stories will be shared exclusively with those in attendance and an exciting development asset will be shared.

Speakers
Ted A. Klaus, Chief Engineer & Acura NSX Global Development Leader, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Yasuhide Sakamoto, Chief Engineer & Acura NSX Powertrain Development Leader, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Shawn Tarr, Principal Engineer & Acura NSX Body Development Leader, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Thomas Ramsay, Principal Engineer & Acura NSX Aerothermal Project Leader, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Click here for flyer.

NEW: Download the NSX augmented reality app from Apple's App Store and get ready for the new eXperience! Click here on your iOS device or search the App Store for "Acura NSX eXperience" (Don't have an iOS device? Honda will provide devices for use during the pre-event reception).

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after April 15.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, September 10
2015 Ford Edge Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Rd., Dearborn

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Delphi Automotive
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to view the 2015 Ford Edge and hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team.

Speakers
Marcy Fisher, Vehicle Line Director, Global C Products, Ford Motor Company
JD Shanahan, Global Chief Program Engineer, Ford Edge, S-MAX, Galaxy, Ford Motor Company
Scott Slimak, Global Engineering Manager, Full-Size SUVs, Ford Motor Company

  Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). 
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after September 3.
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, November 17
Nissan Maxima Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by IAC
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Nissan Team surrounding the development of the Maxima.

Speakers
Aaron Gauger, Manager, Product Planning, Cars, Nissan North America
David D'Amato II, Manager of Marketability, Nissan Technical Center North America
Henry Gasahl, Senior Project Engineer, Nissan Technical Center North America
David Kiesel, Manager, Powertrain Performance, Nissan Technical Center North America

Flyer

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 10.

Join us in the gift of giving, SAE Detroit Section is partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season!  Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this event and the toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Metro Detroit community.
   
Vehicle Event
Vehicle Event - Season Tickets
Purchase by Friday, February 13

SAE Detroit Section is again offering a special "Season Tickets" discount package for $3,500 (value of $4,000), which includes a reserved table of ten for all six Vehicle Events listed below.

Table Sponsors will receive:
•   One reserved table of ten with your company name on the table sign
•   Recognition during opening remarks of Vehicle Event and program screen recognition

2015 Vehicle Events
Feb 24 - Ford Mustang (Sold out - Prorated Season Ticket pricing will apply.)
Mar 25 - 2015 Jeep Renegade, San Marino Club, Troy
Apr 22 - Honda Vehicle Event: The All-New Acura NSX, Cobo Center, Detroit
June 2 - Chevy Colorado / GMC Canyon, San Marino Club, Troy
Sep 1 - Ford Edge, Ford Conference & Event Center, Dearborn
Nov 17 - Nissan TBA, Burton Manor, Livonia

To pay with credit card, click Register button below.
To pay by check, click here for Reservation Form.

Season Tickets sales end Friday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. and tickets are non-refundable.
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, March 10
Racing to 54.5 MPG by the Year 2025 Technical Meeting
5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
La-Z-Boy Center Meyer Theater
(Monroe County Community College campus)
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe

Fuel Economy is a major issue for the automotive industry. The government requirements for Corporate Fuel Economy (MPG) continue to rise each year, currently peaking in 54.5 MPG by the year 2025. All OEMs and suppliers are diligently working to meet the rising standards.

This technical meeting will include discussions on the “Physics of Fuel Economy” in vehicles and what current and new technologies are necessary to meet the 54.5 MPG requirement.

The following questions will be addressed:
•  Where did the 54.5 MPG come from?
•  What are the costs and benefits?
•  Will the automotive industry be able to meet the 2025 MPG standard in time?
•  Will the consumer be willing to pay the cost?

Agenda
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.  Tour
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Social Hour sponsored by Schaeffler
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Presentations
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Q&A/Wrap Up

Speakers
John Alexander, Director of Powertrain Development, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Chris Hennessy, Vice President, Engineering, IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc.
Paul Nahra, Director Advanced Engineering, Engine Group, BorgWarner Inc.

Moderator
Andrew Smart, Director, SAE International

Speakers subject to change

Tour
Come tour Monroe County Community College's new Career Technology Center and visit the labs with some of the latest equipment. The automotive lab has three dynamometer cells, an anechoic room, and servo-hydraulic system.

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). 
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after March 3.

Only non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

Click here for flyer.
Click here for Exhibit Sponsor form.

Technical Event
Friday, March 13
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Tour
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
38111 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) is opening its doors for SAE members and their guests to tour the facility. Slated to close at the end of 2010, SHAP has been revived with investments of nearly $1 billion and an all-new product. It is now one of the most versatile, flexible, and state-of-the-art production facilities in the company with a new paint shop and five million square-foot manufacturing space to produce the 2015 Chrysler 200.

Representatives from SHAP will begin the tour with a general overview of the facility, followed by a tour of the 28,000 square foot Metrology Center with cutting edge inspection equipment, a Paint Shop with 24 robots, and a new one million square foot body shop.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Note: Open toe and open heel shoes, cameras, and other imaging devices are not permitted. Please review the safety requirements for more details.

Click here for safety requirements and parking instructions.
Click here for a SHAP map.

Important note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.
There will be no refunds after March 6.

 
Tour
Thursday, June 18
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Oak City Grille
212 W. 6th St., Royal Oak

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details 

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Registration forms due March 11
Various locations

Student Engineer Day gives collegiate students the opportunity to spend a day on the job shadowing the routines of a practicing engineer in the student’s field of choice. This is a unique chance for students to gain insight into the engineering field and for companies to discover future engineering talent. Although the day is broad in scope, it still allows for individualization as students are matched with engineers who have similar interest. Participating students and engineers are encouraged to attend the 2015 Jeep® Renegade Vehicle Event held that evening at the San Marino Club in Troy. Tickets are complimentary for Student Engineer Day participants and must be reserved by Wednesday, March 11.

Student Engineer Day may include a variety of activities, including tours, technical projects, hands-on experience and a chance to meet other colleagues. The format is flexible to meet the engineer’s schedule and is personalized to add a greater depth of experience for both the student and engineer.

Students are responsible for their own transportation and for making the initial contact with their assigned engineer. Companies generally assume the cost of the student’s lunch. Participants will be notified by email approximately one week prior to the event with respect to company/student placement.

Click here for student invite.
Click here for student registration form.
Click here for engineer invite.
Click here for engineer registration form.
Click here for flyer.
Students - Collegiate
Thursday, August 13
Car Show & Networking Night Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Como’s
22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Como’s is a prime location at 9 Mile and Woodward for a sneak peek of what’s to come.

We encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. This will be a private event on Como's patio for SAE members and guests to enjoy. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The Car Show will take place in a reserved parking lot right behind Como’s. There will be two categories: Classic Cars (25 years or older) and Custom Cars. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 7:30 p.m. The winner from each category will receive a trophy (and bragging rights).

Only 25 car spaces will be available, so be sure to register early. Wristbands will be provided onsite to allow guests access to the patio area where the food will be served.

How do I register to attend the event?
Click "Register" below to purchase a wristband. This provides access to the patio and parking lot to view the classic or custom vehicles. Wristbands will be distributed onsite at the registration desk. There is no charge for children 12 and younger, however, please register them to be included in the food count.

How do I register a classic or custom vehicle for the Car Show?
Click "Register" below to enter your vehicle in the Car Show. Vehicles must be registered by Friday, August 7 and only 25 spaces are available. Each entry includes one wristband for admission. The parking lot behind Como's has been reserved exclusively for Car Show entries. Each vehicle will need to be in the lot by 4:30 p.m. and will be assigned a space.

Sponsorship details
Flyer

Important Note:  Car registration closes Friday, August 7 at 4:00 p.m. (or when car spots are full).  No refunds after August 6.

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.

Sponsored by Clips & Clamps, Fox Hills, AAA, and Trillium Technical 

Questions, please contact Roxanne Loeffler at (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Social Event
Saturday, June 6
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FCA US LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds
3700 S MI State Road 52, Chelsea

Hosted by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC

The conference is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry and is open to anyone 18 years and older (Ride & Drive requires valid driver’s license). The event will include prominent industry leaders in a panel discussion and Q&A on the topic “So You Think You Can Drive – Driver Assistance Technology.” The afternoon highlight will be a Ride & Drive event featuring some of FCA’s most exciting vehicles on various courses.

Agenda
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. FCA Keynote Speaker
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Ride & Drive

Keynote Speaker
Steven Jakubiec, FCA Advance Development Responsible, FCA US LLC

Moderator
Andrew Smart, Director, Society Programs and Industry Relations, SAE International

Panelists
Noah Goodall, PhD, PE, Research Scientist of Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering, Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation & Research
Dan Patient, Manager, Automated Driving Systems, Autoliv Electronics America (AEA)
Jeremy Tuggle, Engineering Manager, System V-Model & MKC1 Technology Team Lead Vehicle Dynamics (VED) Systems Engineering, Continental Automotive Systems

Important Note:  Only 250 spots available. Registration closes June 3 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after May 29.

Speakers and vehicles are subject to change.

Flyer
Speaker bios


Sponsored by Elektrobit, Core Technologie, P3 Group, Eaton, and Absopure

 
Young Professionals
Friday, July 29
Golf Outing
7:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth

Help fund the SAE Detroit Section Scholarship and STEM Programs

The day will begin with a networking breakfast followed by a shotgun start (scramble format) and end with a sit-down dinner. Fox Hills is proud to be a Certified Audubon Sanctuary golf course providing the best in course conditions while being dedicated to the care and preservation of the environment.

The golf outing is open to members and non-members. The event and the Fox Hills course sells out quickly so make sure you register early. Each foursome leader will be notified by email approximately one week prior to the event with hole assignments and registration details.

Flyer
Additional registration and sponsorship information

Important Note: Registration closes Wednesday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). No refunds after Friday, July 15. No onsite registration.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.
Jul 29

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Thursday, October 15
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery
311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Appetizers sponsored by Nachi America

Networking Night
Thursday, December 10
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bailey's Sports Grille
1965 W. Maple Rd., Troy

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Appetizers sponsored by Nachi America

Networking Night
Monday, August 24
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.

Sponsorship details
Flyer

Important Note: No refunds will be issued after Monday, August 17.

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.

Sponsored by Trillium Technical

Social Event
Vehicle Event - Season Tickets Purchase by Friday, January 29 SAE Detroit Section is again offering a special "Season Tickets" discount package for $3,750 (value of $4,000), which includes a reserved table of ten for all six Vehicle Events listed below. Table Sponsors will receive: •   One reserved table of ten with your company name on the table sign •   Recognition during opening remarks of Vehicle Event and program screen recognition
2016 Vehicle Events
To pay with credit card, click Register button below.
To pay by check, click here for Reservation Form.
Season Tickets sales end Friday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. and tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Vehicle Event
Vehicle Event Season Tickets Discount Package
Purchase by Monday, February 1

SAE Detroit Section will continue to offer a special "Season Tickets" discount package for $3,500 (value of $4,000), which includes a reserved table of ten for all six Vehicle Events:

2016 Vehicle Events
Feb 11 - 2016 Chevrolet Volt, San Marino Club, Troy
Mar 8 - 2017 Ford Super Duty, Ford Conference & Event Center, Dearborn
Apr 13 - All-New 2016 Prius, Cobo Center, Detroit
May 17 - 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, San Marino Club, Troy
Jun 8 - 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, San Marino Club, Troy
Sep 8 - 2017 Lincoln Continental, Ford Conference & Event Center, Dearborn

Table Sponsor Benefits
• One reserved table of ten with your company name on table sign
• Recognition during Vehicle Event opening remarks and program screen logo recognition

For your convenience, Season Tickets are also available for individual members and non-members.

Important Note: All Season Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and must be paid in full by Monday, February 1. In the event that you are unable to attend one of the listed events, please consider gifting your tickets to an SAE student chapter or colleagues.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, November 5
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

More than 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to mentor a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Roxanne Loeffler at the SAE Detroit Section.

Sponsorship details

GM Heritage Center website 

Important note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. There will be no refunds after Thursday, October 29.

Join us in the gift of giving, SAE Detroit Section is partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season!  Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this event and the toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Metro Detroit community.  

Sponsored by Trillium Technical 

Tour
Saturday, October 31
Formula SAE®/Electric & Formula Hybrid Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield

All SAE student chapters are invited to participate in this interactive workshop designed to provide valuable information to make your Formula SAE design team more successful. Students are encouraged to bring their Formula SAE vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas with fellow student members.

The workshop will consist of a morning session with speakers covering various topics relating to the Formula SAE Competition, and a selection of breakout sessions will take place in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided.

Who Should Attend?
SAE Student Chapter members – targeting students from freshman through junior classes to assist future projects.

What Will Be Covered?
* Competition Overview
* Team Organization
* 2016 Rules Changes
* Business Logic Case
* Sponsorship Overview
* Design Considerations

Fees - per student
$15 Pre-registered SAE Student Member before October 23
$20 Non-member and/or SAE Student Member registering after October 23
$25 WebEx with code (up to two computers) - code will be provided to participants prior to event

Driving Directions and Maps
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For questions, contact Roxanne Loeffler at roxanne.loeffler@sae-detroit.org or at (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Sponsored by Kaz Technologies, Mechanical Simulation Corporation, Performance Electronics, solidThinking, VR3 Engineering

Students - Collegiate
Thursday, February 18
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Maggiano's Little Italy
2089 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Tuesday, November 10
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge - CANCELLED
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.

Sponsorship details
Flyer

Important Note: No refunds will be issued after Tuesday, November 6.

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.

Social Event
Thursday, April 21
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bar Louie
Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk, 44375 W. 12 Mile Rd. G-152, Novi

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Appetizers sponsored by Novelis

Networking Night
Thursday, February 11
2016 Chevrolet Volt Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by LG Chem
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the development of the Chevrolet Volt.

Speakers
Andrew Farah, Vehicle Chief Engineer, 2016 Chevrolet Volt, General Motors
Kathy Beslic, Advertising and Marketing Manager for Chevrolet Electrified Vehicles, General Motors

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Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 4.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Wednesday, April 13
All-New 2016 Prius Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
Grand Riverview Ballroom B
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
(Held during SAE 2016 World Congress & Exhibition)

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by DENSO International America, Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Toyota Team surrounding the development of the all-new 2016 Prius.

Speakers
Koji Toyoshima, Chief Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation
Shunsuke Fushiki, Project Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation
Tomohiko Abe, Project Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation
Justin Ward, General Manager, Toyota Technical Center, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc.

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Important Note: There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after April 6.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
EVENT SOLD OUT

Tuesday, March 8
2017 Ford Super Duty Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Rd., Dearborn

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Magna International Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team surrounding the development of the 2017 Ford Super Duty.

Speakers
Raj Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Product Development, Ford Motor Company
Craig Schmatz, Chief Engineer, Ford F-Series Super Duty, Ford Motor Company
Dennis Slevin, Vehicle Engineering Manager, Ford F-Series Super Duty, Ford Motor Company

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Important Note: This event has sold out. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after March 1.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, May 17
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Brembo North America Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the development of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

Speakers
Todd Christensen, Marketing Manager, Chevrolet Performance Cars, General Motors
Jim Karlavage, Jr., Program Engineering Manager, Chevrolet Camaro, General Motors

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Important Note: Registration will close Friday, May 13 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after May 10.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Wednesday, June 8
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Magna International
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the FCA Team surrounding the development of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

Speakers
Michael Downey, Vehicle Line Executive - Minivan and Large Car, FCA US LLC
Jessica LaFond, Chief Engineer - Minivan, FCA US LLC
John Gibson, Chief Engineer - High Voltage Electrification, FCA US LLC

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Important Note: Registration will close Monday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). 
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after June 1.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, February 23
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

Back by popular demand, SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

Over 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented and showcase a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to mentor a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required. For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Flyer
Sponsorship details
GM Heritage Center website 

Important Note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19. There will be no refunds after Tuesday, February 16.

Tour
Thursday, September 8
2017 Lincoln Continental Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Rd., Dearborn

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Faurecia
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team surrounding the development of the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

Speakers
Raj Nair, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Product Development, Ford Motor Company
Michael Celentino, Chief Program Engineer Lincoln Continental, Ford Motor Company
Desi Ujkashevic, Director, Global Body Interior Engineering, Ford Motor Company
Scott Tobin, Director, Lincoln Product Development, Ford Motor Company

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Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, September 6 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after September 1.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, June 16
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Avery's Tavern
2086 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Wednesday, April 27
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.

Sponsorship Form
Flyer

Important Note: No refunds will be issued after Wednesday, April 20.

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.

Social Event
Saturday, June 18
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Motors Milford Proving Ground
3300 General Motors Rd., Milford

SAE Detroit Section along with this year’s host, General Motors, invite you to attend the 13th Annual YAPC. The event will include prominent industry leaders in a panel discussion and Q&A on the topic of “Game Changers or Car Dangers?”. The afternoon highlight will be a Ride & Drive event featuring some of GM’s most exciting vehicles on various courses.

The conference is open to anyone 18 years and older (Ride & Drive requires valid driver’s license) and is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry.
 
Agenda  
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. GM Keynote Speaker - Jim Hentschel, Executive Director & Global
Functional Leader Global 
Advanced Vehicle Development & CAE
General Motors
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Presentations and Q&A
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Ride & Drive

Important Note: Only 250 spots available. Registration closes June 15 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). 
There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after June 10.

Speakers and vehicles are subject to change.

Hosted by General Motors

Sponsored by Absopure Water, Better Made, BOSCH, CoreTechnologie, Elektrobit,
HARMAN International, and P3


Young Professionals
Thursday, August 18
Car Show & Networking Night Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Como’s
22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Como’s is a prime location at 9 Mile and Woodward for a sneak peek of what’s to come.

We encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. This will be a private event on Como's patio. Pizza, pasta, and soft drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The Car Show will take place in a reserved parking lot right behind Como’s. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 7:30 p.m. First place winner will receive a trophy.

Only 25 car spaces will be available, so be sure to register early. Wristbands will be provided onsite to allow guests access to the patio area where the food will be served.

How do I register my Vehicle for the Car Show?
Click "Register" below to enter your vehicle in the Car Show. Vehicles must be registered by Friday, August 12. Only 25 spaces are available. Each entry includes two wristbands for admission. The parking lot behind Como's has been reserved exclusively for Car Show entries. Each vehicle will need to be in the lot no later than 4:30 p.m. and will be assigned a space.

How do I register for a wristband?
Click "Register" below to purchase a wristband. This provides access to the patio and parking lot to view the vehicles. Wristbands will be distributed onsite at the registration tent. There is no charge for children 12 and younger, however, please register them to be included in the food count.

Flyer
Sponsorship details (includes Terms and Conditions)

Important Note: Car registration closes Tuesday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m. (or when car spots are full).
No refunds after August 12.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Social Event
Wednesday, February 1
Through The Looking Glass – Decoding Failures
Introduction to Metallurgical Failure Analysis & Fractography Workshop
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SAE International, Networking Room
755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 1600, Troy

Diagnosing the precise cause of a failure is critical for developing cost-effective solutions that prevent repeat failures. Metallurgical failure analysis is a useful tool for supporting manufacturing, design, and quality efforts by providing details of component failures that would not otherwise be available.

This workshop will introduce the tools and concepts applied during lab-based failure analysis. In particular, the participants will get a hands-on introduction to fracture recognition using stereo microscopes. Fractured parts from case studies will be used to introduce ‘fractography’ using these microscopes and explain its role in failure analysis.

Instructor: Shane Turcott, P.Eng. M.A.Sc., Principal Metallurgist, Steel Image Inc.
Shane Turcott graduated with both a B.Eng and M.A.Sc in Materials Engineering from McMaster University near Toronto, Canada. He has performed failure analysis for over a decade, including employment at a steel mill, turbine repair facility, research center and a general metallurgical laboratory. In 2009, he started Steel Image providing failure analysis supporting manufacturing,
oil, and energy industries.

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Important Note: Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration closes Monday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite registration and no refunds after Wednesday, January 25.

 For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Technical Event
Thursday, October 20
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lucky Strike
44325 Twelve Mile Rd #H-160, Novi

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Appetizers sponsored by Kelly Services

Networking Night
Thursday, February 16
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bailey's Sports Grille
1965 W. Maple Rd., Troy

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Networking Night
Jan 01

Thursday, April 20
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bar Louie
44375 W. 12 Mile Rd., Novi

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Tuesday, March 7
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Vehicle Event
EVENT SOLD OUT
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by LG Electronics
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the development of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Speakers
Michael Lelli, Chief Engineer, Chevrolet Bolt EV, General Motors
Tim Grewe, Electrification General Director, General Motors
Darin Gesse, Chevrolet Product Manager, General Motors

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Important Note: Registration is closed. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 28.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Wednesday, April 5
America's Supercar - Ford GT Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
Grand Riverview Ballroom B
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
(Held during WCX™17: SAE World Congress Experience)

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Multimatic Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team surrounding the development of the Ford GT.

Speakers
Raj Nair, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development and Chief Technical Officer
Ford Motor Company
Larry Holt, Vice President, Engineering, Multimatic
Christopher Svensson, Design Director, The Americas, Ford Motor Company
Robert Fascetti, Vice President, Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company

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Important Note: Registration will close Friday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after March 29.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, November 17
2017 GMC Acadia Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Faurecia
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the development of the 2017 GMC Acadia.

Speakers
Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer, GMC Acadia, General Motors
James Chandra, GMC Product and Pricing Manager, General Motors

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Important Note:
 Registration will close Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 10.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Join us in the gift of giving! SAE Detroit Section is partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this event and the toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Metro Detroit community. For each toy donated, you will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the 2017 Auto Show Industry Preview valued at $220! Drawing will be held during the 2017 GMC Acadia Vehicle Event.  
Vehicle Event
Wednesday, June 22
Company Ambassador Appreciation Night
7:10 p.m. vs. Seattle Mariners
Comerica Park, Detroit

If you are a current SAE Detroit Section Company Ambassador, you and a guest are invited to attend the Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners baseball game. The first 25 Company Ambassadors who register will receive two complimentary tickets. Each ticket includes a hot dog, bag of chips, and a small drink. This is a great opportunity to network and enjoy a night out.

What is a Company Ambassador?
Company Ambassadors are an integral part of SAE Detroit Section. They are the link between the Section and companies in the automotive industry. Ambassadors are responsible for keeping their colleagues and peers abreast of SAE Detroit Section events, resources, volunteer opportunities, SAE membership, and more. The Section provides Company Ambassadors with everything they need to communicate with their colleagues (email blasts, flyers, etc.). It's a simple role that does not require a lot of time, but the benefits are extremely rewarding (and it looks good on your resume).

This is a small token of our appreciation for helping us promote membership, programs, and events to your company and colleagues. Please continue to help serve your company and SAE Detroit Section.

Important Note: Registration closes Monday, June 20 at 4:00 p.m. SAE Detroit Section is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.    
Social Event
Thursday, November 3
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.

Sponsorship Details
Flyer

Important Note: Registration closes on Wednesday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m. No refunds will be issued after Thursday, October 27.

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.
Social Event
Saturday, September 10
Formula SAE® / Electric & Formula Hybrid Workshop
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield

All SAE student chapters are invited to participate in this interactive workshop designed to provide valuable information to make their Formula SAE design team more successful. Students are encouraged to bring their Formula SAE vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas with fellow student members. Email Roxanne Loeffler if you plan to bring your Formula SAE car to the workshop.

Areas covered will include a workshop overview, sponsor presentations, rule changes, design considerations, team organization, and what will be covered in the Spring 2017 Workshop scheduled February 18, 2017.

Flyer
Sponsorship Form
Lawrence Tech Map
Breakout Rooms Map

Important Note: Registration closes September 6 at 4:00 p.m. No refunds after September 6.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Sponsored by DG Technologies, Kaz Technologies, Mechanical Simulation Corporation, Performance Electronics, Ltd., Timken, and VR3 Engineering Ltd.

Students - Collegiate
Vehicle Event Season Tickets Discount Package
Purchase by Wednesday, February 15

SAE Detroit Section will continue to offer a special "Season Tickets" discount package for $3,500 (value of $4,000), which includes a reserved table of ten for all six Vehicle Events listed below:

2017 Vehicle Events
Mar 7 - 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, San Marino Club, Troy
Apr 5 - America's Supercar - Ford GT, Cobo Center, Detroit
May 16 - Nissan TITAN, Burton Manor, Livonia
Sep 7 - 2018 Ford Expedition, Ford Conference & Event Center, Dearborn
Nov 8 - FCA TBA, San Marino Club, Troy
Dec 6 - 2018 GMC Terrain, San Marino Club, Troy

 
Table Sponsor Benefits
• One reserved table of ten with your company name on table sign
• Recognition during Vehicle Event opening remarks and program screen logo recognition

Important Note: All Season Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and must be paid in full by Wednesday, February 15. In the event that you are unable to attend one of the listed events, please consider gifting your tickets to an SAE student chapter or colleagues.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Thursday, September 7
2018 Ford Expedition Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ford Conference & Event Center
1151 Village Rd., Dearborn

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Magna International
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team surrounding the development of the 2018 Ford Expedition.

Speakers
David Filipe, Vehicle Line Director - North America Truck/Sport Utility Vehicles/Commercial Vehicles, Ford Motor Company
Todd Hoevener, Chief Program Engineer - Expedition, Ford Motor Company
Ali Jammoul, Engineering Director, Vehicle Components and Systems Engineering, Body on Frame Vehicle Applications, Ford Motor Company
Mike Kipley, Vehicle Engineering Manager - Expedition, Ford Motor Company

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Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after August 31.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
Wednesday, November 8
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Brembo North America Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the FCA Team surrounding the development of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

Speakers
Chris Cowland, Director, Advanced and SRT Powertrain, FCA US LLC
Doug Verley, SRT Sedan Model Responsible, FCA US LLC

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Important Note: Registration will close Monday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 1.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Wednesday, December 6
2018 GMC Terrain Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Magna International
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the GMC Team surrounding the development of the 2018 GMC Terrain.

Speakers
Mark Cieslak, Chief Engineer, GMC Terrain, General Motors
Sean Greatex, Marketing Manager, GMC Terrain, General Motors

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Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after November 29.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

SAE Detroit Section is partnering with Toys for Tots again this holiday season. You can help us bring Christmas gifts to children in the Metro Detroit community by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to this event.

Vehicle Event
Tuesday, May 16
Nissan TITAN Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Cummins Inc.
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Nissan Team surrounding the development of the TITAN.

Speakers
Brent Hagan, Sr. Manager Product Planning – SUVs and Trucks, Nissan North America
Elma Avdic, Director of Light Duty On Highway Engineering, Cummins, Inc.
Todd Schiller, Senior Manager, Vehicle Performance Development – Truck
Nissan Technical Center North America
Scott Hallner, Senior Manager – Reliability Testing, Nissan Technical Center North America

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Important Note: Registration will close Friday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after May 9.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Thursday, January 12
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cobo Joe's Sports Bar
422 W. Congress St., Detroit

If you are in the Detroit area during the North American International Auto Show, please stop by Cobo Joe’s Sports Bar across from the Cobo Center to network with SAE members and guests to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections.

There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own drink tab. Appetizers will be provided!

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.

Networking Night
Wednesday, January 25
Cybersecurity Technical Meeting
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Velocity
Collaboration Room
6633 Eighteen Mile Rd., Sterling Heights

Everywhere one goes it’s almost impossible to avoid another mention of CyberHacking – compromised files, stolen data, and vehicles ‘under siege’.  To dig deeper, engineers have to do a lot of research or convince management to pay for a one or two day course or symposium.

The SAE Detroit Section has lined up an excellent set of speakers for an evening Tech Session sponsored by Security Innovation.  The meeting will be held at Velocity Hub, adjacent to Michigan’s first ‘Cyber range’.

Agenda
5:30 p.m. Social Hour sponsored by Security Innovation
6:15 p.m. Introduction
6:20 p.m. Speakers
8:00 p.m. Q&A

Speakers
Sal Bezos, Director, Sterne Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
    Cybersecurity – What about Legal Considerations?
David Connett, Cybersecurity Process & Tools Technical Manager, Delphi
Justin Montalbano, Cybersecurity Lab Technical Manager, Delphi
    How to Properly Prepare your Organization for a Hack
William Whyte, Chief Scientist, Security Innovation
    V2X Security – The NYC Connected Vehicle Project
Mark Zachos, President, DG Technologies; CEO, Dearborn Group Inc.
    Vehicle Diagnostics and Cyber Security

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Important Note: Registration will close Monday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Wednesday, January 18.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Technical Event
Tuesday, March 14
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

More than 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to mentor a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required.

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Sponsorship Details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Tuesday, March 7.

  For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tour
Thursday, December 8
WhirlyBall Networking Night
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Whirlyball Novi
41550 Grand River Ave., Novi

Give this Networking Night a whirl…and by that, we mean join us for Whirlyball!

Whirlyball is the team sport that is best described as a combination of basketball, hockey, and ja-alai played while riding an electrically powered WhirlyBug (which is similar to a bumper car but far superior). No experience necessary. Before you hit the court, the referee will go over the rules, give a brief rundown of how to play, and assist you throughout the event.

The cost includes pizza, salad, breadsticks, and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar is available.

Sponsorship Details

Important Note: Registration closes Friday, December 2 (or when sold out). There will be no onsite registration and no refunds after Monday, December 5.

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.
Networking Night
Thursday, November 10
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

More than 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to mentor a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required.

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Sponsorship Details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Thursday, October 27.

Join us in the gift of giving, SAE Detroit Section is partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this event and the toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the Metro Detroit community.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

 
Tour
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Various companies

Student Engineer Day gives collegiate students the opportunity to spend a day on the job shadowing the routines of a practicing engineer in the student’s field of choice. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain insight into the engineering field and for companies to discover future engineering talent. Although the day is broad in scope, it still allows for individualization as students are matched with engineers who have similar interest. Participating students and engineers are encouraged to attend the Chevrolet Bolt EV Vehicle Event at the San Marino Club in Troy that evening from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are complimentary for Student Engineer Day participants and must be reserved by Tuesday, February 15.

Student Engineer Day may include a variety of activities, including tours, technical projects, hands-on experience and a chance to meet other colleagues. The format is flexible to meet the engineer’s schedule and is personalized to add a greater depth of experience for both the student and engineer.

This is open to SAE student members only. Students are responsible for their own transportation and for making the initial contact with their assigned engineer. Companies generally assume the cost of the student’s lunch. Participants will be notified by email prior to the event with respect to company/student placement.

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Important Note: Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Students - Collegiate
Tuesday, May 9
P3 Mobility Innovation Center Tour & V2X and
Active Safety Ecosystem Panel Discussion
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
P3 Mobility Innovation Center
25650 W Eleven Mile Road, Southfield

P3 is opening its doors for SAE members and their guests to tour the P3 Mobility Innovation Center (MIC). In December of 2015, P3 expanded their operations into a new and modern 25,000 square foot facility. The P3 MIC meets the automotive industries growing demand for consultants and engineers who can test and validate new mobility technologies, and address the complex change and disruption it has caused throughout automotive organizations.

Located in the center of the Southfield “Smartzone”, the P3 MIC features private customer test and validation labs for technologies such as connected mobility, infotainment, voice recognition and autonomous mobility, ADAS, an eight bay workshop and prototype garage, and various wireless meeting spaces used for organizational planning workshops, UX Benchmarking, and strategic cybersecurity mitigation planning.

Join P3 experts on a guided facility tour while enjoying cocktails, appetizers, and networking. The tour will be followed with a panel hosted by P3 Engineers and Consultants to discuss perspectives on the challenges in the V2X and Active Safety Ecosystem.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required. Please note cameras and other imaging devices are not permitted.

Agenda
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Tour/Social Hour
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presentations
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Q&A

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Important Note: Registration will close Friday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite sales and no refunds after May 2. Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext 3.

Tour
Wednesday, June 14
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

More than 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to mentor a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required.

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Sponsorship Details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Wednesday, June 7.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Sponsored by BWI GROUP

Tour
Saturday, February 18
Formula SAE®, Formula SAE® Electric & Formula Hybrid Workshop
8:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

This Workshop is designed to complement the Fall Workshop, and help Formula SAE® and Formula Hybrid teams with their vehicle development and with the events at the competitions. Formula Hybrid and FSAE® Electric teams are especially encouraged to bring their cars, and the paperwork that is required for Technical Inspection, as these cars will be used in an afternoon break-out session on Getting through Electrical Technical Inspection. Other teams are also encouraged to bring vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas.

What Will Be Covered?
  • Competition overview
  • The Design, Cost & Presentation Events
  • Getting through Mechanical & Electrical Tech Inspections
  • Test Planning & Data Acquisition
  • Engine Calibration
  • Chassis & Suspension Development
  • Driving Techniques

Final Agenda
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Sponsorship Details
Campus Map
Building Map

Important Note: Registration closed. No refunds after February 13. No onsite registration.

If you would like to sponsor the event, or for more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Sponsored by Kaz Technologies, Mechanical Simulation, and solidThinking

Students - Collegiate
Thursday, June 15
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Malone's Tavern
32350 Van Dyke Ave., Warren

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Cobo Center, Detroit

Registration Due March 3, 2017

CASH AWARDS

First Place – $1,000
Second Place – $750
Third Place – $500
Honorable Mention – $100

The annual SAE Detroit Section Student Exhibit Competition will take place at WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. All SAE collegiate chapters worldwide are invited to compete for cash prizes. The competition offers SAE student members the opportunity for high visibility among suppliers, manufacturers, and alumni.

Exhibits must be professional in appearance and incorporate the theme Sustainability Through Innovation. Exhibit judging will include a formal presentation by one or more team members and an informal Q&A session. Students must man their booth all three days.

Sponsored by General Motors

2017 Rules 
2016 Winners and Participants
Students - Collegiate
Friday, July 28
Golf Outing
7:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center
8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth

Help fund the SAE Detroit Section Scholarship and STEM Programs

The day will begin with a networking breakfast followed by a shotgun start (scramble format) and end with a sit-down dinner. Fox Hills is proud to be a Certified Audubon Sanctuary golf course providing the best in course conditions while being dedicated to the care and preservation of the environment.

The golf outing is open to members and non-members. The event and the Fox Hills course fills up quickly so make sure you register early. Each foursome leader will be notified by email approximately one week prior to the event with hole assignments and registration details.

Individual - $200
Foursome - $800
Hole Sponsor - $1,000

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Gold Sponsor $2,500
- Two foursomes
- Two lawn signs with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- One display table at event
- Two full-page ads in online Supercharger

Silver Sponsor $2,000
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- Full-page ad in online Supercharger

Bronze Sponsor $1,500
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- Half-page ad in online Supercharger

Hole Sponsor $1,000
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material

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Additional registration and sponsorship information

Important Note: Registration closes July 14 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). No refunds after July 14. No onsite registration.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.
 
Jul 28

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Saturday, June 17
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ford Dearborn Development Center
20050 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn

Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Ride

SAE Detroit Section along with this year’s host, Ford Motor Company, invite you to attend the 14th Annual Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC). The full day event will include prominent industry leaders in a panel discussion, Q&A on the topic of “Autonomous Vehicles”, breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon Ride & Drive event featuring some of Ford’s most exciting vehicles on various courses.

The conference is open to anyone 18 years and older. Please note, the Ride & Drive will require a valid driver’s license.

Agenda  
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker, Chris Brewer, Chief Engineer
Autonomous Vehicle Program, Ford Motor Company
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Panel Discussion and Q&A
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch (box lunch included)
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ride & Drive
 
Panel Speakers
Bob Kinney, Vice President Engineering and R&D, Faurecia Interior Systems North America
Justin Montalbano, C)PEH, Technical Manager, CyberSEAL Lab, Delphi Automotive
Gopalakrishnan Iyer, Ph.D., R&D Software Engineer, Electronics Platform (e-PF)
DENSO International America Inc.
Wayne Williams, Technical Expert, Ford Motor Company

Moderator
Jeff Varick, President, Brandmotion
Important Note: Only 150 spots available. Register by June 1 to save. Registration closes June 15 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite registration or refunds after June 9.

Representatives from Ford Motor Company will be onsite to accept resumes.

Speakers and vehicles are subject to change.

Hosted by Ford Motor Company

Sponsored by  Absopure, Better Made, Bosch, Brose North America, Elektrobit,
HARMAN, Optimal Inc., and P3


Young Professionals
Thursday, August 17
Car Show & Networking Night Event
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB)
22646 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) is a prime location on Woodward for a sneak peek of what’s to come.

We encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. This will be a private event on the patio. Pizza, salad, and soft drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The Car Show is open to custom or classic cars and will take place in a reserved parking lot right behind the WAB. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 7:00 p.m. The winner will receive a trophy and bragging rights.

Only 25 car spaces will be available, so be sure to register early. Wristbands will be provided onsite to allow guests access to the patio area where the food will be served.

How do I register my vehicle for the Car Show?
Click "Register" below to enter your vehicle in the Car Show. Vehicles must be registered by Friday, August 11. Each entry includes two wristbands for admission. The parking lot behind the WAB has been reserved exclusively for Car Show entries. Each vehicle will need to be in the lot no later than 4:30 p.m. and will be assigned a space.

How do I register for a wristband?
Click "Register" below to purchase a wristband. This provides access to the patio and parking lot to view the vehicles. Wristbands will be distributed onsite at the registration tent. There is no charge for children 12 and younger, however, please register them to be included in the food count.

Important Note: No refunds after August 10. Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.

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Sponsorship details

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Networking Night
Thursday, October 19
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamlin Pub
1988 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Thursday, September 14
LINK Engineering Tour
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
LINK Dearborn Technical Center
401 Southfield Road, Dearborn

SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour for its members and their guests. Dearborn’s LINK's DearbornTechnical Center is the largest testing laboratory in the world. The 120,000 square feet facility is located in Dearborn, MI, and has been in operation since 2011. The test facility serves as LINK’s technical headquarters and supports LINK test operations throughout the world.

The Dearborn Technical Center covers a wide range of testing solutions including: a Servo-hydraulic test laboratory, NVH brake dynamometers, commercial vehicle dynamometers, hub, wheel and bearing test systems, vehicle lifts for vehicle instrumentation and testing, secure vehicle storage, and a chemical testing laboratory.

The facility’s laboratory space is filled with a blend of new equipment, existing assets and customer-owned equipment operated by LINK staff. The facility offers versatile testing capabilities, ranging from laboratory testing, vehicle testing, and access to various proving grounds.

The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Pre-registration is required. For more information email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext 3.

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Important Note: Registration closes September 12 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite registration or refunds after September 7.
Tour
Saturday, September 30
Formula SAE® Electric & Formula Hybrid Workshop
7:30 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

Registration extended to Thursday, September 28

This Workshop is designed to complement the Spring Workshop, and help Formula SAE® and Formula Hybrid teams with their vehicle development and with the events at the competitions. Formula Hybrid and FSAE® Electric teams are especially encouraged to bring their vehicles.

Who Should Attend?
SAE Student Chapter members - targeting students from freshman through junior classes to assist future projects.

What Will be Covered?
  • 2018 Rules Changes
  • Team Organization & Project Management
  • Design Process
  • Tires & TTC Data
  • Suspension & Steering Design
  • Vehicle Simulation
  • I-D Engine Modeling
  • Noise
  • Frame Design & Welding
  • Aerodynamics
  • Engine Calibration

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Sponsorship Details
Campus Map
Building Map

Important Note: Registration extended to Thursday, September 28. Pre-registration is required. No refunds after September 25. No onsite registration.

If you would like to sponsor the event, or for more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Sponsored by AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc., DENSO, Kaz Technologies,
MSC Software Corporation, Optimal, Inc., solidThinking, Toyota Racing Development,
and Wacker Chemical Corporation

Students - Collegiate
Thursday, November 16
GM Heritage Center Tour
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

Thinking of a team building holiday activity. Maybe you would like to meet up with a customer before the holiday rush or would just like to spend some time around a cool car collection. Back by popular demand as requested by our members, SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive afternoon tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts, and the media.

The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to invite a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

More than 165 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia over 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles from various eras. The Center is always changing with vehicle exhibits.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

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Sponsorship Details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Thursday, November 9.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tour
Wednesday, October 25
The Next Frontier in Vehicle Dynamics: Evolution from
Drivability to Ride-Ability Tour and Panel Discussion
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Pratt & Miller Engineering
52900 Grand River Ave., New Hudson

Agenda
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tour/Social Hour
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Presentations
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Q&A Moderated by John McElroy

Speakers
John Cooper, Director Vehicle Integration, IAV Automotive
Simon Dean, Director of Engineering Americas, Wabco
Chris Morgan, Chief Engineer, Pratt & Miller
Prashant Patel, Chief Engineer, Tenneco
Ken Tung, Principal Engineer for Chassis Controls, Driver Assistance, and Autonomous Driving, Bosch

In celebration of Pratt & Miller Engineering’s multi-faceted expansion of Engineering Services and its new Grand River facility, Pratt & Miller will be hosting a Tech Tour and Panel Discussion. The Pratt & Miller Team is excited to open the lines of communication within the industry about; “How for decades, vehicle dynamics and its interaction with the driver have been key to selling vehicles. What will the future hold when the software is driving the vehicle?”

“We are looking forward to SAE members and guests getting a first-hand preview of the technologies our teams are working on” said Chris Andrews, Pratt & Miller’s Director of Automotive Business Development. “The topic for the panel discussion is something that we believe is of growing importance in the industry. Partnering with SAE Detroit Section on the discussion is a great step forward. We can start listening to each other on how we can best address the issue and begin learning and collaborating with each other.”

A Tech Tour of Pratt & Miller's Performance DNA, a vehicle dynamics simulator experience, and other interactive experiences will be available for guests prior to the panel discussion.

The new Pratt & Miller Engineering Services building is dedicated to the company’s growing advanced engineering services and technology products for Automotive, Commercial Truck, Power Sports, Mobility, and Aerospace markets.

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Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. There will be onsite ticket sales and no refunds after October 18.

For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Tour
Thursday, February 15
Networking Night
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Rosie O'Grady's
279 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale

SAE members and guests will meet to discuss current social and business topics with fellow executive-minded professionals. Bring a few colleagues and make new connections. There is no cost for admission, but everyone is responsible for their own tab.

Sponsorship details

Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at SAE events.
Networking Night
Thursday, August 16
Car Show & Networking Night
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB)
22646 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) is a prime location on Woodward for a sneak peek of what’s to come.

We encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. This will be a private event on the patio. Pizza, salad, and soft drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The Car Show is open to custom or classic cars and will take place in a reserved parking lot right behind the WAB. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 7:00 p.m. The winner will receive a trophy and bragging rights.

Only 25 car spaces will be available, so be sure to register early. Wristbands will be provided onsite to allow guests access to the patio area where the food will be served.

How do I register my vehicle for the Car Show?
Click "Register" below to enter your vehicle in the Car Show. Vehicles must be registered by Tuesday, August 14. Each entry includes two wristbands for admission. The parking lot behind the WAB has been reserved exclusively for Car Show entries. Each vehicle will need to be in the lot no later than 4:30 p.m. and will be assigned a space.

How do I register for a wristband?
Click "Register" below to purchase a wristband. This provides access to the patio and parking lot to view the vehicles. Wristbands will be distributed onsite at the registration tent. There is no charge for children 12 and younger, however, please register them to be included in the food count.

Important Note: Registration will close August 13 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after August 9. Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.

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For more information, email Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Social Event
Wednesday, March 7
All-New 2018 Nissan LEAF Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour Sponsored by Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Nissan Team surrounding the development of the All-New 2018 Nissan LEAF.

Speakers
Chris Reed, Vice President of R&D and Overseas Chief Vehicle Engineer
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Jonathon Ratliff, Senior Manager, Zero Emission Vehicle Engineering
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Ryan Rumberger, Senior Manager, Autonomous Drive Marketability
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.
Owen Thunes, Manager, ePowertrain Testing & Technical Affairs
Nissan Technical Center North America, Nissan North America, Inc.

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Important Note: Registration will close Monday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 28.

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Wednesday, April 11
General Motors Super CruiseTM Technology Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
Grand Riverview Ballroom B
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
(Held during WCX World Congress Experience)

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour Sponsored by Mechanical Simulation
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the technology of the Super Cruise.

Speakers
Jason Ditman, Chief Engineer - Super Cruise, General Motors
Brandon Vivian, Executive Chief Engineer, General Motors
Daryl Wilson, Lead Development Engineer - Super Cruise, General Motors

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Important Note: Registration will close April 9 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after April 4.

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Wednesday, December 13
Indoor Go Karting
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
JD Racing Indoor Karting 
44225 W. Twelve Mile Road - Fountain Walk, Novi

Event Cancelled due to Inclement Weather

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills on high performance electric racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests. These electric karts are full of powerful performance with razor-sharp responsiveness. They output no smell, produce minimal noise, and are capable of speeds up to 40 mph.

The track itself is an adrenaline-charged combination of fast-sweeping sections mixed with tight technical corners. State of the art timing and scoring system allows the drivers to receive on-track performance, lap time results, and the ability to track one’s progress online.

Join us for the fastest growing sport in the United States and feel alive with the spine-tingling sensation of speed!

Registration and pizza will be served at 6:00 p.m. The event consists of 10 qualifying laps, 14 final race laps, and awards to the top three finishers.

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Important Note: Event cancelled due to inclement weather. 

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Social Event
Wednesday, March 21
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

To welcome in Spring, SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media. The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100 year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

More than 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the landscape and experience the history.

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Sponsorship Details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: The tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration will close March 19. No onsite registration or refunds after March 14.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tour
Wednesday, March 14
Through The Looking Glass – Decoding Failures
Introduction to Metallurgical Failure Analysis & Fractography Workshop
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SAE International, Classroom 3
755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 1600, Troy

Diagnosing the precise cause of a failure is critical for developing cost-effective solutions that prevent repeat failures. Metallurgical failure analysis is a useful tool for supporting manufacturing, design, and quality efforts by providing details of component failures that would not otherwise be available.

This workshop will introduce the tools and concepts applied during lab-based failure analysis. In particular, the participants will get a hands-on introduction to fracture recognition using stereo microscopes. Fractured parts from case studies will be used to introduce ‘fractography’ using these microscopes and explain its role in failure analysis.

Instructor: Shane Turcott, P.Eng. M.A.Sc, Principal Metallurgist, Steel Image Inc.
Shane Turcott graduated with both a B.Eng and M.A.Sc in Materials Engineering from McMaster University near Toronto, Canada. He has performed failure analysis for over a decade, including employment at a steel mill, turbine repair facility, research center and a general metallurgical laboratory. In 2009, he started Steel Image providing failure analysis supporting manufacturing,
oil, and energy industries.

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Important Note: Registration will close Monday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Wednesday, March 7. Space is limited to 20 participants. 

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Sponsored by Keyence Corporation of America

Technical Event
Thursday, February 22
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Kart 2 Kart
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against up to nine other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.

Sponsorship Details

Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Thursday, February 15. Must be 18 years or older. 

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.
Social Event
Saturday, February 10
Formula SAE®/Electric & Formula Hybrid Workshop
8:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

Workshop cancelled due to inclement weather. Participants will be notified of rescheduled date when confirmed.  Contact Roxanne Loeffler with questions or concerns at (248) 275-6578

This Workshop is designed to complement the Fall Workshop, and help Formula SAE IC, FSAE Electric, and Formula Hybrid teams with their vehicle development and with the events at the competitions. All Formula teams are encouraged to bring their vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas. The FSAE Electric teams are especially encouraged to bring their vehicles and the paperwork that is required for Technical Inspection as these cars will be used in an afternoon break-out session on Getting through Electrical Technical Inspection.

What Will Be Covered (Topics Subject to Change)
  • Competition overview
  • Design, Cost & Presentation Events
  • Getting through Mechanical & Electrical Tech Inspections
  • Test Planning & Data Acquisition
  • Engine Calibration
  • Chassis & Suspension Development
  • Driving Techniques

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Campus Map
Building Map

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, February 2. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 2. Early registration discount before January 26.

If you would like to sponsor the event, or for more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Sponsored b
Kaz Technologies, Mechanical Simulation Corporation, solidThinking,
Vector North America Inc., and Wacker Chemical Corporation

 

Students - Collegiate
Tuesday, February 6
The Evolving Role of ADAS in the Driverless Paradigm of Autonomous Vehicles Technical Meeting
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
San Marino Club
1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy

The proliferation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is projected to rise dramatically in the next few years fueled by consumer demand for safety and government regulations. The traditional Tier 1 suppliers continue to innovate on safety features designed to alert the driver to potential problems, or to avoid collisions by implementing safeguards and taking over control of the vehicle.

At the same time there is major focus of research and development, both at OEMs and at high-tech players that have recently entered the automotive sector, to develop fully autonomous vehicles that drive themselves. This has led to a flurry of merger and acquistion activity as Tier 1s and OEMs acquire and partner with semiconductor companies with compute platforms, start-ups with artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies. As this unfolds and the driverless paradigm arrives – how will the role of ADAS technologies and suppliers evolve?

Agenda
5:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:15 p.m. Presentations
8:00 p.m. Q&A

Speakers
Mike Pinelis, Ph.D., President and CEO, Microtech Ventures
Chris Van Dan Elzen, Vice President, Product Planning, Autoliv
Jeff Varick, Founder and President, Brandmotion LLC

Speakers subject to change

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Important Note: Registration will close Friday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
No refunds after January 30.

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Technical Event
Tuesday, June 5
2019 Toyota Avalon Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
TMNA R&D Supplier Center
8777 Platt Rd., Saline

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour Sponsored by Toyota
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Toyota Team surrounding the development of the 2019 Toyota Avalon.

Randall Stephens, Chief Engineer, Avalon/Planning Development Office
Toyota Motor North America – Research & Development
Mark DeJongh, Executive Program Manager, Product Development Office
Toyota Motor North America – Research & Development
Clinton Williams, Executive Manager Electronic Systems, Toyota Motor North America
Research & Development
Karen Cooper, Quality Engineering Manager, 2019 Avalon Quality Project Manager
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.

Important Note: Registration will close June 1 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after May 29. Limited seating.

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Saturday, August 25
M1 Concourse Event
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
M1 Concourse
164 South Blvd. West, Pontiac

Agenda
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.            Cars and Coffee
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.            M1 Thrill Ride/Tour/Pizza

Register early - Only 100 spots available!

Join us for a fun filled day at M1 Concourse! Cars and Coffee will kick off their gathering with an awesome display of local classic and exotic cars. Then stroll over to the big tent for a guest speaker and pizza before your M1 Thrill Ride.

The M1 Thrill Ride will have you experience 100 mph thrills around the 1.5 Mile Champion Motor Speedway in a ride-along with a professional driver. Ride shotgun for two Hot Laps in either the Track Monster Dodge Viper ACR or the Supercharged Dodge Hellcat. Feel the cornering G-forces of the Viper or the brutal straight line speed of the 707 horsepower Dodge Hellcat.

After your Thrill Ride, if your head is not spinning from the G-forces, let us take you for a quick tour of one of the on-site garages.

M1 Concourse is an 87-acre playground, celebrating the automotive industry and the history of metro-Detroit. Already the largest development of its kind in the world, M1 offers an engineered 1.5-mile Performance Track, a 2.5-acre Skid Pad & Arena area along with the most beautifully-finished private garages to be found anywhere on the planet and home to the largest Cars and Coffee events in the country, the infamous Road Kill Nights Drag Races on Woodward, and many other public and private events throughout the year. A state-of-the-art Events & Conference Center will break ground in 2018 and will become one of the largest indoor event spaces in Oakland County.

Sponsorship Details 

Important Note: Must be 18 years or older to participate. Registration will close August 17 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after August 10.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Industry Event
Monday, May 14
Golf Outing
11:30 a.m. Registration/Lunch
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Red Run Golf Club
2036 Rochester Road, Royal Oak

Help fund the SAE Detroit Section Scholarship and STEM Programs

The day will begin with a shotgun start and ends with a sit-down dinner and awards around 5:30 p.m. The outing is limited to 144 players and assignments will be allocated on a first-come basis.

Red Run Golf Club is a private club established in 1914. It offers a traditional style 18-hole championship course designed by Willie Park, Jr. Red Run is host to the second oldest invitational in Michigan, interrupted only three times by the PGA tour events the club has hosted.

The golf outing is open to members and non-members. The event will fill up quickly, so make sure you register early. Each foursome leader will be notified by email approximately one week prior to the event with hole assignments and registration details.

Golf fees will cover a card, complete event scoring, lunch, dinner, awards banquet, and non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar for alcoholic beverages).

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Gold Sponsor $2,500
- Two foursomes
- Two lawn signs with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- One display table at event
- Two full-page ads in online 2019 Supercharger

Silver Sponsor $2,000
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- Full-page ad in online 2019 Supercharger

Bronze Sponsor $1,500
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- Half-page ad in online 2019 Supercharger

Hole Sponsor $1,100
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material

Individual - $225
Non-Sponsor Foursome - $900

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Important Note: Registration will close April 30 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after April 30. Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events. Times subject to change due to speed of golf.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

 
May 14

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Thursday, June 14
Cranbrook House & Gardens Tour
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
380 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills

Agenda
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. House Tour
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Self-guided visit of the gardens

Join us for a private tour back in time to explore the Cranbrook House & Gardens. In 1904, Detroit newspaper publisher and philanthropist George Gough Booth and his wife, Ellen Scripps Booth purchased a 174-acre run down farm in Bloomfield Hills, and named it Cranbrook after the English town the Booth family hailed from.

As metro-Detroit’s oldest surviving historic manor, Cranbrook House has a long and illustrious past.

The English-Tudor estate, a true Arts & Crafts style masterpiece designed by renowned Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, served as the active home for their family of seven for 40 years. From its onset, Cranbrook House also quickly became the hub from which the Booths created what would eventually become the Cranbrook Educational Community.

Today, the estate serves a dual purpose: its gardens, works of art and first-floor treasures are preserved as a testament to the Booths’ gracious lifestyle, their interest in landscape gardening and their involvement in the American Arts and Crafts movement. Its upper floors house the executive offices of Cranbrook Educational Community, the world renowned National Historic Landmark cultural center the couple created on the grounds of their country estate.

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Important Note: Tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration will close June 6. No onsite registration or refunds after June 7. Parking is available only on the south side of Lone Pine Road or in the Parking lot of Christ Church. There is no parking in or around Cranbrook House or the employee parking lot. There is a short walk up to the house of about 200 yards. If you have a handicapped sticker you may drive up to the house and park in the designated areas. No flash photography is permitted in the Cranbrook House.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tour
Wednesday, May 23
Indoor Karting
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
JD Racing Indoor Karting 
44225 W. Twelve Mile Road - Fountain Walk, Novi

Guests will have the opportunity to test their racing skills on high performance electric racing karts while meeting and networking with fellow SAE members and guests. These electric karts are full of powerful performance with razor-sharp responsiveness. They output no smell, produce minimal noise, and are capable of speeds up to 40 mph.

The track itself is an adrenaline-charged combination of fast-sweeping sections mixed with tight technical corners. State of the art timing and scoring system allows the drivers to receive on-track performance, lap time results, and the ability to track one’s progress online.

Join us for the fastest growing sport in the United States and feel alive with the spine-tingling sensation of speed!

Registration and pizza will be served at 6:00 p.m. The event consists of 10 qualifying laps, 14 final race laps, and awards to the top three finishers.

Sponsorship details

Important Note: Must be 18 years or older to participate. Registration will close May 16 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after May 16. Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events. 

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Social Event
Friday, July 27
Golf Outing
7:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth

Help fund the SAE Detroit Section Scholarship and STEM Programs

The day will begin with a networking breakfast followed by a shotgun start (scramble format) and end with a sit-down dinner. Fox Hills is proud to be a Certified Audubon Sanctuary golf course providing the best in course conditions while being dedicated to the care and preservation of the environment.

The golf outing is open to members and non-members. The event fills up quickly so make sure you register early. Each foursome leader will be notified by email approximately one week prior to the event with hole assignments and registration details. Space is limited and assignments will be allocated to sponsors first.

Golf fees include a golf cart, complete event scoring, hot breakfast, lunch on the turn, dinner, and awards banquet, and non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar for alcoholic beverages).

Individual - $175 ($200 after June 1)
Foursome - $600 ($800 after June 1)
Hole Sponsor - $800 ($1,000 after June 1)

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Gold Sponsor $2,500
- Two foursomes
- Two lawn signs with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- One display table at event
- Two full-page ads in online Supercharger

Silver Sponsor $2,000
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- Full-page ad in online Supercharger

Bronze Sponsor $1,500
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material
- Two sponsor signs
- Half-page ad in online Supercharger

Hole Sponsor $800 ($1,000 after June 1)
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on sponsor banner and print material

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Important Note: Registration will close July 11 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after July 13. Times subject to change due to speed of golf. Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events. 

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.
 
Jul 27

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Tuesday, June 19
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

Looking for something to do for Father's Day?  Join us for this exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts and the media.

More than 165 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 10 decades are displayed. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles form various eras. The center always changes with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened. New vehicles are obtained to fully represent GM's product story of the past 10+ years.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

Sponsorship details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration will close June 17. No onsite registration or refunds after June 12.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tour
Thursday, June 21
HP 3D Printer Demo Center Tour
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
12901 Newburgh, Livonia 

Novastar Solutions opened its HP 3D Printer Demo Center in Livonia in 2017, and has hosted hundreds of engineers, designers, and industry executives seeking to take advantage of the new age of Additive Manufacturing.

HP's vision is to move from rapid prototyping to final parts manufacturing with extreme dimensional quality, breakthrough productivity, and lowest cost per part with Multi Jet Fusion 3D technology.

Join us for a guided tour and a breakfast buffet while you:
  • Examine hundreds of HP MJF 3D printed parts
  • Have discussions with HP experts
  • Learn 3D design freedom
  • See Generative Design CAD
  • Take home a 3D printed part
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Important Note: Tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration will close June 18 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after June 15.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

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