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
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
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
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, 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, April 22
Honda Vehicle Event: The All-New Acura NSX
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
(held during SAE 2015 World Congress & Exhibition)

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
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 Honda Team surrounding the development of the all-new Acura NSX.

More details to follow.

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
Tuesday, June 2
Chevy Colorado/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
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 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon and hear a presentation from key members of the General Motors Team surrounding the development of the vehicles.

More details to follow.

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
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 - TBA
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


Important Note:  Registration closes May 29 at 5:00 p.m. There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after June 1.

Speakers and vehicles are subject to change.

Sponsorship details


 
Young Professionals
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.

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
Friday, July 31
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 19 to receive discount.

Registration form
Fox Hills website

 
Jul 31

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Thursday, August 13
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. 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 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).

More details to follow.
Social Event
Tuesday, September 1
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
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 Ford Edge and hear a presentation from key members of the Ford Team.

More details to follow.

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out). 
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after August 25.
Vehicle Event
Tuesday, November 17
Nissan (TBA) Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia

Agenda
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
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 vehicle.

More details to follow.

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.  
Vehicle Event