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
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
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, 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
Saturday, February 18
Formula SAE®, Formula SAE® Electric & Formula Hybrid Workshop
8:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

Registration closes February 10

This Spring 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

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Sponsorship Details

Important Note: Registration closes February 10 (or when sold out). 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 solidThinking

Students - Collegiate
Tuesday, March 7
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 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 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 will close Friday, March 3 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 Julie Beattie or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.
Vehicle Event
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.

Student invite
Student registration form
Engineer invite
Engineer registration form
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Important Note: Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15.

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

Students - Collegiate
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
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
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.

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 31.

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

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
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.

Flyer
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.

Tour
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
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
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.

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
FCA TBA 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 hear a presentation from key members of the FCA Team surrounding the development of the vehicle.

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
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.

Important Note: Registration will close Monday, December 4 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.

Vehicle Event