November 2011 Chairman’s Note

Dear Members and Section Friends,

The October section meeting at MGA Research Corporation was a huge success. Just ask the 50+ members who participated in the chassis twisting bus tour through the proving grounds track. They hosted a fantastic excursion through the facility including the test track and bench test capabilities followed by presentations on simulation systems and crash testing. Many thanks to the MGA participants for providing a great opportunity to our membership!

 

Dear Members and Section Friends,

The October section meeting at MGA Research Corporation was a huge success. Just ask the 50+ members who participated in the chassis twisting bus tour through the proving grounds track. They hosted a fantastic excursion through the facility including the test track and bench test capabilities followed by presentations on simulation systems and crash testing. Many thanks to the MGA participants for providing a great opportunity to our membership!

 

Visit www.milwaukeesae.com to see pictures from the Erik Buell Racing event. MGA meeting pictures are coming soon. Submit your favorite SAE pictures to Cara Kazda to have them posted online.

 

The SAE Intl. Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) will be held at MTU on March 5-12, 2012. This engineering design competition is for student members to reengineer an existing snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise. Their modified snowmobiles compete in a variety of events including emissions, noise, fuel economy/endurance, acceleration, handling, static display, cold start and design. Categories for I/C and Zero Emissions engines. Please consider joining us as volunteer, or just to attend and do some riding! Learn more at: http://students.sae.org/competitions/snowmobile/about.htm.

 

The SAE mini-baja competition will be hosted by the Milwaukee Section in May 2012 at the MGA proving grounds in Burlington, WI. Please contact Glenn Bower (grbower@facstaff.wisc.edu) if you’d like to become a volunteer for the event.

 

Please remember that there will not be a section meeting in December during the Holiday period. We look forward to seeing you again in January for the Chevy Volt meeting, followed by Oshkosh Truck, Case New Holland, and more! Help us form an exciting program list next year by sending your recommendations to Dale Wiza.

Best regards,

Jim Ryan
Chairman – Milwaukee Section