Hello SAE Milwaukee Section Members and Friends,
The kids have returned to school and we can see the leaves are beginning to show a color here and there, signaling that fall is here. I hope your Labor Day weekend was enjoyable.
We started off the SAE year with our first event at Wacker-Neuson. They showed us the utmost hospitality and did not disappoint on the tour, dinner, and presentation. If you missed it, you missed out. They also sponsored the meal for the evening, so I’d like to recognize them as this not only helps strengthen our section, but our student sections as well.
This month we will be at MacLean-Fogg. Maclean-Fogg has been very involved in SAE being a large sponsor of the Clean Snow Challenge. This month they are going to take us into their manufacturing facility and let us participate in the innovation process they use from a concept a customer bring them, to a finished product that they deliver. This is going to be an exciting exercise for student and veteran engineers alike, so be sure to keep this on your calendars.
In November we will have our annual Student Night, where we showcase the student vehicles and let them compete for the sponsorship money we have allocated for them. Last year we had 5 schools and over 70 students in attendance. They did an incredible job and we expect a repeat performance this year. If you have never been to a student night, it’s not just for students. This is a wonderful networking event as well as a way to give guidance and feedback to some up and coming engineers who will be joining us in industry in the next few years.
As a section we have several initiatives we are working on this year. Some of these are engaging middle school and high school kids to a career in engineering, engaging our members through events and tours, and supporting the six engineering colleges in our area in the SAE Colligate Design series. In order to accomplish these things, we are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in a board position or just to help out with a meeting or two, please talk to any of the current board members about the spot we have for YOU!
I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.
SAE Milwaukee Section – Chairman