March 2017 Chairman’s Note

 

 

We are halfway to summer and the SAE board members are working hard to make sure our tour schedule stays busy. Speaking of that, we’ve just finished a fantastic tour that Wayne Richter worked long and hard with the great team at Generac to make happen. I expect everyone that attended had a great time because I know I did and the Generac Team pulled out all the stops for us (the tour bus ride sure made things easy!). For those that couldn’t or didn’t make it I would encourage you to sign up early for the future tours.

 

 

We are halfway to summer and the SAE board members are working hard to make sure our tour schedule stays busy. Speaking of that, we’ve just finished a fantastic tour that Wayne Richter worked long and hard with the great team at Generac to make happen. I expect everyone that attended had a great time because I know I did and the Generac Team pulled out all the stops for us (the tour bus ride sure made things easy!). For those that couldn’t or didn’t make it I would encourage you to sign up early for the future tours.

For those that have been around awhile it is a common request asking for volunteers to join the board. We understand that this can be intimidating, but don’t fear – we are a pretty friendly bunch and welcome helping hands or at least the moral support. Some areas where we are constantly looking for help are the SAE Baja program and the STEM/AWIM programs. Most are probably familiar with the Baja program and those of you that who been around awhile probably remember this chapter regularly hosting a Baja event. We would like to do that again and need a group of people to take on the planning of this event. STEM/AWIM are educational programs for primary schools to help teach the subjects that support a future engineering career path. Feel free to email or talk to one of the board members about how you can contribute to the engineering community.

 

I hope to see many of our members as we share a joint meeting April 12th with ASME at the UW Engine Research Center in Madison.

Regards,

Van Phifer

SAE Milwaukee Section Chairman