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.
SAE Milwaukee Section Chairman