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Race Car Design - Engineers and Innovators technical meeting

As voted by you, our next event is a technical meeting on the topic of Race Car Design, the history of the cars themselves, the engineering, and the personalities that created them.  This includes Colin Chapman, Alec Issigonis, Harry Miller, Leo Goosen, Fred Offenshauser, and others.  There will also be a look at steam car land speed records.

Tom Styczynski will be our speaker.  Tom is a retired Lockheed Martin senior staff engineer, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Tom is a 50-year active member of SAE, a longtime sports car enthusiast, and only recently sold his vintage Lotus 7 America race car, having traded it for a 1969 Morgan +8.

The technical meeting will be held online via Google Meet on March 22, 6:00 PM PDT, and is free for all registered attendees.  Please use this link to register your attendance:

Our Last Event, the role of Hardware-In-the-Loop in simulation testing for the Ford Autonomous Vehicle platform

Adit Joshi treated us to an excellent presentation about the inner workings of the Ford autonomous vehicle platform and its development.  We learned that the big 3 automakers are hard at work deploying this technology to the buying public, with support from the local University providing a campus test track for when the hardware graduate past the simulation rig, and on to fully-functional test vehicles.  We also learned that these technologies will require aviation-like redundancies for fault tolerance.

We wish to thank Adit for his time and insight.  Adit is a published SAE International book author, if you're interested to learn more.


‘Secretary, and Vice Chair’

SAE BC has two open Board positions. Please inquire if you are interested in getting involved. Supporting SAE BC looks good on one’s resume as volunteer work for the community.

Position: Secretary
Description: We are looking for someone who can attend each board meeting and using a laptop, record the meeting minutes along with action items as discussed. This is an important position and requires someone who can listen/understand/interpret and type/format documentation all at the same time. The position provides a significant amount of power to the person responsible, as they can influence the action item details and overall direction of the SAE BC Chapter. Supporting SAE BC also looks good on one’s resume as volunteer work for the community.

Position: Vice Chair
Description: A Vice chair is needed to help support SAE BC in general by attending local chapter meetings and helping to drive action items. The vice-chair may lead meetings when the chair is unavailable, and support the board as required. New ideas are always welcome.  Supporting SAE BC also looks good on one’s resume as volunteer work for the community.


'Membership & Corporate Liaison Recruiter’

SAE would like to welcome Mithun Shetty to the board.
The Membership & Corporate Liason Recruiter leads the charge when it comes to increasing membership in general and engagement with local mobility companies. They are tasked with establishing connections with target companies and broadcasting news about our local chapter events, tours, and activities with the goal of increasing membership and support.
Question of the Month:

Given the current COVID restrictions, where would you like to go for a safe change of scenery?

Use the technical meeting event registration form, or reply to this e-mail, to record your answer.

SAE British Columbia

The BC Section of SAE International is now in its 74th year, since being officially designated as the SAE British Columbia Group on June 12, 1946. The Section has about 250 regular members with additional student chapter members at UBC, UVic, SFU and BCIT.

The majority of our Members live and work in the Lower Mainland, and represent a wide spectrum of technical interests. We have a regular program of local events, mostly centered in the Vancouver area, although we have had meetings elsewhere in BC on occasion.

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Most events will be held virtually this year so you can join remotely. Below is a list of the upcoming events for this season. Please mark your calendars! Events are typically held on Mondays unless stated otherwise. Please note that the Board Meetings are open to anyone. Please let one of the board members know if you are interested in attending and/or getting involved!

A reminder to Professional Engineering members that attending SAE events contributes to their Continued Professional Development (CPD) as outlined by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
October 19, 2020  Student Night
November 16, 2020  Board Meeting
November 23, 2020  Speaker Greggory Peterson
December 14, 2020  Board Meeting
January 11, 2021  Board Meeting
January 25, 2021  Speaker Herman Tang
February 8, 2021  Board Meeting
February 22, 2021  Speaker Adit Joshi
March 15, 2021  Board Meeting
March 22, 2021  Speaker Tom Styczynski
April 12, 2021  Board Meeting
April 26, 2021  Student Showcase Event
May 10, 2021  Board Meeting
A society dedicated to supporting mentorship, career growth and networking for our members and the local mobility industries in BC.

To be the #1 resource for events, networking, and career support for mobility Engineers and the Industry in BC.
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