By Dr. Jeremy Daily and Karl Heimer
Location: via Zoom
The mission of the CyberTruck Challenge is to help develop the next generation workforce by bringing awareness, excitement, professional involvement, and practicum based training to the heavy vehicle cyber domain.
And to help establish a community of interest for heavy vehicle cybersecurity that transcends individual companies or departments and reaches across disciplines and organizations to make a more universal and experienced base of engineers and managers.
Dr. Jeremy Daily
Associate Professor of Systems Engineering
Jeremy Daily served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tulsa (TU) from 2006-2019.
In 2019, Dr. Daily accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Systems Engineering at Colorado State University where he continues to work on heavy vehicle cybersecurity and forensics.
Jeremy Daily and Karl Heimer co-founded the CyberTruck Challenge in 2017. Dr. Daily serves as a director for the CyberTruck Challenge non-profit organization and actively recruits students to participate in this unique opportunity.
In 2013, Dr. Daily started a technology company, Synercon Technologies, LLC, that has developed a data extraction tool for heavy vehicle event data recorder information. Law enforcement and crash reconstruction professionals all over the US and Canada use the Synercon Technologies systems for reconstructing crashes involving heavy vehicles. Synercon Technologies was acquired by DG Technologies in 2018.
Senior Technical Advisory , Michigan Economic Development Corporation & Founder and Partner, AutoImmune
Karl Heimer is the senior technical advisor for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, as well as the founder and partner of AutoImmune. Heimer has been on both the attack and defense side of “cyber” with roles on red teams, cyber forensics, and basic research. Heimer was the manager for several technical projects creating secure mobile solutions for both Department of Defense and the consumer market. In 2011, Heimer joined Battelle to examine and develop new growth areas and founded its Center for Advanced Vehicle Environments to focus cyber-security practices on the modern car environment. In 2014, Heimer also founded AutoImmune to exclusively address the cyber-security challenge in the automotive space.
For more information contact Steve Davis by email Steve.Davis@midmichigansae.org or telephone: (517) 295-2973
Planned SAE Events
By Dr. Jeremy Daily and Karl Heimer
Location: via Zoom
Feb. 25, 2021
Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, 1 Covered Bridge Ln, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
By Carla Bailo, President and CEO, Center for Automotive Research
Apr. 12, 2021
The Section Leadership Team elected for Governing Board officer positions for the 2020 – 2021 section year which started June 1, 2020.
The elected Governing Board positions are:
Section Chairperson (required position) —- ( Bernard Santavy )
Treasurer (required position) ——————- ( Robert Miller )
Secretary ——————————————- ( Pat Bisson )
Vice Chair Membership ———————— ( Alex Rath )
Vice Chair Section Planning ——————- ( Mark Pope )
Vice Chair Student Activities —————— ( Tom Spendlove )
Vice Chair Corporate Relations ————— ( Ryan Ma )
Manager Website (WebMaster) —————- ( Dale Stephan )
Director Motor Sports ————————— ( Bill Owen )
Company Rep. Chair ————————- ( Anthony Santavy )
General Arrangements Chair ————— ( Bernard Santavy )
Ticket Committee Chair. ——————– ( Steve Davis )
Newsletter Editor —————————– ( Alex Rath )
Program Chair. ——————————— ( Mark Pope )
Manager Membership Recruitment ——- ( Ryan Ma )
Call for Mid-Michigan Section SAE Member Input
The Section Leadership Team is requesting comments and suggestions from the section membership as to ways the section may better support the member’s needs and expectations. Over the years the job requirements and work environment for the members in this section has dramatically changed. The SLT (Section Leadership Team) believes we are not keeping up with the rapidly changing interests and needs of the modern engineer.
The SLT needs to know what types of Dinner Meeting Programs and Presentations the section members would find relevant as well as entertaining. Additionally how technical are these programs and presentations to be?
There also is the option of having events without a formal plated meal. Informational seminars providing information and/or training can be produced with light refreshments to save time. Also timing most be considered. What day of the week and at what time should events be held?
These are just a few of the questions and considerations the SLT would appreciate input from the section members. Please take a few minutes from your busy schedule to send your comment and suggestions to the SLT via email SAEMidMichSec@cs.com
On the topic of section communication, what is the best and/or preferred medium? Would the SAE Member Connect Mid-Michigan Microsite provide the best conduit? We have been using a service called Constant Contact to communicate section activities. The Detroit Section uses this tool as do other sections. We are experiencing a 20 to 25 percent opening rate which is on a par with Detroit Section’s experience. Then there is the old standby snailmail. Would anyone care to comment on communications methods?
Call for Volunteers
The Section Leadership Team is extending an invitation to the section membership to join us in managing the Mid-Michigan Section. There are opportunities to participate a little or a lot as your available time permits. The SLT needs help with communications and event promotions. Just helping with ticket sales and reservations can have a big impact on section performance with just a little personal time. The value of new volunteers is the fresh ideas they bring to the team. The SLT needs fresh thinking to stay current with the latest trends.
The SLT holds a Governing Board Meeting once a month. A volunteering team member can attend in person or via webex. Being a SLT member is not all work. We actually have fun once in a while. Working with the SAE Collegiate Chapters is rewarding. We have a National Engineer’s Week event featuring the Collegiate Chapters. We participate in Flint, Michigan’s “Back to the Bricks” with an award presentation. New volunteers would allow these programs to expand.
The SLT hopes to hear from each and everyone of the section members. We will be publishing Governing Board Meeting dates with the Constant Contact eBlast and every section member is invited to attend so we may become acquainted. A light dinner is provided at these Monday evening meetings.
Bernard Santavy …….. Section Chairperson
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