Mid-Michigan Section





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Speakers: James Stepke, Engineering Program Manager And Christian Spencer, Senior Manager
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, May 16, 2016
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

Nissan Maxima

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Nissan Maxima is a mid-size car manufactured by Nissan and sold primarily in North America, the Middle East, and China. Making its sales debut in 1981 for the 1982 model year as the Datsun Maxima, it replaced the earlier Datsun 810. The name "Maxima" dates back to 1980 for the 1981 model year when the upscale 810 sold as the "810 Maxima" in North America. Like the 810, early versions of the Maxima had their origins in the Datsun/Nissan Bluebird. The Datsun brand was phased out in favor of Nissan in 1983 for the 1984 model year, thus becoming the Nissan Maxima.

The current North American Maxima is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee.Nissan Assy

Eighth generation (A36)
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Overview
Production April 2015–present
Model years 2016–present
Assembly

United States:
 Smyrna, Tennessee

Designer Jackie Chang (interior:'12)
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front-engine,
front-wheel-drive
Platform Nissan D platform
Powertrain
Engine 3.5 L VQ35DE V6
2.5 L QR25DE I4
Transmission CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase 109.3 in (2,776 mm)
Length 192.8 in (4,897 mm)
Width 73.2 in (1,859 mm)
Height 56.5 in (1,435 mm)
Curb weight 3,471–3,488 lb 
(1,574–1,582 kg)

 

On February 1, 2015, Nissan aired an ad during Super Bowl XLIX titled "With Dad". Near the end of this ad a brief view of the new Maxima was seen. Following the Super Bowl ad, Nissan released two official images of the new Maxima.

The Maxima was unveiled at the April New York Auto Show 2015. Sporting an athletic body redesign, it features Nissan's "Four-Door Sports Car" positioning, a return to a marketing term used on the Third Generation J30 series (1988-1992). The vehicle is 82 pounds lighter than before, and it presents the revamped interior taking inspiration from aerospace. The VQ35DE engine was carried over with 10 more horsepower which are rated at 300 hp (224 kW) and 261 lb·ft (354 N·m) of torque. The Maxima is available with 9 exterior color options and 5 trims: S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum.

The 2016 model year Maxima is currently on sale in North America.

 

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Formula SAE Racing Participants: Mid-Michigan Section Collegiate teams from CMU, Kettering, MSU, and SVSU will be competing with Formula SAE teams from Asia, Europe, and the Americas
May 11-14, 2016
Michigan Internation Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan

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Contact: Bernard Santavy at (810) – 635 – 7948
          or SAEMidMichSec@cs.com

 

 

 

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Previous SAE Events!
2015-2016 Events    
STUDENT NIGHT "Nissan Maxima"
Speaker: James Stepke, Engineering Program Manager And Christian Spencer, Senior Manager
Program Chair: Mark Pope Monday, May 16, 2016
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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SAE Racing "FREE EVENT - Formula SAE Racing"
Participants: Mid-Michigan Section Collegiate teams from
Central Michigan University,
Kettering University,
Michigan State University, and
Saginaw Valley State University

will be competing with Formula SAE teams from Asia, Europe, and the Americas
May 11-14, 2016
Michigan Internation Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
the best days to see the teams in action are Friday and Saturday (May 13-14) from 8AM to 5PM.

 
"2016 Chevrolet Volt"
Speaker: Andrew Farah
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, May 16, 2016
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  Meeting Cancelled  
"2016 Chevrolet Camaro"    
Speaker: Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer, GM
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, April 25, 2016
Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  Meeting Cancelled  
"Bearing Failure Analysis"    
Speaker: Dean Thayer
Program Chair: Mark Pope & Peg Jones
Monday, March 14, 2016
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  Meeting Cancelled 
STUDENT NIGHT "Collegiate Chapter Project Presentation Competition"
SAE Collegiate Cup
Speaker: Student Leaders
Program Chair: Mark Pope & Tom Spendlove
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  2016 Feb Collegiate ChapterPhotos
"GM Telematics and Infotainment"
Speaker: Matt G. Przybylski, GM Director of Infotainment, Global Telematics and Infotainment Engineering, GM
Monday, November 9, 2015
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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NOv2015
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"Federal Fuel Regulations,
The Pot-Holed Road of Good Intentions"

Present and Future
Speaker: Coleman Jones
Program Chair: Mark Pope & Peg Jones
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Zehnder's, Frankenmuth, MI
5:30 PM Social Hour
6:15 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Program


  Oct2015
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"The Steam Railroading Institute and Famous Locomotive #1225"
Speaker: Bruce Kuffer, SRI Volunteer, Conductor & Guest Speaker
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

B2B
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back to the bricks "Back to the Bricks"
Best Buick or Chevrolet
Judging: SAE team to award plaque
Program Chair: Bill Owen
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Downtown Flint
B2B
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2014-2015 Events    
Edson

"USS Edson"
Presented on the deck of USS Edson
Speaker: Michael J. Kegley, President
Program Chair: Dale Stephan
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Onboard the USS Edson, Bay City, MI

Food available prior
1:00 PM Social Hour and Ship Tours
1:30 PM Program
2:30 PM Ship Tours

Edson
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Meeting Cancelled Due to Speaker's Schedule Conflict
Presentation Rescheduled to October 2015


"GM Infotainment"

Speaker: Matt G. Przybylski, GM Director of Infotainment, Global Telematics and Infotainment Engineering
Program Chair: Mark Pope
April 27, 2015
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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"Extreme Indoor Kart Racing" *** Event Cancelled ***

Speaker: You race! Not a presentation
Program Chair: Mark Pope
March 26, 2015
Extreme Indoor Kart Racing, 2259 W Vienna Rd, Clio, MI

Time to be announced
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"National Engineers Week Annual Banquet"
Collegiate Chapter Project Presentation Competition
Speaker: Collegiate Team Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
February 19, 2015
Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  2015 National Engineers Week Winners
dd "GM Customer Care & Aftersales"

Speaker: Charlie Hyndman, GM Vice President Global Aftersales, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics
Program Chair: Mark Pope
November 18, 2014
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program
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Charlie Hyndman
"Keweenaw Copper, A Michigan Story"
Joint Meeting with ASM/AFS
Speaker: CHUCK EDWARDS
Program Chair: RON SEAMON
October 2, 2014
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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car

Event Photos

http://peoplefinder.gm.com/peoplefinder/photos/ta/ta77599.jpg?x=052036 "Factory Drag Racing: Mustang Cobra Jet Winning, Then and Now"

Speaker: Jesse Kershaw, Ford Racing
Program Chair: Bill Owen
September 29, 2014
Watson Engineering, 18703 Toledo Rd, Brownstown Township, Michigan

5:30 PM Social Hour
5:30 PM Tour & Buffet Dinner
7:00 PM Program

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** Event Cancelled **
-- To be rescheduled --

http://peoplefinder.gm.com/peoplefinder/photos/ta/ta77599.jpg?x=052036 "Advanced Propulsion & First Responders Needs"

Speaker: Todd Mackintosh, Technical Specialist, General Motors
Program Chair: Mark Pope
September 15, 2014
Holiday Inn Flint, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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Event Photos

back to the bricks


"Back to the Bricks"


August 12-16, 2014
Flint, MI

Join Mid-Michigan SAE at Flint's Back to the Bricks http://backtothebricks.org/schedule/


Judging with award presentation on August 16th 2014

6:00 am - 5:00 pm 111 years of Buick party on Water St at the Durant-Dort Carriage Company building, all Buicks invited, DJ, food and drinks
6:00 am - 4:00 pm 5th Annual Corvette Reunion Car Show
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Car Show

 

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2013-2014 Events    
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"Locomotives, Wings, & Wheels Expo 2014"

This event was hosted by The Steam Railroading Institute. SAE was a guest exhibitor.
June 20-21, 2014
Owosso, MI

presented by The Steam Railroading Institute

http://michigansteamtrain.com/expo-2014/

 

feb

Event Photos PDF file

ddd "Young Engineers Race Night"

Win Prizes - $35 for Fastest Lap

Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
20-Mar-2014


 
"Collegiate Chapters"
Baja, Formula SAE, Super-MPG, Clean Snowmobiles, and FirstRobotics robot

Program Chair: Mark Pope
18-Feb-14
Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

feb

Meeting Photos

aaa "Corvette Racing"
Presented by the author and racing program manager
Speaker: Douglas Fehan
Program Chair: Mark Pope
18-Nov-13
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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Photos from this meeting

"BAE Systems - U.S. Combat Systems"
Presented by BAE Systems
Speaker:Mark Signorelli, Vice President and General Manager
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MONDAY, Sept 16, 2013
BAE Systems, 34201 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, MI 48312
5:30 PM Sign in
6:00 PM Program start
8:00 PM Program end

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Tech Center News
Article from Tech Center News
2012-2013 Events    
"Premium V4 Powertrain"
& Lingenfelter Collection Tour

Speaker: Fritz Kayle,
Katech CEO and co-founder
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

7819 Lochlin Drive,
Brighton, Mi
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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Photos from this meeting
"Falcon Supercar"
Speaker: Jeff Lemke
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
Holiday Inn

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STUDENT NIGHT "Student Chapter Presentations on SAE Projects"
Saginaw Valley Engineering Council, 2013 National Engineers Week Annual Banquet
Speakers: Student Project Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Bavarian Inn Conference Center - Frankenmuth
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Mark Stielow Book "Pro-Touring Muscle Cars"
Speaker: Mark Stielow, book author
Program Chair: Mark Pope

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Holiday Inn
5353 Gateway Centre, Flint

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Steam Coffin Book Cover "Steam Coffin"
Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier
Speaker: John Laurence Busch, author
Program Chair: Mark Pope
OCTOBER 8, 2012
Campus Center, 4th Floor, Gold Room
Kettering University

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Harlow Curtice Trophy "Presentation Of Harlow Curtice Award"
Congratulations to Tom Brown
Winner of the 2012 B2B Harlow Curtice Award
with his 1950 Buick Convertible!

AUGUST 18, 2012
Back To The Bricks
Downtown Flint, Michigan

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Chrysler Museum "A Look Inside The Original Ramchargers Drag Racing Team and Chrysler Museum Tour"
Speakers: Original Ramcharger Team Members
Program Chair: Tom Huppertz/Bill Owen
APRIL 30, 2012
Walter P. Chrysler Museum
1 Chrysler Dr, Auburn Hills

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Meeting Photos
GM Electric Vehicle "Human Interface for a GM Extended Range Electric Vehicle"
Speakers: Danielle Cory/Eugenie Abboud
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MARCH 19, 2012
Room S128, Baker College Technology Center
Bristol Rd, Flint

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Meeting Photos
STUDENT NIGHT "Student Chapter Presentations on SAE Projects"
Speakers Student Project Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Bavarian Inn Conference Center - Frankenmuth
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Biogas "Bio-Fuels Project"
Speaker: Anna Brynas, Swedish Biogas
Program Chair: Mark Pope

NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Campus Center, 4th Floor, Gold Room
Kettering University
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Dr. Jack Simon "A Materials Engineer in the White House - An Inside Look"
Speaker: Dr. Jack Simon
Program Chair: Susan Manyen/Mark Pope
OCTOBER 6, 2011
Zehnder's, Frankenmuth
AFS/SAE/ASM Joint Meeting

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GM Race Car "Overview Of Chevy Racing"
Speaker: Jim Campbell
Program Chair: Mark Pope
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Room S128, Baker College Technology Center
Bristol Rd, Flint

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Meeting Photos
Harlow Curtice Trophy "Presentation Of Harlow Curtice Award"
AUGUST 20, 2011
Back To The Bricks
Downtown Flint, Michigan

Press Release
Press
Release
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Lingenfelter Collection "The Building of Performance Vehicles"
Speaker: Mike Copeland
Program Chair: Mark Pope
APRIL 25, 2011
Lingenfelter Collection, Brighton, Mich

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wind turbine "Wind Turbine Project"
Speaker: Dr. David Benson , Kettering University
Program Chair: Mark Pope

NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Kettering University - Flint, MI
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plug "PHEV Charge Coupler and Cordset Practices"
Speaker: Gery Kissel
Program Chair: Mark Pope
OCTOBER 7, 2010
Zehnder's Frankenmuth - Frankenmuth, MI
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Fuel cell "Chevrolet Fuel Cell Vehicle"
Speaker: Carlos Franca , GM Manager of Propulsion Systems Lab
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Baker College Technology Center - Bristol Rd, Flint
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Fuel cell "Tutorial on Plug-In Hybrids"
Speaker: Dr. James E. Gover
Program Chair: Mark Pope
April 20, 2009
Kettering University - Flint
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