SAE MidMichigan Section

General Motors Autonomous Technology

Jason Fischer, Executive Chief Engineer – Autonomous Vehicles at General Motors

Speaker: Jason Fischer, Executive Chief Engineer for Autonomous Programs at General Motors
Program Chair: Sue Manyen, AFS
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022
6:00 PM Social
6:45 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program


Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, in the Town Hall Room, Downstairs

This is the Annual Joint Engineering Society dinner meeting with AFS, ASM, & Mid-Michigan Section SAE at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, 730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.
Enjoy the Famous Family Style Chicken (fried and broiled) dinner with liver and soup before.

cruise

Jason will discuss:

– GM Autonomous Vehicle Program (Cruise Origin)

  • Responsibility for all technical engineering, including manufacturing, while being wholly responsible for overall budget.
  • Transforming the transportation industry in the mobility realm and lead future autonomous programs by creating culture change within General Motors, Cruise, and Honda.
  • Providing leadership to cross functional teams in the areas of engineering management,program management (vehicle timing and global development process), finance, purchasing, human resource balancing, program quality, creative design, architecture management and enterprise cost decision making.
  • Making informed and accurate decisions in a timely fashion with an ability to provide clear direction and vision while making appropriate tradeoff balances.

Jason Fischer, is an Engineering graduate of Michigan State University with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He is the Executive Chief Engineer for Autonomous Programs at General Motors.

Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, 730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Reservations required by Oct. 4, 2022 by emailing ms037@email.sae.org
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Announcements

To contact Governing Board members, please send message to ms037@email.sae.org addressed to a team member with your comments and/or request.

The elected Governing Board positions are:
Section Chairperson (required position) —- ( Anthony Santavy ) 
Treasurer (required position) ——————- ( Robert Miller ) 
Secretary ——————————————-  ( Alex Rath )
Vice Chair Communications ——————- ( James Browne )
Vice Chair Membership ————————  ( Bernard Santavy )
Vice Chair Section Planning ——————-  ( Mark Pope ) 
Vice Chair Student Activities —————— ( Ryan Ma )
Vice Chair Corporate Relations ————— ( OPEN )
Director Motor Sports ————————— ( Bill Owen )

Appointed positions:
Company Rep. Chair ————————- ( OPEN )
General Arrangements Chair ————— ( OPEN )
Ticket Committee Chair. ——————– ( Steve Davis ) 
Newsletter Editor —————————– ( OPEN ) 
Program Chair. ——————————— ( Mark Pope )
Manager Membership Recruitment ——- ( OPEN )
Webmaster ——————–——————– ( OPEN)

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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