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2013-2014

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/

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Young Engineers Race Night

Win Prizes – $35 for Fastest Lap

Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
20-Mar-2014

7:00 PM Pizza
7:30 – 11:00 PM Racing

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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

We observe “National Engineers Week” with a banquet and technical program featuring presentations by students from Central Michigan University, Kettering University, Saginaw Valley State University, and The Kettering University AutoDrive Challenge Team. The students are members of SAE Collegiate Chapter project teams which compete in the SAE Collegiate Design Series http://students.sae.org/cds/ The design series has grown from a national competition to an international competition featuring students from Asia, Europe, North and South America. During this year’s banquet, the teams present will compete for the annual “SAE Collegiate Cup” presented by the Mid-Michigan Section. This event’s competition will be judged based upon the quality of the oral presentation of the team’s “Design Series” project.

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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

Speaker: Douglas Fehan
Program Manager Corvette Racing at GM Racing
A racing odyssey that began more than 50 years ago at War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo,
N.Y., has taken Doug Fehan to victory celebrations at the world’s greatest race
tracks. Fehan has traveled a long and winding road from the dusty Midwestern bullrings where he began his career, to the top step of the podium at Le Mans, Sebring, and Daytona. While Fehan’s official title is GM Racing program manager for the American Le Mans Series, he is, in fact, the heart and soul of Corvette Racing.
Fehan went to work on the blueprint for GM’s first factory-backed Corvette racing program. Two years later, Corvette Racing broke cover with the C5-R, followed by the C6.R in 2005. Through August 2009, Corvette Racing has scored 78 victories, including an overall win in the 2001 Daytona 24-hour race, six wins in the GT1 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and seven class wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Eight consecutive manufacturer’s championships for Chevrolet put an exclamation point on Corvette Racing’s success under Fehan.
Corvette Racing opened a new chapter with the debut of the next- generation Corvette C6.R in the GT2 category on August 8, 2009. In anticipation of a single GT class in 2010, Corvette Racing is developing the new ZR1-based GT2 Corvette C6.R to compete against rivals representing Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Viper, Panoz, and Ford.
“It’s hard for me to control my passion for Corvette,” he admits. “I’ve tried to develop Corvette Racing as a giant tree, and the farther we can spread its roots, the stronger the tree will be. I enjoy being a one-man band playing the Corvette tune in a variety of places, from the Corvette Museum and Corvette club meetings to the GM boardroom. The future looks good for Corvette Racing, and I think we’ll continue to be a force in motorsports for many years to come.”

Fehan is an unabashed advocate for the Corvette cause and an icon for legions of faithful Corvette fans. He received the ALMS “From the Fans” award in 2004 and 2008.

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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

BAE Systems’ Sterling Heights Michigan Prototype Facility is the premier center for ground vehicle and weapon systems, assembly, integration and test. The facility helps BAE Systems achieve improved customer collaboration, lower cost and faster-to-market prototype development. This site provides engineering, prototyping and program management for the company’s combat vehicles business. The site is home to a four-story LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified office building; one of three Prototype Facilities that make up BAE Systems’ unique National Prototype Network; and a mobility test track that supports vehicle test operations.

Land & Armaments, Senior Leadership

Mark Signorelli, Vice President and General Manager

Mark is vice-president& General manager of Armored Combat System. Focused on tracked and wheeled vehicles markets servicing both U.S. and international customers, its portfolio includes the Bradley family of vehicles, M88A1/A2, M109 family of vehicles, M113 family of vehicles and the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program. In addition, this business unit also includes the Support and Technical Services Business which will continue to focus on programs in the U.S.

Mark served 21 yrs. in the military as an artillery Officer, he is married and has a son in college and a daughter ready to start next year.