SAE Collegiate Cup
Speakers: Collegiate Student Leaders
Watch all the Collegiate videos from this years contest here.
We observed “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 was judged based upon the quality of the video presentation of the team’s “Design Series” project.
During this unusual year the Leadership Team of the Mid-Michigan Section, SAE will ran our Student Night competition a little differently. Following SAE International guide lines, the event was virtual. Student teams created a 15 minute video outlining their Collegiate Design Series program. These videos were evaluated by a judging team chosen from the Mid-Michigan SAE Governing Board before the Collegiate Cup is awarded.
Phase 1 was conducted during the week of February 14 – 20, 2021. Phase 1 selected the top three (3) video presentations.
Phase 2: The top three were shown during our Student Appreciation Night Zoom meeting. The full Mid-Michigan Section membership was invited and after each video a short question and answer period followed.
ALL submitted videos are on display via the Mid-Michigan video page SAE MidMichigan website for SAE member and public viewing.
For more information contact Bernard Santavy by email or telephone: (810) 513-9915
Planned SAE Events
Wed.-Sat., May 5-8, 2021
The event location and date are subject to change due to the constantly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please follow the news feed at www.fsaeonline.com/go/news or download the Formula SAE Mobile App so that you don’t miss any important updates and announcements throughout the 2021 season.
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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