Mid-Michigan Section



 

The Inside Story of Cadillac RacingMetrology
Speaker: Laura W. Klauser,
Cadillac Racing Program Manager
Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
Monday, 12-Nov-2018
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

Laura Wontrop Klauser was born and raised near Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Laura began working at General Motors as a summer co-op student then started full time in 2008 after graduation from RPI. She’s held various positions on different platforms including advanced design on the Corvette C7, releasing parts for the Cadillac CT6, and noise and vibration on the Chevrolet Cruze, Buick Encore, and Chevrolet Spark. Currently she is the Cadillac Racing Program Manager.

ctsLaura’s SAE participation started as a student in Formula SAE. She remains an active member and volunteer for the FSAE program holding the roll of Dynamic Events Coordinator. Laura joined the Detroit Section Board in 2011 and has served on the Membership and Programs committees. She led the Young Automotive Professionals Conference in 2012 and organized the ride and drive activities for YAPC 2016 at GM. She serves on the GM SAE Leadership Committee supporting GM’s participation at SAE events as well as being the 2018 Chairperson of the SAE Detroit Section. In the little spare time left, Laura and her husband, Eric, participate in track day events with their Cobalt SS turbo or Corvette Grand Sport.

Reservations required by Noon, Nov. 7, 2018. Make reservation by purchasing ticket online, by email at SAEMidMichSec@cs.com or call (810) 635-7948.
Purchase tickets online below (preferred method) or at door with credit card (check or cash at door also)

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2018 Cadillac RacingMichigan

2018 Back to the Bricks
Bolt
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2018 Travelling Best Presentation Trophy
Winners
Kettering SAE Baja

2016 Winners

Students from Kettering are the 2018 Traveling Trophy winners for the best presentation

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

 

 

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Planned SAE Events!

Chevy Bolt The Inside Story of Cadillac Racing
Laura W. Klauser, Cadillac Racing Program Manager
Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
Monday, 12-Nov-2018

Holiday Inn, Flint, MI



Announcements

 

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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Previous SAE Events!
2018-2019 Events    
Chevy Bolt Michigan Metrology Presentation
Donald K. Cohen, Ph.D.,
Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
Thursday, 4-Oct-2018

Holiday Inn, Flint, MI



 
Michigan
Mustang American Gasser
TJ, Amerian Gasser
Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
Monday, 17-Sep-2018

Holiday Inn, Flint, MI


  Meeting Cancelled  
2017-2018 Events    
SAE Racing

FREE EVENT - Formula SAE Racing

Correction: Wed.-Sat., May 9-12, 2018 <-- Date correction
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI

Details here

Chevy Bolt 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Event
Timothy M. Grewe,General Director, Electrification, General Motors
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, 16-Apr-2018

Holiday Inn, Flint, MI


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STUDENT NIGHT Collegiate Chapter Projects
Presentation Competition
Speaker: SAE Collegiate Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Thursday, 22-Feb-2018

Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI


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Winner
Corvette Building America's Sports Car
AFS Hosted Meeting
Speaker: Kai Spande, GM Plant Manager
Program Chair: Dale Stephan
2-Nov-2017
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
Frankenmuth, MI

  Kai Spande
GM Performance and Racing Center
GM Facility Tour
Speaker:
Program Chair: Dale Stephan
2-Nov-2017
GM Global Propulsion Systems Performance and Racing Center
N Glenwood Ave,
Pontiac, MI 48340


Time 1:00 PM
  GM
Fuel Cell Development
AFS-ASM-SAE Joint Meeting
Speaker: Sara Stabenow

5-Oct-2017
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
Town Hall (downstairs),
Frankenmuth, MI

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

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2016 Winners
Lingenfelter7Ken.jpg The Lingenfelter Collection with Bill Owen
Bill Owen presents 1989 Pontiac Trans Am
Speaker: Bill Owen

11-Sep-2017
5:00pm - 7:30pm Tour, 7:45pm Program
The Lingenfelter Collection 7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton, Michigan

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2016 Winners
B2B Back to the Bricks - H.H. Curtice Award
Recognizing the best Buick or Chevrolet
Speaker: Bernard Santavy
Program Chair: Bill Owen
Sat. 19-Aug-17
Back to the Bricks
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2016 Winners
2016-2017 Events    

SAE Racing

Cyber Security

Speaker: Dr. Andre Weimerskirch, Vice President, Cyber Security, Lear Corporation
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, May 15, 2017
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

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

2016 Winners
SAE Racing FREE EVENT - Formula SAE Racing

Wed.-Sat., May 10-13, 2017
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
2017 GMC Acadia
All new for 2017
Speaker: Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
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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Acadia
STUDENT NIGHT Collegiate Chapter Projects
Presentation Competition
Speaker: SAE Collegiate Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI


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Best Buick or Chevrolet
Judging: SAE team to award plaque
Program Chair: Bill Owen
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Downtown Flint
Back to the Bricks
Acra Cast

ACRA Cast Inc,
Investment Casting Process, Design & Application

Speaker: Richard Singer
Owner & President of Acra Cast Inc.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
Town Hall (downstairs),
Frankenmuth, MI

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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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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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"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/

 

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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

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

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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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