October 16-17, 2012
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Laura Wontrop, Designing Engineer for Chassis Components, General Motors Company
Laura completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is currently earning a M.S. in Engineering from the University of Michigan. In her work with GM, Laura ensures the correct optimized part is designed, produced, and shipped to the vehicle manufacturing site on time with quality. Laura was introduced to SAE International when she joined her college's Formula SAE team her freshmen year. She later continued on to lead the team her junior year and celebrated a top ten finish at the international Michigan competition that year. She now holds event captain roles for the Formula SAE competition, sits on the SAE Detroit Section Board, and helps develop the GM display at SAE World Congress.