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Event Calendar for the Southern California Section of SAE

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SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
06/02/2015
5:30 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  06/02/2015  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
05/05/2015
5:30 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  05/05/2015  or at the door.



Aero Design West
04/24/2015
8:00 am
Apollo 11 Field, 6335 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406
Lake Balboa, CA, USA

Competing university teams must register with SAE International, Aero Design West on http://SAE.Org.

Schedule

24 Apr 08:00 - 05:00 Design Judging Closed to spectators.
25 Apr 08:00 - 05:00 Flight Judging Open to spectators.
26 Apr 08:00 - 05:00 Flight Judging Open to spectators.

Register online by  04/24/2015  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
04/07/2015
5:30 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  04/07/2015  or at the door.



Orbital ATK L-1011 Operations at Mojave Air and Space Port
03/28/2015
10:00 am
Mojave Airport
Mojave, CA, USA

Orbital ATK L-1011-200 Operations at Mojave Air and Space Port

SAE Southern California Section is pleased to announce its March Section Meeting to be held at Mojave Air and Space Port on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

Attendees will hear a presentation on Orbital ATK L-1011 operations at Mojave Air and Space Port. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the L-1011, the only one left in airworthy condition in the U.S. It is an L-1011-200 commercial transport aircraft modified to serve as the launch platform for the Orbital air-launched Pegasus rocket as well as a platform for airborne research projects. The L-1011 has been used to successfully launch multiple Pegasus rockets as well as the captive carry flights of the X-34 reusable launch vehicle demonstrator. The airborne research projects for which the aircraft has been used include the NASA Adaptive Performance Optimization (APO) project and in support of various observatory and JPL projects.

Refreshments will not be served, but the Voyager Airport Restaurant in the main terminal will be open (08:00-15:00) for breakfast prior to the presentation or for lunch after the tour.

Meeting Plan

10:00 a.m. Presentation in Building 1 at the main entrance on airport Blvd. See the map.
10:45 a.m. Drive to the L-1011
11:00 a.m. L-1011 Tour
12:00 a.m. Adjourn

Location and Parking

Mojave Air and Space Port is located approximately a mile east of the Business Highway 58 and Highway 14 junction, north of Los Angeles. View the linked map for directions from the town of Mojave. Parking at the meeting room and at the L-1011 is free.

Cost and Pre-Registration

This event is free; you do not need to be an SAE member to attend.

Attendance is limited to 35 pre-registered guests. SAE members may pre-register on this webpage; non-members may request pre-registration by sending an email to StewartJohnM@Netscape.net. Pre-registration will close on 03/27/2015.

Please join us and share this invitation with others.

You must preregister by  03/27/2015 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   35



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
03/03/2015
5:30 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  03/03/2015  or at the door.



Hyundai Builds for the Future
02/17/2015
6:00 pm
Hyunda HQ, 10550 Talbert Ave.
Fountain Valley 92708, CA, USA

Event for February 2015

Hyundai Builds for the Future
This event is overbooked. Registration is closed.

SAE Southern California Section is pleased to announce its upcoming February 17, 2015 Section meeting to be held in Fountain Valley.

Attendees will visit the new Hyundai U.S. headquarters facility for an overview of its architecture and construction, designed to meet challenging, current environmental and operational needs. This overview will be followed by a walking tour of the facility. At the end of the tour, the new Hyundai Tucson hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) will be presented.

In 2010, Hyundai Motors America (HMA) committed to create a new headquarters building to accommodate its growing business needs. The existing property location was ideal, so the project began with temporary relocation of 700 employees to buildings in the Orange County area followed by demolition of the original headquarters building. Two years later, an exciting new structure encompassing 500,000 square feet and wrapped in architectural glass emerged from the dust. Hyundai will guide the audience through the trials and tribulations of this massive endeavor. The needs of a modern headquarters facility and the innovative architectural solutions to those needs will be described. Creation of such centers in Southern California is crucial to the continued growth and economic health of the area.

At the conclusion of the presentation, a short walking tour will enable participants to view impressive features of the building.

The tour will lead to a technical service shop where the Tucson FCEV will be viewed and described. The viewing and description will include a top to bottom review of this important new automotive technology. Many different solutions are being introduced to meet increasingly stringent U.S. fuel economy and emissions standards. The Tucson FCEV is but one of four exciting new EV platforms to come from Hyundai in 2015.

Your host will be Hyundai Director of Quality and Engineering, Dr. Mircea Gradu. Dr. Gradu was appointed SAE Fellow in 2011. He served as Vice President of SAE International Automotive Sector from 2010 to 2012. A brief biography for Dr. Gradu may be viewed here.

Meeting Plan

06:00 pm Networking with light refreshments
06:45 pm Meeting opening and introductions
07:00 pm Presentation: Creation of a Modern Manufacturing Headquarters
07:25 pm Question and answer period
07:35 pm Walking Tour of Hyundai HQ
08:00 pm Technical overview of the Tucson FCEV
08:30 pm Adjourn

Location and Parking

HMA headquarters is located at 10550 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Park in the visitor area at the front, center of the main building. Direction signs will be posted.

Cost and Pre-Registration

THIS EVENT IS OVER-BOOKED. Consequently, pre-registration was closed on 02/02/2015.
This event is free; you do not need to be an SAE member to attend.

Attendance is limited to 75 pre-registered guests. SAE members may pre-register on this webpage; non-members may request pre-registration by sending an email to StewartJohnM@Netscape.net.

Please join us.

You must preregister by  02/02/2015 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   75



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
02/03/2015
5:30 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  02/03/2015  or at the door.



Graphene - An Emerging Electrical Energy Storage Solution
01/27/2015
6:00 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA Detailed Info

Graphene - An Emerging Electrical Energy Storage Solution

SAE Southern California Section invites you to come hear about the development of a commercially viable solution to the de-carbonized transportation power needs of the 21st century: graphene. Graphene is a two-dimensional carbon nanostructure material. Electrical energy storage devices made with graphene can be light-weight, compact and inexpensively mass produced. Both Tesla and Boeing are investigating use of such devices.

In 2010, Andre Geim and Konsantin Novoselov jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material, graphene. Since then, our featured speaker, Dr. Richard Kaner, set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world. He has led development of a method to economically mass produce graphene. At the Toyota Museum on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 07:00 p.m., Dr. Kaner will talk about his work. An abstract of the presentation is presented in the following Detailed Information section of this event description.

Dr. Richard Kaner is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A brief biography for Dr. Kaner is presented in the following Detailed Information section of this event description.

Meeting Plan

06:00 p.m. Networking with light refreshments
06:45 p.m. Opening, speaker introduction - John Stewart, past SAE SoCal Section Chair
07:00 p.m. Graphene-Based Supercapacitors - Dr. Richard B. Kaner
08:00 p.m. Question and answer period - Dr. Richard B. Kaner
08:30 p.m. Adjourn - Karen Stewart, SAE SoCal Section Chair

Cost, Pre-Registration, Meeting Location and Parking

This event is free, and you do not need to be an SAE member to attend.

SAE members should pre-register by clicking the Register button at the top of this page.; non-members should request pre-registration by sending an email to StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net. Pre-registration will close on 01/23/2015.

The meeting will be held at the Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501. Public parking is available in the Museum parking lot.

Please join us and share this invitation with others.

You must preregister by  01/26/2015 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   100



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
01/06/2015
5:30 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  01/06/2015  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
12/02/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA

The meeting will be by conference call only, There will be no gathering at the Toyota Museum.

Register online by  12/02/2014  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Display at the LA Auto Show
11/21/2014
11:00 am
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA

LA Auto Show

Los Angeles Convention Center
Kentia Hall, Booth K-410
November 21 to 30, 2014


Visit the SAE Display

See student built, Collegiate Design Series projects:
- Formula SAE I.C.
- Formula SAE Electric
- SAE Baja
- SAE Aero Design

Chat with SAE student and professional members about:
- SAE International
- SAE Southern California Section events and activities
- SAE membership benefits
- Volunteer opportunities

Register online by  11/30/2014  or at the door.



Building the First Steamship in History
11/18/2014
6:00 pm
CSULB, 1250 Belleflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
Long Beach, CA, USA

Multi-Media Presentation

Building the First
Steamship in History"

by
John Laurence Busch

based upon his book

STEAM COFFIN

and
The Steamship Savannah
Break the Barrier
______________

Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear.

When: 06:00 p.m.,Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served from 06:00 to 06:30. Mr. Busch will give the presentation from 06:30 to 07:30 p.m. A question and answer period will be held at 07:30 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for sale at 07:30. The meeting will adjourn at 08:30 p.m.

Where: California State University, Long Beach, CA. in room 150 of the PSY building shown on the upper (south) section of the campus map. Public parking is available in the parking structures and, after 06:00 p.m., in selected parking lots for $5.00.

Registration: SAE members may pre-register by clicking the preceding Register button on this webpage. Non-members may request pre-registration by email to StewartJohnM@Netscape.net.

The Savannah is more than a steamship.
She is the first example of globalized high technology in history.

____________________________________________________

Praise for STEAM COFFIN:

The Busch account is supremely readable ... it represents the creation of a long-needed missing piece of maritime history ... It may properly be termed a page-turner, and is strongly recommended.
---(mt) Marine Technology Magazine

beautifully written and engaging narrative ... John Laurence Busch has made a major contribution to American maritime history with this fine book.
---Naval War College Review

Praise for the Presentation:

"You offer what is exceptional in an historical presentation: the reasons 'why' history matters."
---James Mackin, Society for Industrial Archeology

"We have had many, many positive comments from attendees, members and guests alike, about your presentation. The 'word on the street' is very favorable.
---John Norton, Hanson Historical Society

Visit www.steamcoffin.com for more reviews and background ---

Register online by  11/17/2014  or at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   50



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
11/04/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  11/04/2014  or at the door.



All Electric Vehicles: A Review of Two Alternatives:
10/21/2014
6:00 pm
CSULB, 1250 Belleflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
Long Beach, CA, USA

All Electric Automobiles: a Review of Two Alternatives

SAE Southern California Section and the CSULB SAE Student Chapter invite you to attend the all electric car presentation featuring the Tesla Model S and the Nissan Leaf, on Tuesday October 21st, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Peterson Hall-2 (PH2, location F7), Cal State University Long Beach. These cars have been selected because of the great differences in their cost and design objectives.

Meeting Plan

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., examples of the Model S and Leaf will be on display in the parking lot behind Peterson Hall. The vehicle owners, Ron Burch (Model S) and Ian Stewart (Leaf), will be available to answer questions about their cars.

At 6:45 p.m., there will be a special recognition of SAE member Dr. John Mason in Peterson Hall-2 lecture room 126. Dr. Mason is a retired aerospace executive and past SAE International President who has given a lifetime of service to SAE.

At 7:00 p.m., Alan Clarke, Manager of Studio Engineering for Tesla Motors, will present an overview of Tesla products, Superchargers, and Gigafactory, and comments on the future of electric cars. The presentation by Alan will last 25 to 30 minutes. Tesla Studio Design Engineers collaborate with designers and production engineers to develop future vehicles and deliver prototype parts, systems, and full cars in the early stages of development.

At 7:30 p.m., Marc Deutsch, EV Business Development Manager for Nissan North America, will present an overview of the Leaf. The presentation by Marc will last approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

At 8:00 p.m., Ron Burch, Boeing engineer and Model S owner, and Ian Stewart, Rail Gas Technologies CEO and Leaf owner, will join Alan and Marc on stage for a general Q&A session.

The meeting will adjourn by 8:30 p.m.

Light refreshments, including sandwiches, will be provided by SAE prior to the presentations.

Cost, Pre-Registration, Meeting Location and Parking

This event is free, and you do not need to be an SAE member to attend.

SAE members should click the Register button above to pre-register; non-members should request pre-registration by sending an email to StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net. Pre-registration will close on 10/20/2014.

The meeting will be held at CSULB, Peterson Hall-2, room 126 ((building PH2, location F7).

For $5.00, public parking is available in the CSULB parking ramps and, after 06:00 p.m., in some parking lots.

Please join us and share this invitation with others.

You must preregister by  10/20/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   50



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
10/14/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  10/14/2014  or at the door.



Harley Davidson - New Bikes
09/24/2014
6:00 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA

Section Meeting: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Come listen to Harley Davidson talk about their new motorcycles.

Project RUSHMORE is the result of an entirely new way to produce motorcycles. Thousands of hours spent riding and talking with customers produced feedback that generated more than 100 new changes focused on more control, better feel, and improved form, function and infotainment.

StreetTM 750 and StreetTM 500 represent the first all-new platform from Harley-Davidson in 13 years, and presented an opportunity for Harley-Davidson to bring personal freedom with an attitude, edge and soul to the modern cities of the world. Development incorporated feedback from 3,000 customers, riders and dealers in more than 10 countries to understand what they are looking for in an urban Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The Street motorcycles are now on sale in the U.S. and internationally and match the demands of stop-and-go traffic with nimble agility, while delivering instant throttle response to escape city gridlock.

Project LiveWireTM the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle, blending the company's styling heritage with the latest technology to deliver a new expression of the signature Harley-Davidson look, sound and feel. While not for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed to get insight into rider expectations of a no-excuses, electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The Project LiveWire Experience Tour will visit more than 30 U.S. dealerships through 2014, and in 2015, it will continue in the U.S. and expand into Canada and Europe.

About the Event on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Presented by Harley-Davidson Engineering project leaders who were instrumental in the development of the Street 500, Street 750 and Project LiveWire motorcycles: General Manager, Motorcycle New Product Delivery, Tony Wilcox; and New Product Chief Engineers, Phil Zagrodnik and Jeff Richlen. Attendees will learn how Harley-Davidson is elevating personalization and design to reach new customers in new markets around the world, including the customer-led stories behind Project LiveWire and the Street 500 and Street 750 motorcycles.

Pre-registration, Meeting Location and Parking

Pre-register for this presentation, sponsored by the Southern California Section of SAE, at http://SoCal.SAE.org. No cost for this event. Guests and non-members are welcome.

Location: The Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance 90501. Free parking.

Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6:00pm.

The streamed presentation will begin at 7:00pm and last approximately 90 minutes.

You must preregister by  09/22/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   100



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
09/02/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  09/02/2014  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Governing Board Meeting
06/03/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  06/13/2014  or at the door.



NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
05/15/2014
6:00 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2

Fossil fuel combustion and other human activities are now emitting more than 35 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere each year. The increasing concentration and its adverse affect on climate have been reported by NOAA and NASA. The ocean and plants on land emit more than 20 times as much CO2 into the atmosphere as humans do, but they reabsorb almost as much, along with about half of human-produced emissions. Ground-based measurements accurately record the global impact of these processes on atmospheric CO2 budget of the earth and its trends. However, their resolution and coverage is not adequate to identify the sources emitting CO2 or the natural œsinks absorbing this gas. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) is the first NASA satellite designed to measure atmospheric CO2 with the accuracy needed to identify these sources and sinks. After its launch in July 2014, its spectrometers will record more than 100,000 CO2 measurements each day.

At CSULA on Thursday evening, 15 May 2014, the SAE Southern California Section has invited Dr. David Crisp to talk about this topic of vital interest to all of us. Please plan to attend this presentation.

Dr. David Crisp is an atmospheric physicist and a Science Team Leader at the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Since receiving his Ph.D. from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program at Princeton University in 1984, his research has focused primarily on the development of radiative transfer algorithms for remote sensing and climate models of Venus, Earth, and Mars. Dr. Crisp has served as an instrument provider and science team member for several NASA missions. He was the Principal Investigator of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) mission, The first NASA mission dedicated carbon dioxide measurement. Dr. Crisp is currently the leader of the OCO-2 Science Team, and a member of the University of Washington Virtual Planetary Laboratory (VPL) Team.

Meeting Plan

06:00 p.m. - Registration, refreshments and networking
06:55 p.m. - Meeting opening and speaker introduction
07:00 p.m. - Presentation
08:00 p.m. - Question and answer session
08:30 p.m. - Adjournment

Cost, Pre-Registration, Meeting Location and Parking

Participation is free. Pre-registration by Wednesday, 14 May is required. SAE members may pre-register by clicking the Register button. All others may send an email to: StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net.

The presentation location is CSULA, Golden Eagle Ballroom.

Parking is in CSULA lot 5.

Register online by  05/14/2014  or at the door.



2014 Mac Short Competition
05/10/2014
9:00 am
To be announced
To be announced, CA, USA

2014 Mac Short Competition for SoCal University Student Engineers

Who are the best Southern California engineering student designers?

Win prize money for excellence in engineering design.

1st place - $1000
2nd place - $ 750
3rd place - $ 500
4th-6th place - $ 100

Compete as a team or as an individual.

Schedule

30 Sep 2013 Competition opens. Mac Short documentation is available.
31 Mar 2014 Design reports will be accepted.
06 Apr 2014 Design report submission deadline 11:59 p.m.
28 Apr 2014 Six finalists will be invited to make a design presentation.
10 May 2014 Presentation judging; winners announced and prizes awarded!

Registration

Opens 30 September 2013.

Email StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net to register and to receive rules and preparation guides for the design report and presentation.

Contact

John Stewart
818 698 4080
StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net

Register online by  05/10/2014  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
05/06/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  05/06/2014  or at the door.



A Glimpse at Aviation
04/17/2014
6:00 pm
Cal State Univ Long Beach ECS Building Rm 105
Long Beach, CA, USA

A Glimpse at Aviation

Please plan to attend this SAE Southern California Section meeting and presentation. Richard Parke, a Senior Engineer for Boeing Company, will discuss present and future aircraft and aviation technology.

Rich will begin with highlights of the US Air Force B1 and its evolution under Rockwell and Boeing from a strategic to a tactical bomber. He will next discuss the advanced technology concepts that needed to be development to meet the different performance requirements of Boeing's civil and military customers. Three new technology program examples will be given: subsonic, supersonic, and hypersonic. Rich will also cover environmental topics including sonic boom mitigation, reduction of CO2 emissions from aircraft, alternative cryogenic fuels such as methane and hydrogen, and advanced engine concepts including fuel cells and battery hybrid aircraft. This wide-ranging presentation will interest all mobility engineers. Both aerospace and automotive engineers should be intrigued by aerospace research interest in and possible development of recent advancements in automotive technology.

Rich Parke has been involved with the development and upgrade of military and commercial airplanes for over 32 years. He currently works in Boeing’s Advanced Concepts group with a team of designers and analysts developing future aircraft. He will share some of his Aerospace experience and offer a glimpse of potential aircraft of the future.

Meeting Plan

06:00 p.m. Registration, refreshments and networking
06:55 p.m. Meeting opening and speaker introduction
07:00 p.m. Presentation
08:00 p.m. Question and answer session
08:30 p.m. Adjournment

Cost, Pre-Registration, Meeting Location and Parking

Participation is free. Pre-registration by Tuesday 15 April is required. SAE members may pre-register here on this webpage. All others may send an email to: StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net.

The planned location for the presentation is CSULB, ECS building, room 105. A day before the meeting, please check the http://SoCal.SAE.Org/ web page for possible changes.

After 06:00 p.m., parking is available in CSULB parking lots and structures for $5.00.

You must preregister by  04/15/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.



Section Governing Board Meeting
04/01/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  04/01/2014  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
03/04/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA
Register online by  03/04/2014  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
02/04/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA

An SAE Southern California Section Governing Board meeting will be held from 05:30 to 07:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 07 January 2014. The meeting will be held at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501. It will be in the conference room at the back of the main presentation room. The conference phone number and access code for the meeting are:
Conference phone number: 800 511 7985
Access code: 9056253

Section Board officers, vice chairs and committee members are encouraged to participate. Section members are invited to attend. If you have business to present to the Board, please send John Stewart an email request that it be added to the proposed agenda and include any supporting documentation you wish to present.

Register online by  02/04/2014  or at the door.



January Section Meeting
01/21/2014
6:00 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA

Toyota Presentations

Two presentations by Toyota Engineers will be featured. Principle Engineer Greg Dato will talk about the Southern California Toyota Technical Center (TTC) role in the development of the all-new 2013 Avalon Design, and Andrea Lubawy, a specialist in Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technology, will review the status of the Toyota sales-ready hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure.

Southern California Toyota Technical Center Participation in Development of the 2013 Avalon

The 2013 Toyota Avalon had an all-new design that received a very favorable review at the April, 2012 New York Auto Show. The success of the 2013 Toyota Avalon was assisted by the strong efforts of The Southern California Toyota Technical Center (TTC). In a brief presentation, Toyota Principal Engineer Greg Dato will highlight the roles, responsibilities and accomplishments of the local TTC departments and describe benchmarking, testing and development of both the conventional and hybrid power train Avalon models.

Greg Dato is a Principal Engineer in the Powertrain Planning and Confirmation Department, On Board Diagnostics Group of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America. Prior to On Board Diagnostics, Greg worked in the Development and Target Setting Group for 12 years, specializing in vehicle target setting, power performance and drivability development for Toyota vehicles destined for the North American market.

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle

Toyota debuted its first sales-ready hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show after more than 20 years of development, with the North American debut following two months later. Andrea Lubawy will review the status of the vehicle and infrastructure. See excerpts from this exciting and historic announcement; then have an opportunity to ask questions.

Andrea has been with Toyota Technical Center, the R&D division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, since 2005. For the first eight years, she worked in the Powertrain System Controls Department evaluating fuel cell and electric vehicles and hydrogen fueling stations as well as conducting outreach. She currently works in the Vehicle Regulation and Certification Engineering Department focusing on the California clean air programs and fuel cell vehicle certification. She holds 4 U.S. patents.

Andrea has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, where she studied the formation and behavior of water in PEM cathodes relative to the hydrophobicity and porosity of the diffusion layer materials. Before joining Toyota, she served briefly as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technology, mainly supporting the Hydrogen Delivery Task Force and creation of the Multi-Year Research, Development, and Demonstration Plan.

Meeting Plan

06:00-07:00 Networking and refreshments sponsored by Toyota
07:00-08:00 Presentation
08:00-08:30 Questions and Answers

The meeting will adjourn at 08:30 p.m.

SAE members and the public are invited to attend, free of charge. Registration is required. SAE members should register at http://SoCal.SAE.Org. Non-SAE members may register by sending an email to StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net.

Location and Parking

The meeting will be held from 06:00 to 08:30 p.m. at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum in Torrance, CA on 21 January 2014. The Museum is located at: 19600 Van Ness Ave Torrance, CA 90501.

Parking is free in the Museum parking lot.

You must preregister by  01/17/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   90



SAE Southern California Section Governing Board Meeting
01/07/2014
5:30 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA

An SAE Southern California Section Governing Board meeting will be held from 05:30 to 07:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 07 January 2014. The meeting will be held at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501. It will be in the conference room at the back of the main presentation room. The conference phone number and access code for the meeting are:
Conference phone number: 800 511 7985
Access code: 9056253

Section Board officers, vice chairs and committee members are encouraged to participate. Section members are invited to attend. If you have business to present to the Board, please send John Stewart an email request that it be added to the proposed agenda and include any supporting documentation you wish to present.

You must preregister by  01/07/2014 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.



Living in the Future
12/15/2013
12:00 pm
The Proud Bird Restaurant 11022 Aviation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Living in the Future

December 15, 2013 Lunch Meeting
Distinguished Guest Speaker: Daniel P. Raymer

Noted designer and author Dan Raymer will cover his early involvement in the projects that became the X-31, B-2, F-22, T-45, F-35, and more. Raymer will describe how and why these projects began, and how he became involved in them. Then he'll show his original baseline design concepts and explain how they were created, what was learned from them, and what happened in the end. This enjoyable talk has been presented numerous times at the EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh) and at several universities. It is fast-paced and funny, and gives an insider's look at the development of a new aircraft concept. The numerous illustrations include original design layouts and rarely-seen artist's concepts.

Dr. Raymer is President of Conceptual Research Corporation, and conducts design studies for NASA, AFRL, DARPA, Composite Engineering Inc., and others. Previous positions include Director-Advanced Design with Lockheed, Director-Future Missions at the Aerojet Propulsion Research Institute, and Project Manager-Engineering at Rockwell North American Aviation. Raymer is the author of "Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach", "Simplified Aircraft Design for Homebuilders", and "Living in the Future: The Education and Adventures of an Advanced Aircraft Designer" from which this presentation was derived. He regularly teaches his Aircraft, UAV, and Spacecraft Conceptual Design Short Courses. He also coded the RDSwin aircraft design software (Student and Professional versions).

Dr. Raymer received B.S. and M.S. engineering degrees in Astronautics and Aeronautics from Purdue, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a Doctorate of Engineering (Ph.D.) from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in the field of Aircraft Multidisciplinary Design Optimization.

It is with great sadness, that the AIAA sees the closing of the Proud Bird Restaurant. Many AIAA events have happened at the Proud Bird including the record breaking JPL Curiosity Rover mission. It is only fitting that our last meeting of the 2013 year be at the iconic restaurant before it shuts its doors. The Proud Bird has served the Los Angeles area for over 48 years and we appreciate its service. It is even more fitting that out last event of the 2013 year is Dr. Raymer the author of Aircraft Design and innovative thinking in the world of aircraft design.

Please join us for this historic event!

Event Program

Sunday, December 15th
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Register Online

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DO NOT REGISTER ON THIS SAE WEB SITE.

REGISTRATION FEES

$40.00 - AIAA Member Price
$50.00 - Regular
$25.00 - Students
$20.00 - Presentation Only, No Meal

A $5.00 Late Fee applies after Thursday, December 12, 02:00 p.m.

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration within 72 hours by contacting the Programs Chair Christianna Taylor, ctaylor@smad.com, or the Section Chairman Chuck Kilmer, CKilmer@aol.com.

Register online by  12/15/2013  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
12/03/2013
5:30 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA

The Board meeting will be held in the small conference room which is adjacent to the main presentation room in the museum.

Register online by  12/03/2013  or at the door.



High Lift System for a Tailless Transport Aircraft
11/19/2013
6:00 pm
CSULB, 1250 Belleflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
Long Beach, CA, USA Detailed Info

Joint SAE/AIAA Section Presentation
Tailless Aircraft Design

Dan Dougherty, Northrop Grumman Advanced Design, El Segundo, will describe an innovative, high-lift system for tailless, transport aircraft. The presentation will be given at CSU Long Beach on 19 November 2013.

Tailless aircraft have aerodynamic and structural efficiencies that are superior to those of traditional, wing/body/tail (WBT) aircraft. Offsetting this advantage, relative to WBT aircraft, tailless aircraft have a low maximum lift coefficient which makes either lower wing loading or a longer distance (faster speed) necessary to takeoff. The system that Dan will describe significantly improves tailless aircraft takeoff performance.

Meeting Plan

06:00 p.m. Registration, refreshments and networking
06:55 p.m. Meeting opening and speaker introduction
07:00 p.m. Presentation
08:00 p.m. Question and answer session
08:30 p.m. Adjournment

Pre-Registration, Meeting Location and Parking

Pre-register for this presentation by clicking the "Register" button on this event.

The presentation will be in the ECS building, Room 105.

After 06:00 p.m., public parking is available in CSULB parking lots and structures for $5.00.

Register online by  11/19/2013  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
11/05/2013
5:30 pm
None - Conference Call Only
None, CA, USA

The meeting is by conference call only.
Conference Phone Number: 800 511 7985
Access Code: 9056253

Register online by  11/05/2013  or at the door.



Nethercutt Collection and Restoration Shop Tours
10/19/2013
9:50 am
15200 Bledsoe Street
Long Beach, CA, USA

Nethercutt Collection and Restoration Shop Tours
OVERBOOKED

Come join us on October 19th for exclusive tours of the Nethercutt Collection and the Restoration Shop!

Tours

Pre-registration is required for both tours. Both tours are free of charge. Available space for the tours is limited to the first twenty-five (25) adults; they are overbooked. Overbooked requests for registration are being placed on a wait list. If, as a result of cancellations, space becomes available, those requestors will be notified.

Collection

Among the treasures spanning four floors in the Collection's original facility is one of the world's most outstanding assortments of beautifully restored antique, classic automobiles. They are showcased in an exquisite re-creation of an opulent automotive grand salon of the 1920's and 1930's. An amazing collection of automobile mascots, antique furniture, clocks and watches, and one of the world's finest collections of mechanical musical instruments are displayed in the music room.

The guided tour through the Collection takes approximately two hours.

Restoration Shop

The Shop tour is a 'behind-the-scenes' look at the restoration work performed by the crew at the Nethercutt. This tour is only available during certain months and is limited to twenty-five (25) adults.

The Shop tour duration is approximately one hour. It will commence immediately at the completion of the Collection tour.

Tour Plan

09:50 a.m. Meet outside the Nethercutt Collection building at the address below
10:00 a.m. Tour of the Nethercutt Collection and Restoration Shop
01:00 p.m. End

No food or beverage is available at this event.

Pre-Registration, Meeting Location and Parking

Pre-register for this tour at: http://SoCal.SAE.Org/.

The location of the Nethercutt Collection building is: 15200 Bledsoe Street, Sylmar, CA 91342. [MAP]

Parking is free and available across the street from the Nethercutt Collection. This is the parking lot for the Nethercutt Museum (15151 Bledsoe Street).

Nethercutt Museum

Also available is a self-guided tour of the Nethercutt Museum. The museum hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is free to the public. The Nethercutt Museum showcases more than 130 of the world's greatest antique, vintage, classic and special interest automobiles including many top winners of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Register online by  10/19/2013  or at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   25



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
10/01/2013
5:30 pm
Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA

The Board meeting will be held in the small conference room which is adjacent to the main presentation room in the museum.

Register online by  10/01/2013  or at the door.



Advice to Rocket Scientists
09/25/2013
6:00 pm
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, USA

You are invited to the following event:

Advice to Rocket Scientists

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

USC Tutor Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90089


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Ever wondered if you should work for a small company? Do you know the benefits of working with a large company? Should you go to graduate school? What i™s behind the tenure process? Where do engineers go in the military? So many options, so many questions, so little time . . . Join AIAA on September 25h at the USC Tutor Hall, room 256 to answer these questions and more.

Hope you can make it!

Register online by  09/25/2013  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Section Governing Board Meeting
09/03/2013
5:30 pm
None - Conference Call Only
None, CA, USA

There is no physical location for this meeting; it is by conference call only.
Conference Phone Number: 800 511 7985
Access code: 9056253

Register online by  09/03/2013  or at the door.



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