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Event Calendar for the Southern California Section of SAE

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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

AIAAProudBird.EventBrite.com

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


View Map

Attend Event

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.



SAE SoCal Section Board Planning Meeting
08/11/2013
9:00 am
1132 Via Mirabel
Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

This Section Board Planning Committee meeting will be held from 09:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 11 August, 2013, at the home of the Section Treasurer, Dr. John Mason. Brunch will be served. MAP.

The purpose of this planning meeting is to conduct Section business and plan activities for the 2013-2014 section year. Section Board officers, vice chairs and committee members are invited to attend.

You must preregister by  08/09/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   15



SAE SoCal Planning Meeting
07/14/2013
9:00 am
Holiday Inn, 19800 S. Vermont
Torrance, 90502, CA, USA

A Section Board Planning Committee meeting will be held from 09:00 to 11:00 a.m. next Sunday morning, 14 July, in the Ginger Cafe at the Torrance Holiday Inn. The address is:
19800 S Vermont Ave, Torrance, CA 90502
The purpose of this planning meeting is to conduct Section business and plan activities for the 2013-2014 section year. Section Board officers, vice chairs and committee members are invited to attend.

Register online by  07/14/2013  or at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   15



SAE Southern California Section Governing Board Meeting
06/04/2013
5:30 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Parking will be in lot 10. The meeting will be in room A223 of building 11, the Engineering building. A campus map showing the location of parking lot 10 and building 11 may be viewed at the following URL:
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

Section Board members unable to attend the meeting in person may participate by conference call. The phone number is: 916 209 4534. The access code is 6567932.

Register online by  06/04/2013  or at the door.



Yanks Air Museum Tour
05/11/2013
10:00 am
Chino Airport, 7000 Merrill Avenue #35-A270
Chino, CA, USA

YANKS AIR MUSEUM TOUR
Chino Airport

Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Organized and sponsored by SAE Southern California Section

Join us for a comprehensive look at military aircraft through the decades: biplanes to fighter jets! Bring your family and friends. The tour is open to SAE members and non-members. A special $9.00 museum entry fee and lunch hosted by SAE is arranged for registered attendees. Veggie sandwiches are available only to people who pre-order them.

To see a photo gallery and more information, visit the Yanks website.

Registration is required. SAE members may register on this SAE webpage. Guests and other non-SAE members must register by sending an email to Karen Stewart at: CliffEdgeCA@gmail.com.

You must preregister by 05/08/2013. We will not be taking registrations at the door. Pay the entry fee directly to the Yanks Air Museum at the door; do not pre-pay online.

Museum Tour Details

- The docent guided tour will start at 10 a.m. sharp.
- Docents are knowledgeable aviation enthusiasts.
- You'll get exposure to one of the world's largest collections of American fighters.
- Details on each air craft and the restoration history will be related.
- The tour will cover over 9 acres and 4 hangers.
- Restoration hanger (Experience actual restoration work in progress.)
- A walk through the 'boneyard' to see the museum's future projects

Event Plan

- 09:30-10:00 Pay entry fee to Yanks Museum and assemble for start of tour.
- 10:00-12:00 Guided tour
- 12:00-01:00 SAE hosted lunch in the Flight Center room
- 01:00-02:00 Award presentations to Mac Short Design Competition winners and to the SAE Southern California Section Educator of the Year

You must preregister by  05/08/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   80



SAE Southern California Section Governing Board Meeting
05/07/2013
5:30 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Parking will be in lot 10. The meeting will be in room A223 of building 11, the Engineering building. A campus map showing the location of parking lot 10 and building 11 may be viewed at the following URL:
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

Section Board members unable to attend the meeting in person may participate by conference call. The phone number is: 916 209 4534. The access code is 6567932.

Register online by  05/07/2013  or at the door.



SAE Aero Design West Flight Competition
04/13/2013
8:00 am
Valley Flyers Field, 6201 Woodley Ave.
Lake Balboa, CA, USA

SAE Collegiate Design Series: SAE Aero Design Series
SAE Aero Design West

April 13-14, 2013
Van Nuys, California
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Aero Design West is one of the Collegiate Design Series competitions organized by SAE.
University student teams present and fly their custom designed and built, radio controlled model airplanes in competition against each other.

The flight competition will be held from 08:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. on Saturday, 13 April, and from 08:00 a.m. to 02:30 p.m. on Sunday, 14 April.
You are invited to attend. Admission is free. Come and leave when you like. Enjoy the spring sunshine.

Flying Field Information
Valley Flyers Field
6201 Woodley Avenue
Lake Balboa, CA 91436
(MAP)

http://www.valleyflyers.com/

Register online by  04/14/2013  or at the door.



Mac Short Competition
04/06/2013
9:00 am
CSULB, 1250 Belleflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
Long Beach, CA, USA


2013 Mac Short Memorial Competition

Who are the best Southern California student designers?

Win prize money for excellence in engineering design.

1st place - $1000
2nd place - $ 500
3rd place - $ 250
4th-10th place - $ 100

Registration opens 02 January 2013

Request rules, score sheets and guides from StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net.

The competition ends 06 April 2013.

Submit a Collegiate Design Series Competition design as a team or a project as an individual contributor. (Perfect for senior projects!).
To win, a design report and a presentation are required.

Schedule

02 Jan 2013 - Competition opens. Mac Short documentation is posted.
01 Mar 2013 - Design report submission deadline, 12:00 a.m.
18 Mar 2013 - Ten finalists selected to make a presentation
06 Apr 2013 - Presentation judging at CSULA. Student presenters only, at preassigned times. WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Contact

John Stewart
818 698 4080
StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net
if you have questions.

Register online by  03/01/2013  or at the door.



SAE Southern California Section Governing Board Meeting
04/02/2013
5:30 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Parking will be in lot 10. The meeting will be in room A223 of building 11, the Engineering building. A campus map showing the location of parking lot 10 and building 11 may be viewed at the following URL:
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

Section Board members unable to attend the meeting in person may participate by conference call. The phone number is: 916 209 4534. The access code is 6567932.

Register online by  04/02/2013  or at the door.



Special Panel on Space Architecture and Mission Concepts
03/28/2013
6:00 pm
The Proud Bird Restaurant 11022 Aviation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Joint Meeting: AIAA Los Angeles - Los Vegas Section and SAE Southern California Section

Thursday March 28, 2013 Dinner Meeting Special Panel

Space Architecture and Mission Concept

Panel Speakers:
Dr. Marc Cohen
Space Architect, NASA Ames
John Spencer
President, Space Tourism Society
Dr. Madhu Thangavelu
Professor of Architecture and Astronautics, USC
Jason Klassi
Author and President, Space Traveler Inc.
Professor Anders Carlson

Dinner Meeting: Thursday, March 28th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Event Check-in with Networking Reception/Cash Bar

Location: The Proud Bird Restaurant, LAX

11022 Aviation blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
3-Course Meal

AIAA and SAE Members $50, Regular $60, Students $25, Presentation Only $15
Free Car Parking

Register at: http://spacearchitecture.eventbrite.com

You must pre-register to participate in this joint AIAA-SAE event. Do not pre-register on this SAE website.

STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE FREE 1-YEAR STUDENT MEMBERSHIP! NEW AIAA MEMBERS BRINGING PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP WILL RECEIVE $35 BACK! CONTACT: (949) 735-4593. WWW.AIAA.ORG.

You must preregister by  03/27/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.



SAE Southern California Section Governing Board Meeting
03/05/2013
5:30 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Parking will be in lot 10. The meeting will be in room A223 of building 11, the Engineering building. A campus map showing the location of parking lot 10 and building 11 may be viewed at the following URL:
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

Section Board members unable to attend the meeting in person may participate by conference call. The phone number is: 916 209 4534. The access code is 6567932.

Register online by  03/05/2013  or at the door.



Corporate Luncheon
02/15/2013
12:00 pm
Torrance Marriott Hotel
Torrance, CA, USA

Corporate Luncheon

A luncheon sponsored by contributing companies and hosted by the SAE Southern California Section is being given at the Torrance Marriott on 15 February 2013. As a member of the Section, you are invited to attend.

The featured speaker for the luncheon will be SAE International President, Dr. Don Hillebrand. He will talk about new technologies and their impact on vehicle design, which draws on his wide experience in industry and government. Dr. Hillebrand is the director of the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory. Currently, he leads Argonne National Lab Transportation activities including Vehicle Systems and Hybrid Vehicle Development, Engine and Emissions Research, Material Research, Tribology, Thermal, and Life Cycle and Economic Analysis. A biography for Dr. Hillebrand is given in the following Detailed Information section.

Luncheon Plan

11:30 a.m. Registration and networking
12:00 p.m. Welcome
12:05 p.m. Company support
12:10 p.m. Luncheon
12:30 p.m. Feature presentation
12:50 p.m. Question and answer session
01:00 p.m. Adjournment

Registration, Location and Parking

This event is open only to corporate sponsors, SAE Southern California Section members and invited guests. The registration fee is $50.00. Online pre-registration by 11 February is required.

The luncheon will be in Solons D and E at the Torrance Marriott, 3635 Fashion Way Torrance, CA 90503, telephone 310 316 3636. A map is here.

Park in the hotel guest parking lot. Free parking tickets will be given to meeting attendees as they register.

You must preregister by  02/11/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   20



Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind the Corvette
02/14/2013
6:00 pm
CSULB, 1250 Belleflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
Long Beach, CA, USA

Zora Arkus Duntov, The Legend Behind the Corvette

On the advent of the seventh generation of the Corvette, this presentation will look back on the man who truly put the car on the map - Zora Arkus-Duntov. While Harley Earl was the true father of the Corvette, Duntov became the genius behind helping the Corvette survive and thrive. Jerry Burton, a biographer of Arkus-Duntov will take us through the amazing life of Duntov in which he crossed path with Alfred Neubeuer of Mercedes Benz, Ettore Bugatti, Ferry Porsche, and Sydney Allard before joining General Motors in 1953 where he drove the Corvette into sports car immortality as its engineering caretaker.

He was responsible for promoting new technologies such as the Duntov cam, fuel injection, high-performance suspension components, independent rear suspension, and disc brakes that were first introduced at GM on the Corvette and became mainstream technologies elsewhere. Burton will connect the dots for how those early Corvettes compare to the new C7.

Duntov was born of Russian parents in Brussels in 1909, and was raised in St. Petersburg. He was honored last year for his life-long accomplishments with a special six-week exhibit in Moscow put on by the Alexander Solzhenitsyn Center for Russian immigrants, which honors famous Russian expatriates. Burton provided the keynote address at that exhibit and will also share some highlights of that exhibit.

Mr. Burton will also be available to sign copies of his books following his presentation. A biography for Mr. Burton may be viewed here.

Pictures and further information may be viewed here.

Presentation Date and Location

This presentation will be given on February 14 at 07:00 p.m. at California State University, Long Beach in the ECS building, room 105. A map showing the meeting and parking locations is here. Parking is available in lot 9 after 06:00 p.m for $5.00.

The public is invited to attend.

Meeting Plan

06:00 p.m. Registration and networking with hors d'oeurves
06:45 p.m. Welcome to Dr. Don Hillebrand, President of SAE International
07:00 p.m. Presentation: Dora Arkus-Duntov, the Legend Behind the Corvette
O8:00 p.m. Question and answer session
08:30 p.m. Adjournment

Registration

Pre-registration by 07 February, 2013 is requested. SAE members should pre-register online here.

Non-SAE members may pre-register by sending an email giving their contact information to CliffEdgeCA@gmail.com.

You must preregister by  02/14/2013 . We will not be taking registrations at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   80



SAE Southern California Section Governing Board Meeting
02/05/2013
5:30 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Parking will be in lot 10. The meeting will be in room A223 of building 11, the Engineering building. A campus map showing the location of parking lot 10 and building 11 may be viewed at the following URL:
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

Section Board members unable to attend the meeting in person may participate by conference call. The phone number is: 916 209 4534. The access code is 6567932.

Register online by  02/05/2013  or at the door.



Hydrogen and Hybrid Mobility
01/22/2013
6:00 pm
Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA, USA

Toyota Hydrogen and Hybrid Mobility

This event is overbooked.
Contact Karen Stewart at CliffEdgeCA@Gmail.Com for space-available preregistration.

Toyota engineers will make a presentation on the Development of the 2012MY Prius Plug-in Hybrid as well as a presentation on The Role of Fuel Cell Vehicles and the Hydrogen Fueling Network in the Toyota Pathway to Sustainable Mobility.

Toyota is a market leader in gasoline/electric hybrid technology. As of October, 2012 Toyota has sold over 4.6 million hybrids worldwide with over 1 million sales in 2012 alone. In the United States, these numbers are 1.8 million and 270 thousand. Toyota has over 50% of the US hybrid market and the Prius is the number one selling hybrid model.

In presentations to the SAE Southern California Section during the 2009-2010 Section year, Toyota engineers talked about engineering for fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions. The features and function of a standard Prius were presented in the fall. The relative merits of Toyota alternative fuel programs were presented in the spring. At that time it was predicted that, although EVs (electric vehicles) would provide advantages for commuting, FCVs (fuel cell vehicles) showed the most promise for the future. Toyota presented data that indicated, near term, gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles would offer the best compromise in fuel efficiency, clean emissions and affordability.

On January 22, 2013 at 07:00 p.m. at the Toyota museum in Torrance, Toyota engineers will, again, describe near-term Toyota plans in two presentations:
- Development of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid System, presented by Heraldo Stefanon
- The Role of Fuel Cell Vehicles and the Hydrogen Fueling Network in the Toyota Pathway to Sustainable Mobility, presented by Jacquelyn Birdsall

Abstracts for these presentations and biographies for the presenters may be viewed here.

Photos may be viewed here.

Meeting Plan
06:00 p.m. Registration and networking with a meal hosted by Toyota.
06:55 p.m. Meeting opening and speaker introduction
07:00 p.m. Presentation: Development of a Plug-in Hybrid System
07:00 p.m. Presentation: The Toyota Pathway to Sustainable Mobility 08:00 - Question and Answer Session
08:30 p.m. Adjournment

Registration, Location and Parking
SAE members should pre-register on this SAE SoCal Events webpage. If you are not an SAE member, send an email to CliffEdgeCA@gmail.com giving your name and contact information.

The meeting will be held at the Toyota Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave., Torrance, CA 90501. (310) 468-8726. A map is here.

Free parking will be available in the Museum parking lot.

Register online by  01/22/2013  or at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   80



Motivo Tour
01/12/2013
10:00 am
Motivo, 19821 Hamilton Ave, Torrance, CA 90502
Torrance, CA, USA Detailed Info

What: SAE SoCal Open House at Motivo Engineering

When: Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.

Where: 19821 Hamilton Ave, Torrance, CA 90502 (Just North of Alpine Village. SW of the 405/110 interchange)

Who: Motivo is a nimble, creative engineering company focused on mechanical and electrical system design and prototype builds with an emphasis on integrated electro-mechanical systems. Motivo develops products and prototypes in diverse market segments including automotive, defense, robotics and clean energy.

How: FREE to attend. Lunchtime refreshments will be served.

Why: To learn more about projects like these.

RSVP/Questions: PR@MotivoEngineering.com
http://www.motivoengineering.com

Register online by  01/12/2013  or at the door.



SAE Section Governing Board Meeting
01/08/2013
5:30 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Parking will be in lot 10. The meeting will be in room A223 of building 11, the Engineering building. A campus map showing the location of parking lot 10 and building 11 may be viewed at the following URL:
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

Section Board members unable to attend the meeting in person may participate by conference call. The phone number is: 916 209 4534. The access code is 6567932.

Register online by  01/08/2013  or at the door.



SAE SoCal Student Workshop
12/15/2012
9:00 am
Golden Eagle Bldg 6 California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA

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December 15, 2012
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CSULA Golden Eagle Ballroom

Come Learn about:
- Sponsorship and Funding
- Engineering Documentation Management

Schedule:
AM Session: 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Presentation 1: Sponsorship/Funding
- Presentation 2: Engineering Documentation Management
Lunch
PM Session: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Open Tabel Discussions:
- Resolve topics specific to differnet competitions
- Round Table Discussion led by mentors
- Advisors will also have their own meeting to discuss relevant topics
Break-Out Session 1:
- Formula
- Super mileage
- Baja
- Aero design
Break-Out Session 2:
- Team Diversity/Recruitment
- New Member Training and Orientation
- Testing and Analysis
- Team Building/Team Cohesion

Register online by  12/15/2012  or at the door.



A Practical Path to Net-Zero Diesel Engine Emissions
12/13/2012
6:00 pm
Golden Eagle Bldg 6 California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA Detailed Info


The Southern California economy depends on diesel engines for transportation and to move its material resources and products.

Los Angeles is the seventh largest port in the world handling containerized shipping. Over $100 billion in cargo is handled annually.
- Army Corps of Engineers, Jan 26, 2010

In compliance with EPA Tier 4 standards which will be required on new locomotives starting in 2015, a diesel locomotive puts out six times the NOx and 3.5 times the particulates as a 2010 heavy duty truck. Tier 4 is not clean enough for serious non-attainment areas such as the Central Valley and the South Coast of California; these areas are looking for Zero Emissions. To attain it, local governments are considering conversion of commuter rail lines to be all-electric powered. GO Transit studies of several routes in southern Ontario, Canada estimate an average electrification cost to be $10 million/mile. CalTrain, a San Francisco, CA commuter line, has estimated a cost of at least $600 million to electrify 56 miles of track; an average of $10.7 million/mile. Using the lower GO Transit estimate, it would cost Los Angeles Metrolink over $5 billion to electrify its 512 miles of track.

In a technical presentation from 07:00-08:00 p.m. at CSULA, Dave Cook from Energy Conversions, Inc. will describe a practical, affordable approach to meeting this challenge that can be rapidly implemented. Commuter rail, the target market for demonstrating this approach, is selected for its captured fleet and commuter rail duty cycle. Once the technology is successfully demonstrated, it can be scaled and reused for other diesel engine applications.

Dave Cook is proposing a compressed natural gas (CNG) powered hybrid diesel solution that would cost $300 million to convert forty-five Metrolink diesel engines and build the two CNG stations required. That cost is less than 6% of the electrification cost, and the solution could be implemented in a shorter time frame. Additional benefits of the proposed CNG/Hybrid approach are: 75% fuel cost reduction and twice the acceleration over current diesel systems.

Schedule and Location

On Thursday, 13 December, Dave will present the details of this intriguing conversion and system integration project. The schedule for the evening at CUSLA is as follows:
06:00 Social hour with snacks and beverages
07:00 Announcements, speaker introduction and presentation
08:00 Adjournment

Parking is in lot 5. The meeting is in the Golden Eagle ballroom which is located in the Bookstore, Conference Center, etc. complex. Use the map to locate these places.

For more information, look in the Activities menu of the SAE SoCal website. Email StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net if you have questions.

Register online by  12/13/2012  or at the door.



Board of Governors Meeting
12/11/2012
5:30 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Parking will be in lot 10. The meeting will be in room A223 of building 11, the Engineering building. A campus map showing the location of parking lot 10 and building 11 may be viewed at the following URL:
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

Section Board members unable to attend the meeting in person may participate by conference call. The phone number is: 916 209 4534. The access code is 6567932.

Register online by  12/11/2012  or at the door.



EVSE Certification Requirements and Options
11/20/2012
6:00 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

The presence of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on Southern California roads is increasing. Electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) is needed to charge the batteries of these vehicles. Standards, components, procedures and training now being developed will enable availability of the uniform, compatible, low-cost charging stations that are required.

Rich Byczek, Intertek Global Technical Lead for Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage, will describe what is needed and present a roadmap that identifies the pertinent North American electric vehicle standards and certification schemes and describes how they apply to electric vehicle and EVSE systems. The presentation will be given at California State University, Los Angeles. A networking/social hour accompanied by beverages and hors d'oeuvres will precede the presentation. Rich has over 17 years experience in product validation, electromagnetic compatibility testing, and automotive product development. He is the chair of the SAE Battery Test Equipment committee and sits on several performance and safety standards committees related to batteries and electric vehicle systems. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University.

Meeting Plan
06:00 p.m. Networking/social hour
07:00 p.m. Meeting opening and speaker introduction
07:15 p.m. Presentation
08:00 p.m. Question and Answer session
08:15 p.m. Adjournment

Location and Parking
Parking will be in lot 5. The social hour and meeting will be in the Golden Eagle Ballroom located in the conference center, bookstore, food court, etc., complex. A campus map showing these locations is presented here:
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

Register online by  11/20/2012  or at the door.



Board of Governors Meeting
11/13/2012
5:30 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Parking will be in lot 10. The meeting will be in room A223 of building 11, the Engineering and Technology building. A campus map showing the location of parking lot 10 and building 11 may be viewed at the following URL:
http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/

Section Board members unable to attend the meeting in person may participate by conference call. The phone number is: 916 209 4534. The access code is 6567932.

Register online by  11/13/2012  or at the door.



Next Intent Tour
11/03/2012
1:00 pm
Next Intent, 865 Via Esteban
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA Detailed Info

Next Intent builds really cool stuff! Components built by Next Intent are part of JPL's Mars Science Lab and Curiosity Rover as well as of the Discovery Channel telescope which went into operation in February 2012. Accompany the SAE SoCal Section for a tour of this unusual San Luis Obispo company on 03 November 2012. Go for the day or spend the weekend to sightsee and visit the area wineries. Next Intent creates close tolerance components and subassemblies for aerospace, defence and national laboratory applications. On the tour, you will hear about and see how Next Intent uses high-end, multi-axis CNC machining, EDM and grinding equipment to manufacture them.

Tour Plan
The tour will be led by Rodney Babcock, President and CEO of Next Intent. It will begin at 01:00 p.m. and end at 03:00 p.m. Mr. Babcock will informally describe Next Intent facilities and products and answer questions during the course of the tour.

Location, Parking and Directions
Next Intent is located at 865 Via Esteban, San Luis Obispo 93401. This location is shown on the accompanying map. Park either on the street or in the lot behind the Next Intent building. Enter the building through the front door facing the street.

Register online by  11/03/2012  or at the door.



Scorpius Space Launch Company Tour
10/23/2012
6:00 pm
Scorpius Space Launch Company, 4940 West 147th Street, 90250
Hawthorne, CA, USA

Registration for the joint SAE-AIAA "members only" tour of Scorpius Space Launch Company is closed. The tour is over-registered.

The goal of Scorpius is to do overnight delivery to space and to specialize in providing affordable, on-demand space launch services and producing low-cost space launch vehicles. Scorpius executives will describe the company and its capabilities and then lead the tour.

Location and Schedule
The tour will be given at 4940 West 147th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250 on Tuesday 23 October. Parking is provided in the Scorpius parking lot. The tour schedule is as follows:
06:00 p.m. Registration and networking/social hour
07:00 p.m. Presentation
07:30 p.m. Tour
08:00 p.m. Adjournment
Beverages and light hors d'oeuvres will be served during the social hour.

Registration
The tour is over-registered. Pre-registration closed on 05 September. Participation was limited to the first forty people to pre-register. Participant pre-registration on http://SoCal.SAE.Org or by contacting John Stewart at StewartJohnM@Netscape.Net was required.

U.S. citizenship or a Green Card is required. At Scorpius on 23 October, U.S. citizens must present either a valid passport or a California drivers license and declare that they are a U.S. citizen. Non-U.S. citizens must present a Green Card and declare country of origin.

Register online by  09/05/2012  or at the door.
Maximum Attendance:   40



Board of Governors Meeting
10/02/2012
5:30 pm
Cal State LA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Parking arrangements and the building and room numbers for the meeting are to be announced.
Register online by  10/13/2012  or at the door.



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