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Welcome to the SAE Metropolitan Section

The SAE Metropolitan Section is an outstanding resource for people involved in all aspects of the vehicle mobility industry in and around the New York City Metropolitan Area.

Some ways you can get involved:

  • Develop valuable career skills that will benefit you on the job through a leadership role
  • Offer a tour or event at your facility
  • Suggest ideas for future events or meeting topics
  • Connect with engineering students and young professionals in your region

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2015 Met Section Rossa Cole Sr Memorial Scholarship

SAE Metropolitan Section is pleased to announce the 2015 SAE Metropolitan Section Rossa Cole Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Established in 2003, the Rossa Cole, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the SAE Metropolitan Section to encourage children, grandchildren of Metropolitan Section Members, and student members of Metropolitan Section to pursue careers in Engineering or the sciences. Met Section recognizes that there is a need for more student candidates in these fields, as a shortage of qualified graduates is expected in future years. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

 U.S. citizen and full-time enrollment/acceptance to a U.S. college or university with a mobility-related curriculum. (Incoming Freshman through Graduate) for the 2014 – 2015 school year.
 Son, Daughter, Grandson, Granddaughter or legal ward of an SAE Met Section Member, or SAE Student Member, or SAE Student Member application pending. (Limited to residents or students within the Metropolitan Section boundaries -- (Zip codes 06800 – 07999, 08700 – 08999, 10000 – 11999, 12400 – 12799)
 Minimum 3.0 grade point average with significant academic & leadership achievements
 Declared major must be in Engineering or a mobility-related discipline.

Eligible applications will be judged by a Section review committee on the following criteria:

 Academic and leadership achievement
 Essay content
 Major course of study and declared intent to pursue a career in Engineering or a mobility-related discipline

Applications are available on the Metropolitan Section Forum Hyperlink Code Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2015. $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship(s) will be awarded to eligible recipient(s). Award notification will be sent by end of June.

Transcontinental Railroad -- American Diesel truck

Metropolitan Section is pleased to invite you to join us in another journey into history. Complementing previous meetings on the first transatlantic steam boat, the Wright Brothers contributions to flight, and the automobiles changes to NYC 100 years ago, we are pleased to announce the next in our historical meetings, a look back into two of the great transportation innovations that changed our world – the Transcontinental Railroad and the Automotive Diesel Engine.

Transcontinental Railroad: It is said there are three things that made modern America: Winning the Civil War, abolishing slavery and the Transcontinental Railroad. This mostly forgotten project tied the West Coast to the East Coast as no other activity did. It traded a 20,000 mile voyage of 6 - 8 months for a 3,000 mile rail journey of about a week. It truly was the Apollo Project of the 19th century. SAE Governing Board Member and Prof. Art Vatsky, P.E. will discuss the Transcontinental Railroad from an engineer's point of view: why it was done and how it was done and the role of technology in getting it done.

History of the American Diesel Truck: A second presentation by Truck Historian Dave Read will discuss the engineering aspects of the early diesel engine and how the diesel engine changed the American trucking industry.

Scheduled SAE Met Section Governing Board Meetings

January 5 5:30 pm @ Vitales, Teaneck, NJ
February 2 5:30 pm @ Vitales, Teaneck, NJ
March 2, 5:30 pm @ Vitales, Teaneck, NJ
April 13, 5:30 pm (Student Support Committee 5:00) @ Vitales, Teaneck, NJ
May 4, 5:30 pm @ Vitales, Teaneck, NJ
Vitales restaurant is located at 293 Queen Anne Road Teaneck, New Jersey
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