All About SAE Sections

Make Connections Through SAE
Meet your colleagues by attending a local section meeting of SAE International. Once a month, somewhere near your home or office, engineers and scientists gather to discuss the latest developments in ground vehicle, aerospace, and marine transportation... you should be there, too!

What Is an SAE Section?
An SAE Section is a local unit comprised of 100 or more SAE members in a defined technical or geographic area. The purpose of local sections is to meet the technical needs of the SAE members in that given area.

Where Are They Located?
There are over 50 established sections and groups in the United States and Canada; 28 established international sections/groups/joint groups; and several SAE affiliate organizations. Use the Section Listing to locate a specific section or group.

What Do Local Sections Do?
Local sections:

  • hold monthly technical meetings on the latest topics
  • sponsor seminars and workshops to help members sharpen their technical skills
  • take tours of local plants to see the latest innovations
  • participate in special educational activities like SAE's A World In Motion program and Engineer's Week programs.

How Can I Participate?
Many members may simply attend their local section meetings and take advantage of the first-class technical programs that are offered. However, many local sections need help in planning and organizing these events. If you'd like to serve in a leadership role in your section, there are many ways to do so. Below is a representative list of some of the areas in which you can help:

  • Meeting reception
  • Newsletter editing
  • Member recruitment
  • Speaker arrangements
  • Section publicity
  • Section administration
  • Student activities
  • Meeting planning
  • Meeting arrangements
  • Serving as a speaker
  • Company representative (being a contact for SAE information at your worksite)

If you are interested in any of the above activities, fill out the form below and send it to SAE.

How Will I Benefit?
Becoming involved in your local SAE section will help you both personally and professionally. Attending monthly meetings will keep you up on the latest technical information. And, you'll meet other engineers from your area who are working in the mobility technology field-- perhaps suppliers, customers, or even future employers. By serving on your section's governing board or on one of its committees, you'll develop and sharpen leadership and time management skills. And, you'll meet people who can understand your day-to-day challenges and offer advice.

How Can I Learn More?

Yes! Please send me information on my local section. I am an SAE member and I'd like to become more actively involved.
Yes! Please send me membership information. I am not currently an SAE member, so I have not been able to participate fully in my local SAE Section.

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