Meet your engineering and technology peers 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 the world of engineering and technology.
An SAE International Section is a local unit comprised of 100 or more SAE International members in a defined technical or geographic area. The purpose of local sections is to meet the technical, developmental, and personal needs of the SAE members in that given area.
There are more than 45 established sections and groups in the United States and Canada; other established international sections/groups/joint groups; as well as several SAE International affiliate organizations.
Many members may simply attend their local section meetings and take advantage of the first-class programs and networking that is offered. However, many local sections need help in planning and organizing. 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:
Becoming involved in your local SAE International 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.
The Membership Board and staff support SAE's local sections, allowing SAE members to gain technical knowledge and make connections with other nearby SAE members.