MSOE’s student chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International was recognized as the Top Chapter at the 2016 SAE Student Night. Sponsored by the SAE Milwaukee professional section, collegiate chapters from Marquette University, Michigan Tech, MSOE, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Platteville gathered for the annual event. Each chapter presented an overview of its activities, highlighting collegiate design series technical accomplishments and challenges. SAE professional members in attendance, who represented both industry and academia, assigned each chapter points for their efforts in different categories. For the third consecutive year, the MSOE chapter received the most points. A total of 140 SAE members, including 40 MSOE students and faculty, attended Student Night.

MSOE SAE is a student-led organization that strives to expose students to different facets of the transportation industry and the technologies within this dynamic field. Chapter teams are currently working on SuperMileage, Formula Hybrid and Baja collegiate design series projects. The projects are an opportunity for leadership development as well as real-world experience. Another function of the chapter is to organize events throughout the year, including a trip to the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) June Sprints at Road America and the Chicago Auto Show, as well as industry tours in conjunction with the SAE Milwaukee section.

“In addition, our chapter hosts industry speakers at biweekly meetings,” said MSOE senior mechanical engineering major Lauren Goulet, who serves as chairperson on the chapter’s board. “Recent presentations have included company representatives from MacDon, Harley-Davidson, Husco International, Modine Manufacturing and Trek.” New this year, the chapter is planning an MSOE SAE alumni dinner.

The group currently has 105 registered SAE student members and is the fifth largest collegiate chapter in the U.S. In addition to Goulet, board members include mechanical engineering majors senior Brandon VanderHeyden, vice chairperson; junior Lucas Bednarski, secretary; senior Spencer Rich, treasurer; junior Bailey Walsh, sponsorship coordinator; senior Dan Fricke, program coordinator; junior Britt Campbell, design team liaison; and electrical engineering major senior Austin Bartz, webmaster. Faculty advisor is Dr. Christopher Damm, professor and director of the mechanical engineering program.

Associate Professor

Dr. Aaron Armstrong

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Professor, Vice Chairperson & BSE Program Director

Dr. Cynthia Barnicki

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Senior Lecturer

Jeff Bitant

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael Cook

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Professor, Program Director, ME

Dr. Christopher Damm

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Professor

Dr. Simon Dao

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Mark Daugherty

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Project Manager

Anne Deisinger

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adj Asst Prof

Richard Dykowski, JD

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Lecturer

Sara Falkiewicz

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor

Dr. Bill Farrow

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Associate Professor

David Gerow

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Douglas Grabenstetter

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Lab Technician

Roger Hajny

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Lecturer

Ralph Harkins

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Kevin Hart

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Schedule Coordinator

Ann Herrmann

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Randall Jackson

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Richard Jungmann

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Senior Lecturer

David Kohlmann

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Professor/Program Director

Dr. Subha Kumpaty

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Professor

Dr. Mohammad Mahinfalah

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Instructor

Lars Maxfield

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Assistant to Chair

Vivian Mickelson

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Lecturer

Phillip Mueller

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Professor

Dr. Joe Musto

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Associate Professor

Dr. Leah Newman

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Professor/Department Chair

Dr. Matt Panhans

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Nathan Patterson

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Lab Technician

Rich Phillips

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Professor

Dr. Vincent Prantil

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Katie Reichl

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Professor

Dr. Robert Rizza

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Luis A Rodriguez

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Luis G Rodriguez

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Lecturer

Mark Ryan

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Lecturer

Oliver Sams

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Associate Professor

Dr. Matt Schaefer

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Lecturer

Dr. Benjamin Schultz

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Dr. Nebojsa Sebastijanovic

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael Sevier

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Lecturer

Natraj Shanker

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory Engineer

Justin Sommer

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Michael Sracic

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Professor

Dr. Alexey Sverdlin

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Associate Professor

Michael Swedish

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Professor

Dennis Tronca

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Assistant Professor

Dr. Prabhakar Venkateswaran

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Anand Vyas

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Associate Professor

Dr. Daniel Williams

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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Professor, Program Director, IE

Dr. Charlene Yauch

Department: Mechanical Engineering
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