Outstanding resource for people involved in all aspects of the vehicle mobility industry in and around the Southern California, as far north as San Luis Obispo and as far south as Orange County.
About SAE SoCal
SAE is the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We promote education in automotive and aerospace technologies for today’s and future engineers.
Past Event Highlights
In August SAE SoCal expanded the virtual event calendar with two events.
On August 12th two authors presented details from their recently published motorsports engineering books. Chris Willes talked about his title, Developing A Champion The Electramotive Nissan GTP Story. Jonathan Ingram discussed his book CRASH! From Senna to Earnhardt – How the Hans Helped Save Racing.
On August 19th Mark Zacos, President of DG Technologies, presented on SAE cyber security standards, the history of modern cryptology, and touched on details of future cyber security research.
Do you have an event suggestion for SAE SoCal?
Members are invited to propose speakers or topics for presentation as an official SAE SoCal event.
To propose a speaker or topic, please copy the form in the link below to a Word document, fill it in with your name as the contact party and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Governing Board will review proposals and select those of greatest benefit the membership.
In Memorium: John Mason, Ph.D.
Our good friend, Dr. John Mason, passed away on June 3, 2019.
Dr. Mason was a tireless supporter of SAE serving twice as SAE International president as well as filling numerous roles in our SoCal SAE Section, most recently as secretary of the governing board. John was very interested in mentoring and guiding young people throughout his career. In the recent past he helped develop and taught a unique A World in Motion module on electricity for several years at the Monroe Middle School. He was also very active in the Section’s Mac Short College Engineering Presentation Competition.
Outside his SAE activities, John met with several retired Garrett employees for coffee on Thursday mornings to discuss engineering topics such as electric and autonomous vehicles, carbon sequestration, black holes, and the design of trebuchets.
His vast experience and wise guidance was very helpful to the Section governing board and the local engineering community, and he was a premiere ambassador for the Section’s activities. We will all miss him.