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SAE 101: ORGANICALLY DEVELOPED
MEMBER GROUPS CONSIDERED FOR
NEW ORGANIZATION MODEL
Having identified great interest from
members to engage with SAE International
on a new level, the organization is
looking to pilot a new concept that would
encourage the formation of groups
of like-minded members interested in
sharing information about a specific topic.
Although an official label for the groups
has not yet been identified, the idea is to
provide a charter for these organically
developed entities while allowing them
to serve as a somewhat loose mechanism
by which SAE Members with a common
interest can meet to further their own
education and professional self-fulfillment.
"An interesting aspect of this concept
is that the groups can, at their own
discretion, offer their knowledge to SAE
staff and staff-supporting committees
As envisioned, new member-led groups will serve as the organic, grassroots mechanisms by which
in furthering the organization's larger
SAE Members explore topics of interest and, in some cases, assist SAE staff and SAE committees at
objectives, which are established by the
Board of Directors at the governance level the SAE mission fulfillment level of the organizational structure. At the top of that structure is the
SAE Board of Directors and board committees that provide the SAE strategic direction.
of the organization," 2019 SAE President
Paul Mascarenas told MOMENTUM.
organize informally, structure a mission, share information, and work
Added Don Nilson, a 2017-2020 SAE Board Member:
towards solutions. This could be a way forward."
"Depending on their capabilities, I can envision staff
The primary objectives of these grassroots groups:
commissioning one of these member-led groups to
* Learning how to lead and work as a team of different backgrounds
study a topic and deliver its findings, or even requesting
and viewpoints
that a group be created from scratch-all in the interest
* Social interaction and camaraderie
of expanding our collective knowledge." For instance,
* Learning from one's peers
a member group with a specific focus on EV battery
* Satisfaction from passing on knowledge and experiential wisdom
technologies may be called upon to engage an existing
* Recognition (awards) for one's career and contributions to industry
SAE committee on a similar topic.
and to SAE
SAE Members David Stout and Mark Zachos were
* Business development opportunities (making deals, generating leads)
among the first to recognize the need for the addition
* Low-risk environment to initiate innovation and collaboration
of this concept to SAE's engagement model. They
(especially between companies)
are two of SAE's biggest advocates and participate in
* Political gains (developing relationships that can help improve
numerous activities including SAE's Detroit Section and
communication and smooth issues between rivals or suppliers and OEMs)
have a combined total of 53 years of membership under
An example of how these groups would form are the SAE members
their belts.
who came up with the idea of an invitation-only conference for the
About the thinking behind member groups, Stout told
world's top automotive powertrain executives. Their off-the-grid
MOMENTUM: "SAE's different sectors often face similar
discussions led to creation of an SAE event: the North American
challenges, such as cybersecurity, and meeting those
International Powertrain Conference (NAIPC).
challenges sometimes means searching outside of the
regular organizational structure. We need to establish a
fast, flexible way for people in our industries to quickly

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Momentum - February 2019
Contents
Go all in with your student membership
Briefs
Battling the elements
‘Hard work, determination, and a little bit of luck’
Shootout in Canada
How to lead a team
Plan, prepare, and succeed
‘The Eagle has landed’
SAE Detroit Section helps teams prep for Formula SAE season
SAE 101: Organically developed member groups considered for new organization model
DOSSIER: Mario Gutierrez of Robby Gordon Motorsports
Tips for navigating through the entry-level position
New SAE technical paper competition launches
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Momentum - February 2019 - Cover2
Momentum - February 2019 - Contents
Momentum - February 2019 - Go all in with your student membership
Momentum - February 2019 - Briefs
Momentum - February 2019 - Battling the elements
Momentum - February 2019 - 5
Momentum - February 2019 - 6
Momentum - February 2019 - 7
Momentum - February 2019 - ‘Hard work, determination, and a little bit of luck’
Momentum - February 2019 - 9
Momentum - February 2019 - 10
Momentum - February 2019 - Shootout in Canada
Momentum - February 2019 - How to lead a team
Momentum - February 2019 - 13
Momentum - February 2019 - Plan, prepare, and succeed
Momentum - February 2019 - ‘The Eagle has landed’
Momentum - February 2019 - SAE Detroit Section helps teams prep for Formula SAE season
Momentum - February 2019 - SAE 101: Organically developed member groups considered for new organization model
Momentum - February 2019 - DOSSIER: Mario Gutierrez of Robby Gordon Motorsports
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Momentum - February 2019 - New SAE technical paper competition launches
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