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SAE is seeking highly
motivated high school
juniors and seniors
and college students
to participate in the
organization's CyberAuto
Challenge July 21-26 in
Warren, Mich. This fiveday, practicum-based
workshop will help the next
generation of engineers
learn about automotive
CyberAuto Challenge pairs students with leading
experts in the mobility industry.
cybersecurity and its
unique challenges, develop
teambuilding and leadership skills, and expose them to high tech
careers in the mobility industry. The challenge will feature a series of
classroom lessons and discussions alternating with hands-on work
using real cars, equipment, and communications protocols. Students
will develop critical relationships by working side-by-side with industry
experts including automotive professionals, government engineers,
and "white hat" hackers. To apply for the challenge, students should
first go to and create an account. They will
then be required to send a link to two individuals for a reference by
March 26. Finally, students must complete the preparatory educational
sessions online during April - June. For more information, email

The mobility industry is
rapidly changing, and
students and young
professionals will be at the
forefront of fostering these
transformations. The SAE
International Membership
Team is excited to present
the new member-exclusive
Student and Young Professional Technical Paper Competition in
association with the inaugural SAE Innovations in Mobility conference
slated for October 29-31, 2019, in Novi, Mich.
Only the top two student and two young professional papers will
be chosen as winners of the competition. The four paper authors will
be offered all-expenses-paid trips to the conference, travel and hotel
reimbursements, and an opportunity to present their papers.
But all of the authors whose papers are accepted should consider
themselves winners in that they will have the distinction of being
published by SAE International, gaining exposure to some of the
industry's most forward-thinking leaders in the process.
Members are invited to submit their abstract by no
later than March 25, 2019. More details are available at

The Defense
Advanced Research
Projects Agency
(DARPA) has
awarded engineers
at the University
at Buffalo a $1
million grant to
combine physicsbased models with Photo credit: Douglas Levere,
conventional, data- University at Buffalo
driven artificial
Rahul Rai, Ph.D., associate professor of
intelligence (AI)
mechanical and aerospace engineering
in UB's School of Engineering and
methods. The
Applied Sciences, is the grant's principal
goal is to provide
AI systems,
which work
within specific frameworks and lack tools to explain
their reasoning process, with a broader foundation of
knowledge through physics. For example, by examining
the physics of how birds fly in combination with weather
and other sensor data, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
will benefit from better collision-avoidance mechanisms.
With a better understanding of their surroundings, the
amount of data that purely data-driven AI systems
require should be reduced and more efficient, and less
costly systems should result.

FISITA is an international membership organization for
the automotive engineering community, and it has useful
resources for students and young professionals through
Utilize the International University Guide, the world's
only comprehensive global database of automotive
engineering courses. Search for courses that will be of
interest to you by university, language, level, or country.
You can also join the FISITA International
Engineering Community (FIEC), an online portal for
students and engineers worldwide. Get notified about
the latest jobs and student internships with some of
FISITA's Corporate Members, take part in technical
conversations in the Discussion Forum, and access the
FISITA Technical Archive.

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Momentum - March 2019
Making the connection
Engineering design process crucial for success
A new perspective on airplane design
Focus on testing fuels win
Midnight Mayhem: Racing in the dark
2020 Supra: Toyota’s Japanese spin on German engineering
Over-the-air affair
SAE 101: March 15 is deadline for SAE scholarships
DOSSIER: Nicolas Parent of Lion Electric Co.
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Momentum - March 2019 - Contents
Momentum - March 2019 - Making the connection
Momentum - March 2019 - Briefs
Momentum - March 2019 - Engineering design process crucial for success
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Momentum - March 2019 - 6
Momentum - March 2019 - A new perspective on airplane design
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Momentum - March 2019 - Focus on testing fuels win
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Momentum - March 2019 - Midnight Mayhem: Racing in the dark
Momentum - March 2019 - 2020 Supra: Toyota’s Japanese spin on German engineering
Momentum - March 2019 - Over-the-air affair
Momentum - March 2019 - SAE 101: March 15 is deadline for SAE scholarships
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Momentum - March 2019 - DOSSIER: Nicolas Parent of Lion Electric Co.
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Momentum - March 2019 - Take it from the experts
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