Momentum - September 2020 - 2

EDITORIAL
DON'T WORRY STUDENTS, YOU GOT THIS!
I am not going to sugar-coat it...this just sucks.
I am willing to bet that never in your wildest
dreams (or worst nightmares) would you have
pictured yourself going to school this fall during
a global pandemic. Please note that I use the
term "going to school" loosely. For some of
you, "going to school" may really mean that you
are living at home with your parents and doing
your class work online. For others, you might
be required to don a mask on your university's
campus for two days and spend the other three
Donna Edenhart,
in the dorm. Regardless of your situation, let's
SAE Director,
face it...you were dealt a really lousy deck, and
Membership & Sections
it's not fair. And you know what? It's okay to be
mad. I'm mad for you.
One of the benefits of being both a seasoned professional and the
mother of a teenager is that I feel entitled to provide your generation
with advice (wanted or otherwise). What I would do if I were in your
shoes is to turn your anger into action by getting as active and engaged
as you can. Do not let COVID-19 or anything else hold you back from
creating your own bright future.
Yes, I know that it's hard to get involved when you are constantly
told to socially distance. But I have faith in you. The thing about Gen Z
is that you are amazingly creative and beautifully resilient beings, and
I just know you will figure it out. Plus, you have a huge leg up on the
other generations because you grew up using technology that was only
make-believe Hollywood stuff to the rest of us. You can do this! I just
know it. And you also have SAE to help you along the way.
One of the best ways to stay engaged is to reach out to your
peers around the world. We just launched a Student Community in
Member Connection (connection.sae.org/student-community) so
that you can share your experiences and talk about the latest issues
impacting mobility. Or if you are looking for one-on-one advice, I highly
recommend establishing a mentoring relationship in SAE's Mentor
Community.
Another great way to get active is by participating in your SAE
Collegiate Chapter. Even if your campus isn't open, chapters can still
meet virtually. You can even invite one of SAE's Industrial Lecturers to
give a presentation on a topic of interest. Just contact the Membership
Team for more info.
SAE also provides all members the opportunity to brush up on soft
skills through our Career Counselor video series. If you are looking
for more in-depth learning, SAE offers a total of five professional
development training courses to student members for free. And
of course, one of the best ways to stay active and gain real-world
experience is by participating on your school's Collegiate Design Series
(CDS) team. CDS will be held one way or another next year. Just like you,
SAE will figure it out.
Last, but certainly not least, we are always looking for articles or
photos for MOMENTUM. Not only will this give you the chance to earn
some street cred, it also will put some money in your pocket.
While I can't tell you when all of this will be over, I promise it will
eventually be over. And you will be so much stronger for having learned
not only how to cope in this crazy world, but to crush any new obstacle
that comes your way.
Good luck this semester, everyone. You got this!

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Momentum - September 2020

Momentum - September 2020
Don’t worry students, you got this!
Benefits U
Formula SAE pivot puts focus on adaptability
U Calgary is MVP of UAVs at SAE AeroConnect Challenge
Avoiding burns in the SAE Supermileage ‘trial by fire’
Air domination
Teams from India on rise at Formula Hybrid
After 21 tries, Michigan Tech snowmobile team finally sleds to victory in 2020
Team from U Michigan takes all 3 titles in re-imagined Baja SAE competitions
Briefs
COMVEC 2020 preview
The IC future points to more downsizing, lean mixtures
SAE 101: Scholarships
Dossier: María Fernanda Castillo of VIKUA
Networking helps keep your options open
Momentum - September 2020 - Momentum - September 2020
Momentum - September 2020 - Cover2
Momentum - September 2020 - 1
Momentum - September 2020 - Don’t worry students, you got this!
Momentum - September 2020 - Benefits U
Momentum - September 2020 - Formula SAE pivot puts focus on adaptability
Momentum - September 2020 - 5
Momentum - September 2020 - U Calgary is MVP of UAVs at SAE AeroConnect Challenge
Momentum - September 2020 - Avoiding burns in the SAE Supermileage ‘trial by fire’
Momentum - September 2020 - Air domination
Momentum - September 2020 - 9
Momentum - September 2020 - Teams from India on rise at Formula Hybrid
Momentum - September 2020 - After 21 tries, Michigan Tech snowmobile team finally sleds to victory in 2020
Momentum - September 2020 - Team from U Michigan takes all 3 titles in re-imagined Baja SAE competitions
Momentum - September 2020 - 13
Momentum - September 2020 - Briefs
Momentum - September 2020 - COMVEC 2020 preview
Momentum - September 2020 - The IC future points to more downsizing, lean mixtures
Momentum - September 2020 - SAE 101: Scholarships
Momentum - September 2020 - Dossier: María Fernanda Castillo of VIKUA
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Momentum - September 2020 - Networking helps keep your options open
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