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The Student Community
in Member Connection
is now open for
business! We listened to
your feedback and have
created this community
exclusively for you, to
ask each other technical
questions and have
discussions with just
other student members.
This is also where the
Students from different universities chat at a recent
Membership Team will
SAE Collegiate Design Series event.
keep you updated on
your member benefits,
as well as host student activities, such as Student Days. But you will still
be able to access all other communities in Member Connection, like the
Open Forum and the Mentor Community. Start a conversation today at
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE TO MOMENTUM
FOR A CHANCE TO EARN UP TO $1,000
JOIN DISCUSSIONS IN THE NEW ONLINE STUDENT
The team poses with a freshly restored Sundog upon return from competition.
The importance of flight testing in design decisions.
THE 2019 COMPETITION YEAR introduced a new problem to the
University of Saskatchewan Aero Design Team: for the first time since
the team's re-inception in 2014, we were without any of the original
members. We were left with a young, inexperienced set of juniors to
lead the team, with a lot of passion but somewhat bereft of knowledge.
PARTICIPATE IN STUDENT DAYS IN MEMBER
CONNECTION (AND WIN SOME PRIZES!)
The second annual Student
Days in Member Connection is
September 24 - 25. We have
quite a few activities for you to
- Join Industrial Lecturer,
Maura Chmielowiec's webinar
as she talks about her SAE
journey and how it has helped
boost her career (register in
Member Connection to join
her September 24 at 2 pm).
- Answer one of Chmielowiec's
questions in Member
Connection (best answer will
win a prize).
Industrial Lecturer Maura Chmielowiec will
talk about her SAE journey.
- Introduce yourself to the
student community, use the
hashtag #SAEStudentMembership and tag other students to join the
- Tune in for some big announcements about a new student benefit, and
other things related to your membership.
We're giving away a few $50 Amazon gift cards, free Bosch
handbooks, and complimentary passes to our 2021 events.
Look for details about our second Student Days in Member
Connection next month!
This article is being published as the winning entry in a
MOMENTUM article contest announced last fall. For her
winning effort, Kaitlyn Baron, the author, will receive a
$500 check from SAE International.
It would have been a rough year had we accepted that
as our fate. Instead, we took what we did know and
forged our own path. Without the instincts gained from
experience, we knew that one of the keys to a successful
aircraft would be prototypes and flight testing.
Our first prototype was not originally meant to fly. A
small fuselage was created to test new manufacturing
techniques, and we asked, "Why stop there?" We
built a tail (and then rebuilt it bigger), strapped on a
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Kaitlyn Baron's winning article from the previous Best Article of
the Year contest was about the University of Saskatchewan's Aero
If you write an article and are published in this
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Articles must be between 800 and 1,500 words, with
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will then also have the chance to win "Best Article of
the Year" and be awarded an additional cash prize,
to total your earnings to $1,000 USD. Deadline is
September 15, 2020. Questions and entries can be
submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL LECTURE
Even though times are uncertain right now, SAE is
still offering Industrial Lectures to student members
with SAE Chapters. Our lecturers are available to
you virtually, whether you want to learn more about
project management, implementing virtual design,
vehicle dynamic testing, and many other topics. Visit
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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!
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’
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
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
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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
Momentum - September 2020 - 19
Momentum - September 2020 - Networking helps keep your options open
Momentum - September 2020 - Cover3
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