SAE INVOLVEMENT

Formula SAE

Formula SAE is a collegiate design series program where students work together to design, build, and race a formula styled racecar. The program is global with several competitions that take place throughout the world. The largest competition takes place in Michigan and has over 100 teams from all different countries in attendance. 

Participating in the Formula SAE program as a student at RPI from 2005-2008 was the start of Laura's SAE journey. The biggest highlight from the experience was placing 9th in the Michigan competition in 2007 when Laura was Team Leader. 

After graduation Laura continued with the Formula SAE program as a volunteer and eventually became Dynamic Events Coordinator. She and a small group of volunteers organize and lead the dynamic events at the competition. 

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As a Formula SAE Student at RPI. Group photo shows the 9th place team and car.

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Working the SAE Michigan Competition with fellow Dynamic Event volunteers.

Detroit Section

The SAE Detroit Section is the largest section for SAE. The section is very active hosting several events each year that range from small networking gatherings to large Vehicle Events that showcase new product. Laura has been on the Board for the Detroit Section since 2008 holding various positions and leading some of the larger events such as the Young Professionals Conference held annually. 

In 2018, Laura was honored to be the Chair of the Section. This role allowed her the opportunity to kick off the annual Global Leadership Conference hosted by SAE Detroit as well as represent the Section at all the SAE events, often being the first to formally welcome the group before the program. 

In 2019, Laura was inducted into the first annual Top Contributors class for SAE International in recognition of all her volunteer work for and dedication to SAE.

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Welcoming over 400 attendees to the SAE Detroit Section Vehicle Event featuring Cadillac's Super Cruise technology.

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Kicking off the 2018 Global Leadership Conference held at The Greenbriar in West Virginia. The annual gathering of the auto industry's top leadership.

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Receiving the 2019 Top Contributor Class Pin from SAE Chief Operating Officer Raman Venkatesh.