SAE Roadshow Hits Cedarville

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville University hosted the first Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Collegiate Roadshow on September 30. The Roadshow provided engineering students and faculty the chance to attend automotive engineering workshops taught by distinguished leaders in the automobile racing industry.

Speakers included Michael Royce (41-year veteran of the Chrysler Corporation family and an SAE Formula race car aficionado), Steven Lyman (DaimlerChrysler consultant in vehicle dynamics), John Bucknell (performance development and powertrain systems engineer for DaimlerChrysler), and Carl Occhialini (expert welder for Lincoln Electric). Their topics ranged from powertrain matching to engine calibration and welding ferrous metals.

The 88 participants came from a variety of universities, including Central Michigan, Ohio Northern, Purdue, The University of Akron, University at Buffalo SUNY, University of Pittsburgh, Wayne State, and Wright State. Some of the schools brought along their own formula and baja cars, which provided a great opportunity to see how each team has developed their competition vehicles