The Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) is an international organization whose purpose is to promote the mass properties discipline and provide members and industry a medium for exchanging practices and experiences with the objective of fostering a higher degree of quality in mass properties control. Regular chapter meetings, regional and international conferences, plus an array of technical papers, reference books, industry standards and training curriculum provide mass properties engineers and industry that opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and broaden the capability of the mass properties engineer, organization or program.  The Society is organized into 22 chapters with members from across the United States, Brazil, Europe, United Kingdom, and Canada.

 

Virtual Forum: Persuading Leaders and Peers of the Value of Mass Properties

January 15, 2021 - 11:00 AM EST 

 

The SAWE is excited to announce the third installment of our Virtual Forum Series.  This forum will be somewhat different than previous forums in the following way - rather than a Forum leader and a host for the meeting, there will be a forum host and a panel of mass properties experts.  We have engaged people who have moved up to group lead and then to higher management levels, people who have risen to lead mass properties groups, people who oversee mass properties, and people who have experienced both well run and poorly run mass properties organizations.  Each have a tale to tell.
 
Each panelist will expound on their “secret sauce” on how to enable a well functioning mass properties effort, and more importantly, what the overall value of having such an organization (which could even be a single person) is to their group, company, and nation.  Each panelist will have a short period of time to present their case.  After all the panelists have spoken, we will open up the floor for our audience to comment, ask questions, and discuss what they have just witnessed.  Then there we will conduct a short wrap-up with the opportunity for discussions to continue off-line.
 

Zoom Instructions

To join the meeting, first you must register using the link below.

After registering, you will receive an email from Bill Boze (SAWE Executive Director) with the subject "SAWE Forum: Persuading Leaders and Peers of the Value of Mass Properties". Save this email, as it has the information required to actually join the meeting. Please note that to join the meeting, you MUST use the Zoom desktop client or mobile app. You will not be able to join using the web client.


Register for Virtual Forum

 

 

2021 Virtual Training Opportunities

Courses will be offered in 4 hour sessions
All classes will be held virtually via Zoom

Class Time will be
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central European Time

 

Course Name Instructor Cost Dates Link for Registration
Vendor Weight Control Whidy Kiskunas $500 January 22-23, 2021 (Fri-Sat) Register Now!
Marine Vehicle Weight Estimating Methodology Davy Hansch $500 January 22-23, 2021 (Fri-Sat)

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See the PDF file below for more information about each class.

80thAnnual International Conference on Mass Properties
May 22-27, 2021
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Conference Page (link TBA)

Call For Papers

Non-members are welcome to make presentations and/or attend!

 

SAWE Workshop: Certified Mass Properties Engineer Question Development

January 29, 2021 - 10:00 AM CST 

 

Do you feel there are "Mass Properties 101" basics that every Mass Properties engineer should be knowledgeable about regardless of industry?

The SAWE Mass Properties Engineer Certification Committee is hosting an exam question brainstorming workshop where you can help shape the questions included on an Associate-Level Certified Mass Properties Engineer exam.  This exam will be non-industry specific, and will be geared toward members who have either a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience OR 5 years of applicable MPE experience.

The workshop will be virtual with breakout "rooms" for different Mass Properties topics.

Not only is this an opportunity to help shape the knowledge base required for future Certified Mass Properties Engineers, this is also an opportunity to get to know your mass properties colleagues in an interactive setting.

If you are unable to attend the workshop but still want to submit questions, please submit them to Anjie.L.Emmett@NASA.gov

The facilitators will send out topics, an agenda, and materials on January 20th.

Zoom Instructions - Meeting Details

To join the meeting, first you must register using the link below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the subject "SAWE Workshop: CMPE Question Development". Save this email, as it has the information required to actually join the meeting. Please note that to join the meeting, you MUST use the Zoom desktop client or mobile app. You will not be able to join using the web client.


Register for CMPE Workshop 

 

 

WEIGHT ENGINEERING
SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

Volume 80 - Fall 2020 - No. 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLES AND FEATURES

2020 Tech Fair

Can Good Acquisition and Good Engineering Happily Coexist?
by David Tellet

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SAWE Corporate Partners
From the Editor
President's Message
Index of Advertisers

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