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Professor Kristy Brinker Brouwer

Professor Kristy Brinker Brouwer Presents at International Conference

Mechanical Engineering Professor Kristy Brinker Brouwer presented at the 20th International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ'22) in Vigo, Spain, on July 28.

ICREPQ is an annual conference that creates an opportunity for academics, scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users from around the world to come together to discuss recent developments in the areas of renewable energies and power quality.

Brouwer presented "Cryptocurrency and its Effect on the Electric Grid," which was authored by Paul Resch ('21, ME), Cruz Schroeder ('22, ME), Mechanical Engineering Professor Ahmad Pourmovahed and Brouwer. The paper will be published in the September 2022 edition of the "Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal" ISSN 2172-038 X, Volume No. 20.

Dr. Jennifer Bastiaan

Mechanical Engineering Professor Elected to SAE Committee

Dr. Jennifer Bastiaan has been elected to Vice Chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Materials, Modeling, and Testing (MMT) committee.

The MMT committee is one of several SAE technical committees that organize the annual SAE World Congress Experience (WCX) conference. The committee has 86 active members, all of whom are volunteers from industry, government and the academy, and is responsible for organizing dozens of WCX conference sessions, all with an automotive focus.

Topics include vehicle performance and loads simulation, tire mechanics, vehicle dynamics of traditional and autonomous vehicles, noise and vibration simulation and validation, fatigue analysis and design, and vehicle testing and test methods development.

Professor Diane Peters, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Diane Peters Elected to SWE Office

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Diane Peters was elected as the president of the Members at Large (MAL) organization within the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Peters is a Fellow and Life Member of SWE as well as the faculty advisor for Kettering University's collegiate SWE sections.

As president of the MAL, Peters will have leadership responsibilities for all SWE members in the United States who are not members of any of the organization's geographically based sections. Her term begins in July and runs through the end of June 2023.

SAE Foundation Dinner

Kettering Students Give Presentations at SAE Foundation Dinner

Members of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) AutoDrive and AeroDesign teams attended the SAE Foundation Dinner on May 3 at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights.

The six students staffed an information booth during the reception, which 450 guests attended. Students engaged with the guests as they approached and made presentations regarding their teams and work.

The event raised more than $400,000 for the SAE Foundation.