Community Outreach

Girl Scouts Day

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Girl Scout Science and Technology Day

SAE has been a part of the Girl Scout Science and Technology Day for several years now. During the event, troops of Girl Scouts visit various UW-Platteville campus organizations throughout the day that each lead an activity rooted in science and technology. In years past, SAE has led activities that include the building of small, weight-bearing boats to illustrate the concept of buoyancy; as well as the construction of paper “helicopters” to illustrate aerodynamics and rotational inertia.

Engineering expo

The UW-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science hosts an annual expo in which departments, programs, students and organizations throughout the College of EMS highlight achievements in engineering, mathematics and science. SAE is among the participants, showcasing their current innovations as well as providing an interactive learning experience (The Pioneer 600) for the event's patrons. This event, run by SAE members, gives light to the effects of friction and rotational mass, common problems dealt with by todays engineers. 

Adopt a highway

Platteville SAE sponsors a section of Highway 81 near Platteville, Wis. This section begins at Ellenboro Road and extends 2 miles northwest towards Lancaster, Wis. Through this program, SAE enjoys the team building experience of coming together to clean the roadside while providing a pleasent view for area motorists.

Breast cancer awareness drive

Starting in September 2013, the UW-Platteville SAE Chapter partnered with the Southwest Medical Center in an attempt to raise awareness of breast cancer. SAE promoted T-shirt sales on campus. These shirts were bright pink with the slogan “Paint it Pink,” referencing the world's largest "M" on the Platteville hillside. In addition to selling shirts, members of SAE coordinated a “weekly wear day.” Every Wednesday during the month of October all participating members wore the shirts to support this cause.

"M" Lighting

In recent years, UW-Patteville’s SAE student chapter has been closely involved with the "M," the famous university landmark on Platteville mound. Every year the SAE teams provide much of the volunteer manpower required to maintain the "M." This includes whitewashing the limestone rocks each spring as well as each fall clearing brush and maintaining the steps. The highlight is of course the "M" lighting during Homecoming where members help to set up and ignite over 240 kerosene lanterns illuminating the perimeter of the "M." Other student organizations such as Society of Women Engineers, Society of Physics Students, and Chi Epsilon have also helped with events at the "M." This collaborative work has helped SAE to build strong relationships throughout the campus community.

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SAE: Community Events

Upcoming Events

Engineering Expo
Date: April 3, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: UW-Platteville Campus

Girl Scouts Day in Science
Date: TBA
Location: TBA

Adopt A Highway Cleanup
Date: TBA
Location: TBA

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