The Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) goals are to promote mass properties engineering as a specialized discipline and to provide a means for those interested in mass properties engineering to work together to further their professional goals. Since it's inception in 1939, the SAWE has grown to include 22 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Central Europe, and the United Kingdom and has members from over 22 countries. The Society promotes technical interchange between its members through international and regional conferences, the Weight Engineering Journal, specialized training, technical papers and a growing number of professional publications.
73rd Annual International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California
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Each year the Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. sponsors the SAWE Scholarship Program.
Applicants must be children* or grandchildren (age 25 and under) of members of the SAWE worldwide who have a minimum of one year of membership as of the application deadline date. Children of deceased members are also eligible.
*For purposes of this program, children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren of members.
Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four- year college or university.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published draft Advisory Circular (AC) 120-27F “Aircraft Weight & Balance Control” for comment on November 7, 2013. We, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE), are volunteering to lead an industry solution in the establishment of standard crew, passenger, and baggage weights, and respectfully submit the following comments.
The SAWE goals are to promote mass properties engineering as a specialized discipline and to provide a means for those interested in mass properties engineering to collectively further their professional goals. Since its inception in 1939, the SAWE has grown to include 22 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Central Europe, and the United Kingdom and has members from over 22 countries. The Society promotes technical interchange between its members through international and regional conferences, the Weight Engineering Journal, specialized training, technical papers and a growing number of professional publications.
Electronic Journal Access and Distribution Approaches Survey Results
Results are in and it is clear that SAWE members would like access to an electronic version of the Weight Engineering Journal. 60% of respondents actively desired an e-journal and 80% were either neutral or positive for the idea. Over 60% were also favorable or neutral towards letting the E-Journal be the standard distribution method. While these are high responses, there is still a well-represented number of members not ready or at all desiring to make a plunge headlong into an E-version of the Weight Engineering Journal. With these thoughts in mind, and yet to experiment with early access, we will introduce the concept by providing SAWE members a downloadable pdf version of the Journal. This format does not incorporate features like flowing text and therefore is best viewed on a screen size which is comfortable for the reader to access the original page-formatted document. It is fine on a desktop or laptop and not too bad on a 7.0in. tablet. As E-Journals are pursued further, mechanisms for appropriate display on a broader variety of user devices will be investigated.
To download the PDF version of the Fall 2013 Weight Engineering Journal, please click here. Log-in to your membership account is required. For more information about how to setup or access your membership account, please view our Frequently Asked Questions.
Nominations for Honorary Fellow, Fellow, Richard Boynton Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ed Payne Award (for Outstanding Young Engineer) are due March 1, 2014.
Any SAWE member may make a nomination. These prestigious awards designate an elite group of contributors to the SAWE and the field of mass properties engineering.
The SAWE is actively soliciting papers and presentations for the following Regional and International Conferences.