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.
72nd Annual International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri
The St. Louis Chapter and the 2013 Conference Committee invite you to join us in St. Louis, Missouri, the Gateway to the West! From its beginnings as a small French fur-trading town in 1764, St. Louis soon became a major embarkation point for westward travel and expansion. Lewis and Clark began their famous expedition in St. Louis, which was celebrated a century later by both the 1904 World’s Fair and Olympic Games. Charles Lindbergh’s quest to conquer the Atlantic also began here. Today, St. Louis reflects an elegant mix of the historic and modern. From stately homes to 1800s architecture, fine dining to the finest in down-home barbeque, ballet and Broadway to comedy clubs and blues bars. And, of course, the three B’s that define St. Louis: beer, baseball, and Boeing!
Our conference site is the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in the heart of downtown. Up until recently a premiere Marriott hotel, it has just been rebranded as a DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel not only affords all the usual amenities, but as the former Union Station railway depot, it also features some spectacular historic architecture. The attached former train shed, now the site of numerous shops and restaurants, is also undergoing a renovation, much of which will have been completed or be underway when you arrive.
The 2013 Conference Committee has worked hard to make the 72nd International Conference an enjoyable and memorable experience. Come meet old friends, make new ones, and party in style in St. Louis!
2013-2014 SAWE International Elections are now open. Voting ends April 15, 2013. Click the link below to vote online.
If you are asked for a Token Number, enter your SAWE Member Number. Your SAWE Member Number is will be in the voter email sent to all current members or on the mailing label of the Conference Announcement and Officer Candidate material (US Members see important note below). For more information on where to find your SAWE Member Number, click here.