Monday, October 23, 2017

Technical Presentation - Student Night: Racing Cars and the Importance of the Human Machine Interface

Student Night:
Racing Cars and the Importance
of the Human Machine Interface

Where:           Standard Aero, C130J Room, Plant 2, Door 2-1, 1855 Sargent Ave, Winnipeg
                        Speedworld, 575 C Berry St, Winnipeg
When:            Starting at 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:00 PM – Registration and Light Supper
6:15 PM – Introduction of Speaker and Presentation
6:45 PM – Thanks and Presentation to Speaker, Student Recognition and presentation
7:30 PM – Speedworld Le Mans Race
8:30 PM – Meeting is adjourned
Cost:              SAE Members - $15.00 ($7.00 for presentation only)
Students - $15.00 ($5.00 for presentation only)
Guests - $20.00 ($10.00 for presentation only)
APEGM CPD:          APEGM members credit 2 Professional Development Hours for “Informal Activity”

The Presentation

Auto racing is an intense crucible that tests a vehicle's capabilities, but even more it tests the driver's abilities and trust in that vehicle. Adjusting the vehicle to the driver through testing can yield huge reductions in lap times, even if the engineering principles suggest the opposite. But, once the race has started, it's now imperative that the driver adjusts to the vehicle they have to extract the best result. When the vehicle and driver are in harmony, they tend to win. We'll review this perpetual struggle from the point of the race engineer and the racer - who often are the same person in amateur motorsports.

After the presentation, we will apply its lessons in a one-hour Le Mans-style kart race at Speedworld! Teams assigned to each kart will race against each other to complete as many laps as possible before time runs out!

Our Speaker

Corey Dyck is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the U of Manitoba. While working in the heavy-duty transit industry, he's pursued amateur motorsport as a passion for 17 years now. Corey has won a few Canadian National Championships and has placed in the top 10 in US National competitions in his chosen sport of autocross. He's created, refined, and instructed at a local autocross racing school that has helped hundreds of drivers reach their personal goals in amateur motorsports over the past 15 years. 

Student Recognition

SAE Manitoba would like to recognize the world-class UMSAE student organization here in Manitoba. Together, they form one of the largest student member groups in the world. This event celebrates their participation in SAE, their contribution to the industry, and their role in the development of the engineering function in society.


Parking at Standard Aero is available surrounding the building, with access from Sargent Ave. Additional parking is available across the street. Scramble parking is available at Speedworld.


Please go to to register electronically. This event is limited to 40 participants. If more than 40 participants are registered, a waiting list will be created in order of registration.

A valid driver’s license is required to participate in the Speedworld portion of the event.
Registration is requested in advance, before November 2.  Email with any issues or concerns.
Standard Aero Parking Map: