Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region


Oct. 7 tour of crash test facility

PCA-Milwaukee Region will visit the Medical College of Wisconsin Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network Center (CIREN) on the grounds of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center Oct. 7.

This is the only NHTSA-certified full-scale crashworthiness laboratory in an academic setting in the world and includes a facility for full vehicle crashes with test dummies, a sled lab, biomechanics lab and several biology laboratories. The research group consists of 35 scientists, engineers, and technical specialists that receive grant funds from federal and private sources.

Our visit, hosted by the Director, Dr. Frank Pintar, will include a presentation on the work of the Center, a tour that includes the full vehicle crash facility, biomechanics laboratories and a chance to see the high-speed test sled in action. Lastly, there will be time for questions.


Date: Oct. 7, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. -  9:30 a.m. light refreshments

9:30 a.m. tour starts

Maps to the CIREN Center will be sent to you when you sign up.

RSVP by Oct. 1: There is limited space available for this session so sign-up soon by email to: abloom@mcw.edu. Attendees must be 13 years of age or older and those under 18 must each be accompanied by an adult.

All attendees must RSVP in advance of this event. No walk-ins will be allowed.

Questions? Contact Alan Bloom, abloom@mcw.edu

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:25 AM
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