Saturday, October 27
Formula SAE ®, Internal Combustion Engine, Electric, and Hybrid Workshop 8:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

Early registration discount before September 28

Join us for an interactive workshop designed to provide valuable information to make your Formula SAE design team more successful. Teams are encouraged to bring their vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas.

The workshop will consist of a morning session with speakers covering various topics relating to the Formula SAE Competition, and a selection of breakout sessions will take place in the afternoon. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Topics include:
  • Competition Overview
  • Design Consideration
  • Team Organization
  • Rule Changes

Sponsorship details
Campus map

Important Note: Workshop is open to all students. Registration will close October 15. No onsite registration or refunds after October 19. Times and speakers subject to change.

If you would like to sponsor the event, or need more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Sponsored by Altair, Mechanical Simulation, Vector, Kaz Technologies, Performance Electronics, and TMI EP, LLC


Students - Collegiate
Thursday, November 8
GM Heritage Center Tour
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

Thinking of a team building holiday activity? Maybe you would like to meet up with a customer before the holiday rush or would just like to spend some time around a cool car collection. Back by popular demand, SAE Detroit Section has arranged this exclusive afternoon tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts, and the media.

The GM Heritage Center is not just a museum, but a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

This is a great opportunity for SAE members to invite a young professional, take advantage of the landscape, and experience the history.

More than 165 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia over 10 decades are represented. The vehicle collection showcases a wide range of GM design, technology, and innovation. Guests will have the opportunity to see past and current concept vehicles, muscle cars, as well as historically significant vehicles from various eras. The Center is always changing with vehicle exhibits.

By highlighting the exciting designs, groundbreaking technology, and powerful brands that have comprised GM’s first century, the GM Heritage Center will help inspire new generations of enthusiasts and make the company even stronger in years to come as GM moves toward a second century of operations. This is evident by great designs, both legendary and recent, like the sixth generation Corvette, Cadillac 16 Concept Vehicle, and the Pontiac Solstice.

Sponsorship details
GM Heritage Center website

Important Note: Registration closes Tuesday, November 6. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after Thursday, November 1.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
2019 Nissan Altima Vehicle Event
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Burton Manor
27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation

SAE members and guests will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from key members of the Nissan Team surrounding the development of the 2019 Nissan Altima.

To be announced

Important Note: Registration will close Friday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m. (or when sold out).
There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 12.

For more information, email Stephanie Feroni or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 1.

Vehicle Event
Thursday, February 28
Exploring Noise and Vibration Technology Tour
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Brüel & Kjær
6855 Commerce Blvd.
Canton, MI

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Social Hour (cocktails and light food)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Strolling tour of facility and interactive tools

As we prepare for the next generation of vehicles, take this opportunity to explore the hidden art of vehicle Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH). Explore the tools and technologies that area used to shape the sounds and feeds we have come to expect in vehicles today and how we can drive the sounds of tomorrow.

The state of the art NVH facility will be on full display offering attendees the opportunity to interact directly with the tools and facility that help make vehicles sound the way they do.

This self-guided tour will take you through semi-anechoic testing chambers, full anechoic chamber, structural testing suite, and four wheel drive dyno. Each room will be equipped with interactive tools and equipment for guests.

Important Note: Tour is limited to SAE Members and their guests. Registration closes Monday, February 25. There will be no onsite ticket sales and no refunds after February 21.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Hosted by: Material Sciences Corporation and Brüel & Kjær
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Various companies

Student Engineer Day gives collegiate students the opportunity to spend a day on the job shadowing the routines of a practicing engineer in the student’s field of choice. This is a unique opportunity for students to gain insight into the engineering field and for companies to discover future engineering talent. Although the day is broad in scope, it still allows for individualization as students are matched with engineers who have similar interest. Participating students and engineers are encouraged to attend the Ford Ranger Vehicle Event at Burton Manor in Livonia that evening from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are complimentary for Student Engineer Day participants and must be reserved by Monday, February 18.

Student Engineer Day may include a variety of activities, including tours, technical projects, hands-on experience and a chance to meet other colleagues. The format is flexible to meet the engineer’s schedule and is personalized to add a greater depth of experience for both the student and engineer.

This is open to SAE student members only. Students are responsible for their own transportation and for making the initial contact with their assigned engineer. Companies generally assume the cost of the student’s lunch. Participants will be notified by email prior to the event with respect to company/student placement.

Event Details

Important Note: Registration closes on Monday, February 18.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.

Students - Collegiate