Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition
Wednesday, May 8
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.
Yazaki North America, Inc.
6801 Haggerty Road, Canton

Register by Thursday, April 11

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are a central focus of SAE Detroit Sections’ K-12 programs. This year marks 26 years for this competition which provides an opportunity for students to build a mini-vehicle and compete with other schools for cash prizes.

There are three award categories in the competition: Performance, Design, Overall Winning School, and Rookie. The Performance Competition is a multi-heat, double elimination head-to-head race. The Design Competition is based on a written paper and an oral presentation. The Overall Winning School Competition is based on accumulated total points per school from both the Performance and Design events. Teams must build a small vehicle to be powered by one AA alkaline battery capable of pulling a weighted trailer up a steep incline faster than the other competitors to advance.

Teachers can prepare for this competition as an after-school activity or part of a classroom curriculum.


Overall Winning School
First Place – $2,000
Second Place – $1,500
Third Place – $1,000

Performance (top three teams)
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100

Design (top three teams)
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100


NEW: For schools who have never participated in the competition. The school with the highest number of points in the Performance or Design category will with this award.

The first 10 schools that register will receive a $100 travel stipend. Must be present to receive.

2019 Invite 
2019 Rules 
Sponsorship Details 
2018 Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition Winners 

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

Sponsored by Dana Incorporated, DENSO, and Yazaki North America, Inc.

Students - High School
Friday, May 10
GM Heritage Center Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights
Join us for this SAE Detroit Section exclusive tour, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts, and the media. The GM Heritage Center is a showplace for the vehicles of the GM Heritage Collection, and the permanent home for the corporation’s collection of historic literature and artifacts. You will find this is a cross between the ultimate automotive enthusiast's garage and a living repository of automotive history.

The GM North American Heritage Collection is made up of approximately 600 cars and trucks. Many reflect GM’s industry firsts, like the first production V8 that powered the 1915 Cadillac. You will see over a 100 displays on this tour. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits constantly freshened to represent GM’s product story of the past 100+ years.

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 its second century of operations.

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

Sponsorship Form
GM Heritage Center map

Important Note: This tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration will close May 8. No onsite registration or refunds after May 8.

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

Saturday, June 15
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
FCA US LLC, Chelsea Proving Grounds

Register by May 15 to receive discount – only 150 spots available

The conference is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry and is open to SAE members and guests 18 years and older (Ride & Drive requires valid driver’s license).  The event will include prominent FCA leaders in a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by John McElroy from Autoline. The afternoon highlight will be a Ride & Drive event featuring some of FCA’s most exciting vehicles on various courses.

Attendance is limited to SAE members and guests 18 years and older.
Please read the Registration Restrictions below to ensure valid registration.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. FCA Keynote Speaker
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:00 - 3:30 p.m. Ride & Drive
Ralph Gilles, FCA Global Head of Design
Jeffrey Lux, FCA Head of NAFTA Transmission Powertrain
Mitch Clauw, FCA Vice President Head of Global Pre-Programs & Program Management
Partha Datta, FCA Director of NAFTA Vehicle Integration & Validation

Moderator - John McElroy, Autoline

Cost Ticket Type Early After May 15
SAE Member Only “Single” $   45 $    55
SAE Member + 1 Guest “Double” $  110 $  130
SAE Member + 2 Guests “Triple” $  175 $  205
SAE Student Member Discount – $20 off registrant only, not guests*
SAE Retired Member Discount – $10 off registrant only, not guests*

* To realize full member discounts, register members individually.

Important Note: Event is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration closes June 4 (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after June 6. Must be 18 years old to attend (Ride & Drive requires a valid driver's license).

Valid SAE member number required. 
Each SAE member must select ONLY ONE of the available ticket types during registration. 
Registration is "confirmed" upon validation and payment.

Registration rates will increase after May 15.

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-44456 ext. 3.

Speakers, times, and vehicles are subject to change.

Hosted by: FCA US LLC

Young Professionals
Saturday, July 13
M1 Concourse Event
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
M1 Concourse
164 South Blvd. West, Pontiac

8:30 - 11:00 a.m.            Cars and Coffee
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Guest Speaker
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.            M1 Thrill Ride/Pizza

Register early - Only 100 spots available!

Back by popular demand! Starting at 8:30 a.m. Cars and Coffee will kick off their gathering with an awesome display of local classic and exotic cars. Then head over to the big tent from 11:30 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. for a guest speaker and pizza before your M1 Thrill Ride.

The M1 Thrill Ride will have you experience 100 mph thrills around the 1.5 Mile Champion Motor Speedway in a ride-along with a professional driver. Ride shotgun for two Hot Laps in a high performance vehicle including a Dodge Hellcat.

M1 Concourse is an 87-acre playground, celebrating the automotive industry and the history of metro-Detroit. Already the largest development of its kind in the world, M1 offers an engineered 1.5-mile Performance Track, a 2.5-acre Skid Pad & Arena area along with the most beautifully-finished private garages to be found anywhere on the planet and home to the largest Cars and Coffee events in the country, the infamous Road Kill Nights Drag Races on Woodward, and many other public and private events throughout the year. A state-of-the-art Events & Conference Center will break ground in 2019 and will become one of the largest indoor event spaces in Oakland County.


Sponsorship Form

Important Note: Must be 18 years or older to participate. Registration will close July 8 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after August 10.

Speakers subject to change.

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

Social Event
Friday, July 26
Golf Outing
7:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth

Register before June 1 to receive discount!

Help fund the SAE Detroit Section Scholarship and STEM Programs

The day will begin with a networking breakfast followed by a shotgun start (scramble format) and end with a sit-down dinner. Fox Hills is proud to be a Certified Audubon Sanctuary golf course providing the best in course conditions while being dedicated to the care and preservation of the environment.

The jewel of Fox Hills is the Golden Fox, an upscale links-style 18-hole championship course, designed by Arthur Hills. Reminiscent of the great Scottish seaside courses, it features prairie grasses, wetlands, steep bunkers, and large gently-undulating bent-grass greens.

The golf outing is open to members and non-members. Each foursome leader will be notified by email approximately one week prior to the event with hole assignments and registration details. Space is limited.

Golf fees include a golf cart, complete event scoring, hot breakfast, lunch on the turn, dinner, and awards banquet, and non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar for alcoholic beverages).

Individual - $175 ($200 after June 1)
Foursome - $600 ($800 after June 1)
*Hole Sponsor - $800 ($1,000 after June 1)

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Gold Sponsor $2,500
- Three foursomes
- Two lawn signs with company logo
- Company logo on print material
- Sponsor sign
- 10 x 10 onsite display space
- Two full-page ads in online Supercharger publication 

Silver Sponsor $2,000
- Two foursomes
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on print material
- Sponsor sign
- Full-page ad in online Supercharger publication 

Bronze Sponsor $1,500
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on print material
- Sponsor sign
- Full-page ad in online Supercharger publication

*Hole Sponsor $800 ($1,000 after June 1)
- One foursome
- One lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on print material

Sponsorship details

Important Note: Registration will close July 16 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after July 12. Times are subject to change due to speed of golf. Please note, alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. SAE advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgement at SAE events. 

For more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.
Jul 26

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Thursday, August 15
Car Show & Networking Night
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB)
22646 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

Registration deadline is 3:00 p.m. August 13.

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) is a prime location on Woodward for a sneak peek of what’s to come.

We encourage you to bring the whole family and check out some really cool cars while networking with other SAE members. This will be a private event on the patio. Pizza, salad, and soft drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

The Car Show is open to custom or classic cars and will take place in a reserved parking lot right behind the WAB. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 7:00 p.m. The winner will receive a trophy and bragging rights.

Only 25 car spaces will be available, so be sure to register early. Wristbands will be provided onsite to allow guests access to the patio area where the food will be served.

How do I register my vehicle for the Car Show?
Click "Register" below to enter your vehicle in the Car Show. Vehicles must be registered by Tuesday, August 13. Each entry includes two wristbands for admission. The parking lot behind the WAB has been reserved exclusively for Car Show entries. Each vehicle will need to be in the lot no later than 4:30 p.m. and will be assigned a space.

How do I register for a wristband?
Click "Register" below to purchase a wristband. This provides access to the patio and parking lot to view the vehicles. Wristbands will be distributed onsite at the registration tent. There is no charge for children 12 and younger, however, please register them to be included in the food count.

Important Note: Registration will close August 13 at 3:00 p.m. (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after August 8. Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.

Sponsorship details

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

Networking Night
Saturday, October 26
Formula SAE ® Workshop
8:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

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 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 Form
Campus Map
Building Map

Important Note: Workshop is open to all students. Registration will close Tuesday, October 15 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after October 18. Times and speakers subject to change.

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

Hosted by Lawrence Technological University

Students - Collegiate