Wednesday, April 22
Jeep Electrification Detroit Premiere
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
TCF Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

Event canceled

Join SAE Detroit Section members and the entire mobility community on the WCX show floor to hear from the following presenters:

Jim Morris, Head of Jeep Brand North America
John Mrozowski,
Vehicle Line Executive, FCA
Jim Hoeffel, Model Responsible, FCA
Mike Wiacek, Chief Engineer, FCA

Use code DETROITROCKS to receive a complimentary one-day pass for Wednesday to gain full access to WCX technical sessions and events.

*Gala tickets to be purchased separately during registration.

Sponsored by FCA
Vehicle Event
$20,000 Scholarship for Children or Grandchildren of
SAE Detroit Members

Established in 2001, this scholarship is to encourage children or grandchildren of current SAE Detroit Section members to pursue careers in engineering or science. SAE anticipates a need for more student candidates in these fields as a shortage of qualified graduates is expected.

Application deadline extended to April 30!

Student Eligibility Requirements
•     U.S. Resident
•     Child or grandchild of a current SAE Detroit Section member
•     High School graduating student
•     3.0 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (required)
•     Demonstrated financial need
•     Enroll full-time in a two- or four-year engineering or science program at an ABET accredited              college or university

Terms of Scholarship
•     Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded each year (up to four years) for a total of $20,000
•     Scholarship may be renewed at $5,000 per year for up to three additional years (total award               $20,000)

How to Apply
•     Click here to begin the online application process
•    If you are qualified, you will be prompted to continue the process and submit the following:
      °     An official copy of your high school transcript with SAT/ACT scores
      °    Complete the free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form and submit ONLY                     the Official FAFSA output Cover Page (with Estimated Family Contribution                                (EFC) metric) 
      °   At least one letter of recommendation from an adult, non-family member (teacher, coach,                   pastor, etc.)
      °  All information must be submitted by April 30

Selection and Announcement of Recipients
•     Recipients will be selected by the SAE Detroit Section Scholarship Application Review                        Committee and notified by the end of June

Payment of Scholarship Funds
•     Scholarship will be deposited into school account in August
•     Funds may be used for tuition or any other incidental school expenses

Scholarship Renewal
•     May be renewed for $5,000 per year for up to three additional years
•     Must maintain a 2.5 grade point average minimum
•     Remain a full-time student in good standing at the college or university
•     A student who completed a two-year program may continue for an additional consecutive two             years at a second school offering a complete engineering or science degree
•     Complete the SAE Detroit Section Scholarship renewal form each year by June 30

(248) 324-4445 ext.3

Scholarship Winners
Scholarship Renewal Form
Students - High School
Saturday, May 2
GLEAM Workshop
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield

Event postponed until further notice

The Girls Learning Engineering and Mentoring (GLEAM) Workshop is for high school students to promote gender diversity and inclusion focusing on networking and mentoring across topics that are of particular interest to women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions.

The workshop aims to engage, educate, and empower students on the facts and issues regarding gender diversity in STEM, and provide an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and network.

Who can participate? All high school students and their parents/guardians. The workshop is focused towards high school girls who are thinking of majoring in engineering or technology fields, and want to learn more from professionals from their experiences.

Who are the mentors? Female professionals in the automotive industry and collegiate students majoring in engineering.

Join us for this fun free workshop to ask questions and meet new people involved in engineering!

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.                 Registration/Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.               Opening Remarks
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.             Panel and Q&A
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Networking


Important Note: Pre-registration is required by April 24. Continental breakfast will be provided.

To register or for more information, email Roxanne Loeffler or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 3
Social Event
Wednesday, May 6
Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 4:00 p.m.
Yazaki North America, Inc.
6801 Haggerty Road, Canton

Event canceled

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are a central focus of SAE Detroit Section's K-12 programs. This marks 27 years for the Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition. This competition 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.


First Place - $2,000
Second Place - $1,500
Third Place - $1,000

First Place - $200
Second Place - $150
Third Place - $100

First Place - $200
Second Place - $150
Third Place - $100

ROOKIE - $500
For schools who have never participated in the competition and who have the highest number of points in the performance or design category.

Important Note:
The first ten schools registered for the competition will receive a $100 travel stipend. Must participate in the competition to receive this stipend.

2020 Invite
2020 Rules
Sponsorship Details
2019 Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition Winners

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

Hosted by Yazaki North America, Inc.

Sponsored by Yazaki North America, Inc. and Dana Incorporated

Students - High School
Tuesday, May 19
Ford Rouge Factory Tour

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn

Event postponed until further notice

This tour will allow SAE members and their guests to experience the making of America's most iconic truck, the Ford F-150. Henry Ford developed the Rouge between 1917 and 1928 in effort to a achieve "a continuous nonstop process from raw material to a finished product, with no pause even for warehousing or storage".

As history now knows, Ford succeeded on an epic scale, rolling out 4,000 vehicles a day and employing more than 100,000 at its peak. Today, the Rouge has undergone a sweeping transformation to become a model of 21st-century sustainable design. This tour will provide the history behind the idea and development, a multi-sensory video on the production, as well as a physical tour of the assembly line.

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.               Check in
9:30 a.m.                         Shuttle leaves
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Tour


Important Note: Tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration will close May 18 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after May 14.

For more information, email Stephanie White or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 6

*Event subject to be postponed or canceled
Saturday, June 13
Young Automotive Professionals Conference (YAPC)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Motors Milford Proving Ground
3300 General Motors Road, Milford

Event canceled

The YAPC is a great opportunity to network with young professionals in the automotive industry and is open to anyone 18 years and older. The event will include prominent General Motors leaders in a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by John McElroy from Autoline. The afternoon highlight will be a Ride & Drive featuring some of GM's most exciting vehicles on various courses.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.                Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.              GM Keynote Speaker
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.            Panel/Q&A
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Networking Lunch
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.              Ride & Drive

Registration Fees:
$45 SAE Member / $55 after May 20
$65 Non-member / $75 after May 20
$25 SAE Student Member / $35 after May 20

Sponsorship Form

Important Note: Must be 18 years old or older to attend. Ride & Drive requires valid driver's license. Registration will close June 8 (or when sold out). There will be no onsite ticket sales or refunds after June 3.

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

*Event subject to be postponed or canceled

Hosted by General Motors

Sponsored by Robert Bosch LLC
Young Professionals
Friday, July 31
Golf Outing
7:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth

Registration closes July 21

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 SAE 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, awards, 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
- Four foursomes
- Lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on print material
- Sponsor sign
- 10x10 onsite display space
- Two full-page ads in online Supercharger publication

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

Bronze Sponsor $1,500
- Two foursomes
- 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
- Lawn sign with company logo
- Company logo on print material

Sponsorship Terms and Conditions

Important Note: Registration will close July 21 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after July 13. 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.

*Event subject to be postponed or canceled  
Jul 31

Golf Outing

Golf Outing
Thursday, August 13
Car Show & Networking Night
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Original Pancake House
33703 Woodward Ave., Birmingham

Registration closes August 11

As people rev up for the Woodward Dream Cruise, The Original Pancake House Birmingham 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 vehicles while networking with other SAE members.This will be a private event. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

The Car Show is open to custom or classic cars and will take place in the The Original Pancake House parking lot. To add some excitement to the night, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite car until 6:30 p.m. The winner and runner up will receive a trophy and bragging rights.

Only 20 car spaces will be available so be sure to register early. Wristbands will be available onsite to allow guests access into the parking lot.

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 11. Each entry includes a wristband for admission. The Original Pancake House parking lot 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 parking lot to view the vehicles. Wristbands will 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 11 (or when sold out). No onsite registration or refunds after August 6.

For more information email, Stephanie White or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 6

*Event subject to be postponed or canceled
Networking Event
Thursday, November 5
The Parade Company Detroit Studio Tour
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
9500 Mt. Elliott, Studio A, Detroit

Registration closes November 2

This tour will allow SAE members and their guests to learn more about the Parade's fascinating history, explore the 200,000 square-foot story land of floats and see how the award-winning artisans bring them to life.

Take a journey through the unique creative kingdom, marvel at the world's largest collection of papier-mâché heads that resemble local icons and famous characters. The Parade Company costume shop warehouses over 3,000 costumes. Designed and created in our Detroit studio these costumes make a colorful array of characters come to life.

Don't miss out on this magical ParadeLand experience, that provides an exclusive behind the scenes look of America's Thanksgiving Parade®. It's fun for all ages!

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.    Check in
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Tour


Important Note: Tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration will close on November 2. No on-site registrations or refunds after October 29.

For more information, email Stephanie White or call (248) 324-4445 ext. 6.