Thursday, February 27
GM Heritage Center Tour
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
6400 Center Drive, Sterling Heights

Registration closes February 25

SAE members join us for an exclusive tour at the GM Heritage Center, which normally is only open to GM employees, analysts, and 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. The center is always changing with vehicle exhibits being constantly freshened.

More then 150 vehicle exhibits and historical memorabilia representing 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.

In 2008, General Motors opened the GM Heritage Center to coincide with their 100-year anniversary. This facility plays a key role in showcasing the company's rich history of success and its strong engineering capability.

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.

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the landscape and experience the history.

Sponsorship Details

Important Note: Tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration will close February 25. No onsite registration or refunds after February 20.

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

Social Event
Tuesday, March 17
High School Poster Competition
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield

Posters due Wednesday, March 11

High School students in Metro Detroit can win a scholarship or cash award. Students are challenged to be creative by designing a poster. The top ten posters will be on display at various SAE Detroit Section events. This year's theme is Tomorrow's Future in Technology.

Judging is based on originality, artistic excellence, and aesthetic effect. Students must incorporate the SAE Detroit Section logo and the competition theme into their posters.

First Place - $1,500 Scholarship
Second Place - $1,000 Scholarship
Third Place - $750 Scholarship
Fourth - Tenth Place - $100 cash award

Important Note: The first ten schools to submit posters will receive a $100 check made payable to the school/teacher to be used to cover incurred expenses for the competition.

2020 Invite
2020 Rules
2019 High School Poster Competition Winners

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

Sponsored by BorgWarner

Students - High School
Wednesday, March 25
Munro & Associates Tour
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
1140 Centre Road, Auburn Hills
Registration closes March 23

Join us for a tour of Munro & Associates competitive product bench-marking and teardown facilities. At Munro, products are analyzed for total accounted cost reduction and quality improvements. The tour of the Munro Benchmarking Investigation, Innovation & Implementation Center will provide an in-depth review of advanced Electric Vehicle Technologies related to electric motors, inverter converters, and batteries.

Attendees will obtain hands-on access to some of the most innovative vehicle components on the road today such as the Telsa Model 3, Audi e-tron, and all-new Nissan Leaf.

Munro & Associates has a long history in the automotive industry, working on pivotal new launches and redesigns for most of the world's OEM's as well as a vast global array of Tier 1 and 2 suppliers. As such, innovation and paradigm shift has been a consistent output for several decades.

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.   Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Presentation and Tour


Important Note: Tour is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration will close March 23. No onsite registration or refunds after March 18. Continental breakfast will be provided.

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

Thursday, March 26
Kart 2 Kart Racing Challenge
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
42705 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights

Registration closes March 24

Join us for an opportunity to test your racing skills in Kart 2 Kart's high performance racing karts while meeting, and networking with fellow SAE members and guests.

Kart 2 Kart's 1/5 mile race track includes a long 200 foot straightaway and six varying corners to the thrill of high speeds and g-forces. The track itself is a textured concrete to aid in the amount of available grip which can bring up to 1.5 g's in the corners. Participants compete against other racers and are timed with Kart 2 Kart's Club Speed timing. All races are computer monitored to provide detailed results that are broken down by lap.

Pizza and registration will be from 6:00-6:30 p.m. and races will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. The cost includes pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, two races, and a third race for the top drivers.[br]

Important Note: Registration will close March 24. No onsite registration or refunds after March 19. Must be 18 years or older to participate.

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

Alcoholic beverages are neither supplied nor purchased by SAE Detroit Section. The Section advises attendees to drink responsibly and exercise good judgment at events.
Social Event
Wednesday, April 22
Jeep Electrification Detroit Premiere
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
TCF Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

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

Register here -

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
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

Registration closes April 9

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
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

Registration closes June 8

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

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.
Jul 31

Golf Outing

Golf Outing