Saturday, February 15
Formula SAE® Workshop
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
21000 West Ten Mile Road.,
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield

Registration closes February 5

This Workshop is designed to complement the Fall Workshop, and help Formula teams with their vehicle development and events at the competitions. All Formula teams are encouraged to bring their vehicles to discuss challenges and share ideas. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Topics Covered (Topics Subject to Change)
Competition Overview
Design, Cost & Presentation Events

Sponsorship Details
Campus Map
Building Map

Important Note: Registration will close Wednesday, February 5 (or when sold out) No onsite registration and no refunds after Friday, February 7.

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
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 guests. Registration will close Tuesday, February 25. No onsite registration or refunds after Thursday, 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 theme into their posters.

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

NOTE: The first ten schools that submit a poster 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.


Important Note: Registration will close Tuesday, March 24. No onsite registration or refunds after Thursday, 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, 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 the 26th year 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 Schools
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

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.

Note: The first ten schools registered and in attendance at the competition will receive a $100 travel stipend. Must be present to receive this award.

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