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 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, and Overall School Final Results. 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 School Final Results 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.

Awards have increased!

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


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.

New this year! The first top ten schools registered will receive a $100 travel stipend. Must be present to receive this award.

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

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 before 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 anyone 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.

Tentative Agenda
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 with John McElroy from Autoline
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:00 - 3:30 p.m. Ride & Drive
Important Note: Event is limited to SAE members and their guests. Registration closes June 4 at 4:00 p.m. (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 on May 16.

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
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