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

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

There are four award categories in the competition:

  • Performance - Multi-heat, double elimination head-to-head race
  • Design - Written paper and an oral presentation
  • Overall Winning School - Accumulated total points per school for Performance and Design events  
  • Rookie - First time attending schools with the highest number of points in Performance and Design events 

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

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.

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

For more information, email Stephanie Alexander.

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