Micro-Electric Vehicle Competition

Event postponed until 2022 

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  Roxanne Loeffler or (248) 324-4445 ext. 3.