Virtual Event Update

3/31/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Our team here at SAE International has been working diligently to try to define exactly what that virtual AeroConnect Challenge experience will now look like. We have outlined what students can expect from the 2020 event and will continue with regular communications weekly.

AeroConnect Challenge Virtual 2020

3/19/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Due to concerns around the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to modify the 2020 Collegiate Design Series (CDS) Season, originally scheduled for April – June 2020.

AeroTech 2020 Cancelled – Virtual Event Coming Soon

3/11/2020   2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge
AeroConnect Challenge 2020 will be held Virtually

Presentation Schedule Updated

3/4/2020   2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge
AeroConnect Challenge 2020 onsite Presentation Schedule is now Updated and Posted

Coronavirus Update

3/2/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The Collegiate Design Series team along with SAE International is aware of and continues to monitor the evolving Coronavirus outbreaks. The health of our participants is our number one priority, and we will advise further steps as needed throughout the competition season to individual event participants.

AeroTech 2020 Opening Keynote Session

2/5/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Next-gen Now, realizing next-generation aerospace innovation today through advanced technology March 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the Pasadena Convention Center

Registering for AeroTech

2/5/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
All teams for the AeroConnect Challenge™ receive admission to SAE’s AeroTech 2020 Event. All team members MUST register prior to arriving onsite for the competition with AeroTech for admission onto the show floor where AeroConnect Challenge™ will be held.

Schedule Now Available

1/31/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The AeroConnect Challenge schedule is now posted in Series Resources.

Download the SAE AeroConnect Challenge App

1/8/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The SAE AeroConnect Challenge App is available for download on the Google Play Store & Apple App Store.

December 2019 Highlights

12/11/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
As registration comes to a close, the first-ever 2020 AeroConnect Challenge season picks up speed. Teams are working on their designs, preparing documents, and making arrangements to attend SAE AeroTech in March.

Podcast Featuring AeroConnect Challenge Now Posted

12/2/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
We joined the SAE Aero Design podcast team for an in-depth chat about AeroConnect Challenge. Topics include a deep dive into its mission, AeroTech, and special offers available to registering teams.

Registration Fee Waived Thanks to SAE Foundation Support

11/26/2019   2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge
Through the generous support of the SAE Foundation, registration fees for the first 10 teams will be waived for 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge™.

Register Now for the 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge

11/14/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
We are looking for university teams to tackle a real-world connected aircraft problem and develop a UAV system to solve their identified problem. The 2020 Mission challenges teams to design a new rapidly deployable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system to support the wildfire-fighting mission. Register now through December 2, 2019 to participate in the 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge.

Receive a $3,000 team sponsorship for Volunteering + $1,000 Travel Stipend

11/7/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
There are currently two opportunities for teams to earn money towards their challenge participation: $3,000 Team Sponsorship for AWIM Volunteers and $1,000 Travel Stipend.

Earn a $1,000 Travel Stipend Upon Registering

10/22/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
SAE is offering a $1,000 USD travel stipend to the first 20 teams that register for the SAE AeroConnect Challenge™. This is in addition to the $1,500 registration fee reimbursement available to teams through the Learn Twice Special Initiative.

Staying Informed About Challenge News

10/10/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
There are several ways to stay informed about all news related to the SAE AeroConnect Challenge - Email Newsletter, Series Resources, News Feed, and App!

Get Reimbursed for Your Registration Fee by Volunteering!

10/8/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The Learn Twice Special Initiative connects teams that participate in SAE AeroConnect Challenge with teachers who use the A World In Motion (AWIM) program by having the teams volunteer to support the teacher in their implementation of one of the AWIM challenges in the classroom. In return for their participation the SAE AeroConnect Challenge team will be reimbursed for the SAE AeroConnect Challenge registration fee after they complete their volunteer commitment in the classroom, which is a minimum of 30 to

Unique Benefits of SAE AeroConnect Challenge Registration

10/3/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ team members receive unique benefits as part of their challenge registration, including the opportunity to attend 2020 SAE AeroTech Americas at no additional cost.

Introducing SAE AeroConnect Challenge!

10/3/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Through the SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ universities will think critically about emerging technology issues relevant to the connected aircraft industry. Teams of university students will identify a real-world connected aircraft problem and develop a UAV system to solve their identified problem. Immersed in the SAE International’s AeroTech Americas conference, universities will present their solution in various ways including a technical presentation and on the SAE International’s AeroTech Americas show floo

Registration Now Open for 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge!

10/1/2019   SAE Emerging Technology Series
University teams may begin registering for the 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge at www.sae.org. The $1,500 registration fee is non-refundable and must be paid within 48 business hours. In a university requires check payment, proof of payment initiation must be submitted to [email protected] within 48 business hours. Each university may register up to 2 teams, however separate entry fees are required for each team participating.