Participation Certificates

8/6/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Be sure to download your participation certificates for the 2020 AeroConnect Challenge Season before it’s too late! Certificates will expire in the summer when the events are switched over to 2021.

Leaderboard Update

8/3/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Check out if your team earned a gift card from your CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge participation during the SAE Aero Design & SAE AeroConnect Challenge virtual event!

2021 University Landscape Survey

7/27/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Please take a few moments to complete a survey to help ensure that we can gather info to help make decisions for the upcoming 2021 season.

2021 Season Updates

7/16/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
As we enter the 2020-2021 season, we want to take this opportunity to promote some exciting new developments and changes that you can expect to see moving forward!

CDS Gear Box: Last chance to order!

6/26/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Don't forget to purchase your CDS Merchandise! The current design is available in different apparel options. Hurry and make your purchases today because these designs are only available until toady at 11:59pm EDT.

Congratulations Seniors!

6/24/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Congratulations to the 2020 CDS graduates! Although this year was far different than any of us could have ever anticipated, there is no doubt in our minds that the class of 2020 will continue to persevere throughout their careers and accomplish great things.

House Keeping Update

6/23/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Keep an eye out for emails soon regarding award checks and virtual event feedback surveys!

CDS Gear Box: June 26th Order Deadline

6/22/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Only 5 days left to purchase your CDS merch! The deadline for this designs is only a few days away, so don't delay!

Robotics for Autonomous Vehicle Systems Bootcamp

6/19/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
OPPORTUNITY: Participate in SAE International’s intensive and rigorous learning program that features hands-on experiences to develop a technical understanding of building autonomous systems for self-driving vehicles!

Contest in Member Connection to Celebrate Recognition Day 6/26

6/18/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Why are you proud to be a volunteer with SAE?

THANK YOU

6/16/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The Collegiate Design Series and SAE International thanks you for your participation in the 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge Virtual Event! We have a few housekeeping updates to share with you.

2021 SAE AeroConnect Challenge Mission

6/13/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Yesterday, during the virtual event we released the brand new 2021 SAE AeroConnect Challenge mission. Check out the video of our release today!

Virtual Event - Midday Update!

6/12/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Quick update of the remaining virtual event sessions for today, instructions on how to receive CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge bonus points, and a few other reminders!

CDS Gear Box Second Launch

6/12/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The CDS Gear Box is open with a new design!

Less than 1 hour away!

6/12/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The 2020 SAE Aero Design & AeroConnect Challenge Virtual Event is today from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT at saeaero.pathable.co. Come join us for a day of technical sessions and sponsor engagement.

Weekly Event Update - 06/09

6/9/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Updates on: email invites, next steps for the virtual event, and a new skillshop session added to Friday's agenda!

CDS Gear Box: Last chance to order!

6/9/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Don't forget to purchase your CDS Merchandise! Currently there are two designs available with different apparel options. Hurry and make your purchases today because these designs are only available until tomorrow at 12pm EDT.

CDS Gear Box: June 10th Order Deadline

6/5/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Only 4 days left to purchase your CDS merch! The deadline for these limited edition 2016 Baja SAE California and 2020 Formula SAE 40th Anniversary designs is only a few days away, so don't delay!

Speaking Opportunity

6/4/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Join the Mid Michigan and Detroit SAE sections for their June meeting as they discuss drones!

Weekly Event Update - 06/02

6/2/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Updates on virtual event email invites, sponsor skillshop sessions and expert talks for the 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge Virtual Event.

CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge: Update

5/29/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Check out our compilation video, the winners for the first round of the challenge, and some details on how we'll be continuing the challenge during the virtual event!

CDS Gear Box Orders

5/28/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Just a reminder, due to COVID-19, all international orders for the CDS Gear Box, including Mexico and Canada, will need to be placed through SAE International directly.

Fast Track Roster Deadline: TODAY

5/28/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Fast Track Rosters will lock after May 28th - TODAY. No additions will be permitted onto your roster after the deadline.

#COVIDcantstopgood Video

5/28/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
A message from sponsors, volunteers and staff in 2020 to Collegiate Design Series teams.

CDS Gear Box Launch

5/27/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The CDS Gear Box merchandise store is now open!

Weekly Event Update - 5/26

5/26/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
A few housekeeping notes from the SAE AeroConnect team regarding the May 28th fast track roster deadline and our new merchandise store!

Fast Track Roster Deadline: May 28th

5/25/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Friendly reminder to finish building your rosters on www.sae.org. Fast Track Rosters will lock after May 28th. No additions will be permitted onto your roster after the deadline.

CDS Gear Box is opening soon!

5/25/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
On Wednesday, May 27th, the CDS team is launching a brand-new online merchandise store.

CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge: Update

5/22/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
We are currently finished with scoring for the CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge. Next week we will be releasing the list of winners, the prizes being issued, and montage video of all of your great submissions at the end of next week.

Weekly Event Update - 5/12

5/12/2020   2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge
A few updates from the AeroConnect Challenge Program Manager regarding technical design report scores, presentation feedback and award checks!

Mentor Mixer May 7 – 8: Women in Engineering & Effective Communication

4/30/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Join SAE Membership for a special virtual mentoring event in the Open Forum of Member Connection May 7 – 8. Mentors and mentees will be able to discuss being a woman in the mobility industry, as well as how to effectively communicate in the workplace. Six women from varying career stages will be available over the course of those two days to answer your questions and share their experiences:

Weekly Event Update - 4/28

4/28/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Reminder that technical presentations will be held this Friday, May 1st. A copy of the technical presentation score sheet was emailed to all teams currently planning to participate in presentations. Best of luck to everyone presenting on Friday!

CDS QuaranTEAM Challenge

4/27/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Starting this Wednesday, we will be posting daily challenges on the SAE AeroConnect Challenge mobile application. The challenges will vary from day to day and will require teams to get creative in order to complete. Click for full details.

SAE AeroConnect Challenge - Year 2

4/23/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
SAE International is proud to announce we will be hosting another series of SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ in Orlando, Florida March 9-11, 2021!

SAE Student Membership – Spring Updates

4/15/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
Membership is hosting a bunch of great events this spring such as the WCX 2020 Knowledge Bar, women-focused mentor mixer, and Industrial Lectures via WebEx. Take advantage of these opportunities over the next few months!

Weekly Event Update - 4/14

4/14/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
A few quick updates from the SAE AeroConnect Challenge Program Manager regarding presentations and sponsor skillshop sessions for the virtual event.

Virtual Presentation Schedule

4/8/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The presentation schedule for the 2020 Virtual AeroConnect Challenge has been released and can be downloaded under Series Resources. Presentations will be held on Friday May 1, 2020.

Weekly Event Update - 4/7

4/7/2020   SAE Emerging Technology Series
The 2020 SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ Virtual event will be taking place in two parts: oral presentations and the virtual event day. The SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ Program Manager and rules committee have begun to outline what this means for each aspect of the event.

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.