Formula SAE Michigan 2013 – Uplifting

Georgia Tech FSAE Team
Georgia Tech performed a "ground-up" redesign on this years FSAE with a focus on balancing outright performance with safety and reliability.

All 4 wheels stayed on the ground during Universidad Simon Bolivard  Skid Pad, the test that meaures the car's cornering ability on a flat surface while making a constant-radius turn.

 You can get a great view of the teams waiting to race in acceleration and skid pad from the following video.  See if you can spot  Oregon (1), Univ Michigan (5), TU Graz (6), Purdue (29), NU Singapore (85), Univ of Akron, Univ Stuttgart (3), Univ du Quebec (30), KU (11), Michigan State (15), Univ of Manitoba (86), York College of PA (27), NC State (22), Univ Laval (73), Univ of Toledo (31), Univ of Ontario (115). What coordination from SAE judges.


Congratulations to the Universitat Stuttgart for an exciting engineering competition.  The Stuttgart nose was clearly visible on the outside.  Inside, the reduced weight produced better handling and faster acceleration.

Universitat Stuttgart

The SolidWorks EDU team congratulates all the teams that participated at FSAE Michigan. 

SolidWorks EDU Team FSAE Michigan 2013

Thank you SAE  – FSAE Michigan truly is an uplifting engineering event. 

If you are competing in Lincoln or any other SAE event, we cant wait to see you.  For 2013-2014 sponsorship, go to  We begin shipping June 30, 2013.   Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard