Formula Michigan – It’s All About Teamwork

The Formula SAE Michigan event tests students’ engineering skills in automotive design, business practices, presentation skills and teamwork. The students here are from all over the world and have been working tirelessly for months to get their cars ready to compete.

Formula SAE competitions challenge teams of university undergraduate and graduate students to conceive, design, fabricate, develop and compete with small, formula style vehicles.

For the SOLIDWORKS Edu team, it’s all about meeting with teams and the 1000’s of students that are waiting in line for tech inspection, making their way to the tilt table, or preparing for the next static or dynamic event in their tent.

We truly appreciate teams using SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS Simulation to create and analyze their designs. We also love to hear the stories of students that have used SOLIDWORKS and are going on to work at Tesla, SpaceX and so many of our commercial clients.

This month begins our SOLIDWORKS Student sponsorship fulfillment for the 2023-2024 season. For Windows, student teams can apply for SOLIDWORKS Premium,  Simulation, Flow Simulation and Visualize, Electrical, Composer. Student teams can also apply for SOLIDWORKS Cloud apps that provide storage, sharing, and PLM.

3DEXPERIENCE Engineer provide advanced technology to SOLIDWORKS Sponsored Teams


3DEXPERIENCE Engineer includes SIMULIA Simulation Technology that includes the Abaqus solver for more complex, non-linear composite materials.  Also included are Durability cycle analysis and Electromagnetic analysis for motors, antennae and fields.

Thank you teams for spending time with us at Formula Michigan. Along the way, we took a few candid photos. We are excited to share your passion with our SOLIDWORKS community.

Alabama A&M University


California Baptist University


Chico State, California State University, Chico


Clemson University


Colorado Mesa University


Drexel University


Duke University – We Love Your Tent


Embry Riddle – We Love Your Shirts


Georgia Tech


Grand Valley State University


Iowa State University


Kennesaw State University


Kettering University


Liberty University


Michigan Tech


Minnesota State Mankato


Mississippi State University


Missouri State


Missouri University of Science and Technology


NC State University




Texas A&M @TAMU


Tennessee Technological University


Universidad Autonoma Estado Mexico


Universidad Metropolitana Venezuela


Universite De Sherbrooke


University of Akron


University of Alberta


University of British Colombia


University of California-Los Angeles


University of Calgary


University of Connecticut


University of Hartford


University of Illinois – Chicago


University of Kansas (KU)


University of Manitoba


University of Michigan – Dearborn


University of Missouri


University of New Hampshire


University of North Carolina Charlotte


University of South Florida


University of Texas – Arlington


University of Texas Austin


Villanova University


Washington State
Western Michigan University


Wichita State University




York College of Pennsylvania


Thank you SAE International Collegiate Design Series team for a great event.  Thank you faculty advisors and students for being an integral part of the SOLIDWORKS community.

Design well.  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