March 17-19, 2020 │ Pasadena, California, USA

Special Events

SAE Foundation: STEM Under the Stars

March 18, 2020

Develop diverse, STEM-fluent future innovators.

The SAE Foundation presents STEM Under the Stars. Help to raise awareness for high-quality SAE Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs that are leading systemic change in education Workforce Pipeline from Pre-K-8 to university to professional levels. Proceeds from this fundraising event support the SAE Foundation’s mission to increase student participation and achievement in STEM. Engage new/expanded sources of funding and support.

Inspire the next generation of innovators and prepare them to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

STEM Under the Stars festivities include:

  • Upscale networking reception: Experience STEM through the eyes of students participating in SAE A World In Motion® and Collegiate Design Series™ programs
  • Inaugural Aerospace Industry Leadership Honoree
  • Lively panel discussion: focused on fostering learning and stimulating conversations to propel mobility technology forward
  • Afterglow networking over desserts and coffee bar

For details on the agenda, program, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, dowload the Sponsorship Brochure.



Announcing the AeroConnect Challenge™

March 17-19, 2020

The SAE AeroConnect Challenge™ is the inaugural student engineering design competition in the SAE Emerging Technology Series, which provides an opportunity for students to think critically about current and future emerging technologies in the mobility engineering industry.
The AeroConnect Challenge™ 2020 challenge topic tasks students with developing rapidly deployable UAV systems to support fighting wildfires through fire detection, imaging and tracking; fire suppression aircraft routing; and persistent communications for a chance to win up to $8,000.
Students will present their concepts and winners will selected at AeroTech 2020.

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