SAE Aero Design West

April 6-8, 2018 │ Van Nuys, CA USA

Become an Event Sponsor

To become an event sponsor, please contact Martha Tress, Recruitment Sales Manager, SAE International, at 724-772-7155 or

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Partners

Friends of Aero Design

Equipment Suppliers

Companies may become involved in Collegiate Competition Events at the competitor's level by registering as an Equipment Supplier. The following companies are supplying parts to competing teams for free, at cost or discounted from retail.

Please email for details and pricing of becoming an Equipment Supplier.

DS Solidworks Corp.
Fibre Glast Developments Corp.
Research in Flight
Siemens PLM Software


Items Available:
  • 25 x Ansys Academic Research Mechanical and CFD
  • 5 x Ansys Academic Research EM
  • 5 x Ansys Academic Research HF
  • 5 x Ansys GRANTA Research Selector
  • 32 x Ansys Academic Research HPC
  • 10 x Ansys Academic Research Thermal Desktop
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: Software to be used in the design and development of competition team-based vehicles in exchange for marketing and promotion of ANSYS software via logo on the vehicle, inclusion on the team website and social media pages. Interested teams: Complete this application to be considered for inclusion in the ANSYS program: Need additional details, contact Vishal Ganore— Join ANSYS Student community to discuss, find tutorials, project materials related to student competitions. Be sure to like us on the ANSYS Facebook page:


DS Solidworks Corp.
Items Available: SolidWorks with Simulation and Sustainability
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information:


Fibre Glast Developments Corp.
Items Available: Fibre Glast Developments is offering a 20% discount off retail price on all products ranging from carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar, resins, vacuum bagging materials, pumps and equipment, additives, gel coats and all the supplies and tools you could need! Our first quality products guarantee consistent materials each time you order.
Discount Offer: Discount total retail order using Promo Code FGDSAE2K18
Discount Amount: 20 %
Additional Information: Fibre Glast Developments specializes in the distribution of fiberglass and composite materials. We have built the largest and most comprehensive composites web site in the industry; investing along the way in the product knowledge to support it. That means you can depend on Fibre Glast as a trusted and reliable resource for all your project needs. Fibre Glast is offering a 20% discount off retail price on all items in our extensive inventory to SAE participants. Contact us at or 800-821-3283 and one of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you! Visit our website at to view our huge selection of composite materials, resins, and more!


Siemens PLM Software
Items Available: Academic Partnership Program: PLM Software and Support to Academic Institutions
Discount Offer: %
Discount Amount: %
Additional Information: Siemens PLM Software's Academic Partnership Program provides software and support to schools to improve their ability to develop top-notch engineers and technologists for the PLM industry. The Siemens PLM Software Academic Partnership Program is the most comprehensive of its kind, serving students at global institutions. Siemens PLM Software is unique in the PLM and CAD/CAM/CAE industries offering software to schools that can be used at every academic level – from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs. These tools are ideally suited for engineering, engineering technology, manufacturing, industrial design, and design and drafting programs. For more details, click here: Siemens PLM Software provides its partner schools with:  PLM software and support for digital product design, simulation, analysis, manufacturing and product data management  Real-world academic projects and competitions support: Click here for more information  Free instructor-led training  Free online curriculum, tutorials and training for NX, Solid Edge, Tecnomatix and Teamcenter If you are interested in becoming an academic partner, please contact us or complete the grant application at: