In addition to supporting the cataloguing and preservation of the Archives, the SCCA Foundation provides support to the next generation of young designers and engineers through its support of the Formula SAE program. https://www.sae.org/attend/student-events SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competitions take students beyond textbook theory by enabling them to design, build, and test the performance of a real vehicle and then compete with other students from around the globe in exciting and intense competitions. All CDS competitions prepare undergraduate and graduate engineering students in a variety of disciplines for future employment in mobility-related industries by challenging them with a hands-on, team engineering experience that also requires budgeting, communication, project management, and resource management skills. Students also gain valuable exposure with recruiters from leading companies in the mobility industry to help land their first engineering job after graduation.
In addition to providing event support at the two major national competitions in Detroit, MI and Lincoln, NE each year, SCCA Foundation funding provides for awards to recognize the top performing SAE teams and mentors.