Lawrence Technological University was one of the first universities in the United States to participate in the SAE® Collegiate Design competitions, recognizing the close fit with Lawrence Technological University’s motto of “Theory and Practice.”

Performance Highlights


2014 18th Endurance
32nd Overall
2013 26th Suspension & Traction
41st Overall
2011 31st Suspension & Traction 
35th Maneuverability
36th Sled Pull
2010 3rd in tractor pull
2009 27th overall Midwest out of 100
3rd in land maneuverability
16th in acceleration
19th in suspension and traction
2008 9th in hill climb
2007 11th in hill climb
2006 5th in maneuverability
46th overall Midwest out of 139
2nd in acceleration
2004 36th overall Midwest out of 136
2003 36th overall Midwest out of 144
2001 17th overall Midwest out of 96
2000 19th overall Midwest out of 106
1995 3rd overall East
1992 2nd place overall Midwest
1st place acceleration
2nd place hill climb


Lawrence Tech integrates the senior project with the competition teams, resulting in an eight-month period to design and build. Not all institutions do this. The benefit of this restricted time frame is to reflect real-world deadlines and simulate engineering work situations.