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


2021 16th Overall
7th Maneuverability
9th Suspension
23rd Endurance
35th Hill Climb
43rd Acceleration
25th Design Presentation
58th Sales out of 153
2020 Chassis Completed
No Competition
2019 56th Overall
56th Endurance
21st Suspension
45th Sled Pull
57th Maneuverability
33rd Acceleration
75th Sales
50th Design
68th Cost
2018 58th Overall
59th Endurance
65th Suspension
41st Hill Climb
46th Maneuverability
30th Acceleration
75th Sales
37th Design
70th Cost
2017 63rd Overall
60th Endurance
61st Suspension
38th Hill Climb
N/A Maneuverability
51st Acceleration
76th Sales
31st Design
45th Cost
2016 78th Overall
73rd Endurance
68th Suspension
57th Hill Climb
N/A Maneuverability
49th Acceleration
84th Sales
78th Design
75th Cost
2015 55th Overall
54th Endurance
51st Suspension
20th Hill Climb
66th Maneuverability
31st Acceleration
54th Sales
50th Design
60th Cost

Past History

2014 18th Endurance
32nd Overall
2013 26th Suspension & Traction
41st Overall
2011 31st Suspension & Traction 
35th Maneuverability
36th Sled Pull
2010 3rd Tractor Pull
2009 27th Overall Midwest out of 100
3rd Land Maneuverability
16th Acceleration
19th Suspension & Traction
2008 9th Hill Climb
2007 11th Hill Climb
2006 46th Overall Midwest out of 139
2nd Acceleration
5th Maneuverability
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 Overall Midwest
1st Acceleration
2nd 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.