Platinum Sponsors

College of Engineering

The Michigan State University College of Engineering, a constituent of a major research and teaching university, is an unprecedented learning environment. With the wide array of today’s successful news and highlights, it is obvious that its members are pioneering leaders, embracing MSU’s tradition of advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative teaching, research and outreach. The College of Engineering is one of the largest and oldest colleges.


Mitsuba meet the needs of people for safety and reliability in diversifying automotive/mobility markets by providing leading products. To that end, we keep on enhancing our development system by interconnecting motor technology, which is our core competence, and controller and mechanism technologies.

S & S Die Company

S & S Die Company has over 40 years of experience manufacturing tooling for the forging industry.What makes us unique is our in house, turnkey capabilities.

Be Spartan Green

The forefront of the Residential and Hospitality services of MSU, Be Spartan Green is the program driving the Spartan University with the goal of implementing sustainable practices and recycling to lower carbon footprints one step at a time.  Through the system of ready-access recycling and a series of large-grade industrial recycling, MSU has recycled over 5 million pounds of material steering clear of the landfill. 

Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan’s third largest public community college covering over 42 acres in Lansing and over 10,000 working students. With its main campus in Lansing, Michigan, Lansing Community College offers many technology-based specialties and ready support to any curious student.

Demmer Corporation

Founded in 1951 in Lansing, Michigan, Demmer Corporation works with custom-specialized engineering and manufacturing solutions to provide services to many departments. Supplying Defense, Transportation, Aerospace, Automotive and Energy, Demmer Corporation works daily in over 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing floor to construct solutions for each and every customer.  


Since 1902, 3M has produced top-of-the line products for the health care, automotive, orthodontic and construction industries as one of America’s largest multinational companies. With over 90,000 employees and running over 100 years, 3M works to supply automotive projects, healthcare products and supply available to the public through the work of a broad range of specialities and the consultation of each client.

General Motors Company

We envision a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, and we have committed ourselves to leading the way toward this future. General Motors has been pushing the limits of transportation and technology for over 100 years. Today, we are in the midst of a transportation revolution.  Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, GM is: Over 180,000 people Serving 6 continents Across 23 time zones Speaking 70 languages.

Gold Sponsors

First Solar is one of the largest solar manufacturing companies in the U.S. constructing a wide variety of solar panels and mechanics and supplying them to the market. Through the production and work done through PV power plants and the financing of reusable and sustainable energy, First Solar has made their impact in the field of conservative energy use and the innovation of solar powered mechanisms, especially those applicable to solar-powered vehicles. Research and development in utilizing energy to have decreased levelized cost of energy and more stabilized, efficient grid integration is prioritized by the group to innovate solar powered products that revolutionize the future.

ARAUCO has specialized in sustainable designing of panels, wood processing and flakeboards since 1960. Arauco company produces fine paper, wooden architecture and construction for each business marked by their renowned particle boards built for heavy duty tasks. With their North American plant in Grayling, Michigan, Arauco puts their wood milling and FSC-certified wood working expertise into production to make the best product for any customer.

Rayco Fixture has over 44 years of work in building fixtures of all types from CMM to custom. A leading advocate for the quality and specialized designing of their products, Rayco produces high-end items fitted perfectly for each vehicle with long-lasting performance for their high-capacity function. Rayco is revolutionary in their practice, having their entire production in the U.S. and positive outreach with purchasing organizations and individual customers.

Raymond P. Elliott founded Materials Testing Consultants in 1968 providing the contracting services of drilling and materials testing with a geotechnical specialty. This family business has been working for over 50 years based in Michigan and has been providing materials testing services, environmental consulting and asbestos consulting in their work. Utilizing their talents and their company-based equipment, MTC approaches their customers with engaging work, engineering contributions and testing of products to ensure that each experience is beneficial to their customers. 

Founded by Nagji Sutariya in 1985, Saturn Electronics is a company that prioritizes quality of their interactions and products made before supplying with quantity. Saturn Electronics Corporation supplies electronic parts for everything from small devices to large-scale machines, dedicating millions of dollars to ensure their production results in long-term use and effective production. Saturn is notable for working closely with customers and measuring the quality of their production through customer feedback and relations with the intent to improve experience and electronic parts upon each production period. 

The Dow Chemical Company is one of the largest in the U.S. as a multinational chemical corporation headquartered in Midland Dow Michigan. Dow is one of the three largest chemical manufacturers in the world, manufacturing for chemical and plastic products as well as producing materials for the agricultural industry. Dow is a company that not only supplies many of the materials used in manufacturing, farming and household products, but focuses on producing products through sustainable use and carbon footprint reduction. 

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK’s portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminium electrolytic and film capacitors, and magnetics.

DUNA-USA Inc is part of a group of companies led by DUNA-Corradini S.p.A., established in 1957 and uncontested worldwide market leader for the production and development of FOAMS (polyisocyanurate foam (PIR) as well as polyurethane (PU) chemicals, polyurethane systems for pouring and spraying adhesives and epoxy resins and equipment and instruments supporting the production or application of Foams and Chemicals

Airtech International, Inc. is a division of Airtech Advanced Materials Group, the largest manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials for prepreg/autoclave, resin infusion, and wet lay-up processes up to 799°F (426°C) . Our product line consists of: vacuum bagging films , release films, pressure sensitive tapes, mold releases (non-liquid), peel plies, breathers & bleeders, sealant tapes, vacuum bag connectors & hoses, rubber, pressure pads, cutting tools, vacuum leak detectors, shrink tape, PTFE coated fiberglass, tooling prepregs and resins, and carbon and glass reinforcements.
The mission of the Associated Students of Michigan State University is to enhance our individual and collective student experience through education, empowerment, and advocacy by dedication to the needs and interests of students. We are passionate about our purpose and the students we serve.
Plascore, Inc. is a global manufacturer of honeycomb core, honeycomb panels, composite structures and cleanrooms. Plascore honeycomb core is specified wherever high strength-to-weight ratio, energy absorption or directional qualities are desired. Plascore honeycomb core – manufactured in various materials and offered in different configurations of cell diameters, thicknesses and densities – are used in a wide range of OEM and R&D applications.

Roy Bailiff is an engineering technician at MSU that helps greatly engineers and in turn greatly helps the Solar Car Racing team by educating and assisting in fields vital to core development of strong engineers. Roy has previously also been in charge of ME 399 and and ME 372

Mike Koschmider is works at MSU, Mike oversees the installation and use of research and instructional equipment .This includes assisting with design layouts, project documentation, construction, testing, and modification of equipment and computer software. Mike also fabricates, assembles, and repairs equipment components to assist the unit’s researchers. A lot of Mike’s tasks help the MSU Solar Racing Team.

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