We help Mobilize STEM by connecting students to their future.

Our Approach: To leverage our Network by

Equipping Teachers

With training, curriculum and ongoing support.

Engaging Students

Through dynamic, hands-on projects.

Supporting School Administration

With turn-key, cost effective and competitive STEM solutions.

Inspiring Donors

By leveraging their donations to make a difference to our youth.

Engaging Higher Education

Through promoting a diverse array of  career pathways that include university, community college and technical schools.

Supporting Industry Talent Supply Chain

By engaging in partnerships to fund student teams, promoting brand identification and keeping content relevant and current.

We equip the next generation of innovators by providing hands-on curriculum and training for schools. Ready to find out more about our programming or sponsorship?

Every Student deserves a chance.  

With the pace of change and task load teachers are faced with each day, engaging students in S.T.E.M. related subjects can seem daunting. We understand. We understand that students are sitting in your classrooms right now who could flourish with the right kind of hands-on projects we equip you, the teacher, with. That’s where we come in. 

Years Established

Schools Involved in

Upcoming Events

Square One provides cutting edge, and best practice supported professional development workshops. Each workshop comes with non-consumable supplies to immediately deliver the quality programming to students for years to come.

Underwater IVD Competition

Date: April 13, 2019

SAE Cyber Auto Challenge

Macomb Community College

Date: July 21-26, 2019

Autonomous IVD Kick Off

Date: September 17, 2019

Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge

Date: May 11, 2019

Cybersecurity On the Road Professional Development Workshop Part One

Macomb Community College

Date: July 22-24, 2019

Mini IVD Kick Off

Date: September 24, 2019

Underwater ROV Professional Development Workshop

Northern Michigan University 

Date: July 15-17, 2019

Cybersecurity On the Road Professional Development Workshop Part Two

Location TBD

Date: TBD Fall 2019

Full-Scale IVD Kick Off

Date: October 1, 2019

Partner With us. 

Are you ready to give to something that directly impacts our young generation? We believe that to impact our schools we need to first start with inspiring the student. When you give to the Square One Education Network, you make a difference in classrooms across the region. Your gifts provide hands-on STEM learning opportunities for kids in under-resourced schools.

Partner with us.

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What we offer. 

Our design challenges are a great way to both spark interest and motivation in the classroom. Student and teacher based teams come from all over the state to compete in challenges using the vehicles they’ve built. Click on each option to learn more about each challenge and how to register for it!

Innovative Vehicle Design

Square One’s “Signature Series” of projects enable high school students to incorporate innovation and engineering into their design of a wide variety of complex vehicles. This family of Innovative Vehicle Design projects provide students with a real-world, authentic learning opportunity.  Join us Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Kettering University in Flint for an exciting day of student engineering! Learn more.

Underwater Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge

Square One’s Underwater Innovative Vehicle Design project challenges students to engineer for the marine environment. The real world application of underwater robotics makes this a very relevant student project. Student teams must design and build their underwater remotely operated vehicle to accomplish a variety of tasks in a given amount of time. Student teams will compete in vehicle performance, engineering and craftsmanship, design innovation, ambassadorship, and presentation categories.

Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge

Utilizing Arduino technology, GPS and sensors, Autonomous IVD vehicles must traverse a challenge course and avoid obstacles without driver assistance! Thanks to P3 for their technical and financial support! The competition will be held May 11 at Kettering University in Flint MI. Student teams compete at the Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge Day in performance, engineering and craftsmanship, design innovation, ambassadorship, and presentation categories and this year’s P3 Innovation Award and scholarship program! Learn more. 

Mini Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge

Square One’s Mini Innovative Vehicle Design Racing Challenge requires teams of high school students to re-engineer an electric 1/10th scale RC vehicle, featuring an innovative component that sets it apart from the rest. Additionally, they must conduct a series of performance tests, collect and analyze data as their project develops. Learn more. 

Full Scale Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge

Square One’s Full-Scale Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge inspires teams of high school students to transform a gas-powered go-kart kit or build a car from the ground up into an electric or hybrid electric vehicle, featuring an innovative component that sets it apart from the rest. Emphasis is on leading-edge industry needs – lightweight and sensor technologies. Learn more.

Testimonials

“Thanks again for the great professional development. Square One has an awesome selection of projects to get a wide variety of teachers included. The material and presentation is spot on and the pace is perfect for everyone to stay engaged. THANKS!”

- T. Nesbitt, Teacher

“I am so proud to be a part of the Square One Education Network because it has further advanced my interest in engineering as a whole.

C. Grant, Student

The engineers of tomorrow are found in programs like Square One, which fosters the necessary innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that we look for in our employees. 

– Samit Ghosh, President & CEO, P3 North America

Contact Us

26100 American Drive, Suite 607 Southfield MI 48034

jason@squareonenetwork.org