The Future Starts With Us!

The Square One Education Network’s purpose is to create and fund powerful, relevant experiences for K-12 teachers and students that creatively integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using best practice supported instruction through unique project designs.

We support hands-on STEM initiatives, host unique professional development, and provide engaging STEM projects throughout the Great Lakes region.  Our signature event is the Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge held at Michigan International Speedway.

News & Events

IVD Competition at the Speedway

Saturday, May 3, 2014 high school engineering teams from across Michigan and Illinois came out to Michigan International Speedway to compete with electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, and RC cars.  Each student built vehicle has an innovative component!  Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund.
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Underwater Robotics Makes Waves!

Square One’s 6th Annual Underwater Innovative Vehicle Design (UIVD) Competition was held at Oakland University’s Rochester campus on March 15, 2014.   With nearly 200 competitors from 20 schools from across Michigan and Ohio, this was the largest UIVD competition yet.  Watch the story unfold in this inspiring video.
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Denso Partners with Square One Students

Denso has partnered with the Square One Education Network to engage high school students in connected vehicle technology!  Check out this great video to learn more!
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