We help Mobilize STEM by connecting students to their future.
Our Approach: To leverage our Network by
Supporting Talent Supply Chain
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.
Schools Involved in
Square One provides leading 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: March 21, 2020 Lower Peninsula
Date: April 25, 2020 Upper Peninsula
Masters of Mobility
Location Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor
Date: October 21 and 22, 2019
Autonomous IVD Kick Off
Date: October 17, 2019
Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge
Location Kettering University, Flint MI
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Early set up and campus tours Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Cybersecurity On the Road Professional Development Workshop Part One
Location Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor MI
Mini IVD Kick Off
Date: October 10, 2019
Intermediate Underwater ROV Professional Development Workshop
Date: November 1 and 2, 2019
Cybersecurity On the Road Professional Development Workshop Part Two
Location Macomb Community College
Date: July 2020 @SAE CyberAuto Challenge
Full-Scale IVD Kick Off
Location Kettering University, Flint MI
Date: October 3, 2019
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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 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 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. This project is affordable, manageable by all skill levels, and parts are reusable year after year.
Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design Challenge
Utilizing Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or Beagle Bone 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 20, 2020 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.
“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