Promoting Design Excellence

Bringing together industry professionals and educators to inspire and encourage student creativity. 


Student Competitions

Each year the asbe Foundation holds a Design Challenge for High School students to demonstrate their engineering and design skills. 

Educational Tours

The asbe Foundation supports instructor and student tours to ensure the history of automotive design is preserved.

Scholarships & Awards

College scholarships for outstanding design students.  High School awards through our Design Challenge and recognition of MITES winners.

Annual Golf Outing

Held annually in September to help raise funds for asbe scholarships, awards, and tours.

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asbe Foundation Activities

asbe Design Challenge

For over 60 years, the High School Design Challenge has encouraged students to be creative in solving an automotive-based design problem.

Instructor Workshops

asbe Foundation conducts training seminars for High School and College Design Instructors to help them remain informed of industry trends to keep their curricula relevant. 

Plant Tours

asbe Foundation, in conjunction with the Design and Manufacturing Alliance, arranges industrial and historical tours for High School and College Students.


Deserving community college and university students nominated by their instructors for their design/engineering ability and demonstrated leadership are recognized and receive asbe scholarships. 

Technical Seminars

asbe Foundation sponsors Technical Seminars on cutting-edge technologies for industry professionals, to keep the design community abreast of changing technologies.

MITES Creativity Award

asbe Foundation recognizes the Most Creative project submitted at the annual Michigan Industrial Technology Educational Society Competition. (MITES)

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