Bosch Supports Formula SAE® Student Competition at Michigan International Speedway

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:       

Join Bosch at the Michigan International Speedway on May 8-11 for the Formula SAE Series competition. Michigan has the highest concentration of engineering jobs in the nation and employment in the field is expected to rise 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Filling those jobs with qualified candidates means making an investment early in a student's career. In an effort to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and provide real-world experience to engineering students across the U.S., employers, like Bosch, are supporting organizations that enhance hands-on learning for students. Formula SAE is just one example.




Bosch is the Design Awards sponsor supporting Formula SAE, a competition that challenges students to design Formula-style racing cars and encourages real-world problem solving to cultivate engineering skills.



WHO:        

Bosch executives will be onsite on Saturday, May 11, 2013, to discuss the company's involvement in Formula SAE, its importance to foster STEM education and how it improves the outlook for Michigan students looking to enter the engineering field. In addition, 120 Formula SAE university teams and their vehicles will be onsite for interviews and photo opportunities.



WHEN:       

May 8-11, 2013



WHERE:      

Michigan International Speedway


12626 U.S. Highway 12


Brooklyn, MI 49230



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OPPORTUNITY: 

Formula SAE student vehicles will be onsite competing at the event.

About Bosch:                       

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and con­sumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros ($67.2 billion) in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros ($5.8 billion) for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide.

The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is "Invented for life." Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011.  For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

SOURCE Bosch



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