The mission behind the Formula SAE competition is to design, test, and build an open-wheel style Formula racecar marketed to the weekend racer. Competitors are assessed not only on performance, acceleration, durability, and efficiency, but also on marketability, production costs, and design. Competitors in the SAE Formula competition hail from around the world and compete in one of the ten SAE Formula competitions around the world. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's SAE Formula team will compete in Brooklyn, Michigan in May 2019 against 119 other teams. The experiences gained through the Formula SAE competition have landed multiple alumni internships, co-ops, and full-time positions in some of the leaders in the aerospace and automotive industries. Team alumni are currently employed by Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Gulfstream, GM, and Roush Racing. Team alumni have also been accepted to some of the top engineering graduate schools in the country.