What Is Baja SAE?
Each year, Lawrence Technological University engineering students participate in Baja SAE®, a competition in which they design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. The students vie against more than 100 other teams in the competition, which provides Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) student members with a challenge that involves the real-world planning and manufacturing tasks encountered when introducing a new product to the consumer market!
Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only conceptualize, design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.