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What Is Baja SAE?

Lawrence Technological University engineering students design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive rough terrain in a variety of tests: acceleration, suspension, manueverability, and endurance. Students compete against 99 other teams in an international competition, providing 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 to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictional 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.

Benefits of Baja SAE

  • Apply classroom concepts to real-world problems. Statics, dynamics, kinematics, electronics: it all has a place in Baja SAE.
  • Collaboration builds a better product. We work together to design a car, solve problems, and represent our university on an international stage.
  • Explore entrepreneurship through a business-focused vehicle design. Pitch sponsors, network with industry, develop timelines, and sell your product!



2015 Team Leaders

Michael Pruski
Team Captain
James Mynderse, PhD
Faculty Advisor


2015 Competition

Information on the 2015 competition is not yet available. Stay tuned for more details!


Additional Documents & Information

2015 Baja SAE Brochure PDF image

2015 Baja SAE Sponsor Packet PDF image