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!