Run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Baja SAE is an intercollegiate design competition where student teams from universities all over the world design and build small off-road cars. The goal of the competition is to design, build and race off-road vehicles that are able to endure a myriad of rough terrain challenges.
This year’s SAE Baja team is just back from the competition held at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tenn. Professor and Advisor to the Baja team Allen Arthur is impressed with the results. “By far this is the best Baja has ever done,” he said. “Congratulations to a great team!”
Although the number of team members is down by half from the previous year, this team has proven to be just as strong. This year’s team was comprised of seven mechanical engineering technology seniors: Ricardo Hinojosa, Nick Brockman, Jason Taxis, Brooks Biteman, Bryan Vamos, Ben Steele, and James Rogers who served as the team captain and chief engineer.