Baja SAE© is an intercollegiate engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. The object of the competition is to simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Each team is competing to have its design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. The students must function as a team to design, engineer, build, test, promote and compete with a vehicle within the limits of the rules. They must also generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.
Each team’s goal is to design and build a single-seat, all-terrain, sporting vehicle whose structure contains the driver. The vehicle is to be a prototype for a reliable, maintainable, ergonomic, and economic production vehicle which serves a recreational user market, sized at approximately 4000 units per year. The vehicle should aspire to market-leading performance in terms of speed, handling, ride, and ruggedness over rough terrain and off-road conditions.
Performance will be measured by success in the dynamic events which are described in the Baja SAE Rules, and are subject to event-site weather and course conditions. For the last three years, the Penn College Baja SAE Team has been able to outperform nearly the entire field of 100 other colleges and universities in the 4 hour endurance race. They finished 3rd in their most recent competition and in the two years before that, 6th and 7th respectively.
Michael Fitzgerald, President/CEO of Acero Precision, is pleased to sponsor the Penn College Baja SAE Team at their Gold Level of sponsorships with a gift of $2,000 and is looking forward to seeing what 2015 has in store.<< Back to News