Baja SAE is an engineering competition where the team designs and builds a single seat off road buggy that competes in 3 events nation-wide each year where 100 global universities are evaluated in static and dynamic events. The club provides hands on experience outside of the classroom for students, where they are challenged to design, test, build and ultimately compete with their car. SDSU’s Aztec Baja program is a growing and successful club, achieving a schools best 6th in endurance and 12th overall in their 2015 seasons as well as their first award of 2nd in Acceleration in their 2016 season, they look to do exceed expectations and win in 2017!
After starting with roughly 5 members in 2013, the team has evolved into a successful 35+ member team that is one of the most competitive schools at their competitions.
It takes a full school year to fully complete a car. The summer immediately following the competitions of the previous year, students take what they learned from their season and elaborate and research on how to improve each independent system and start setting parameters for the new car. Fall usually works around designing new components and validating that the new components are capable. During winter break, parts are fixtured and prepared to be manufactured come the beginning of the Spring semester. As soon as the car is assembled and able to drive, testing and tuning of the components on the car is done to make sure all systems work with each other and catch any issues prior to competition. Finally, car is prepared for each individual competition that the team has entered based on the location and location of the competition. Once back from competition, the cycle starts all over again!
Finally, car is prepared for each individual competition that the team has entered based on the location and terrain of the competition
3 events we are competing in. These are those dates and locations.
Gorman, California (April 27th – April 30th)
Pittsburg, Kansas (May 25th – May 28th)
Peoria, Illinois (June 7th – June 11th)