Baja SAE consists of three regional competitions that simulate real world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain.
The objective of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only 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.
The University of Texas at El Paso has a long tradition of hosting Baja SAE competitions since the early 90’s, with its last competition in 1998. It is an honor for UTEP to host Baja SAE once again after 16 years. El Paso de Norte region and its unique landscape make this area a prime location for a Baja event. There is no better time to bring this international competition back to El Paso Texas than for the Centennial Celebration of one of the best institutions in the nation––UTEP.
We look forward to having you in our Baja SAE 2014 competition.
Jessica Molinar Muñoz is the director of communications for UTEP's Centennial Office.