Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) 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 object 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.
All vehicles are powered by a 10-horsepower Intek Model 20 engine donated by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. For over 25 years, the generosity of Briggs & Stratton has enabled SAE to provide each team with a dependable engine free of charge. Use of the same engine by all the teams creates a more challenging engineering design test.
Thank You, Sponsors!
The UNL Baja SAE Team appreciates the support of their sponsors:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering
UNL Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
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UNL Baja SAE vehicle at 2012 competition
A UNL Baja SAE vehicle handles a pulling event.
A 2012 UNL Baja SAE vehicle gets muddy in competition.
The UNL Baja SAE Team pauses amid competition events.