The Society of Automotive Engineers Baja club is a club that allows you to learn hands-on how to build an off-road vehicle and learn problem solving along the way. Students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. 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 SAE Baja Organization is a team of USI students that build an off-road car that competes against other teams from around the world. The competitions generally consist of an endurance race, hill climb, suspension test, acceleration test, and braking test as well as sales and technical presentations. The car is designed and built from scratch, but must be restricted to a 10 horsepower Briggs and Stratton engine. Although the engine cannot be modified, the transmission can be made however the team desires. The goal of this organization is to help students learn how to work together and complete an advanced project similar to what they may encounter in the real world. Any student can join SAE Baja, there is something for everybody to do!
Academic-Science, Engineering & Education