Mini Baja Motor

UG Research Projects - Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini-Baja

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 and in the East competition water.

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 ten-horsepower Intek Model 20 engine donated by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. For over twenty-five 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.

The FDU team that comprised of three Undergraduate students was scheduled to compete in the Eastern Region competition that was held in Florida. However, due to certain last minute technical issues that arose with the vehicle, the team was unable to compete this year. The team completed its vehicle and is getting ready to better its current vehicle to compete in the next season.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini-Baja Program advisor:

Adrignolo, Anthony
Associate Professor
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