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Baja SAE

The Baja SAE team's mission is to design and construct a single-seat off-road vehicle to meet the rules set forth by the Society of Automotive Engineers. 

Human Powered Sub testing in a pool.

What is Baja SAE?

Baja SAE consists of 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 a challenging project that involves the design, 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. 

Engineering students working in a chemical engineering lab.
Kiran Bagalkotkar sitting on the tailgate of a driving simulation car.
Students working on the BOLT motorcycle team.

Who can join? 

We are currently seeking dedicated students with a passion for engineering, teamwork, and racing. For more information on how to join please email


In 2018, Project Daffy placed 40th overall in the Maryland competition, 21st in Kansas, and 24th in Oregon, with a top 15 finish in cost and hill climb.

Fast Facts

Team size: About 17 members
Department Afiliation: Mechanical Engineering
Workshop: Ware Lab

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