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Baja SAE´┐Ż Illinois Event Slated for May 29-31

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 28, 2008 - More than 110 university Baja SAE teams from around the world will converge at Caterpillar's Edwards Demonstration Center for one of the most exciting and popular SAE Collegiate Design Series events.

What:               Baja SAE® Illinois
Where:             Caterpillar's Edwards Demonstration Center
                        Edwards, Illinois,
When:              May 29-31      

Baja SAE consists of three regional competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and related challenges. Engineering students design and build an off-road vehicle that must survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and sometimes even water.

Along with Baja SAE, SAE’s Collegiate Design Series other competitions include Aero Design, Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Formula SAE and Supermileage.

For more information on SAE’s Collegiate Design Series, please visit For press credentials or more information, please email .

Following is a list of upcoming dynamic events:

Thursday, May 29
3 p.m.                           Open Dynamic Brake Testing

Friday, May 30
8:30 a.m.                      Open Dynamic Brake Testing
Open Dynamic Events

Saturday, May 31
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.            Dynamic Brake Testing
10a.m. – 2 p.m.            Endurance Race

The SAE Foundation, which supports both the SAE Collegiate Design Series and the K-12 A World in Motion® program to for science, technology, engineering and math education, was a recent winner of the National Science Foundation’s Public Service Award.


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