SAE Collegiate Design Series

March 28-30, 2014
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
April 11-13, 2014
Marietta, Georgia, USA
March 3-8, 2014
Houghton, Michigan
May 14-17, 2014
Brooklyn, Michigan
June 18-21, 2014
Lincoln, Nebraska
June 18-21, 2014
Lincoln, Nebraska
April 28 - May 1, 2014
Loudon, New Hampshire
June 4-7, 2014
Peoria, Illinois
April 24-27, 2014
El Paso, Texas
May 22-25, 2014
Pittsburg, Kansas
June 5-6, 2014
Marshall, Michigan

Baja SAE Kansas Recap

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 27, 2014

The 2014 Baja SAE season continued as teams traveled to Pittsburg, KS for the second time. Baja SAE Kansas was hosted by Pittsburg State University. 90 teams made the trip for the four day event from May 22 - 25, 2014.

Thursday morning began with teams being assigned paddock spaces along with registration. Thirty teams visited Briggs & Stratton for their overall general evaluation and a governor (RPM) setting check.  Teams headed to Downtown Pittsburg for Bajas on Broadway to show off their cars to the public.

Friday continued with Briggs & Stratton and with technical inspections of all vehicles by the National Honda Technical Inspectors. The Polaris Design finalists were:

#4 Ecole De Technologie Superieure
#9 Rochester Institute of Technology

#13 Centro Universitario Da FEI
#23 McGill Univ

Polaris had Design Finals Friday night with feedback being given Saturday for teams.  Saturday kicked off dynamic day with three impressive courses and an Acceleration run. Teams competed in the Magna Maneuverability Course, Suspension & Traction Course, and Sled Pull. On Sunday, teams competed in the four-hour dusty Honda Endurance.

Following the Honda Endurance, teams headed back to the main tent to have an Awards Banquet where teams cleaned up and prepared to hear the results of their week.

SAE would like to thank everyone that helped with the success of this competition including: ANSYS Inc., Briggs & Stratton, Cummins, DS Solidworks Corp, Honda R&D Americas Inc., John Deere, Magna Powertrain, Polaris and all the volunteers, alumni, and sponsors that came out to the site and worked tirelessly behind the scenes months before and especially the lead organizer Trent Lindbloom and organizing committee.

SAE Staff thanks you all for your dedication and commitment to making Baja SAE Kansas truly a successful event.

Polaris Design Award                    

1              013         Centro Universitario Da FEI
2              009         Rochester Institute of Technology

3              004         Ecole De Technologie Superieure 

Sales Presentation Award                          

1              012         Escola Politécnica da Univ de São Paulo
2              023         McGill Univ

3              013         Centro Universitario Da FEI
3              061         Franklin W Olin College of Engineering 

SAE International Cost Award

1              049         Univ of Maryland - Baltimore County
2              006         Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor
3              013         Centro Universitario Da FEI

Acceleration Award                       

1              023         McGill Univ
2              006         Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor
3              035         Univ of Oklahoma                       

Sled Pull Award                               

1              078         Univ of British Columbia
2              021         Southern Alberta Inst of Tech
3              072         North Carolina A & T State Univ

Magna Maneuverability Award               

1              076         Univ of Wisconsin - Madison
2              006         Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor
3              093         Ecole Polytechnique De Montreal                               

Suspension & Traction                 

1              009         Rochester Institute of Technology
2              001         Cornell Univ
3              085         Univ of Calif - Los Angeles                               

Honda Endurance Award                            

1              045         Iowa State Univ
2              006         Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor
3              086         Pennsylvania College of Technology                            

Honda R&D Overall Dynamics Award                    

1              001         Cornell Univ
2              004         Ecole De Technologie Superieure
3              045         Iowa State Univ

Briggs & Stratton Overall Award               

1              013         Centro Universitario Da FEI
2              006         Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor
3              045         Iowa State Univ
4              001         Cornell Univ
5              009         Rochester Institute of Technology
6              004         Ecole De Technologie Superieure
7              012         Escola Politécnica da USP
8              015         Georgia Southern Univ
9              011         Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
10           093         Ecole Polytechnique De Montreal