SAE International's Collegiate Design Series to hold Baja SAE at Hogback Hill Motocross Track in Rochester, NY

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 3, 2013 - SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series will be hosting the second of its three regional competitions – Baja SAE® Rochester – June 6-9 at Hogback Hill Motocross Track in Rochester, NY.

Baja SAE’s goal is to test aspiring engineering students with a challenging, real world project that will prepare them for their careers in the industry. These students hail from prestigious universities with remarkably intensive engineering programs such as Cornell University and Université Laval, who shared victories in the 2012 calendar year.

The vehicles are powered by a ten-horsepower Intek Model 20 Engine, which are donated by Briggs & Stratton Corporation, one of Baja SAE’s sponsors.  The identical engines that every team must use provide an extra challenge to design the vehicle to best utilize the power given.  Once designed and assembled, the teams will travel to Rochester, NY to face static and dynamic simulations that will test the vehicle’s capability.

Event Schedule:

Thursday, June 6 – Set-up and Early Registration

Friday, June 7 – Static Events Day at Gordon Fieldhouse on RIT’s Campus

Saturday, June 8 – Dynamic Events Day at Hogback Hill Motocross in Palmyra, NY

Sunday, June 9 – Endurance Event Day at Hogback Hill Motocross in Palmyra, NY

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Baja SAE is an all-encompassing project that shows students what it is like to work in a competitive vehicle market.  Not only do students, design, build, test, promote, and race the vehicle, but they must also generate financial support for the project and manage their educational priorities.

Sponsors for the event include: Briggs & Stratton, Cummins, Honda, Polaris, Magna, and PTC.

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Baja SAE is part of SAE International’s Collegiate Design™ Series, along with other competitions such as Clean Snowmobile challenge, Formula SAE and Aero Design.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.  SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.  SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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