Baja SAE Oregon

May 30 - June 2, 2018 │ Portland, OR USA

About Baja SAE Series

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.  Each team's goal is to design and build a single-seat, all-terrain, sporting vehicle whose structure contains the driver. The vehicle is to be a prototype for a reliable, maintainable, ergonomic, and economic production vehicle which serves a recreational user market.

The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with 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. 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 19 engine donated by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. For over fourty 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.

Engine price: The suggested list price for the Briggs & Stratton 10 Hp OHV Intek Model 19...L232-0054-G1 engine is $628.00.

International Events

The official Collegiate Design Series (CDS) competitions that are authorized and governed by SAE International are listed below. Unless listed below, the design competition or event is not an official SAE International competition, and is not authorized, sanctioned or endorsed by SAE International.

 

History

History of Baja SAE

North American Competitions

Baja SAE® - (Formerly Mini Baja East)

First Competition - 1976
Organizing Institutions - SAE and the annual host institution
1976 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 10
Number of participating students: 90
Site: University of South Carolina, Jackson, SC
2016 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 100
Number of students onsite: 1250
Site: Tennessee Tech University (Cookesville, TN)
Notes: The inaugural Mini Baja event was held in 1976 and hosted by the University of South Carolina. This was the first competition in what would become SAE's Collegiate Design Series.

Baja SAE® - (Formerly Midwest)

First Competition - 1978
Organizing Institutions - SAE and the annual host institution
1978 Competition Data Number of registered teams: Not available
Number of participating students: Not available
Site: Milwaukee, WI
2016 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 100
Number of students onsite: 1275
Site: Hogback Hill Motorcross Track (Rochester, NY)

Baja SAE® - (Formerly West)

First Competition - 1978
Organizing Institutions - SAE and the annual host institution
1978 Competition Data Number of registered teams: Not available
Number of participating students: Not available
Site: Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
2016 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 100
Number of students onsite: 1200
Site: Quail Canyon Special Events Area (Gorman, CA)
Notes: (1) In 1978 Mini Baja was divided into three competitions: Mini Baja East, Midwest Mini Baja and Mini Baja West. (2) The name of the series was changed to Baja SAE effective with the 2006 competitions. The three competitions are differentiated by adding the name of the host institution, city or state.

Competitions outside North America

Baja SAE Brazil

First Competition - 1995
National Organizing Institution - SAE Brazil
1995 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 8
Number of participating students: 50
Site:
2009 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 55
Number of participating students: 630
Site: Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

Baja SAE Korea

First Competition - 1996
National Organizing Institution - Yeungnam University
1996 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 46
Number of participating students: 280
Site: Yeungnam University
2007 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 84
Number of participating students: 500
Site: Yeungnam University

Baja SAE South Africa

First Competition - 1996
National Organizing Institution - University of Pretoria

1996 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 4
Number of participating students: 12
Site: University of Pretoria, Pretoria
2008 Competition Data Number of registered teams: 28
Number of participating students: 200
Site: Gerotek Test Facilities, Pretoria, South Africa
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