ISU Team To Be School’s First Competitors in SAE Baja

Published in the April 2013 Issue April 2013

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Collegiate Design Series challenges engineering students to design and build a Baja style vehicle from the ground up. Three students at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID, aim to be their school’s first participants in the SAE Baja Design Series competition when the series goes to Bellingham, WA, May 16-19.

Robert Miklos, Richard England and Cody Martin have spent the last few months planning and creating a one-seat ATV to compete with in the competition. Their stated goal is to compete as the university’s first-ever entry in SAE Baja while building a program to enhance future ISU engineering students’ experience.

According to the SAE website, the concept of this competition is to prepare teams for the real-life job market where they have to work together to design vehicles for production. Students must meet regulations, rules, deadlines and goals in order to be successful. Each team is responsible for designing, building, testing, promoting and competing with the vehicle they created.

These Baja vehicles compete in a variety of dynamic events including acceleration, hill climb and maneuverability.

SAE Baja Collegiate Design Series 2013 competitions will also take place in Cookeville, TN, April 18-21 and in Rochester, NY, June 6-9.

Look for more information on the ISU vehicle in upcoming issues of Dirt Toys Magazine.

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