Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

UAA Seawolf Motorsports

 

Student Organization Overview

Faculty Advisor: Prof. Todd Petersen

Baja SAEĀ®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.

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.

SAE Collegiate Design Series: Baja

Baja SAEĀ®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. 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 20 engine donated by Briggs &Stratton Corporation. For over twenty-five 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.

UAA has fielded Baja Teams starting in 2010, and then in subsequent years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  

Baja SAE Oregon 2015 Overview

2015 UAA Baja Season 

Seawolf Motorsports 2014 Highlight Video