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2010 SAE Baja Series


Geneva College 2010 Baja SAE Team                                                                     
2009-10, Car #48, Western Washington event                                                    
May 19-22, 2010                                                                                                                   


Nick Bloom  Team Captain, Electronic Systems 
Frank Cacciotti   Drivetrain, Frame 
Logan Kibler  Drivetrain, Frame 
Scott Miner  Suspension, Brakes 
Phil Ritenour  Drivetrain, Frame 
Matt Susa  Roll Cage, Ergonomics 


Dr. David Che  Faculty Advisor (Mechanical Engineering) 
Mr. Dave Clark  Technical Advisor 
Mr. Mark Bergfelt  Shop Instructor; Technical and Racing Advisor 
Mr. Don Bolland Technical Advisor


The Baja SAE competition originated at the University of South Carolina in 1976, under the direction of Dr. John F. Stevens. Since that time, the Baja SAE Series has grown to become a premier engineering design series for university teams.                                                                      

Baja SAE Program Objective                                                                      

Baja SAE is an intercollegiate engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. The object of the competition is to simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Each team is competing to have its design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. The students must function as a team to design, build, test, promote and compete with a vehicle within the limits of the rules. They must also generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.                                                                    

Competition Goals                                                        

Each team’s goal is to design a build a prototype of a rugged, single seat, off-road recreational vehicle intended for sale to the non-professional weekend off-road enthusiast. The vehicle must be safe, easily transported, easily maintained and fun to drive. It should be able to negotiate rough terrain in all types of weather without damage.                                                     

Additional goals of the competition are to provide an opportunity for students to (1) learn that public safety is an important aspect of engineering, (2) learn the engineering design, fabrication and testing aspects that are necessary to produce a safe and competitive vehicle, and (3) provide a learning experience for students.                                                                            


Cost Estimate                                                                                                                                   

Competition Entrance Fee   $1,000  
Travel Expenses   $3,750 
Vehicle Parts & Fabrication  $4,750 
Safety Equipment  $500 
Grand Total  $10,000 


For more information or to support the project, please contact Nick Bloom at or 717-701-0477.


Point of Excellence

Geneva prepares students for a wide range of environmental careers through a B.S. degree in environmental science and an engineering concentration in environmental technology.

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