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.
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.
|Competition Entrance Fee||$1,000|
|Vehicle Parts & Fabrication||$4,750|
For more information or to support the project, please contact Nick Bloom at email@example.com or 717-701-0477.
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