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Baja SAE Kansas - May 17-20

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It's competition time for hundreds of students at the Baja Competition at Pittsburg State University. The competition challenges students to build an off-road vehicle able to withstand a lot of stress.

Thu, May 17 2018 08:00 AM - Sun, May 20, 2018 03:00 PM

Location: Kansas Technology Center (909 East Ford, Pittsburg KS 66762)

http://www.pittstate.edu/calendar/event-detail.dot?id=0d781cb8-c327-4024-b05c-6dc10a320c8d#.WudeYaQvxhE

https://www.sae.org/attend/student-events/baja-sae-kansas/

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.

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