SAE International Collegiate Design Series

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SAE International Collegiate Design Series A Project of Student Organizations

Baja SAE is an engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. The three Baja SAE competitions held in North America are part of SAE's Collegiate Design Series of student engineering competitions. The Collegiate Design Series provides students with the opportunity to enhance their engineering and project management skills through a series of real-world challenges.

Each team will be challenged to design and build a prototype for a rugged, single-seat, off-road vehicle suitable for use in a variety of conditions. The vehicle must be designed for safe operation over rough terrain, including dirt, rocks, sand, mud, logs, steep inclines, and shallow water.

Support UMBC Baja SAE

UMBC will be hosting the Baja SAE International Collegiate Design Series event in May 2015. Over 100 international college teams design, build, and race off-road vehicles that will survive the punishment of rough terrain. This year's event will be held May 7-10, 2015, at Budd's Creek Motocross in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

Through your gift to Baja SAE, you help to support student experiences in mechanical design, fabrication, and testing, as well as computer science and engineering, project management, marketing and networking, and leadership. Through the challenge of managing a race team, Baja SAE gives students a chance to practice real world skills which are universally applicable in their future careers.

Hosting the Collegiate Design Series involves several significant expenses, including renting the track location, purchasing materials to build the track, and supporting up to 400 volunteers throughout the competition.


The following opportunities are available for donors who contribute at certain levels:

$50 - Receive a Facebook shout-out

$100 - Receive a photo of the UMBC Mini Baja car in action, signed by this year's team

$250 - Receive a UMBC Mini Baja t-shirt

$500 - Have the opportunity to drive UMBC's Mini Baja car


To learn more about our event, check out the following links:

Do you work for or own a company interested in sponsoring this event? Click here for more information: http://bajasaemaryland.umbc.edu/sponsorship/

Volunteer at UMBC's Collegiate Design Series Event! Click here to learn more: http://bajasaemaryland.umbc.edu/volunteers/


All contributions raised are administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

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