Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Team

32% of $10,000 goal
This campaign ended on December 01, 2023, but you can still make a gift to University of Dayton by clicking here!

The Project
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) holds yearly collegiate design competitions for hundreds of universities around the world. In Baja SAE, engineering students are tasked with designing and building a single-seat, all-terrain sporting vehicle that is to be a prototype for a reliable, maintainable, ergonomic, and economic production vehicle that serves a recreational user market. The students must function as a team to design, engineer, build, test, promote, and compete with a vehicle within the limits of the rules. 

Who We Are
We are the University of Dayton's chapter of SAE and the Baja team. UD has not raced in an SAE competition since the early 2000s! We recently competed in September and placed 38th out of 79 overall! We restarted the club with three roommates in 2022 and now have over 40 members. We are looking forward to designing and building our next car for the 2024-2025 school year. 

The Impact
Participating in the Baja design competition provides students with opportunities to develop technical skills, gain leadership experience, and grow a professional network. The design and build process allows students to apply classroom education to real-world engineering problems. The competition event serves as a career fair with many companies such as Honda, Polaris, Ford, and GM recruiting for internships and full-time hires.

What Your Gifts Will Do
Your support will help us with building our 2024 car and racing in future competitions. We design, build, and race the car ourselves so your donations will support the purchase of necessary tools, raw material, components, and any travel expenses.

Thanks for Your Support
Your support means a lot to our team. Throughout the journey of building the first car, we learned a lot and enjoyed the process too.

Final Thank You!

We'd like to thank all of our donors for helping us fundraise! Your support is appreciated! Your contributions will help future students learn important engineering skills and have a great time with their friends!

87 days ago by David Warburton
​Halfway Appreciation Video

View this video at the file link below. Thank you!

Halfway Appreciation Video

104 days ago by Andrew A Grant
Donor Appreciation Week

This week at UD is Donor Appreciation Week!! We wanted to take this time to say thank you to all of our awesome donors. Without your support, we would not be able to continue to design, build, and race our cars!

104 days ago by David Warburton
Fundraising Has Kicked off!

We are so excited to start fundraising for our club! SAE Baja members are busy designing the new car and need your support to help build it. Your donations will go to purchasing parts, materials, and tools to help with the build. 

Thank you for your support and go flyers!

116 days ago by David Warburton

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