SEAS Baja Team excels at SAE Baja Competition

Baja Team
Clockwise from lower left: Logan Green, Alex Garner, Courtney New, Alex Snouffer, Andrew Edzenga, Conor Gillespie, Peter Walsh, Delon Etzel, Cale Gabrynowicz, Nathan Pen, Samir Aziz, Matthew Dionne, and Samantha Danison
April 22, 2019

The SEAS Baja Team recently excelled in the Society of Automotive Engineers intercollegiate Baja competition, held April 10-13 in Cookeville, TN.  The team, led by co-captains Conor Gillespie and Andrew Edzenga, both MAE seniors, designed and crafted an off-road vehicle that competed in this demanding competition that included 100 teams from US, Canadian, Mexican and Indian engineering universities.  The SEAS Baja Team was ranked 20th overall and completed the 2.5 hour endurance run in 15th place with no mechanical breakdowns.  The SEAS Baja vehicle this year included a student designed and manufactured transmission, which was completed as part of a MAE Senior Design Capstone project.   Dr. Murray Snyder (MAE) is the faculty adviser to the Baja Team.

SEAS Baja Team member and MAE freshman Samir Aziz created this music video to highlight the team’s participation in the competition.