All photography provided by Juha Turalba and Sabrina Angelides

Since 2012, we have strived to build cost-effective, competitive vehicles for participation in annual SAE events. In addition, we pride ourselves on teaching practical, hands-on skills valuable in both the field of engineering, and everyday life.

Our Mission

        The Baja SAE series competitions are inter-collegiate events that requires teams to design, manufacture, and race an off-road vehicle. The ultimate goal of the project is to sell your vehicle to a theoretical firm for manufacture. The Society of Automotive Engineers sponsors three annual events across the United States, each featuring 100 international entrants. Events feature various static and dynamic events that test the teams' ability to produce a product that balances cost and performance, all while adhering to a strict set of guidelines. 
        The Boston University Baja SAE team was reformed in 2012, after several years of dormancy. In May 2015, the resurrected team participated in its first competition in Portland, Oregon, placing 51st out of 100 and completely shattering any and all expectations. With 12 returning members and one year of valuable experience under their belts, the team competed at the event in Rochester, New York, in June 2016, placing 60th overall. This year the team plans on competing in the Baja SAE Kansas Competition in Pittsburg, Kansas.


What We've Achieved

  • Baja SAE Rochester 2016 (98 teams) - 2016 The WIP
    • 60th place - Overall
    • 37th place - Suspension & traction
    • 45th place - Sales presentation
    • 46th place - Endurance race
    • 61st place - Acceleration
    • 64th place - Design presentation
    • 68th place - Hill climb
    • 68th place - Cost report
    • 74th place - Maneuverability
  • Baja SAE Oregon 2015 (87 teams) - 2015 Hellhound
    • 51st place - Overall
    • 46th place - Overall dynamic events
    • 62rd place - Overall static events
    • 34th place - Maneuverability
    • 36th place - Cost report
    • 41st place - Endurance race
    • 42rd place - Acceleration
    • 50th place - Rock crawl
    • 54th place - Sales presentation
    • 67th place- Hill climb