All photography provided by Juha Turalba and Sabrina Angelides

Since 2012, our goal has been to build cost-effective, competitive vehicles for participation in annual SAE events. In addition, we strive to teach practical problem solving engineering skills with every meeting. 

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. In May 2017, BU Baja competed in Pittsburg, Kansas and finished 70th out of 107 teams. In May 2018, BU Baja will return to Portland, Oregon with the hopes of a top-40 finish. 


What We've Achieved

  • Baja SAE Kansas 2017 (110 teams)- 2017 The Green Monster
    • 70th place - Overall
    • 53rd place- Sales Presentation
    • 96th place- Cost Report
    • 67th place- Design Presentation
    • 48th place- Acceleration
    • 54th place- Endurance Race
  • Baja SAE Rochester 2016 (98 teams) - 2016 The WIP
    • 60th place - Overall
    • 45th place - Sales Presentation
    • 68th place - Cost Report
    • 64th place - Design Presentation
    • 61st place - Acceleration
    • 37th place - Suspension & Traction
    • 68th place - Hill Climb
    • 74th place - Maneuverability
    • 46th place - Endurance Race 
  • 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