SAE Mini Baja: A Race to the Top
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Team is back at it - and we need your help to make NMSU history! We are a group of students across campus that come together to design, build, and race a rugged off-road vehicle. Baja provides us with hands-on, real-world engineering skills that will give us a competitive edge in our careers.
This year, we secured a spot at the Baja SAE California Competition in May, and we need your help in achieving our dream of breaking into the top 20. All donations will go towards purchasing materials and parts to improve our car, as well as, travel expenses for our teammates. Our goal is to take every member of our team who has made a contribution to the car, so that they can see their hard work in action at this competition. It is here, at one of the largest SAE Baja competitions in the world, where our skills will be put to the test. At this event, we will be competing in:
Presentation - pitching our company and car to investors
Design - why we made certain choices and how that affects the dynamics of the car
Acceleration - a 100-yard drag race
Maneuverability – how well the car steers and handles
Suspension and Traction – rock crawls, hill climbs, and sled pulls (so, it better be made tough!)
Endurance - each car from 100 different universities on the track for a 4-hour race!
With your help last year, we were able to place 37th place overall - our highest ranking in 4 years! Our work is already underway, so any donation that you make today will make an immediate impact. Join us as we attempt to make NMSU history - top 20, here we come!
We need your help to run our program. Every contribution made on this platform goes 100% towards funding SAE Baja as we help our team members grow and compete this year. Your donation, regardless of the amount, adds up to make a positive impact on our students. Please make your contribution today. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us. Thank you for your generosity!
Tyler Alvis, SAE Mini Baja President: email@example.com
Tim Alvis, SAE Mini Baja Vice President: firstname.lastname@example.org