Olin Baja 2019
Who We Are: Olin Baja is a student-run team of about 30 undergraduate engineers, and each year we design and build an off-road race vehicle to compete in SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competitions across the United States against over 100 teams from around the world. While students begin hands-on projects immediately at Olin, Baja provides excellent opportunities for team members to build on skills learned in the classroom and gain valuable hands-on experience from an industry-relevant engineering project. This experience opens up many internship and full-time opportunities for our team members and we are very proud of our many alumni who are now working for major engineering companies.
What We're Doing: This year we are attending competition in Tennessee during April, and potentially attending a second in New York during June. Our team is raising funds in order to build the car and get us to competition. It is a full redesign year- so we have overhauled every system of the car: suspension, drivetrain, and chassis based on knowledge and experience gathered from past years! As part of the Olin Baja philosophy, we prioritize the first year student experience, and each member is able to and encouraged to design, fabricate, and assemble their own parts that go onto the car- something many teams don't do. At competition we compete with over 100 other teams in a 4 hour endurance race that is designed to break your car, and have completed the race without major breaks at the last three competitions. Olin Baja is constantly iterating and improving our designs, and we hope to continue moving forward with this year's iteration.
How You Can Help: Competition is expensive, with transportation, hotels, and registration fees, but it is also a valuable learning experience. Our team aims to bring as many students to competition as possible, and although Olin is one of the smallest schools at competition we often bring one of the largest teams. We do not receive any financial support from Olin College, relying solely on sponsorships and donations from parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and supporters of the team to fund our design and competition goals. We would love your help to raise $5,000 to create our vehicle and get the entire team to the competitions this year.
Please donate to support all of our hard work, and welcome to the Olin Baja family!
Gifts to Olin, for Olin Baja are tax deductible, as Olin is classified as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
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