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Olin Baja Team 2016

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
27 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Olin Baja Team 2016

What is Olin Baja?

Olin Baja is Olin College’s Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team.  We are a student-run extracurricular club which designs and builds off-road vehicles and compete in SAE collegiate competitions. Our team is comprised of about 30 undergraduate engineers ranging from first through senior year students. Olin Baja provides a unique complement to the college’s project-oriented curriculum by allowing students to directly practice the skills learned in the classroom in a long-term engineering project.

Why Baja?

Working on a large team to build a complex system helps students develop as engineers due to the creativity, rigor, and teamwork that being on the team requires. Throughout the year students gain experience with mechanical design, CAD software, various fabrication techniques, and also project management. One of the most important learning experiences of being on the team is going to competition. We believe that competitions should be accessible to everyone on the team so that all members can see the results of their hard work and dedication in action. 

How You Can Help

In the eyes of Baja SAE competitions, we are a young team. As a result, we do not have the funding and resources that many older teams at other institutions have accumulated. Olin Baja relies solely on outside sponsorship and donations to fund our design and competition goals. Any contribution that you could make would be greatly appreciated. All funds raised will go to allowing us to buy parts for the car, fabrication of the car, and offsetting travel costs for all team members to attend our competition in Kansas this May. Supporters will receive recognition on our website and on our team gear, which includes a company logos on the team shirts and on the car.

Contact Us

To learn more about our team and to track our progress throughout the year, you can check out our Twitter (@olinbajaracing) and Facebook ( accounts or our on our website (, where we will post pictures and regular updates. 


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Thank you for supporting the Baja Team!



We'll send you a photo of our team at competition this year and put your name on car, shirts, and website!


Be a part of $44K

Last year, almost $44,000 was raised from $100 donors. Thank you for being one of many!



You'll receive all of the unleaded benefits plus an Olin Baja T-shirt!


High Octane

In addition to the Premium benefits, we'll send you a custom Olin Baja calendar with team pictures!


Olin Builder

Your gift allows Olin students to build upon the creative innovations that Baja team members have built before.


Phoenix Society (Advocate)

Thank you for your leadership donation! You are one of over 250 individuals who are part of Olin's Phoenix Society.

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