Baja Competition Returns to El Paso


Baja Competition Returns to El Paso


Baja Competition Returns to El Paso
Baja Competition Returns to El Paso

What: UTEP announcement about return of international collegiate race

Where: College of Engineering design studio, Engineering and Sciences Complex, Room A-003

When: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 (Media is asked to arrive at 10:45 a.m.)

Approximately 1,500 participants with 100 collegiate teams from around the world will converge at The University of Texas at El Paso to participate in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja competition April 24-27.

Joining the two UTEP teams will be student teams from UCLA, NMSU, West Point, Mexico, India, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa, among others.

On March 5, UTEP College of Engineering Dean Richard Schoephoerster, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty and student members of the Baja SAE UTEP 2014 team will announce details of the event, which will be free and open to the public.

The two UTEP vehicles participating in the race will be on display for video and photo opportunities.

The competition challenges student teams to design, plan and manufacture an off-road vehicle. The objectives include constructing a safe off-road vehicle that can maneuver a variety of obstacles in a rugged environment.

The competition will conclude with a grueling four-hour, rough terrain race where vehicles are put to an endurance test to see which vehicle can complete the most laps.

The last time the UTEP hosted the competition was in 1998.

For more information visit Baja SAE UTEP 2014