Cornell Baja SAE Racing is an engineering project team which annually designs, builds and races an off-road vehicle to compete in the SAE Collegiate Baja Design Series. By encouraging hands-on engineering and project-based learning, Cornell Baja takes engineering out of the classroom (and onto the track) for 40 students annually. Each year, our research moves through 3 stages of review before our design is finalized: Preliminary Review, Critical Review, and Final Review. During this time, we’re also modifying our older cars, so we can test new designs on prior years’ vehicles. Following our final review, we move to our build phase. Each year, we continue to innovate and improve—redesigning even the smallest components. We balance hard work with a passion for our car, and we think that passion really makes the difference. The competition requires students to balance design and cost with dynamic performance while following a strict set of safety guidelines and standardized rules.More about Baja SAE
Cornell Baja Racing has six subteams across engineering, design, and business.
The drivetrain subteam designs and manufactures the vehicle's custom CVT, gearbox, driveshafts, and wheel hubs.
The suspension subteam is responsible for defining and achieving the desired handling characteristics of the car.
The frame subteam is tasked with designing and manufacturing the roll cage and main structure of the Baja car.