SAE BAJA It is a college competition to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project. The SAE Baja competition involves college students from around the world competing against each other in many different areas. Some of the categories are; design, cost, speed, power, suspension, and durability. Baja Members are required to submit University level design and cost reports during the fabrication of the vehicle. These reports as well as the finished vehicle will spend several hours at safety inspections and evaluations, where areas such as roll cage design, brake design, suspension geometry, cost and ergonomics are highly scrutinized by a panel of project Engineers. Acceleration- Time it takes the vehicle to accelerate along a 100’ flat course Hill climb – Test each vehicle’s ability to ascend a steep grade from a standing start Maneuverability– Test each vehicle’s suspension, handling, and steering in an obstacle course Rock Crawling & Tree Crawling – Test the vehicle’s low speed power, suspension travel, and traction Endurance – Test each vehicle’s ability to operate continuously and at speed over rough terrain containing obstacles in any weather condition TEAM GOALS Finish the Baja on schedule and within budget Learn how to design, fabricate, and test our Baja in a grueling wheel to wheel competition Have the opportunity to compete with the top Universities in the world at the 2012 Wisconsin race. + SANILAC CAREER CENTER For over ten years, Sanilac Career Center students have held the honor of being the only high school Baja team in the country, competing against Universities such as Notre Dame, University of Michigan, Ohio State, Kettering University, and hundreds of others. Our students, main focus is preparing for the four day SAE competition in June, but also compete in a winter race at Michigan Tech University. Over the years, the students of the Sanilac Career Center have done remarkably well in several of the events they have participated in. 2012 SCC BAJA TEAM Demographics • The majority of the competitors are undergraduate Engineering students preparing to enter the work force. • Now is an excellent time for your company to make long term connections and brand loyalties with energetic, excited young Engineers just starting their careers. … HAND CRAFTED PROTOTYPE SEAT USED FOR TESTING SAMPLE LOGO PLACEMENT AND COMPONENT INCORPORATION Sponsorship opportunities can be offered monetarily or with goods and services. Your marketing partnership may include: • • • • Bronze- $50-$300 donation- A donation at the bronze package level will get your company's name on the sponsor board at all of the events that we attend. Silver- $300-$500 donation-A donation at the silver package level will get your company's name on the sponsor board at all of the events that we attend, and company's name on the car. Gold - $500-$3000 donation-A donation at the gold package level will get your company's name on the sponsor board, the car, and the race trailer at all of the events that we attend. Platinum- $3000+ A donation at the platinum package level will get your company's name on the sponsor board at all events that we attend. Name and logo incorporated into the design of the car, name and logo on the side of the trailer and the opportunity to display the car at a promotional event for your company. • Your company can claim the investment as a tax deductible donation to the school.