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ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

Chief Engineer Alan Grier discusses the team’s upward trend as they continue to climb in national rankings, as well as heat-treating aluminum in your standard household oven.


BAJA SAE: A RETROSPECTIVE

Senior Laurence Lohman discusses his past four years on the Baja team, highlighting his “favorite” task of bleeding brakes.


EXPERIMENTING WITH PLASTIC

What type of plastic is that? Junior Usability Design Lead Oscar Ta talks about the team’s collaboration with Laird Plastics regarding a new type of plastic.


A UR BAJA SAE FACULTY ADVISOR’S PERSPECTIVE

Faculty Advisor Professor Sheryl Gracewski highlights her time with the Baja team as team advisor.


BAJA AS AN ECONOMIST

Business Manager Team Lead Scott Saucier describes his experiences as a double social science major in UR Baja SAE.

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THE NEW FACE OF EXTERIOR DESIGN

Exterior Design Project Team Lead Mario Gutierrez describes the innovations and use of new technologies in the  Model 17 car, ranging from new stickers to a whole new CVT cooling system.

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2016-2017 USABILITY OVERVIEW 

Usability Project Team Lead Oscar Ta describes the biggest design changes to the Model 17 car, including a segmented steering column and custom rear brake caliper.

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ELECTRONICS TEAM UPDATES FOR 2016-2017

Electronics Project Team Lead Harel Biggie outlines the recent changes to the electronics team, and the updates planned for the 2017 season. 

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2016-2017 SUSPENSION OVERVIEW 

Suspension Project Team Lead Mike Macfarlane describes the biggest design changes to the Model 17 car, including a modified anti-roll bar and design changes for in-house manufacturing.

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2016-2017 FRAME OVERVIEW

Frame Project Team Lead Kaven Marte describes the biggest design changes to the Model 17 car, including the firewall and validating load cases.

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RAINBOW ROAD IN KENTUCKY

Freshman Aaron Goldin describes his experiences so far in UR Baja SAE as well as his experiences at Midnight Mayhem 2016 in Bedford, Kentucky.

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2016-2017 DRIVETRAIN OVERVIEW

Drivetrain Project Team Lead Gilead Biggie describes the biggest design changes to the Model 17 car, including the change to Gaged CVT and addition of a cooling system.

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THE NEW MEMBER EXPERIENCE

Sophomore Dylan Borruso relates his thoughts about his first year as a member of the UR Baja Team. Read about the 2016 SAE Tennessee Competition, 2016 SAE Rochester Competition, and what it is like to be on ‘Carnage Crew.’

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FOUR YEARS OF WELDING, ALL-NIGHTERS, AND ONE INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE

Class of 2016 alumnus Chris Plunkett reflects on his past four years on the team, discussing various topics from welding to the importance of Grandpa’s Cheesebarn.

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PLAY TO WIN: THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING BAJA SERIOUSLY

What does it take to design, build, test, and compete with a Baja car? Is it all fun and games, or does it prepare you for the real world? Senior Mike Macfarlane discusses the dedication it takes to be successful in Baja.

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UR BAJA MAKES FRIENDS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD

It’s not an every day experience to be able to host a team from India. UR Baja SAE, however, had the very fortunate experience of hosting Team Helios from Bangalore, India for the 2016 SAE Rochester Competition. Read about their experience here.

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