OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW
Baja Chief Mechanic, Dylan Borruso, describes the team’s shop move from Gavett 113 to the former Taylor Hall student machine shop.
MORE THAN JUST A BAJA ADVISOR
Baja alumni reminisce about the times they shared with Professor Gracewski during her time as the primary advisor for the Baja team.
2017-2018 SUSPENSION OVERVIEW
Suspension Project Team Lead Noah Meyers describes the biggest design changes to the Model 18 car, including a custom steering rack and weight reduction of the rear hubs.
HOOKED ON BAJA
First-year student, Ethan Fahnestock, describes his experience at Midnight Mayhem IX and how it has him hooked on Baja.
REMEMBER WHAT YOU’RE DOING: YOU’RE BUILDING A RACECAR
President Kevin Bonko describes his experiences in UR Baja SAE, highlighting the team’s environment and his change from a timid freshman to the president of the club.
THE PHYSICS OF RACING: BAJA STYLE
Senior Stephanie Bandoski talks about racing as the application and use of the designs that prove whether or not the design and fabrication were effective.
WHAT’S UNDER ALL THAT MUD?
Freshman Noah Meyers describes his experiences as a new member of the UR Baja SAE team.
TESTING, TUNING, AND TWEAKING
Chief Mechanic Wendy Snyder discusses the team’s manufacturing season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
UR BAJA MAKES FRIENDS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD
It’s not an everyday 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.